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Deputy city manager to take helm in Presque Isle

Puckett named city manager

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PRESQUE ISLE The City Council has appointed Deputy City Manager Martin Puckett to become the new city manager, effective Aug. 16.

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Northern Maine Fair opens Friday

Northern Maine Fair opens Friday

By Christopher Bouchard

Special to the Star-Herald

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THE ENTIRE AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT HALL was renovated to look like a miniature village for this year's Northern Maine Fair in Presque Isle. A homemade tree stood in the center of the exhibit, surrounded by shelves that would eventually contain a diverse assortment of plants and flowers. The cubicles on the left and right side of the building were transformed into colorful houses that will contain unique hom...
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Application in for 250-megawatt wind project west of Bridgewater

Application in for 250-megawatt wind project

west of Bridgewater

 If all goes according to a developer's plan, the unorganized territory west of Bridgewater will soon be home to New England’s largest wind farm.

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No limits: UMPI professor may be first paraplegic to scale Katahdin

No limits: UMPI professor
may be first paraplegic to scale Katahdin

By Aislinn Sarnacki
BDN Staff

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 Jacquelyn Lowman ,63, (left) chats with members of the 2015 Beyond Limits Katahdin Expedition on Mount Katahdin Tuesday. Lowman, an associate professor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, has been wheelchair-bound since 2010 due to spina-bifida. Six men took ten-minute turns carrying her to the summit in a custom-made backpack, assisting each other along the way.

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Maine Potato Blossom Pageant Queens

Maine Potato Blossom Pageant Queens

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  TAKING TOP HONORS last week in the Maine Potato Blossom Festival Pageant were, from left:  Gemimar Babin, Fort Fairfield, second runner-up; Miss Maine Potato Blossom Queen Emma Kinney, Presque Isle; and Michaela Dube, Mapleton, first runner-up.

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Rain does little to dampen Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade

Rain does little to dampen

Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade

By Christopher Bouchard
Special to The Star-Herald

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  County Super Spuds of Mars Hill celebrates 128 years of business by driving through downtown Fort Fairfield in a Case 550 Quadtrac as part of the Potato Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday.

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Pluto run from Houlton to PI celebrates NASA mission

Pluto run from Houlton to PI

celebrates NASA mission

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

PRESQUE ISLE Boldly going from Houlton to Presque Isle on Wednesday morning, more than 60 runners made the 40-mile trek by planet hopping through the Maine Solar System Model to celebrate NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and to encourage county residents to get out, exercise and enjoy science.

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

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