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Cary Plantation moves forward with plan to dissolve town | Print |
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:43

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE CLR Cary Deorg dc1 pt 30TOUGH DECISION — Residents from the town of Cary Plantation line up to sign in for last week’s special town meeting to discuss the benefits and negatives of deorganizing. The group voted unanimously to begin the process of becoming an unorganized territory.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    CARY PLANTATION — By a unanimous vote of residents, the town of Cary Plantation will move forward with its plans to deorganize.
    Last month, the neighboring town of Bancroft officially deogranized ending a three-year process. (See accompanying story.)

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Cloudy weather impacts event | Print |
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:39

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE clr Wings dc1 pt 30FIRE! — Terry Larson of Houlton fires off a blast from his hot air balloon burner Saturday morning at the third annual Wings and Wheels event at the Houlton International Airport. Poor weather put a damper on much of the aerial activities, but a good crowd still came out to see the aircraft and automobiles.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The weather may have not cooperated with organizers of the third annual Wings and Wheels event at Houlton’s International Airport Saturday, but it did not seem to dampen the spirits of the many volunteers and spectators.
    Neither Vacationland Skydiving, nor the Jim Parker Airshows were able to attend the event because of the weather.

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Bancroft completes three-year process to disband | Print |
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:36

By Christopher Burns
BDN Staff
    BANCROFT — Some 126 years after the town of Bancroft was formed, July 8 marked the day it ceased to be a town and joined the vast tract of Unorganized Territory in northern Maine. But there was neither fanfare nor taps to mark the occasion.

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Lack of quorum prevents council from meeting | Print |
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:35

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — For the third time in the past month-and-a-half, a meeting of the Houlton Town Council had to be postponed due to a lack of enough members.

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Qualeys honored during Potato Industry Dinner | Print |
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:28

By Nicole Duplessis
Special to the Pioneer Times
    FORT FAIRFIELD — The Maine Potato Board held its annual Industry Dinner July 16 in conjunction with the Maine Potato Blossom Festival, where the Farm Family of the Year was recognized. The John and Tom Qualey families of Three Oak Farms in Sherman Mills were honored. The brothers, along with John’s son Josh, farm 1,000 acres in Benedicta, 350 acres of potatoes and the rest being rotation crops.

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