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08.24.2016

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Jury finds father, daughter guilty in drug operation

By Judy Harrison
BDN Staff

BANGOR — Roger Belanger, 58, of Corinna and his daughter, Kelli Mujo, 40, of Wellington and Central Falls, Rhode Island, were found guilty Friday in U.S. District Court of running a drug distribution ring for a dozen years in the Dexter area.

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Roger Belanger, left

Kelli Mujo, right

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Making math skills stick

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MATH STEPS — Students at Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford will have a new way to practice math facts when they return to class Aug. 30. Teachers Brenda Post, Lindy Gokas and Grace McGeehan spent one of their last vacation mornings installing bumper stickers with multiplication equations on the lobby stairs.

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Court delays Burton trial

By Judy Harrison
BDN Staff

BANGOR — The murder trial of Robert Burton, the Abbot man who led police on the longest manhunt in state history, has been delayed because he fired his court-appointed attorney.

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PLEA Robert Burton (right), who is accused of killing his girlfriend and then hiding in the woods for 68 days, enters not-guilty pleas on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and murder on Monday in Piscataquis County Superior Court in D...
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PCSWCD honors Titcomb for environmental emphasis

 

Outstanding Conservation Educator instills healthy respect for environment in students

GUILFORD — It’s a big job, teaching today’s youth about the environment. In Piscataquis County, several organizations and educators are dedicated to teaching students about nature, their natural surroundings and the deep-rooted value of natural resources in the area.

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TREE LESSON Rochelle Titcomb teaches Piscataquis Community Elementary School sixth-graders about native tr...
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One tiny town scored this ‘gem’ of a natural history museum

By Meg Haskell
BDN Staff

Like many rural communities in Maine, the Piscataquis County town of Milo, with a population of about 2,400, is struggling a bit these days. Its 19th and 20th century heydays as a prosperous mill town and railroad center are a memory, lost to changing trends in manufacturing, energy and transportation. A 2008 fire leveled many of the historic buildings and shut down businesses on Main Street. Few new enterprises have braved the region’s shaky economic times.

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Howland hires Milo officer as manager

By Nick Sambides Jr.
BDN Staff

HOWLAND — Police work and town management might seem light-years apart, but to David Wilson, one naturally progresses to the other.

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The ‘best fair around’ opens Thursday

 

Piscataquis Valley Fair promises something for everyone

By Jason Agrell
Special to the Piscataquis Observer

You may have been to the Piscataquis Valley Fair before, but you’ve never been to this Piscataquis Valley Fair. The fair is in its 129th year of delighting folks of all ages with midway rides, agricultural exhibits, music, and neighborly competitions. At this year’s fair you’ll find all of the things you’ve come to expect, and a whole lot more.

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PDF Download 08.24.2016

A pdf version of this week’s 08.24.2016 is now available for download.

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