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

    16 hrs ago | 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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  2. Two seek three-year selectman post in SedgwickRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | 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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  3. In contested race, candidate seeks reelection to Brooksville school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | 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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  4. Road maintenance tops Brooksville budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | 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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  5. Brooksville school board approves budget in split voteRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | 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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  6. Three vie for two seats on Brooksville's school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | 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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  7. High school tuition costs drive Blue Hill school budget up 4.7 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | 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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  8. Community food grant program accepting applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | 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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  9. Carolyn Blodgett-a long life steeped in communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | 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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  10. Super Bowl challenge to help food pantriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | 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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  11. Brooklin 'safe routes to school' path slated for 2016-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Peninsula towns release nomination papersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The towns of Brooklin, Brooksville and Sedgwick have released their annual slate of nomination papers for municipal and school board seats. Nomination papers for the following municipal offices will be available from the clerk on January 8, and must be returned by February 19. There is a one-year term as Road Commissioner, currently held by Neil Allen and a three-year term as Treasurer, currently held by Tammy Andrews.

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

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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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  16. Giving Hands makes crafts, clothes for those in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    Any Tuesday, between 9 a.m. and noon, a group of women can be found occupying the meeting room of the Brooksville Town House. These ladies-who have been mistaken for town officials a time or two, they said-are members of a new volunteer group called Giving Hands.

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  17. Three-day workshop covers pig farming, butchering and charcuterieRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    The Island Culinary and Ecological Center sponsored a weekend workshop titled "Nose to Tail Butchering and Charcuterie," which spanned three days and included events on two Brooksville farms and at a community kitchen on Deer Isle. The workshop began with a humane on-farm slaughter demonstration at David's Folly Farm in Brooksville.

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  18. Celebrating her 100th birthday, Carrie Saunders looks back through timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    A fire burns in the old stove, filled with wood that Carrie Saunders, who will soon turn 100 years old, carried in by hand from the wood shed. The stove, which she dates at over 200 years old, along with her past and present life, puts her one-century mark in perspective.

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  19. Holiday craft fair rings in the seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    Mittens, snow hats, baby sweaters and other clothing items, wreaths, ornaments and Christmas dA cor, wooden toys, boxes and carved kitchen utensils, blankets, quilts, jewelry, stuffed animals, cast aluminum welcome signs, homemade soaps and even marshmallow blowguns could be found at Brooksville's Holiday Craft Fair. Cheerful spirits abounded, too, as vendors and shoppers mingled in the warmth of the Brooksville Community Center on Saturday, November 29, and thoughts and conversations turned to upcoming Christmas plans.

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  20. Penobscot school budget 'okay'; student transfers still a concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    At a November 10 board meeting, Superintendent Mark Hurvitt informed members that the 2014-15 budget was basically on target, with 73 percent of the $1,683,416 budget still left. While two-thirds of the $15,000 repair and maintenance line has been spent-the only budget line with a high expenditure-most of these were planned summer maintenance projects.

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