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Barn a Total Loss After Fire Started by Lightning Strike

Barn a Total Loss After Fire Started by Lightning Strike

| May 28, 2015

Bridgewater, ME – A barn is a total loss, but a house is saved after a lightning strike Wednesday night.  Crews from Bridgewater and Monticello Fire Departments responded to the fire at 8:05 PM.  The barn, located on Snow Road in Bridgewater, had been struck by lightning.  When the fire departments arrived, the barn was engulfed […]

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Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Upheld

Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Upheld

| May 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business. An Aroostook County jury convicted 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. of Monticello of theft in April 2014. He injured his hand while working as […]

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Monticello residents vote on whether or not they want to pull out of RSU 29

Monticello residents vote on whether or not they want to pull out of RSU 29

| March 16, 2015

“We’ve lost our sense of community,” said Monticello resident Laurice Grass-Bell. Grass-Bell doesn’t like what’s happened in her town. Since the Wellington school was shut down last June, she and others have worked to give residents the option of pulling out of Regional School Unit 29 and forming their own school district. “It’s the first year that […]

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Local church leaders react to recent ISIS slaying, say it won’t stop their mission

Local church leaders react to recent ISIS slaying, say it won’t stop their mission

| February 18, 2015

The killing of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS over the weekend may have happened far away…but for some, it hits close to home. “It was violent..it was scary to see,” said Pastor Jason Rooney of the Monticello Community Wesleyan Churc. “Just the fact that they had the label Christian, that that was enough to get […]

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Vacant Wellington School Building: Part 2

Vacant Wellington School Building: Part 2

| November 20, 2014

Wellington School in Monticello has been vacant since its closure in June. The upkeep of the empty building is costing the town thousands. A group of citizens has now started a petition that could solve the problem. With the closure of Wellington School, elementary students in Monticello are now bussed to other district schools in […]

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