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Sears announces PI store closure

Sears announces PI store closure

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Sears officials notified employees of the Sears store at the Aroostook Centre Mall last week the facility would be closing sometime in January 2015. The announcement was made during a staff meeting on Oct. 15.

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Wildcat sculpture unveiled, dedicated

Wildcat sculpture unveiled, dedicated

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Staff photo/Scott Mitchell Johnson

    A BRONZE WILDCAT SCULPTURE, created by artist Andreas von Huene, of Arrowsic, was unveiled last Tuesday and dedicated in honor of SAD 1 Superintendent Gehrig Johnson for his 30 years of service to the students and staff of the district. Pictured with the sculpture are, from left: Johnson, his wife, Holly; Lucy Richard, chair of the SAD 1 board of directors; and Jim Bubar, vice chair. The wildcat is positioned on ...
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Auburn city manager comes home to SAD 1

Auburn city manager comes home to SAD 1

Clint Deschene

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By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Clint Deschene is looking forward to returning to the Star City to begin a new chapter in his life.

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Collins, Bellows disagree over health care, minimum wage in first debate

Collins, Bellows disagree over health care,

minimum wage in first debate

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Photo by Paula Brewer

    FIRST DEBATE — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, left, and incumbent Republican Senator Susan Collins consider questions posed to them during Monday night’s debate in Presque Isle. The candidates sparred on such policy issues as economic development, healthcare and raising the minimum wage.

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Bear referendum opponents urge voters to rely on their brains, not their hearts

Bear referendum opponents urge voters

to rely on their brains, not their hearts

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Staff photo/Kathy McCarty

    “TRUST OUR WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS” is the message on signs posted across the state urging voters to “vote No on Question 1” on Nov. 4. Many businesses, including Ben LeBlanc, owner of Ben’s Trading Post in Presque Isle, support the campaign to defeat the referendum question that would, if passed, ban the baiting, trapping or hounding of bear.

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Chief sees need to revise staffing

Chief sees need to revise staffing

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — City Council got a more in-depth review of the proposed 2015 budget, provided by City Manager Jim Bennett and Monday’s meeting.

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This week’s PDF

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

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