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  1. Late night joyride leaves hole in Brooksville fire stationRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Weekly Packet

    Significant damage to the Brooksville Fire Department substation at the corner of Varnumville and Coastal roads is believed to be the result of a vehicle crash that occurred in the late night hours of Saturday, March 21, and into March 22. Beside the substation, said Fire Chief Matt Dow, there are multiple "donut" tire tracks and evidence that a large vehicle got temporarily hung up in adjacent snowbanks. He said there also was tire tracks at Buster Peasley's property directly across the road.

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  2. Zero-sort recycling back on the table for transfer stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Weekly Packet

    A potential change in which materials can be recycled, and how they will be handled, will highlight a Wednesday, March 25, meeting of the Solid Waste Committee, the oversight board of the Blue Hill-Surry Transfer Station. A representative of Casellas Resource Solutions, a New England and New York waste management company, will outline options for switching to zero-sort recycling at the transfer station.

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  3. Scoping session sets the stage for oyster farm in Northern BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Weekly Packet

    Michael Briggs, owner of Taunton Bay Oyster Co., plans to submit a standard aquaculture lease application to the Maine Department of Marine Resources to grow 3.6 million oysters on up to 24 acres in Northern Bay of the Bagaduce River. A scoping session on the proposed application drew about 35 people to the Penobscot Community School on March 11. The sessions are an opportunity for a potential applicant to get public input, and knowledge of the proposed lease area, before submitting an application.

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  4. In Sedgwick, town meeting voters approve $2.9 million budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Weekly Packet

    When local voters left the historic town house after meeting for three and a half hours on Saturday, March 7, they had something to smile about besides dripping icicles. Although municipal and school budgets they'd approved were up somewhat from a year ago, the amount to be raised was less than expected.

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  5. PenBrook coach celebrates his winning teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Weekly Packet

    The Peninsula takes its school basketball leagues seriously, and the road to the Cross Insurance Center for high school play-offs is paved with middle school coaches who nurture the skills and desire to excel in their young players. In Brooksville, long-time PenBrook Coach Danny Pert took a couple of hours on February 26 to celebrate the girls behind 10 straight trips to the Coastal League championships, with titles brought home each of the last five years.

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  6. Scoping session set on potential Bagaduce River oyster leaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Weekly Packet

    The question of aquaculture in the 12-mile-long Bagaduce River is, once again, on the table. Taunton Bay Oyster Co.

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  7. Voters OK more library repair funds at Brooksville town meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Weekly Packet

    Voters at the annual town meeting Tuesday, March 3, allocated $30,000 to address new structural problems at the public service building. The problems arose last spring after the town had increased structural supports in some areas of the fire station to hold the new addition for the library built above the station.

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  8. Sedgwick voters to face 79-article warrant at town meeting March 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Weekly Packet

    Having cast their ballots for municipal office at the town house on Friday, March 6, Town of Sedgwick citizens will meet on Saturday, March 6, to attend the annual town meeting, starting at 9 a.m. and running through a 79-article warrant before adjournment. If all articles pass as written in the town report, voters will have approved a total budget of $2,930,092; the budget passed by voters at the 2014 town meeting was $3,014,974.

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  9. Two seek three-year selectman post in SedgwickRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Weekly Packet

    When polls open at the historic Town House on Friday, March 6, at 1 p.m., local voters will have a choice to cast ballots for incumbent selectman Victor Smith, running for his third 3-year term, or political newcomer Benjamin Astbury. They also will be able to vote in Patricia Gross for tax collector.

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  10. In contested race, candidate seeks reelection to Brooksville school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Weekly Packet

    Charles Tarr, the current school board chairman in Brooksville, seeks another three-year term on town election day, March 2. Tarr was on vacation and could not be reached when The Weekly Packet conducted interviews with candidates. Candidate profiles based on the responses of incumbent Larry Cassis and Matthew Freedman were published in the February 19 edition.

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  11. Road maintenance tops Brooksville budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Weekly Packet

    Winter road upkeep will top the list of expenses anticipated for this year's town budget, and the town house will see a second round of repairs. This year's figure of $240,000 for winter road maintenance is $15,000 higher than 2014, reflecting an increase of more than 6 percent.

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  12. Brooksville school board approves budget in split voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Weekly Packet

    The Brooksville school board voted 2-1-1 to approve the budget proposed for the 2015-16 school year following a meeting with the town budget advisory committee on the evening of January 20. The proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year totals $1,838,295, a 2.02 percent or $36,392 increase over the current budget. Gail Ladd and Larry Cassis voted in favor of adopting the budget, Helen Condon abstained from voting and Brad Jones voted against the budget.

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  13. Three vie for two seats on Brooksville's school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    On Monday, March 2, voters will fill two three-year school board seats from a three-candidate pool. They also will fill a number of other positions, all of which are uncontested.

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  14. High school tuition costs drive Blue Hill school budget up 4.7 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    In a unanimous vote, the five members of the Blue Hill School Board approved a $5,350,934 proposed budget for 2015-16 on February 5, but only after several sessions devoted to cutting and trimming across the budget lines. The goal was to bring the increase down below 5 percent despite a hike in high school tuition costs that edged in under 11 percent.

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  15. Community food grant program accepting applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Maine Farmland Trust is now accepting proposals for projects or programs intended to increase food sustainability and improve the health and well-being of Blue Hill Peninsula residents. In addition to meeting these goals, successful applications will be those that place an emphasis on creating a more just and sustainable local food system through food production, education, or related projects.

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  16. Carolyn Blodgett-a long life steeped in communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    In a 2004 interview with the Castine Patriot, Carolyn Blodgett said she would always call Penobscot home. She also shared what she considered to be the most important details of her life.

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  17. Super Bowl challenge to help food pantriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, which covers the home territory for the New England Patriots, has been challenged by the Pacific Northwest Conference, home territory for the Seattle Seahawks, to join a food challenge to benefit local food pantries. When the Patriots face off against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, many fans will be eating heartily as they watch the game.

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  18. Brooklin 'safe routes to school' path slated for 2016-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Nearly 30 miles of state roads winding through the Peninsula will receive a coat of light paving in 2015, according to the Maine Department of Transportation three-year work plan released this month. The Falls Bridge in South Blue Hill, a subject of public hearings and discussions late last year, is set for $315,000 worth of preliminary engineering toward future improvements.

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  19. Special education drives sharp increase in Penobscot school budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    With town meeting seven weeks away, and a 2015-16 budget due to selectmen by early February, the school board reviewed a second draft on January 12. But, after three and one-half hours, Superintendent Mark Hurvitt said, little was accomplished on changing the budget's bottom line, which stands at $1,810,779, a 7.56 percent increase of $127,307. Special education costs are responsible for the increase, Chairman Jerry Markley said hours before the meeting began, and lie beyond the board's control.

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  20. Union 93 board approves budget for 2015-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The Union 93 board reconvened on Monday, December 15, at Penobscot Community School to decide financial matters for next school year. The 2015-16 budget proposed by Union Superintendent Mark Hurvitt in November's meeting was unanimously passed by 18 members of the board, representing the schools of Penobscot, Surry, Castine, Brooksville and Blue Hill.

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