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City deploying own ambulance service

Agreement with Crown Emergency Care expires

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

After years of discussion and relying on the local hospital, Presque Isle’s city government is set to run its own E9-1-1 and ambulance service.

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Opponents dominate mining rules hearing

Linda Coan O’Kresik/BDN

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Attendees listen to people testify before the Board of Environmental Protection during a public hearing on the third round of Department of Environmental Protection mining regulations last Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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PI sets mill rate

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

With some Presque Isle residents anxious to get their property taxes over with, the city council went ahead and set the mill rate even though voters in the school district have yet to finalize a budget.

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Finances force VFW move

Staff Photo/Paula Brewer

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The Hayward-Frazier Post 2599 VFW of Presque Isle, located at 6 State Rd., will close its doors following its final event Saturday, Sept. 24. The post will put the building up for sale and hopes to open in a smaller space when the current structure sells.

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Unlikely duo places in relay

Contributed photo/Michael Gudreau

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Lisa Ellis of Burlington, Washington and Glenney Mahan of Mars Hill formed an unlikely relay team in Sunday at the Caribou Marathon, having not met on person until the morning of the race. The duo, competing as Team Nevermet, placed second in their division.

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Fall hiking trails abound

Bigrock, Scopan offer vistas

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Staff photo/Anthony Brino

Looking west from the summit of Bigrock Mountain, towards the town of Mars Hill and central Aroostook County’s unorganized territories. To the southwest, on left, are the highlands around Number Nine Mountain, the proposed site of a 119-turbine wind farm.

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

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