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Over 8,000 attend local Whoopie Pie Festival

 

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Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
TABLE MANNERS NOT REQUIRED — Entrants in the youth whoopie pie eating contest see who can finish their treats the fastest during the 2016 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival on Saturday, June 25 in downtown Dover-Foxcroft. The eighth annual festival, which this year featured a new setup with bakers on Pleasant Street and vendors along East Main Street, drew over 8,000 to town to celebrate Maine’s Official State Treat.

Revelry abounds with Whoopie Pie feasting

By Sheila Grant
Special to the Observer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The heart of downtown was closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, June 25 as more than 8,000 people explored booths and displays at the 2016 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft. Th...
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Staying the course on UT trash disposal

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The long-term plans for municipal solid waste disposal across the Unorganized Territories (UT) in Piscataquis County are now in place after the county commissioners came to an agreement on where tonnage from the Lily Bay and Orneville transfer stations will go during a June 21 meeting.

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Attention set on ‘critical need’ roads

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Following the approval of all the items on the annual referendum warrant, the selectmen took the next steps for several articles during a June 20 meeting.

One item OKed the week before authorized raising and appropriating $310,000 for local road improvements — to go along with an anticipated $90,000 in state funds.

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$8.32M SAD 41 budget faces vote

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MILO — A proposed 2016-17 budget of $8,319,049 was approved during the annual district budget meeting on June 21 at the Penquis Valley School. The total was then moved to the referendum in the towns of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo on Tuesday, June 28. (For results please see the Piscataquis Observer Facebook page and next week’s edition for the tallies.)

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Man killed in Route 94 crash

By Ryan McLaughlin
BDN Staff

DEXTER — A local man was killed Sunday evening when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Garland Road, police said.

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For ‘Friday Night Lights,’ there must be lights

ErnieClarkDOVER-FOXCROFT — It’s one of the more iconic settings for a high school sporting event in the Pine Tree State, second perhaps only to the annual basketball tournament each February vacation.

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PDF download June 29, 2016

The pdf version of this week's Piscataquis Observer is available for download.

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