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SAD 70 Advisory Committee launches survey | Print |
Thursday, 11 February 2016 08:29
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HODGDON — Input from members of the SAD 70 communities is being sought to help the district get a better understanding of where it should be headed in the future.

Several months ago, the SAD 70 board voted to establish a Vision Planning Advisory Committee to work on a strategic plan that will help school officials better determine the future direction of the district.

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Wednesday blaze flattens Island Falls barn | Print |
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:32

17 pigs, cow perish in fire

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

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Pioneer Times photo/Joseph Cyr
TASHA CHAMBERS checks on her two horses Friday morning after a fire Wednesday evening flattened a barn on her Island Falls property killing a cow and 17 pigs.
 

ISLAND FALLS — Tasha Chambers knew the instant she saw a bright orange glow coming from the barn that her beloved animals were likely dead.

Tasha and Andrew Chambers’ animal barn, located a short distance from their 439 Cold Brook Road home, was fully engulfed in flames Wednesday evening by the time the fire was noticed.

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East Grand student wins math award | Print |
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:14
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

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MATH WIZ — Jordyn Cowger, an eighth-grader at East Grand School, was invited to the American Mathematics competition in Bangor. Cowger is the only student north of Bangor to attend the event, and came through with the highest score.  
 

DANFORTH — Jordyn Cowger, an eighth-grader at East Grand School, was invited to the American Mathematics competition in Bangor. Cowger is the only student north of Bangor to attend the event, and came through with the highest score.

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Vote to close Katahdin Middle-High School fails | Print |
Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:39
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

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KATAHDIN AREA residents rejoice after a motion to close the Katahdin Middle-High School failed to garner a two-thirds majority Thursday evening. 
 

STACYVILLE — An effort by the RSU 50 board to close Katahdin Middle-High School failed to gain the two-third majority vote needed the Thursday evening, leaving the school safe for the time being.

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SAD 70 reviews student relocation options | Print |
Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:35
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

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SPECIAL MEETING — Mary Harbison, principal of Hodgdon High School speaks at the podium during a special meeting Jan. 20 on the topic of moving seventh and eighth-graders to the high school. Listening on are, from left, secretary Lori Lenentine, board chairman Joel Oliver and Mill Pond Principal Loreen Wiley.  
 

HODGDON — Turnout was sparse Jan. 20 for a special SAD 70 board meeting to discuss options for where the seventh- and eighth-grade classes should be housed next year.

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