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1947 Patten team is Hall honoree
By Ernie Clark
BDN writer
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The 1947 Patten Academy boys basketball team was honored at a banquet hosted by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad at the Penobscot Hotel in Bangor after beating Boston Latin 35-32 at the Boston Garden in the New England Basketball Tournament. From left are Carroll Hatt, manager Jack Seely, Thurston Townsend, captain Lloyd Wilson, coach Willis Phair, Donna Phair, Harley Dow, Howard Cunningham, Hollis Bates, Gilman Rossignol and Kenneth McCou
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Civil War vet’s remains make it home
By Abigail Curtis
BDN Staff Writer
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Maine Veterans Affairs officials hand the remains of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams of Hodgdon, who fought for the Union Army in the famed 20th Maine, back to some Patriot Guard Riders who traveled across the country with him from Oregon over the past few days during a ceremony on Monday outside the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.
 

AUGUSTA — The Civil War soldier from Maine whose remains were stored haphazardly at the O

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Adopt-a-Block party fun
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Gabe Henderson prepares to get wet as he crushes a water balloon at the annual Adopt-a-Block Back to School Block Party Saturday at the Military Street Baptist Church.  
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Community honors Hutchinson’s memory
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Lt. Brian Harris, center, of the Maine State Police met with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers National President Colleen Sheehey-Church, left, and Houlton native Nicole Hutchinson Friday afternoon at the Troop F Barracks in Houlton. The road leading into the barracks is named after Hutchinson's sister Darcie, a graduate of Houlton High School, who was killed 20 years ago by a drunk driver.  
 

HOULTON — A group of more than

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Miller will not face charges in dog’s death
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON — The former executive director of the Houlton Humane Society will not be charged with a crime in connection with the death earlier this year of a dog that she admitted died in her care.

Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said Friday that his office has concluded its investigation into the death of the 11-month-old pit bull mixed-breed, known as Harley, which died in February while being cared for at the home of Heather Miller, who at the time

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Poliquin plans County tour, town hall session

HOULTON — Congressman Bruce Poliquin, a member of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, will host House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan for an in-depth, day-long tour of Maine’s northern border Thursday, Aug. 25.

The tour will conclude with a public town hall discussion in Houlton to hear directly from Mainers who live and work near the international border about concerns on border security and crossing.

“Maine shares a

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Educational fair aims to boost back-to-school spirit for local kids

Event slated Saturday at Millar Civic Center

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — With the start of school only two weeks away, the Aid for Kids organization has sponsored an educational fair to help students get in the learning spirit.

This year’s fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millar Civic Center and will once again feature “Bess the Book Bus,” as well as many other educational activities designed to stimulate young minds. There is no cost fo

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Hogan Tire celebrates with Monster Truck show

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Pioneer Times photo/Joseph Cyr
Hogan Tire celebrated its 60th anniversary in Houlton Saturday with a monster truck show at Community Park. A large crowd turned out to see the antique car show, free hotdog lunch and to see two "Bigfoot" trucks crush cars.  
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A pdf of this week's 08-24-2016 is now available for download.

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