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04.27.2016

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Kiwanis’ 44th Piscataquis River Race

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GETTING READY TO RACE — Entrants in the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club’s 44th annual Piscataquis River Race get ready for the start on the morning of April 23 near King Cummings Park in Guilford. This year’s race featured nearly 100 participants paddling about 9.5 miles to the finish line across West Main Street from Foxcroft Academy. Those making the journey competed in 17 different classes, sent on their way via staggered starts.

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Forum designed to start two-way conversation

 

Focus on heroin and opiate use

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Medical providers, members of law enforcement, social service representatives, legislators and other members of the community gathered at Mayo Regional Hospital for a pair of community forums on April 19 to have a conversation on heroin and opioid use in Piscataquis County and across Maine. The Maine Opioid Collaborative round-table session was held to educate and gather information, and open up a two-way

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Milo residents opt to go with MRC for solid waste disposal

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MILO — Residents voted during a special town meeting last week to enter into an agreement with the Municipal Review Committee to handle the town’s solid waste disposal starting in 2018 instead of continuing a partnership with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington.

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Corridor moratorium ordinance extension set

 

Annual D-F town meeting on Saturday morning

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — In June 2014 residents approved an ordinance concerning private distribution corridors, including paved highways, pipelines and high tension transmission lines. The moratorium enacted nearly two years ago — meaning permits for these types of development projects cannot be granted during the timeline — was in effect for 180 days. The moratorium has since been extended three times with the c

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A memorable first pitching start for FA’s Church

ErnieClarkDOVER-FOXCROFT — Opening day is a special time each year for any baseball player whether the venue is a Little League field or a major league stadium.

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County officials still weighing solid waste options

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Piscataquis County and over 180 other members of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) have already made or will be selecting a plan soon on solid waste disposal for beyond 2018 when the MRC contract with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company (PERC) expires. MRC member options include continuing with PERC, or joining the new MRC venture for solid waste to go to a future facility in Hampden operated by the Maryland-based Fiberight.

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