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09/03/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel finds agreement among members for a budget that would increase spending on culling of the herd.

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Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel finds agreement among members for a budget that would increase spending on culling of the herd.

After much debate and some rancor in the past year, the Deer & Tick Committee made it clear at its September meeting Wednesday morning that it’s ready to emphasize culling the herd in its budget request for 2016. (more…)

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09/01/15 2:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO William Dickerson could soon see his Tarkettle Road property cleared of overgrowth from adjacent town-owned lot.

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William Dickerson could soon see his Tarkettle Road property cleared of overgrowth from adjacent town-owned lot.

Gears are in motion, turning slowly, but turning.

That’s the word on cutting back vegetation from town-owned land that has been bothering William Dickerson for years.

Two members of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board are engaged in assessing the full scope of work that needs to be done to free Mr. Dickerson’s Tarkettle Road property from encroaching, overgrown and unwanted tree limbs and leaves. (more…)

09/01/15 10:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, is preparing his faculty and staff for the academic year 2015-16.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, is preparing his faculty and staff for the academic year 2015-16.

Didn’t the class of 2015 just graduate a couple of weeks ago?

It certainly seems that way. But even with a late start this month since Labor Day comes in the second week of September, students, school staff and parents no doubt feel like another summer has flown. (more…)

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08/28/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One osprey nest fell but remained intact during an August 1965 storm, while another nest was blown apart by the high wants and rain.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
One osprey nest fell but remained intact during an August 1965 storm, while another nest was blown apart by the high wants and rain.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a law to penalize burning of draft cards that could carry up to a five-year jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

The Beatles visited Elvis Presley at his Bel-Air home, although, at the band’s request, there were no pictures taken or recordings made. (more…)