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    August 1, 2021

    Monroe news

    As summer slinks along I can’t help but start thinking more seriously about the arrival of September. A few months ago ...

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    August 1, 2021

    Prospect news

    During the last Select Board meeting, the 2021 mill rate was set at 19.4. The board was able to keep the mill rate the same as last year. ...

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    August 1, 2021

    Jackson news

    Having grown up in Jackson in the 1970s, Meredith Toumayan couldn’t resist the opportunity to return in 2013 with her husband Paul and livestock in tow. Meredith is currently a shepherdess, selling handknit woolens at local markets. She also enjoys hiking, sailing and exploring Maine. She has been the Jackson town news columnist since June 2020.

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    August 1, 2021

    Freedom news

    Tyler Hadyniak grew up in Freedom and he loves being back home. He serves on the town Historical Society and Planning Board. A graduate of Mount View High School, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine School of Law, he practices various areas of law at Mailloux & Marden in Belfast. When he’s not working, you can find him outdoors. Following the lead of his grandmother, longtime “Voice of Freedom” Sallyann Hadyniak, Tyler became the town’s columnist in March.

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    August 1, 2021

    Unity news

    Penny Picard Sampson, a third-generation Unity resident, grew up on a small dairy farm. A graduate of Mount View High School and Unity College, Penny has served as an animal control officer, town Budget Committee member, county Budget Committee member, and, since 2014, as a member of the Unity Select Board. Retired since she became ill in 2014, she worked for 16 years at MBNA/Bank of America in Belfast. She takes great interest in the care of Unity cemeteries and in promoting Unity as a great location to live.

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    August 1, 2021

    Stockton Springs news

    A New Jersey native who retired to Maine in 2002, Ellen Holland has studied at Green Mountain College, the Katherine Gibbs School, and Thomas Edison State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She worked in the legal profession most of her career, initially as a paralegal and finally as chief of staff for a N.J. state legislator. Ellen volunteers for the Penobscot Marine Museum and Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and enjoys reading and sailing Penobscot Bay.

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    August 1, 2021

    Searsmont news

    Married 40 years, full-time Searsmont residents for 20, Joyce and Mickey Sirota have been town columnists since 2019. Joyce was a magazine editor for 20 years, moving to social work 25 years ago. After 50 years in nonprofit fundraising, Mickey is retired but busy. They love travel, gardening, the Red Sox and walking around Searsmont taking pictures.

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    August 1, 2021

    Mill Brook Preserve established in Searsport

    New preserve will be easily accessible to students and classes in Searsport elementary, middle and high schools.

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    August 1, 2021

    ReVision Energy recognized as a top U.S. solar installation company

    ReVision, which originated in Liberty, was also named a Best for the World™ B Corp in recognition of its performance beyond commercial metrics.

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    July 30, 2021

    MaineCF awards $23,000 to local nonprofits

    The Maine Community Foundation awarded $206,540 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations across Maine through its Community Building Grant Program.

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