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Bridge to Hope walk raises $10,442 | Print |
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:09

Contributed Photo/Lori Prosser
NE-CLR-Ribbon-dcx-pt-43FIGHTING CANCER — The ninth annual Bridge to Hope cancer walk drew nearly 250 walkers to Houlton Saturday morning and helped raise $10,442 to assist local families in their cancer battles. The walk began with a balloon release at the Gentle Memorial Building followed by a short walk through downtown Houlton.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — When the first Bridge to Hope cancer walk was held in 2005, it drew about 50 people and raised about $800.

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Council hires Stewart, Ketch as department heads | Print |
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The Houlton Town Council confirmed two new department heads during an Oct. 14 meeting, ending several months of interviews.
    Councilors unanimously approved the hiring of Christopher Stewart as public works director and Nancy Ketch as community development director and grant writer. Ketch takes over the post from Lori Weston, who resigned Aug. 10 to take a job at Bangor Savings Bank.

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ACAP, Region Two sign partnership for early childhood education program | Print |
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:06

Pioneer Times photo/Gloria Austin
FS-CLR-acap-dc1-pt-43SIGNING — David Keaton, left, director of Region Two School of Applied Technology, and Connie Sandstrom, executive director of the Aroostook County Action Program, signed a memorandum of understanding agreement to enhance the early childhood education of local high school students. The agreement brings Head Start students and Region Two early childhood education students together in the classroom to build skills and provide experiences that will benefit all.

    HOULTON — The Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) and Region Two School of Applied Technology came together Oct. 15 to form a unique partnership in Aroostook County.
    Connie Sandstrom, ACAP executive director, and Dave Keaton, director of Region Two School of Applied Technology, signed a memorandum of understanding agreement to enhance the early childhood education of local high school students participating in that program.

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Collins, Bellows hold first debate in County | Print |
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:06

By Paula Brewer
Special to the Houlton Pioneer Times
    PRESQUE ISLE — Though they found some common ground on veterans’ benefits and public education, U.S. Senate candidates Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, and incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins remained divided on raising the minimum wage and providing universal health care during Monday night’s debate in Presque Isle.

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Donnelly not actively campaigning | Print |
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:02

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — With the Nov. 4 election just two weeks away, one candidate for the Houlton Town Council is having second thoughts.

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