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Three injured in Monticello crash | Print |
Thursday, 28 August 2014 19:42

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    MONTICELLO — Three people were injured Sunday evening when a dune buggy collided with a vehicle on U.S. Route 1.
    Josiah Nash, 27, of Blaine was traveling southbound in a 1967 Volkswagen dune buggy at about 6:30 p.m. when he was struck head-on by 71-year-old Barbara Watson of Monticello. Watson, who as driving a 2002 Ford Taurus, was attempting to turn left onto Silver Street from the northbound lane.

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Linneus man charged with animal cruelty | Print |
Thursday, 28 August 2014 19:20

    On Tuesday, Aug. 26, Steven Sanders of Linneus admitted in Houlton District Court to a civil violation of cruelty to animals. He was fined $500 and ordered not to possess or keep animals for a period of 10 years.
    Sanders was charged after his dog, Jack, a 10-year-old Labrador mix, was found running loose. The person who found Jack was concerned with his condition and consulted with the Ark Animal Sanctuary.

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Bridgewater Fire Department to receive grant | Print |
Thursday, 28 August 2014 19:20

By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer
    BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Fire Department is one of three agencies named to receive federal grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AGF) for vehicle acquisition and operations and safety purposes.

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Wardens graduate from Academy | Print |
Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:51

VASSALBORO — On Friday, the Maine Warden Service graduated seven new game wardens at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
    The new wardens recently completed an extensive 12-week advanced academy specifically for Maine’s game wardens. The Advanced Warden Academy followed the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) required of all full-time Maine police officers. The past 12 weeks prepared the new wardens by utilizing classroom and scenario based training components, according to John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

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Restructuring plan detailed for RSU 29 | Print |
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:32

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Back-to-school time can be a difficult transition for many children. After a summer filled with days of sleeping in, getting back into a regular routine is often challenging.
    For students in RSU 29, however, that regular routine will be dramatically different for several grades as the district has instituted a number of substantial changes for the 2014-15 school year.

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