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Passenger killed in weekend crash on Maine Turnpike, driver had suspended license

Passenger killed in weekend crash on Maine Turnpike, driver had suspended license

| June 15, 2015

Maine State Police say a man with a suspended driver’s license was behind the wheel when a Land Rover crashed on the Maine Turnpike on Saturday and killed a passenger. Troopers say the crash killed 40-year-old Anthony Vandyck of Fairfield. He was ejected through the sunroof window when the vehicle rolled over. Vandyck owned the […]

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Boston food bank purchasing what could be one million pounds of County potatoes

Boston food bank purchasing what could be one million pounds of County potatoes

| June 15, 2015

Potato plants are in the ground now in this field in Washburn…but once harvested, some of this crop will be shipped to the largest food bank in New England….to help those in need. “You kind of feel like you’re working in the garden for Boston…in the backyard,” said Noah Winslow, who is responsible for marketing […]

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Jim Risner steps in as Fort Fairfield’s town manager

Jim Risner steps in as Fort Fairfield’s town manager

| June 12, 2015

“I couldn’t have gotten any luckier,” said Jim Risner. When Risner moved to Fort Fairfield with his wife to retire, he did so with the intention of maybe finding a part time job in public service. But when the town’s full time town manager position opened up, he jumped at the chance. Risner is big time passionate […]

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Local farmers and agronomists excited about nurse crop project

Local farmers and agronomists excited about nurse crop project

| June 11, 2015

One section of Brent Edgecomb’s farm in Limestone has a lot more green than your average potato field. That’s because a few acres of the potato crop have a nurse crop on top of them. A practice that farmers say has big time benefits, starting with soil conservation. “I hope it makes the soil more fertile…and keeps […]

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Residents of SAD 27 vote down school budget

Residents of SAD 27 vote down school budget

| June 11, 2015

Only one school district in the County had their budget voted down Tuesday night. Residents from the six communities that make up MSAD 27 rejected the new school budget by a wide margin. Almost 1900 people voted, and 83 percent were not in favor of the 2015-16 budget. One reason for these results was a […]

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