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Yaeger set to hike Appalachian Trail

Yaeger set to hike Appalachian Trail

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    MARK YAEGER, an avid hiker, is preparing for a very long walk home. The son of Andy and Carol Yaeger of Westfield, Yaeger will be spending the next several months hiking the Appalachian Trail. He will begin his journey at Springer Mountain in northwestern Georgia early next week and hopes to reach his front door in Westfield around the second week of October. Yaeger is currently a professional ski patrolman at Aspen Highlands in...
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Council reduces landfill fees

Council reduces landfill fees

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — City Council gave initial approval Monday to reduce fees charged to businesses and residents at the Presque Isle landfill.

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Chaplain certified to assist multiple agencies

Chaplain certified to assist multiple agencies

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    MARK NEDDEAU, of Presque Isle, a chaplain for the Presque Isle Police Department, sports a new lapel pin he earned for completing training at the Police Academy in Vassalboro in February that now allows him to work with other law enforcement agencies, providing faith-based support to individuals in crisis situations.

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City officials consider payment options for pending projects

City officials consider payment options

for pending projects

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — The bonding process for the Community Center, splash pad and outdoor pool was discussed at Monday night’s councilors’ workshop. City Manager Jim Bennett and councilors talked about methods for funding the projects, with the manager recommending the community issue its own bonds, with the advantage of setting terms local officials think work best for the municipality.

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SAD 1 receives grant to make library improvements

SAD 1 receives grant to make library improvements

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — SAD 1 has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. According to Clint Deschene, assistant superintendent for business, funds will allow the district to “implement an update to our libraries.”

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Airport in line for federal funds

Airport in line for federal funds

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle is one of three facilities in line to receive over $4 million in grants, with the money slated for improvements.

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FORT ROYALTY

FORT ROYALTY

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NEW QUEENS

NEW QUEENS

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Maine graduation rates up

Maine graduation rates up

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    AUGUSTA — Maine’s high school graduation rate has hit an all-time high, as has the percentage of students who are either economically disadvantaged or have a disability and are earning their diploma in four years.

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

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