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    April 12, 2010

    Septic-system course offered by Waldo County SWCD

    The Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting septic-system training for site evaluators, contractors, code enforcement officers, and licensed plumbing inspectors. The workshop, "Ethical and Technical Issues for the Site Evaluator," will be held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast Friday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ethics portion of the course will focus on the point when a site ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Veterans’ benefits seminar in Stockton springs

    American Legion Post 157 is sponsoring a veterans' benefits seminar Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at the Legion Hall on Route 1 North in Sandy Point. All veterans and their spouses are invited to attend. There willbe guest speakers who are well-versed in discussing health-care eligibility, the VA claims process, service-connected disabilities, Agent Orange-related illnesses, burial and memorial benefits, VA ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Christopher Francis achieves Eagle Scout rank

    Christopher Francis has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle service project, he constructed a flagpole with a concrete walkway and flower garden at the Dorothea Dix Park in Hampden. He started his Scouting career in 1999 as a Tiger Scout in Pack 41. He has been a member of Troop 41 in Hampden since 2005, and is currently a Junior Assistant Scout Master. Francis is very active in the Order of the ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Travel writer to give talk on Prague

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast will continue its series of travelogues with "A Trip to Prague," to be presented in the church, 37 Miller St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The travelogue, in the form of a slide show and accompanying narration, will be presented by Stephen Allen, a retired journalist and travel writer. The program is free to the public. "During the past 10 years, this capital of ...

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    April 12, 2010

    Town Office presents Prospect man with Boston Post Cane

    The Town Office has presented the Boston Post Cane to Edward Morris Holmes, who is 99 years old (born Sept. 27, 1910). Edward, who is known as Ted, moved to Maine in the late 1930s with his wife, Jane. They lived for several years on Gotts Island, near Bass Harbor. They also lived in various coastal towns, Boothbay Harbor, Winter Harbor and Bernard. Inland, they lived in Princeton, Ellsworth Falls, Ellsworth, New ...

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    April 8, 2010

    Bridget Rose joins speech pathology program and Voice & Swallowing Center

    Bridget Rose has joined the speech pathology program and Voice & Swallowing Center of Maine at Waldo County General Hospital. She brings an array of classical vocal performance credits with her. Department Manager Michael Towey said, "A therapist with Bridget's vocal performance background provides a depth of vocal skills available only in a few specialized centers in the United States." Rose earned her ...

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    April 8, 2010

    Conservation District encourages stewardship

    The Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District will observe its annual Stewardship Week celebration April 25, May 2. This marks the 55th year of the national event. The 2010 Stewardship Week is themed "Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats," encouraging citizens, schools and communities to develop and maintain habitat areas using good conservation practices. Denise Blanchette acts as the conservation ...

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    April 8, 2010

    RSU 20 middle-school math teams shine at the Kennebec Valley Regional Math Meet

    On Friday, April 2, the Troy Howard Middle School and Searsport District Middle School math teams participated in the third and final Kennebec Valley Regional Math League competition of the school year. The meet took place at the China Conference Center — other participating middle-school teams included Winslow, Vassalboro, Pittsfield and China. Each school may enter up to two teams of four students per grade ...

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    April 8, 2010

    Penobscot Marine Museum adds to staff

    Cathy Melio has joined the staff of the museum as program and outreach coordinator. She will develop new programs, especially in the museum's education department, and work to engage local communities in the museum's activities. She will also fulfill the role of grants coordinator, managing the museum's grant proposal efforts. Cathy previously served as education director at the Center for Maine Contemporary ...

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    April 8, 2010

    Belfast native graduates from the University of Southern Maine

    Andrew Smith of Belfast graduated cum laude in December 2009 from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor's degree in political science. As part of his undergraduate work, he studied Arabic and political science for 1 1/2 years at the American University of Cairo. Currently, he is living in Amman, Jordan, teaching English at the American Community School and studying Arabic. Smith recently became a ...


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