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1947 Patten team is Hall honoree | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:31
By Ernie Clark
BDN writer
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The 1947 Patten Academy boys basketball team was honored at a banquet hosted by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad at the Penobscot Hotel in Bangor after beating Boston Latin 35-32 at the Boston Garden in the New England Basketball Tournament. From left are Carroll Hatt, manager Jack Seely, Thurston Townsend, captain Lloyd Wilson, coach Willis Phair, Donna Phair, Harley Dow, Howard Cunningham, Hollis Bates, Gilman Rossignol and Kenneth McCourt. Team member Lynn Vickery did not return with the team.

PATTEN — Thurston Townsend isn’t sure what the fuss was all about Sunday when the 1947 Patten Academy boys basketball team honored during the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s third annual induction ceremony.

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Civil War vet’s remains make it home | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:26
By Abigail Curtis
BDN Staff Writer
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Maine Veterans Affairs officials hand the remains of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams of Hodgdon, who fought for the Union Army in the famed 20th Maine, back to some Patriot Guard Riders who traveled across the country with him from Oregon over the past few days during a ceremony on Monday outside the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

AUGUSTA — The Civil War soldier from Maine whose remains were stored haphazardly at the Oregon State Hospital for nearly 100 years has finally come home.

Army Pvt. Jewett Williams of Hodgdon, who fought for the Union Army with the famed 20th Maine, made his second stop in the Pine Tree State on Monday afternoon when the small, American flag-wrapped cardboard box holding his cremains arrived at the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta. It will not be the end of his journey, though.

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Tarr resigns from RSU 50 AD post | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:50
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Jason Tarr has resigned as RSU50's assistant principal/athletic director. Tarr was hired to the position in October, 2015. He has left the district to relocate to South Portland.  

DYER BROOK — Jason Tarr has stepped down as RSU 50’s assistant principal/athletic director to pursue a position in southern Maine.

RSU 50 Superintendent Todd LeRoy confirmed the resignation Monday morning, stating Tarr stepped down to take a position in South Portland, to be closer to his wife’s family. LeRoy did not state what that new position was.

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SAD 70 Vision survey sheds light on needs | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:48
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HODGDON — Last fall, SAD 70 established a Vision Planning Committee to prioritize the areas the district needs to focus on for the next five to 10 years, and to also establish realistic goals to that end.

That committee, which includes school board members, teachers, and parents as well as the Superintendent Scott Richardson, met monthly throughout the last school year, but the group felt it needed additional input from a wider audience.

Therefore, a survey was created and distributed to the local community asking the public to help solve problems and set future direction. Students were also able to participate in the questionnaire.

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Millstream Park event cruises in Saturday | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:27

MERRILL — Several summer improvements at Merrill Millstream Park have greatly enhanced the park’s usability, as the park committee makes final preparations for the sixth annual Cruise-In, Saturday, Aug. 27.

This signature event has been moved from its traditional Friday night spot to Saturday to allow for additional activities, making for an even more memorable time for all, according to Ken Bustard, park committee chair.

“This is one of the premier events organized by the Merrill Millstream Park Committee and has seen consistent participation growth each year,” he said. “Several new features this year are intended to make it even more entertaining.”

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