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

    Thursday | 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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  2. Brooklin 'safe routes to school' path slated for 2016-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  3. Special education drives sharp increase in Penobscot school budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | 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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  4. Union 93 board approves budget for 2015-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | 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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  5. Peninsula towns release nomination papersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | 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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  6. Union 93 board approves budget for 2015-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | 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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  7. Giving Hands makes crafts, clothes for those in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Blue Hill food pantry faces higher costs as donations fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    Sitting down at a table groaning with food for a Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition. But 14 percent of the Peninsula's population, according to statistics compiled by the Tree of Life food pantry in Blue Hill, need help in feeding their families each year.

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  13. Wreath season fires up on the PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    No matter what images come to mind-pines jutting up from rocky shores at the ocean's edge, or visions of the densely forested interior, crawling with bears, moose and other wild critters-pine trees embody the natural beauty and solemn, quiet dignity of the state. And Maine is home to balsam fir trees aplenty, the optimal source of long-lasting, feathery and fragrant greens for wreaths.

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

    Nov 6, 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 on the afternoon of Saturday, October 25, at David's Folly Farm in Brooksville.

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  15. Unger edges out Lameyer by 8 votes in CastineRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    Incumbent David Unger edged out Ted Lameyer in a tight race for a three-year term as Castine Selectman by eight votes. In a landslide vote of 347 to 61, voters in Castine approved an amendment to the 2003 Castine Water Service Protection Ordinance.

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  16. Peninsula voters have strong turnoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    "We were busy all day," said Brooklin Town Clerk Jeannine Hardy. Turnout in Brooklin was 68 percent.

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  17. Darrell Fowler, Brooksville selectman and firefighter, dies at 67Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    Darrell Fowler-selectman, volunteer firefighter and family man, with roots deep in the community-died on October 25 at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer, said fellow Selectman John Gray, but his death was sudden.

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  18. Incumbent Chapman faces Walsh in race for House District 133Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    Incumbent Ralph Chapman and Republican candidate Susan Walsh of Blue Hill face off in the race for the District 133 seat in the Maine House of Representatives. Both are running as Clean Election candidates.

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  19. Historical society opens grounds to lumberjacks in the makingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    If you ever wanted to throw an ax, this was your chance. The Sedgwick Brooklin Historical Society held its annual log sawing and ax throwing contest on Saturday, October 11, with competitions open to all, including last-minute lumberjacks persuaded by friends and family who didn't hesitate to kibbutz.

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  20. Polling hours November 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | Weekly Packet

    On November 4, citizens will cast their votes in the 2014 General Election. Knowing when and where to vote, and how to apply for an absentee ballot, helps to make sure your vote counts.

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