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Civil War vet receives final salute

Williams laid to rest in Hodgdon after nearly 100 years

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham, Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, right, presents an American flag to Eugene Jackins of Houlton during Saturday's ceremony to honor Jewett Williams. Jackins is a distant relative of the Civil War veteran who was laid to rest during a ceremony in Hodgdon.  
 

HODGDON — During a solemn, dignified ceremony on Saturda

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Retired teacher keeps farming alive
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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Nancy Wright, center, of Littleton was recently named the Maine's Ag Woman of the Year. With Wright are Pam Townsend, left, president of the Maine Agri-Women; and Judy Kenney, Maine Agri-Women member.
 

LITTLETON — Nancy Wright of Littleton still recalls the day that as part of a lesson for her students about where food comes from in her classroom at the former Wellington School in Monticello, she cooked chicken tenders for her students usi

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Adopt-a-block winds down summer
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Hunter Grant was one of many boys who participated in the "4 Boys Summer Camp" at Military Street Baptist Church in Houlton.  
 

HOULTON — It was another busy summer for volunteers in the Adopt-a-Block program, as the volunteer organization has wrapped up another full slate of activities culminating Aug. 28 with the unveiling of a new playground for area youth.

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Park brick honors committee member
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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A memorial brick was recently placed in memory of Don Collins at Riverfront Park. Taking part in the brick unveiling are, front row from left, Greg Palmer, Jane Torres, Marion Collins, Regina Cunliffe, Bob Anderson; and back, Nancy Ketch, Dan Jacobs, Otis Smith and Dick Rhoda.  
 

HOULTON — The walkway to the Gateway Crossing Bridge in Houlton’s Riverfront Park has gained a new addition to its memorial brick tribute wit

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McDonald’s ends era with demolition
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Demolition began Friday afternoon on the Houlton McDonald's and by that evening the entire building was down. Construction crews were back clearing out the site on Monday. A new McDonald's will be built on the same site and is expected to be completed by the end of December.  
 

HOULTON — The end of an era arrived Friday afternoon as Houlton’s iconic McDonald’s restaurant was demolished to make room for a new, modern fac

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PDF Download 09.29.2016

A PDF version of this week's 09-28-2016 is now available for download.

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