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Bennett on short list for Brunswick town manager job

Bennett on short list for Brunswick town manager job

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — The Star City could be searching for a new city manager, following word that Jim Bennett, who’s held the job since 2010, is one of two finalists for the same position in Brunswick — that’s according to a statement from the Brunswick Town Council.

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Local couple presents major gift to university

Local couple presents major gift to university

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Photo courtesy of UMPI

    Gauvins’ Gift — Ray and Sandy Gauvin, of Mapleton, have given the University of Maine at Presque Isle the gift of 75 acres of land and the buildings on it to support UMPI in its efforts to renovate the auditorium in Wieden Hall. The donated property is located in Mapleton.

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Council approves ATV travel route

 Council approves ATV travel route

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    SGT. DAN MENARD, of the Maine Warden Service, discusses the need for an ATV route around the west side of Presque Isle, during a recent City Council meeting. Pictured from left are: Councilors Craig Green and Mike Chasse, City Manager Jim Bennett and Menard.

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UMPI, Chinese school establish transnational college

UMPI, Chinese school establish transnational college

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Photo courtesy of UMPI

    COLLABORATION — Yanbo Zhou, chairman of the Siyuan University board, of China, and UMPI President Linda Schott shake hands after signing an agreement on Aug. 12 to establish a transnational college in China. The joint college, expected to be in place by fall 2015, will offer degrees in business, education, and environmental studies. Graduates from this college will receive degrees from both UMPI and Siyuan. ...
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Chinese youth excited to attend PIHS

Chinese youth excited to attend PIHS

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Staff photo/Scott Mitchell Johnson

    VISITING STUDENTS — Six Chinese students are attending Presque Isle High School this school year as part of SAD 1’s initiative to attract foreign students. Three of the recruits were guests at last Wednesday night’s board meeting. Introducing themselves to the directors are, from left: Layla Zhan, Chloe Ru and Christina Qiu. Today is the first day of school at PIHS.

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Bridgewater Fire Department to receive grant

Bridgewater Fire Department to receive grant

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Fire Department is one of three agencies named to receive federal grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AGF) for vehicle acquisition and operations and safety purposes.

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11th annual Balloon Fest prepares for liftoff

11th annual Balloon Fest prepares for liftoff

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are the seven colors of the rainbow, and those colors and more will fill the skies in the coming days as a dozen hot air balloons are expected to participate in the 11th annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest.

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