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Council gives initial OK to $10,389,996 budget | Print |
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:51

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — If the town’s proposed 2015 budget is approved as presented, residents of Houlton may see yet another hike in their property tax bills.
    The town council agreed to bring forth a 2015 spending package in the amount of $10,389,996 during a special meeting Monday. That budget figure, which is an increase of $536,891 (5.1 percent) over last year, is based on the recommendations of the Board of Budget Review and Town Manager Butch Asselin.

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Rest area receives funding | Print |
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:51

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Thanks to ongoing efforts between the town of Houlton, the Aroostook County Commissioners and the Maine Tourism Association, the Visitor Information Center should be funded for 2015.
    According to Houlton Town Manager Butch Asselin, the Maine Tourism Association has agreed to give $30,000 to the town to use for the center, while the Aroostook County Commissioners are providing an additional $15,000.

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AARP Maine debuts film to spotlight Friends of Aroostook | Print |
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:46

    HOULTON — AARP Maine announced Friday the statewide release of “With Friends Like These,” a new short film spotlighting the extraordinary story of a community program in Aroostook County dedicated to feeding the hungry in Maine by donating their own locally grown and harvested produce.

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New Canada man arrested following stolen car spree | Print |
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:21

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    SHERMAN — A 26-year-old New Canada man was charged Sunday on three counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle after allegedly stealing three cars from the Wallagrass, East Millinocket and Sherman areas.

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State police K-9 receives protective vest | Print |
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:01

    An Arostook County Maine State Police dog, Merry, is being awarded a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, VPI Pet Insurance of Brea, Calif.

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