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12.17.2014

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Corridor moratorium extended for six more months

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — At June’s annual town meeting, residents approved an ordinance concerning a moratorium regarding private distribution corridors which includes paved highways, pipelines and high tension transmission lines.
    The moratorium, passed by a vote of 369 to 269, was then in place for six months, meaning permits for the development projects specified cannot be granted during the timeframe. During a selectmen

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Board of Corrections chief defends policies, but admits funding shortfall

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    AUGUSTA — The executive director of the Maine Board of Corrections has defended his organization, saying that some sheriff’s departments are concerned about agency rules that haven’t been implemented yet.

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PVAEC looks to expand opportunities through tech center

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Several employers are looking for truck drivers with Class B licenses in the Penquis region. These include oil companies, construction firms, paving companies and municipalities.

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Dexter council extends E-W moratorium, reappoints town officials

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — The Dexter Town Council breezed through its Dec. 11 meeting in 45 minutes with most of the time devoted to reappointing department heads and committee members.

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    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE — Dexter Council Chair Fred Banks presented certificates of appreciation to outgoing Councilors Denise Dinsmore, center, and Missy Stone at the beginning of the Dec. 11 meeting. Dinsmore declined to seek anothe...
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CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

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Squaw Mountain set to open Dec. 20

Snow guns tested in case they’re needed

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP — The soda machines are filled, parking lot cleared, snow guns tested, rest rooms renovated and several other things checked off the “to-do” list.

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    FIRED UP — Snowmaking returned to Squaw Mountain for the first time in several years as two used snow guns purchased from a resort in upstate New York were fired up on Dec. 8. The mountain is schedu...
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FIND THE SHOP LOCAL TREE CONTEST WINNER

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Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom

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LETTERS TO SANTA

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Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom

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