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Officials hear public input on summer paving project

Officials hear public input on summer paving project

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Summer paving on Main Street was the topic of a special public meeting, held Monday night at City Hall, with city and Maine Department of Transportation officials on hand to answer questions and address concerns put forth by members of the public.

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CA takes title, Fort and PI qualify

Eastern Maine cheering champs

CA takes title, Fort and PI qualify

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    WE DID IT! — From left, cheerleaders Lizzie Gillen, Holly O’Leary and Halee Rusby celebrate the announcement of their Central Aroostook Panthers being named Eastern Maine Class D champions at the Cross Center in Bangor Saturday. See Page 6 for the story.

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Maibec purchases Fraser Timber’s Masardis mill

Maibec purchases Fraser Timber’s Masardis mill

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    MASARDIS — Fraser Timber LLC’s mill has a new owner, following Monday’s announcement that Maibec Inc. of Levis, Quebec and Fraser concluded Maibec’s purchase of the assets of the Masardis lumber mill earlier in the day.

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CHAMBER PRESIDENTS

CHAMBER PRESIDENTS

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce saw a change of command at the annual dinner, held Jan. 22 at the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center.

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SAD 45 superintendent to retire in June

SAD 45 superintendent to retire in June

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By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

WASHBURN — As SAD 45 Superintendent Ed Buckley prepares to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year, the district is actively looking for his successor.

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Councilors authorize city’s moving expenses

Councilors authorize city’s moving expenses

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Plans continue to move forward for the relocation of City Hall, following City Council’s Jan. 20 meeting to discuss and vote on moving expenses. Present for the meeting were Council Chair Emily Smith, Council Vice Chair Mike Chasse and Councilors Pete Hallowell, Leigh Smith, Craig Green and Randy Smith.

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Washburn awarded grant for Mill Pond improvements

Washburn awarded grant for Mill Pond improvements

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    WASHBURN — Snow may be on the ground for weeks to come, thanks to this week’s snowfall and the potential for more storms before the season comes to an end, but local officials are already making plans for warmer weather, following the recent announcement Washburn is one of several municipalities scheduled to receive grants from the Natural Resource Conservation Program.

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11th annual Northern Star fundraiser kicks off Friday

11th annual Northern Star fundraiser kicks off Friday

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — The 11th annual Northern Star regional singing competition, which serves as a fundraiser for the United Way of Aroostook, kicks off Friday night in the St. John Valley. Productions in Presque Isle and Houlton will follow Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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Clearing the public safety building

Clearing the public safety building

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    CLEARING THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING of snow began early Tuesday, with this machine cleaning the driveway around 1 p.m., ensuring emergency vehicles would have no trouble exiting the firehouse and police station should they be called into action.

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Women offered incentive

Women offered incentive

    PRESQUE ISLE — Having a mammogram at TAMC on Wednesday, Feb. 4 pays in more ways than one as the medical center, in partnership with the Aroostook County Action Program’s Healthy Aroostook project and Daigle Oil Co., mark World Cancer Day by providing CITGO gas cards to those who receive the breast health screening.

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This week’s PDF

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

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