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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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Vacant Wellington School Building: Part 1

Vacant Wellington School Building: Part 1

| November 19, 2014

Wellington Elementary closed last June in order to save MSAD 29 money. However, with an empty schoolbuilding and former students being bussed to Houlton, there is growing concern in Monticello. It’s been five months since classes were held at Wellington Elementary School in Monticello. The building has sat vacant since June. Monticello Town Council Chair […]

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Students Have Last Day at Wellington School in Monticello

Students Have Last Day at Wellington School in Monticello

| June 17, 2014

“The last day of school is always an emotional one..it’s hard to know that your little ones are moving on..today of course has special significance because it’s the last kindergarten class,” said kindergarten teacher Susan McMann. McMann has been a teacher at the Wellington School for the last nine years. On Tuesday morning she soaked up […]

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