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SAD 70 gets first look at budget | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:58

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HODGDON — If early forecasts hold true, taxpayers in SAD 70 will pay more to educate students in the district next year.
    Superintendent Scott Richardson presented the school board with a proposed $6,509,092 budget for the 2014-15 school year at Monday evening’s monthly meeting. The total budget represents an increase of $127,103 over last year’s figure.

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Conlogue resigns town manager post | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:55

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By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The town is once again without a permanent town manager following the abrupt resignation of Eugene Conlogue.
    In his stead, the council unanimously appointed Police Chief Butch Asselin as the interim town manager.

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Officials prepare for possible flooding | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:47

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer
    Local and state agencies are preparing for potential flooding this spring, to ensure citizens have access to necessities such as water in the event of an emergency.
    “I’ve been monitoring the spring weather for the past few weeks and have noted some similarities to the flooding of 2008. We have a lot of snowpack and we still have thicker-than-normal ice, which sets the stage — under the right conditions — for some damaging spring floods,” said Hunger and Relief Services Program Director Dixie Shaw, with Catholic Charities Maine.

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Council approves pawnbroker, precioius metals ordinances | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:41

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The selling of gold and other precious metals will now face stricter guidelines after the Houlton Town Council approved two new ordinances Monday evening.
    Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin, who was named interim town manager Monday (see additional story), spoke on the two ordinances. Asselin was a member of the committee that worked on the ordinances.

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Longtime SACS coach, athletic director sues school district, superintendents | Print |
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:20

By Jen Lynds
Bangor Daily News Staff
    DYER BROOK — A Cary Plantation man who spent 44 years as the varsity baseball coach at Southern Aroostook Community School and nearly four decades as its athletic director before his contract was not renewed is suing the school district and two superintendents, alleging that his civil and constitutional rights were violated and he was discriminated against based on his age.
    Murray Putnam, 67, filed a four-count lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Bangor on Friday against RSU 50 in Dyer Brook, former Superintendent John A. Doe and current Superintendent Larry Malone. He has requested a jury trial and is seeking monetary damages.

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