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Honoring those who sacrificed

Pioneer Times photo/Gloria Austin
NE-CLR-ceremony-dc-pt-38NEVER FORGOTTEN — Heroes are never forgotten and last Sunday the United Vets Motorcycle Club honored those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who are still among the POW/MIAs. During the ceremonies, the Gold Star Mothers were honored. Gathering together in memory of the sons they have lost in war are, from left, Tom and Jane Zimmerman; Scott and Lorna Harris; Winfield Lowery,, Sr. and Josephine McGuire.

By Gloria Austin

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — On a chilly fall day, the United Vets Motorcycle Club combined its annual POW/MIA and Gold Star Mother ceremonies at Monument Park in Houlton on Sunday.

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RSU 29 makes scheduling changes

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — By all accounts, the first week of school for students in RSU 29 went off without a hitch, despite numerous changes in the district.
    That was the word to school board members from principals and administrators during a Sept. 9 meeting held at Houlton Elementary School.

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Ballot set for town elections

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The political stage has been set for this November’s election to the Houlton Town Council, RSU 29 School Board and other municipal offices.
    Friday was the deadline to submit nomination papers to be placed on the November ballot and Houlton town clerks reviewed those forms Monday before announcing the final candidate list. The order in which the candidates’ names will appear on the ballot will be determined by a random draw, according to the town charter.

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Maliseets hold Recognition Day

Pioneer Times photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Maliseet-dc1-pt-38RECOGNITION DAY — Lauren Stevens, right, sings a welcoming song Saturday at the 34th annual Recognition Day celebration for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. With her is Tribal Chief Brenda Commander.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Native Americans gathered Saturday at the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians’ tribal grounds for the 34th annual Recognition Day celebration.

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Houlton is ‘Still the One’ for returning Ricker alumni

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NE-CLR-Ricker Band-dc-pt-38SPECIAL SHIRTS — Orleans, a pop rock band, best known for its hits “Dance With Me” and “Still the One” was formed in Woodstock, N.Y. in 1972 by vocalist-guitarist, John Hall. The group returned to celebrate this year’s Ricker Reunion. Following the concert band members received special T-shirts with the original 1973 homecoming ticket featured on front. Admission at that time was $1 for students and general admission $3. From left, Dennis ‘Fly’ Amero, John Hall, Lane Hoppen, Lance Hoppen, Ricker alumnus and designer of the T-shirt, Pat Cunningham with Charlie Morgan. The band performed for a crowd of about 300 following the opening act with 13 Scotland Road from Portland.

By Karen Donato

Staff Writer
    The greater Houlton community posted “Welcome back Ricker College students” signs around town to greet former students and alumni to a weekend reunion held at the Shiretown Inn and Suites. The alumni filtered in on Friday evening for a casual socia

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Harvest Festival up next

By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — As the changing leaves are heralding autumn, and school is now in session it is a celebration of Fall with the annual Harvest Festival in Riverfront Park.
    The event, now in its third year, is set for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

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At the expo

Houlton Pioneer Times Photo/Gloria Austin
BU-CLR-energy-dc2-pt-38Jim Durost, left, speaks with Dave Harbison of Harbison’s Plumbing and Heating Saturday at the John Millar Civic Center as part of the annual Energy Expo. A story and additional photos will appear in next week’s edition.

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This week's PDF - September 17, 2014

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

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