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New selectperson elected; two budget articles voted down in Jay(0)

April 25, 2017

JAY – Residents elected a new selectperson and voted down two town department budgets at Tuesday’s town meeting referendum vote. Gary McGrane, a former county commissioner, was elected to the Board of Selectpersons with 247 votes, surpassing incumbent Selectperson Tom Goding’s 218 votes and fellow challenger Anthony Couture’s 167 votes. Selectperson Timothy DeMillo was reelected […]

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MSAD 58 voters approve school renovation projects

SALEM – The towns of Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong voted by a wide margin to utilize Maine Department of Education’s revolving loan fund to pay for $1.2 million of improvements at Mt. Abram High School and Phillips Elementary School. Per the latest unofficial tallies, the combined vote was 102 yes and 30 no in […]

UMF men’s rugby bonds at Beast of the East

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – The sport of rugby brings out the beast in everyone. The Beast of the East tournament, held each every spring, elevates that claim to another level of beast-dom. Seventy-nine teams congregated for the onslaught of matches that test any rugger’s mettle. While the UMF men’s team won the tournament in Division III last year, the squad had lost […]

Board discusses sewer rate; voting ongoing in Jay

JAY – The Board of Selectpersons held a public hearing on the sewer rate Monday evening, opting to wait until after today’s election before setting a rate for the next fiscal year. The sewer rate consists of two parts: a minimum fee assessed to all users, plus a charge for every cubic foot of water […]


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