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Friday fire destroys garage

Friday fire destroys garage

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    FIREFIGHTERS from the Washburn, Presque Isle and Mapleton fire departments spent about three hours Friday afternoon battling a blaze that destroyed a garage and caused minor damage to a home on the Washburn Road. It’s believed the fire started while the resident was working on a vehicle and a spark ignited gasoline. Here, members of the PIFD work to knock down flames at the back of the structure. Thick, black smoke could be seen ...
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Easton voters approve municipal budget

Easton voters approve municipal budget

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer

    EASTON — A total of 29 residents attended the annual town meeting, held April 7, voting in favor of a $1,059,247 municipal budget for 2014.

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Towle visits Moscow

 Towle visits Moscow

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Photo courtesy of Jane Towle

    MAINER IN MOSCOW — Jane Towle, who was the event director for 2014 IBU World Youth/Junior Biathlon Championships held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, returned home April 7 after spending a few days in Moscow where she was an invited guest of the Russian Biathlon Union. Towle attended an end-of-the-season celebration and exhibition that was held at the Moscow Forum, as well as met with IBU officials. Presque Isle will ...
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Officials prepare for spring flooding

Officials prepare for spring flooding

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer

    Local and state agencies are preparing for potential flooding this spring, to ensure citizens have access to necessities such as water in the event of an emergency.

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BLAYNE AND THE BUNNY

BLAYNE AND THE BUNNY

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Staff photo/Scott Mitchell Johnson

    Blayne Cole, 5, of Bridgewater, was all smiles when he got to meet the Easter Bunny March 29 at the Aroostook Centre Mall as part of the United Way of Aroostook’s Spring Fling event.

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Four SAD 1 employees to retire

Four SAD 1 employees to retire

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Three teachers and one principal — representing a combined 138 years in education — will be retiring at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

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Councilors approve bid to demolish pool

Councilors approve bid to demolish pool

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — City officials reviewed four bids for the demolition of the indoor pool, with councilors approving Soderberg Construction Company’s bid of $43,680 at their April 7 meeting.

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Junior Miss Presque Isle 2014

Junior Miss Presque Isle 2014

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

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Little Miss Presque Isle 2014

Little Miss Presque Isle 2014

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

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Royalty crowned in Mars Hill

Royalty crowned in Mars Hill

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Photo courtesy of Tomi Henderson

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Stanley recognized

Stanley recognized

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    The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Alumni Board of Directors has announced that Megan (Fowler) Stanley, special education teacher in Ashland, has been named the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Recent Alumni Award. Stanley will be presented with the award during the University Day luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in the Campus Center.

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A PDF version of this week’s Star-Herald is now available for download.

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