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iPads at high school to help diversify learning, teach responsibility

iPads at high school to help diversify learning,

teach responsibility

By Anthony Brino

Staff Writer

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Staff photo/Kevin Sjoberg

Students file into Presque Isle High School Tuesday to get ready for the school day. PIHS opened for students Aug. 19 and all of the school's 568 PIHS students have been assigned an iPad, joining as estimated 40,000 K-12 Maine students from Houlton to Boothbay using the tablet computers. SAD 1's elementary schools and Presque Isle Middle School begin Sept. 8.  

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Man charged with arson in Presque Isle house fire

 Man charged with arson in Presque Isle house fire

By Anthony Brino

Staff Writer

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 Staff photo/Anthony Brino

The back of the 18 Phair Street home shows internal fire damage, while front appears relatively unharmed.

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12th balloon fest celebrates peak of Aroostook summer

12th balloon fest celebrates

peak of Aroostook summer

By Anthony Brino

Staff Writer

PRESQUE ISLE Fourteen hot air balloons will fly over the northern skies this weekend as part of the 12th annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest.

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Solar advocates see bright opportunity in northern Maine

Solar advocates see bright opportunity

in northern Maine

By Anthony Brino

Staff Writer

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Star-Herald photo/Anthony Brino

SOLAR SOLUTION — A 6.8 kilowatt tracking photovoltaic system at County Energy Solutions in Fort Fairfield.

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Ashland constructs 9/11 memorial

Ashland constructs 9/11 memorial

By Susan Feeney-Hopkins

Special to The Star-Herald

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Photo courtesy of Susan Feeney-Hopkins

ONE BRICK AT A TIME — Dedicated volunteers from the town of Ashland have gathered together to help construct a 9/11 memorial to be unveiled on Friday, Sept. 11, at the memorial site in Ashland. Here, volunteers, from left, Chris Bessey, Chief Don Bouley of the Ashland Fire Department, Jean Poitraw (in back) and Nelson Craig lay the bricks which will be the founda...
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NM Veterans Cemetery honors WW II soldiers and volunteers

NM Veterans Cemetery

honors WW II soldiers and volunteers

By Christopher Bouchard

Staff Writer

CARIBOU Veterans recently held a Spirit of ‘45 ceremony to honor the 70th anniversary of World War II at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery.

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A busy fall in store for Fort Fairfield officials, community members

A busy fall in store for Fort Fairfield officials,

community members

By Anthony Brino

Staff Writer

 FORT FAIRFIELD Town officials and residents who led a wind power committee are gearing up for a robust debate about regulating potential wind turbines, among other things through the rest of the year.

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Sen. Susan Collins addresses community at UMPI talk

 Sen. Susan Collins

addresses community at UMPI talk

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PRESQUE ISLE The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins -- a County native and key leader in the U.S. Senate as the first guest speaker in its 2015-16 Distinguished Lecturer Series.

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Easton teacher invents at-home salad bar

 Easton teacher invents at-home salad bar

By Jen Lynds

BDN Staff

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Photo courtesy of Ellen Trask

INVENTIVE TEACHER — Ellen Trask of Easton poses by a "Shark Tank" poster on July 29 in Portland. She was there to pitch her invention, The Home Salad Bar, to casting directors. It ultimately was not chosen, but she is working to get it picked up by other manufacturers.

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