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Balloon Fest colors the sky in Star City

Balloon Fest colors the sky in Star City

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     LANDING AT DUSK — The 11th annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest was held Aug. 21-24 in Presque Isle. The setting sun Saturday evening made for a beautiful backdrop as these two balloons, Spellbound Spirit II, left, piloted by Randy Lee of Benson, N.C., and Skybox, flown by Joe Shevenell of Cape Elizabeth, prepare to touch down in a field on the Centerline Road.

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School budget behind mil rate increase

School budget behind mil rate increase

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Residents will see a slight increase in their tax bill, following City Council’s approval at Monday’s meeting of the final 2014 budget, which includes a 72 cents per $1,000 in valuation that was a result of this year’s increase of about $300,000 to the SAD 1 school budget.

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Union seeks fair deal from FairPoint

Union seeks fair deal from FairPoint

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Photo courtesy of Chris Colligan

    UNION MEMBERS at FairPoint’s Presque Isle facility stood outside the business Thursday on Carmichael Street, holding signs to raise awareness of the contract dispute between employees and the company. At issue are proposed cuts to retirement, health care and other benefits. Pictured from left are: Ralph Long, Charlie Currier, Alan Kidney, Eric Violette, Peter Levasseur, Chris Randolph, Charlie Stevens and Chris Co...
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Bear hunting a crucial part of state’s economy

Bear hunting a crucial part of state’s economy

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    MAKE DONATION — Lacey Jandreau, 10, and her brother, Dawson Jandreau, 6, of Portage, donated $105 they raised selling golf balls, whoopie pies and lemonade during Portage’s recent Whoopie Pie Festival, to Maine’s Save the Bear Hunt fund-raising dinner at the Northeastland Hotel Aug. 23.

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UMPI, Husson sign articulation agreements

UMPI, Husson sign articulation agreements

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    SIGN AGREEMENT — Representatives from Husson University and the University of Maine at Presque Isle met Aug. 13 to sign two articulation agreements that will allow UMPI students to pursue master’s degrees in criminal justice administration and business administration. Pictured from left are: Jennifer Flynn, director of Husson University’s Presque Isle campus; Dr. Marie Hansen, dean, Husson University College of ...
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Road work progresses in Presque Isle

Road work progresses in Presque Isle

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    A CREW works to fill in and level a section along Academy Street, as part of the Presque Isle Water and Sewer District’s effort to replace outdated water and sewer mains along Main Street and several side streets.

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New Junior Miss Presque Isle

New Junior Miss Presque Isle

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Photo courtesy of Barb Halvorson

     In a recent crowning ceremony, Yessenia Vilar, the newly-crowned 2014 Junior Miss Potato queen, crowned the new Junior Miss Presque Isle, Kacie Chapman. Yessenia is the daughter of Jason and Jasmine Cote and Kacie is the daughter of Travis and Kellie Chapman.

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This Weekks PDF

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

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