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Adopt-a-block winds down summer | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:11
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Hunter Grant was one of many boys who participated in the "4 Boys Summer Camp" at Military Street Baptist Church in Houlton.  

HOULTON — It was another busy summer for volunteers in the Adopt-a-Block program, as the volunteer organization has wrapped up another full slate of activities culminating Aug. 28 with the unveiling of a new playground for area youth.

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Park brick honors committee member | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:08
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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A memorial brick was recently placed in memory of Don Collins at Riverfront Park. Taking part in the brick unveiling are, front row from left, Greg Palmer, Jane Torres, Marion Collins, Regina Cunliffe, Bob Anderson; and back, Nancy Ketch, Dan Jacobs, Otis Smith and Dick Rhoda.  

HOULTON — The walkway to the Gateway Crossing Bridge in Houlton’s Riverfront Park has gained a new addition to its memorial brick tribute with the addition of a founding member of the park.

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McDonald’s ends era with demolition | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:45
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Demolition began Friday afternoon on the Houlton McDonald's and by that evening the entire building was down. Construction crews were back clearing out the site on Monday. A new McDonald's will be built on the same site and is expected to be completed by the end of December.  

HOULTON — The end of an era arrived Friday afternoon as Houlton’s iconic McDonald’s restaurant was demolished to make room for a new, modern facility.

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Town considers second spec building at industrial park | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:36
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — After declaring its first speculative building a successful venture, the town is now considering constructing a second investment property at the Houlton Industrial Park.

The board of directors for the Shiretown Development Corp., which is made up solely by members of the town council, agreed Monday to give Houlton Town Manager Butch Asselin the go-ahead to pursue a second speculative building as an economic development tool for the area.

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Adult political conversations based on children’s literature | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:40

HOULTON — The Houlton/Hodgdon Adult and Community Education Program is teaming up with the Maine Humanities Council to once again offer a free program entitled, New Books, New Readers.

This read and discuss program will take place at the Houlton Higher Education Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Oct 4, 19 and Nov. 2 and 16. This is a free program and the public is invited to attend. Those who are interested in learning more about the program, call or register at 521-3100 ext 5. Books and snacks will be provided.

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