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East Grand’s Outdoor heritage climbs Mt. Katahdin | Print |
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:59


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East Grand's Outdoor Heritage class recently visited Baxter State Park for a trek up Mount Katahdin. Stopping for a photo is student Thomas Gilman.  

On the first day of October, the East Grand Outdoor Heritage class visited Baxter State Park for a trek up Mount Katahdin. The students had a great time exploring the Hunt Trail, while gaining first-hand experience in the ecology of Maine’s diverse mixture of deciduous and coniferous woodlands. While guiding his class up the mountain trail, instructor David Apgar provided instruction on tree identification and the ecology of Maine’s forests.

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Gov. LePage orders state flags lowered in honor of France attack victims | Print |
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:34


AUGUSTA – In honor of the victims of the attacks in Paris, France, Gov.  Paul R. LePage has directed State of Maine flags be lowered to half-staff until Thursday, Nov. 19 at sunset. President Barack Obama also issued a proclamation in honor of the victims of the attacks in Paris directing all American flags be lowered to half-staff until Nov. 19 at sunset.

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Maine Mayflower Colony announces student essay contest | Print |
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:09

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MAYFLOWER SOCIETY — The governor of the State of Maine Mayflower Society met recently in Mars Hill with members of the Aroostook County chapter, Constance Hopkins Colony. These members are also members of the General Society located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Attending the gathering were, from left, front row: Jeanne Edwards, co-director, Goldsboro; Sylvia Ackley, historian, Caribou; Carla Rigby, Maine Mayflower governor, York; Lynne Joslyn, co-director, Lubec; and Debbie Barnes, secretary and treasurer, Fort Fairfield. Back row: Roger Sprague, member, Belfast; Al Ackley, guest, Caribou; Virginia Williams, member, Chapman; Ann Cushman, member, Presque Isle; Frances Cushman, guest, Presque Isle, David Donovan, deputy director, Caswell; and Bob Williams, guest, Chapman. Elaine Donovan, a member from Caswell, took the group photo.

The Constance Hopkins Colony of the Maine Mayflower Society met Oct. 10 at the United Methodist Church in Mars Hill and discussed holding an essay contest for Aroostook County youth in grades 6 through 8.

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Biola University's dean's list | Print |
Thursday, 12 November 2015 09:36


LA MIRADA, Calif. -- In October, Marissa Drake was named to Biola University's dean's list for academic excellence. Drake a resident of Houlton, was one of 1,566 students who were named to the dean's list for spring 2015.

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UMPI holds mapping seminar | Print |
Thursday, 12 November 2015 09:32

PRESQUE ISLE — The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory and the U.S. Geological Survey recently held a training session in conjunction with the Tribal Leaders Summit and Environmental Conference.
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