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Baxter State Park Director announces retirement after 30 years

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Submitted by Sethen on December 18, 2017 - 11:01pm

Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News Staff • December 14, 2017

Baxter State Park Director Jensen Bissell is retiring at the end of this year after 30 years working for park administration and 12 years as park director.

“I always felt that having the job was a real privilege and I needed to be careful I move on at the right time, and I think it’s the right time for me and the park,” Bissell, a resident of Milo, said.

Bissell’s last day will be Dec. 29, the Friday after Christmas. He says that will give the Baxter State Park Authority about four quiet months, when park visitation is at a minimum, to conduct their search for the next director, who will oversee the day-to-day operations of one of Maine’s most beloved wild spaces and hiking destinations.

Bissell... Read More

SAD 41 to join application process for regional comprehensive high school

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Submitted by Sethen on December 12, 2017 - 4:26pm

Stuart Hedstrom • December 11, 2017

LAGRANGE — After several meetings learning more information about the proposed facility, the SAD 41 school board voted to join both SAD 46 of the Dexter area and the Guilford-based SAD 4 in the application process for an Integrated, Consolidated grades 9-16 Educational Facility pilot project during a Dec. 6 meeting at the Marion C. Cook School.

Earlier in the year the partnership between SAD 46 and SAD 4 was announced as one of three finalists for the pilot project, with the other two finalists based in and around Fort Kent and Madawaska as well as in Houlton and the surrounding school districts. The comprehensive high school would be funded by the state — about $200 million is set... Read More

Piscataquis commissioners approve $4.25M county budget

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Submitted by Sethen on December 12, 2017 - 4:26pm

Stuart Hedstrom • December 12, 2017

DOVER-FOXCROFT — A 2018 Piscataquis County budget totaling just under $4.25 million and a near $1,489,000 Unorganized Territory (UT) spending plan for the 2018-19 fiscal year were both formally approved by the county commissioners during a Dec. 5 meeting.

“No comments were received at the public hearing that any changes were needed in either the county or UT budgets,” County Manager Tom Lizotte said with the hearing held just over a week prior. Lizotte said copies of the approved budgets will now be sent out to the 17 towns and pair of plantations in Piscataquis County.

The $4,247,114 county budget is up by $152,265 (3.68 percent) from 2017. The combined tax commitment for... Read More

MSAD #41 Schools Dismissing at 11am

Submitted by Sethen on December 12, 2017 - 7:03am

Good morning. All MSAD #41 schools will be dismissing at 11:00 today.

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