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Changes in store for July 4 festivities | Print |
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:27
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — While it may seem like spring only just arrived, the community will once again be celebrating Independence Day in just a few short weeks.

Organizers of the annual Houlton Agricultural Fair are gearing up for four, fun-filled days of activities at Houlton’s Community Park July 1-4. The price of admission to attend the fair, however, is going up for the first time in nine years.

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RSU 29 budget passes second hurdle | Print |
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:23
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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BUDGET TALKS — Charlie Anderson, right, speaks with RSU 29 Superintendent Ellen Schneider during the May 18 district budget meeting in Houlton. Anderson served as a financial consultant to the district in putting together next year's budget.  
 

HOULTON — If last Wednesday’s district budget meeting had been a baseball game, RSU 29 Ellen Schneider would have pitched a perfect game.

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Houlton could see more TV options | Print |
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:04
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — A plan to bring Internet-based television to customers in Houlton could soon be a reality.

As part of its upgrade to fiber optics, Pioneer Broadband, a Houlton-based Internet provider, is looking for permission from the town to offer television services to its customers. In order to do so, the town must grant a franchise agreement with the company.

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Entrepreneur program could boost economy | Print |
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:59
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — Individuals looking to open a new business, or current business owners hoping to expand, will have an opportunity to compete for a $35,000 forgivable loan thanks to a new program offered by the town.

The Town of Houlton and the Southern Aroostook Development Corporation have teamed up with several area organizations and business leaders to develop an entrepreneurship program with the hopes of stimulating the economy.

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Houlton teen earns award for saving friend’s life | Print |
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:54
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON — It was, 17-year-old Tyler Fitzpatrick admitted, the most “gruesome” thing he had ever seen.

His friend was sprawled out in front of him after being ejected through the windshield after a car accident, his leg severely broken and nearly severed, with the bone sticking out of his foot.

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