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10.29.2014

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Milo officials look at options for rising valuation and real estate costs

Assessing
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set for Nov. 12

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — In response to citizens’ concerns, town officials are looking at how to cope with a rise in the new state valuation and the resulting impact on the sale of properties. According to a letter to the board of selectmen by Joshua Morin of Hamlin Associates of Parkman, assessor’s agents for Milo, “This year’s combined state valuation is at 123 percent. This tells the town according to st

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Candidates voice opposition to East-West corridor

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Democrats and Republicans disagree on many points going into the home stretch of the 2014 campaign, but five participants at a Dover-Foxcroft forum on Oct. 23 said they’re united on one issue.
    They don’t like the concept of an East-West highway or utility corridor and won’t support any legislation that threatens private property rights.

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    FORUM PARTICIPANTS — Fo...
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Potential councilors discuss anti-highway referendum, updated charter

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — Having six candidates on the ballot for two seats on the Dexter Town Council is a rather unusual occurrence, but those who appeared at a public forum last week said they’re in tune with their constituents’ concerns.
    One candidate, Alan Wintle, was unable to attend due to a training session in Bangor, but responded to a phone interview later in the week. (See separate story)

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COMMENDATIONS FOR VALOR

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Dover-Foxcroft Police Officers Warren Ackerman, second from left, and Adam LeProvost, second from right, were each presented with a Commendation for Valor by Town Manager Jack Clukey and Police Chief Dennis Dyer “for acts above and beyond the call of duty” in their response to what turned out to be a house fire on Pine Street shortly after 11 p.m. on Oct. 11.

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Dunton receives ACTEM’s top educator honor

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Earlier in the month SeDoMoCha Elementary School grade 3 teacher Jessica Dunton was honored by the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM) as the organization’s 2014 Maine Technology Educator of the Year.

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    TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR — SeDoMoCha Elementary grade 3 teacher Jessica Dunton, center, was selected as the Maine Technology Educator of the Year ...
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Winter sports are on the comeback trail, says snowmobile group leader

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    MOOSEHEAD JUNCTION TWP — The lights went out but the show went on.
    Dinner was just getting underway at the Moosehead Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting Sunday afternoon at Squaw Mountain when the electric power failed.

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    MSA OUTLOOK — Bob Myers, executive director of the Maine Snowmobile Association, was the guest speaker at the Moosehead Region Chamber of Commerce’s annu...
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Commissioners handle mostly routine agenda

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Commissioners had a mostly routine agenda to deal with last week, with the exception of hiring an interim county manager at the end of their meeting.
    Following a short executive session, commissioners hired Tom Lizotte of Dover-Foxcroft to succeed Marilyn Tourtelotte to help guide the county through its impending budget process. Tourtelotte and the commissioners reached an agreement to termi

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