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Eastern Maine Champs!

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Houlton-girls-dc1-pt-8The Houlton girls basketball team won the Eastern Maine Class C Championship Saturday evening in Bangor. Celebrating the moment are,

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County Jail faces financial crunch

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The Aroostook County Jail is in a precarious position as money to keep the building running, and its employees paid, is rapidly running out.

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Council approves ambulance lease plan

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The town will soon have an entirely different fleet of ambulances to replace an aging collection of emergency vehicles.

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Houlton’s new police chief adjusts to County life

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-NewChief-dc-pt-8MEET AND GREET — A meet-and-greet for Houlton’s new police chief Terry “Joe” McKenna was held Thursday evening at the County Co-Op on Main Street. Taking a moment to meet with the new chief are, from left, Jon McLaughlin, Marty and Joe McKenna, and Jane Torres, Houlton town councilor.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — For the past two months, Houlton’s new police chief Terry “Joe” McKenna has been getting acclimated to life in northern Maine after spending the bulk of his life in central Florida.

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Ludlow selectmen review policies

By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer
    The town of Ludlow held its selectmen’s meeting on Feb. 11.

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Council votes down fund transfer for economic development post

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The town’s Community Development/ Grant Writer account will remain at last year’s funded level for the foreseeable future.
    Houlton Town Councilors revisited the issue Monday evening, after several residents implored the board to reconsider the action at its Feb. 9 meeting. At that time, a full council was not present and the matter was held over until Monday night’s session.

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This week's PDF - February 25, 2015

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

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