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Island Falls Summerfest events | Print |
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:25

Friday, July 29

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Katahdin Federal Credit Union Member Appreciation Day. Prizes and refreshments.

6-8 p.m. — “Honkytonk Heroes” band/family event at Island Falls Municipal Building. Donations accepted.

9 p.m. (approximately) — Fireworks at VaJoWa Golf Course. Rain date: Saturday, July 30.

9:30 p.m. — DJ dance at The Maine Slice; $3 per person. ID required; for ages 21 and up.

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Community steams to Oakfield | Print |
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:13

Train ride helps cancer patient

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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A line of ticket holders waits to board the Maine Northern Railway in Oakfield on Saturday. The company offered tickets for a passenger rail car ride first in house and then on social media to benefit one of its engineer-conductors, Marvin Collier, who has been fighting cancer. All of the money will help him in his battle against non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  

OAKFIELD — Up until this past spring, Marvin Collier’s life seemed to be going smoothly. Along with loving and supportive family and friends, he also enjoyed his job as a conductor-engineer at the Maine Northern Railway in Oakfield.

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Schools undergoing summer renovations | Print |
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:10
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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This area of Hodgdon Middle-High School shows where the new elevator system is being constructed. The project is one of several going on at the high school during the summer break.  

HODGDON — The summer break has been anything but uneventful for the two school buildings in SAD 70 as several renovation projects are under way.

As part of a bond issue approved by voters in the spring, a new elevator system is being installed in the high school. Many of the construction projects are being completed by local contractors, either on a direct basis or as subcontractors, explained SAD 70 Superintendent Scott Richardson.

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Houlton man falls asleep, rolls vehicle | Print |
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:19
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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A 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Shawn West, 22,of Houlton went off the road Sunday evening, striking a telephone pole and rolling over several times. Neither West, nor his passenger Caleb Dube, 20, also of Houlton, were seriously injured.  

LITTLETON — Two Houlton men were able to walk away from a late-evening rollover Sunday evening after spending the day at the Maine Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield.

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Adult, boy drown in Island Falls river | Print |
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:14
By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

ISLAND FALLS — A man and a boy drowned Friday while swimming in the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River in Island Falls, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Jamie Main, 49, of Crystal and Kobe Berry, 13, of Bangor went swimming in the river Friday afternoon and drowned when Main tried to help Berry out of a current, Maine Warden Service spokesman Cpl. John MacDonald said in a news release late Friday night.

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