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Easton High ‘beats the odds’

Rural school is only one in Maine on national list

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

Easton Junior-Senior High School has found itself as the lone Maine school on Newsweek’s list of 500 American high schools that are overcoming barriers to student success.

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PI Rotary whips up anti-polio challenge

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PIES FOR POLIO — Presque Isle Rotary Club Past President Frank Bemis, center, tosses a pie at fellow Rotarian Rachel Rice, World Polio Day/Purple Pinkie Project co-chair, as co-chair Joy Barresi Saucier “recovers” from her own whipped-cream surprise. The three took pies in the face during Monday’s meeting to raise funds for Rotary International’s #EndPolioNow campaign.

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FF holds line on tax rate

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

The Fort Fairfield Town Council approved a property tax rate at the same rate of last year’s, with the aim of generating a small surplus in the next budget.

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County Dialysis happy to grow

Contributed photo/Craig Cormier

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County Dialysis patient Orpheus Allison, speaking at an open house held to celebrate the Presque Isle center’s new space, with TAMC chief medical officer Jay Reynolds, interim CEO Glenda Dwyer and board chair Gene Lynch. Allison, a longtime journalist and educator, was working in Guangzhou, China, when he found out he would need to receive kidney dialysis. Before County Dialysis opened in 1997, Aroostook County dialysis patients had to carpool downstate.

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Project targets parents with substance abuse

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

With a federally-funded pilot project, Aroostook Mental Health Care is hoping to help parents with addiction find recovery and also become better moms and dads.

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Police arrest Washburn pair

Another meth lab found near school zone

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Contributed photo/MDE

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s response team investigates an apartment at 1295 Main Street suspected of housing methamphetamine manufacturing.

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PI library a community resource, cultural center

Staff photo/Anthony Brino

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Clifton Boudman, artist in residence at Presque Isle’s Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, organizes art and cultural exhibits, as well as a small counter-top book shop that started this year.

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