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Adopt-a-Block party fun | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:24
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Gabe Henderson prepares to get wet as he crushes a water balloon at the annual Adopt-a-Block Back to School Block Party Saturday at the Military Street Baptist Church.  
 
Community honors Hutchinson’s memory | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:21
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Lt. Brian Harris, center, of the Maine State Police met with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers National President Colleen Sheehey-Church, left, and Houlton native Nicole Hutchinson Friday afternoon at the Troop F Barracks in Houlton. The road leading into the barracks is named after Hutchinson's sister Darcie, a graduate of Houlton High School, who was killed 20 years ago by a drunk driver.  
 

HOULTON — A group of more than 80 walkers turned out Saturday morning to honor the memory of a Houlton woman killed 20 years ago by a drunk driver during the first official Walk Like MADD event in the Shiretown.

Darcie Hutchinson was a graduate of the Class of 1993 at Houlton High School who was killed in Connecticut in 1996 at the age of 21 by a habitual drunk driver who was a three-time offender. That individual was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with five years suspended.

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Miller will not face charges in dog’s death | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:20
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON — The former executive director of the Houlton Humane Society will not be charged with a crime in connection with the death earlier this year of a dog that she admitted died in her care.

Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said Friday that his office has concluded its investigation into the death of the 11-month-old pit bull mixed-breed, known as Harley, which died in February while being cared for at the home of Heather Miller, who at the time oversaw operations at the animal shelter. Collins said that his office would not normally release information since Miller was not being charged with a crime, but was doing so because of the amount of local interest.

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Poliquin plans County tour, town hall session | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:20

HOULTON — Congressman Bruce Poliquin, a member of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, will host House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan for an in-depth, day-long tour of Maine’s northern border Thursday, Aug. 25.

The tour will conclude with a public town hall discussion in Houlton to hear directly from Mainers who live and work near the international border about concerns on border security and crossing.

“Maine shares a 611-mile border with Canada, and it’s critical that every inch of it is secure to keep our families, communities and our nation safe — from drug traffickers and those who seek to threaten our homeland,” said Congressman Poliquin.

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Educational fair aims to boost back-to-school spirit for local kids | Print |
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:18

Event slated Saturday at Millar Civic Center

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — With the start of school only two weeks away, the Aid for Kids organization has sponsored an educational fair to help students get in the learning spirit.

This year’s fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millar Civic Center and will once again feature “Bess the Book Bus,” as well as many other educational activities designed to stimulate young minds. There is no cost for admission.

“Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy outreach program from Florida, will be on hand with free books,” said Danette Ellis, one of the event organizers.

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