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Houlton’s role in the history of the War of 1812 discussed | Print |
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:45

Pioneer Times photo/Gloria Austin
FS-library-dc-pt-03HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS — Librarian Linda Faucher and Leigh Cummings III display historical documents that tie Houlton to the War of 1812. The oath administered by the British authorities to the Houlton settlers and the list of those who signed are on display at Cary Library, as well as several maps outlining the Grand Communication Route.

By Gloria Austin

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — On Jan. 12, Major W.E. (Gary) Campbell of New Maryland, N.B was to speak at Cary Library on his book “The Road to Canada,” and the importance the Shiretown played within the War of 1812.
    But, due to slippery, snow covered roads, Campbell was unable to attend. However, Leigh Cummings, Jr. stepped in to read Campbell’s “script” to those who attended the lecture at the library.

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Ready to go | Print |
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:23

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Snowblowers-dc-pt-4Snowblowers sit waiting to be purchased Tuesday afternoon as the snow falls down in the Shiretown. Well over a foot of snow  was expected to fall between Tuesday and Wednesday before subsiding. Another storm was projected to hit the area Friday.

 
Nominations open for 8th annual Young Professionals Institute | Print |
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:22

    PRESQUE ISLE — Momentum Aroostook, MMG Insurance and the University of Maine at Presque Isle have announced that nominations are now open for the eighth annual Young Professionals Institute, running this year on Tuesdays from March 3 to April 14. The online nomination/application form is available at www.umpi.edu/ypi. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 30.

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UMPI to host Rutgers professor | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:57

    The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host Dr. Olaf Jensen, a scientist who has worked since 2007 to study and conserve Mongolia’s unique lake and river ecosystems, for an evening presentation on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center. 

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Volunteers needed to transport cancer patients | Print |
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:56

    Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the greatest concerns cancer patients face during treatment. To ensure patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.

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