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SAD 70 gets first look at budget

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HODGDON — If early forecasts hold true, taxpayers in SAD 70 will pay more to educate students in the district next year.
    Superintendent Scott Richardson presented the school board with a proposed $6,509,092 budget for the 2014-15 school year at Monday evening’s monthly meeting. The total budget represents an increase of $127,103 over last year’s figure.

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In character

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Dance-dc1-pt-16 Kelsie Washington performs as the character “Zazu” from “The Lion King” as part of the Houlton

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Conlogue resigns
Conlogue resigns town manager post

NE-CLR-Gene-Conlogue-dc-pt-16Eugene Conlogue
By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The town is once again without a permanent town manager following the abrupt resignation of Eugene Conlogue.
    In his stead, the council unanimously appointed Police Chief Butch Asselin as the interim town manager.

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Friendship transcends test of time

Pioneer Times Photo/Gloria Austin
NE-CLR-friends-dc2-pt-15OLD FRIENDS — Julia Craigs, left, and Kaye Bell share a laugh as they reminisce about their childhood days. The two have been friends for 89 years.

By Gloria Austin

Staff Writer
    After they were seated on the sofa, they looked at each other, and spontaneously broke out into laughter.
    Julia Craigs, 94, and Kaye Bell, 95, were visiting over tea and a bite of cheesecake. As they chatted, the hue of age faded, and their eyes mirrored their childhood days.

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Local author pens personal story

By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer
    You cannot recapture your childhood. It happens once. For Cheryl Williams of Amity, those early-day recollections in small-town America are raw. She masked her feelings and now they are being unveiled in her book to be published called “Stolen Innocence: Let My Healing Begin.”
    “It is the journey of the healing of my inner child from sexual assault,” said Williams.

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Really?

Houlton Pioneer Times Photo/Gloria Austin
NE-CLR-tradeshow-dc-pt-16Katie Zarrilli, left, of WAGM-TV is amazed at how good Dave Carter’s

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Officials prepare for possible flooding

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer
    Local and state agencies are preparing for potential flooding this spring, to ensure citizens have access to necessities such as water in the event of an emergency.
    “I’ve been monitoring the spring weather for the past few weeks and have noted some similarities to the flooding of 2008. We have a lot of snowpack and we still have thicker-than-normal ice, which sets the stage — under the right conditions — for some damaging spring floods,” said Hunger and Relief Services Program Director Dixie Shaw, with Catholic Charities Maine.

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Daredevil

Photo courtesy of Dave Conley
NE-CLR-josh-dcx1-pt-16Outdoor Education student Josh Jones skims across a man-made pond at BigRock last Saturday during the Slush Rush event. Jones along with 20-plus other

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This week's PDF - April 16, 2014

A PDF version of this week's Houlton Pioneer Times is now available for download.

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