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RSU 29 budget fails for second time | Print |
Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:56

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — For the second time in a month, voters in RSU 29 have rejected a proposed budget for the upcoming school year.
    At the polls July 15, only 261 voters (5 percent) cast ballots. There are about 5,125 registered voters in the communities of Houlton, Littleton, Monticello and Hammond. The $12.75 million budget failed by a vote of 123 in favor, 138 opposed.

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Bellows begins walk in Shiretown | Print |
Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:52

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Bellows-dc-ptshar-30WALKING TOUR — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows launched her 350-mile “Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy” Sunday with a noon kick-off press conference in Houlton. Bellows is walking from Houlton to Kittery to meet voters over the next 24 days. With Bellows are her husband Brandon Baldwin (to her immediate right) and many of her supporters.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Knocking off an incumbent in politics can often be viewed as an uphill battle.
    Which is precisely why Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows has decided to embark on a 350-mile “Walk Across Maine” where she will visit 63 communities to promote jobs and the economy as her campaign platform. Bellows kicked off her campaign in Houlton Sunday afternoon at Riverfront Park.

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‘American Pickers’ television show plans visit to Maine | Print |
Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:48

By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer
    Staff from the popular reality show “American Pickers” are planning a trip to Maine in the near future and want to know what treasures may be hidden away in attics, garages and barns throughout the state.
    “The ‘American Pickers’ crew are headed to Maine sometime in the next couple of months. We’re looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them,” said Junior Gauthier, associate producer of “American Pickers 6.”

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Industry dinner celebrates all things potato | Print |
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:00

By Nicole Duplessis
Special to the Houlton Pioneer Times
    FORT FAIRFIELD — The 2014 Industry Dinner, held Friday night as part of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival, was a beautiful evening for farmers and their families, friends and community members to come together to celebrate potato growing in all of its many facets. Not only was there plenty of good food and company, the 2014 Farm Family of the Year, the Albert Fitzpatrick family of Houlton, was also recognized.

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Island Falls gears up for annual Summerfest celebration | Print |
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:58

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    ISLAND FALLS — The town of Island Falls will soon be buzzing with activities as part of its annual weeklong Summerfest celebration.
    This groovy vibe of the 1960s will be in full force this year as the theme for the festivities is “Peace, Love and Tie-Dye Days.”

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