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Honoring a classmates’ final wishes | Print |
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:20

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NE-CLR-Kenna Cares-dcx4-pt-17HONORING KENNA — The Ward family of Houlton poses next to the pile of the more than 70 care bags that have been donated for cancer patients. The project was in memory of MaKenna Ward, their daughter who died last December after a lengthy battle with cancer. From left are Felicity, Kirk, Amy and Blake.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Honoring the memory of a former classmate, students at Houlton Elementary School have been busy over the past month collecting items for cancer patients in the hopes of making a difference in the world.
    The Kenna Cares Bag project is in memory of MaKenna Ward, the 6-year-old daughter of Kirk and Amy Ward of Houlton who passed away Dec. 29 after a lengthy battle with a rare form of cancer.

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Ludlow needs residents to serve on town board | Print |
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:35

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    LUDLOW — Residents interested in serving their community are needed to fill open seats on the Ludlow Board of Selectmen.
    Traditionally, Ludlow has had a three-member board of selectmen, but in March 2013, voters approved expanding the group to five members. At the April 9 meeting, selectman Greg Dow submitted his resignation to the board via email. His seat will remain vacant until the next annual town meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 9.

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No injury | Print |
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:07

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FS-accident-dcx-pt-17Maine State Police reported a tractor trailer loaded with potatoes went off Interstate 95 in Carmel late Tuesday night, April 15, and came to rest in the median after hitting several trees.  The driver, 49-year-old Scott Rand of Sherman Mills, was not injured. Damage to

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SAD 70 gets first look at budget | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:58

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HODGDON — If early forecasts hold true, taxpayers in SAD 70 will pay more to educate students in the district next year.
    Superintendent Scott Richardson presented the school board with a proposed $6,509,092 budget for the 2014-15 school year at Monday evening’s monthly meeting. The total budget represents an increase of $127,103 over last year’s figure.

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Conlogue resigns town manager post | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:55

NE-CLR-Gene-Conlogue-dc-pt-16Eugene Conlogue
By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The town is once again without a permanent town manager following the abrupt resignation of Eugene Conlogue.
    In his stead, the council unanimously appointed Police Chief Butch Asselin as the interim town manager.

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