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06.22.2016

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Governor pitching reform in education

 

Says too much spent on admin

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

Governor Paul LePage spent two hours with a small crowd in Presque Isle discussing a host of issues, including rising education costs — on a day when local voters rejected a school budget with a steep property tax hike.

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GOVERNOR Paul LePage speaks at the University of Maine Presque Isle on June 14.

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MOVING DAY

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The Star-Herald office will soon have a new home, as it moves across town this week to join its parent company, Northeast Publishing.The entire newspaper staff will vacate the office on North Street and make the move on Friday, June 24, to the 260 Missile Street location, taking up residence in freshly revamped space alongside Print Works, NEP’s commercial printing division.

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SAD 1 budget fails at polls

Long-Smith Senate primary results close

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

The administration, board and voters of School Administrative District 1 are looking to find savings for a new budget, while two Republican contenders for a state Senate seat wait to find out who won.

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Guard to build $15.5M facility

By Anthony Brino
Staff Witer

The Maine Army National Guard is building a new $15.5 million regional readiness facility in Presque Isle to replace an older station in Caribou.

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Climate change in The County?

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

“If you think back a few decades ago and feel like winters were colder, the plant hardiness zones would suggest that’s right,” said Susan Erich, an agriculture professor at the University of Maine.

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QUOGGY JO MOUNTAIN at Aroostook State Park and bare potato fields that host one of the area’s snowmobile trails were seen from the SAD1 School Farm in Presque Isle during peak season last year.

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Vandals cause more than $5,000 in damage to Mantle Lake Park

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

After an ongoing spate of small-scale vandalism, Presque Isle’s Mantle Lake Park received an estimated $5,000-$10,000 in property damage the night before Father’s Day.

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PRESQUE ISLE recreation department staffers Garrett Belanger (left) and John Dougherty began repairs Monday to the pavilion at Mantle Lake Park, which received an estimated $5,000-$10,000 in vandalism damage over the weekend.

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Museum a trove of forestry heritage

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

The Ashland Logging Museum offers a taste of what life has been like for the people working in Maine’s north woods over many generations.

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GUY LANDRY, a blacksmith and historical reenactor, demonstrates a portable forge at the Ashland Logging Museum, as Presque Isle sixth-grader Griffen Russell learns of the craft during a field trip with the Presque Isle Boys & Girls Club.

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CAHS GRADUATION

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CLASS PRESIDENT Elizabeth Gillen, left, and Salutatorian Noelle Bailey are happy to switch their tassels as they are declared graduates of CAHS at the close of graduation June 10.

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Donations, volunteers staple to soup kitchen

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

A few times each week, 88-year-old Presque Isle resident Calvin Tuttle drives to Graves’ Shop & Save, picks up boxes of donated produce, bread and other food and takes it all to Martha & Mary’s Soup Kitchen.

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DON SAMIYA, manager at the Presque Isle Shop & Save, Cindy Patten, director of Martha & Mary’s Soup Kitchen, and Calvin Tuttle, a longtime volunteer driver.

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PDF Download 06.22.2016

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

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