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  1. When the ferry ran, you could get there from hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Weekly Packet

    Drive down Ferry Road, take a sharp right onto Jones Point Road, and find the site of the old Brooksville-Castine Ferry, which once transported residents, day trippers, animals, carriages and more across the Bagaduce River. The half-mile crossing is a far cry from the 25-mile journey by horseback in the days the ferry ran, from around 1780 to 1920.

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  2. Brooksville Days expands events, adds 5K raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Weekly Packet

    The town of Brooksville will be buzzing with activity on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2, as it holds its third annual Brooksville Day-or Brooksville Days as it will now be called, adding a second day to the events that highlight the community. The Brooksville Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the events, including a parade of floats, vehicles, and marching units.

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  3. Angell tennis tournament results announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Weekly Packet

    Adrian Van der Eb of Brooksville defeated Julia Rumney of Venice, Fla. in a tight match for the Girls 18-and-under Championship at the Chris Angell Summer Classic Saturday, June 27, at Ellsworth Tennis Center.

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  4. Surry hires teacher behind lawsuit against Brooksville School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Weekly Packet

    Two years after her continuing contract was unanimously rejected by the Brooksville School Board, Laura Johns has been hired as a half-time middle school teacher at Surry Elementary School. The board voted unanimously to offer Johns the position on July 7. Johns had served as an ed.

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  5. The Brooksville Breeze in search of new editorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Weekly Packet

    After eight years and 32 quarterly editions, Joan MacCracken, founder and editor of The Brooksville Breeze, has published her last issue, and the editor position is now up for the taking. The Breeze is a free publication mailed to all village households, and emailed to 80 to 100 out-of-state readers.

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  6. Landfill closure prompts demo price change at transfer stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    With the upcoming closure of the landfill at the Blue Hill-Surry Transfer Station, prices for dumping demolition debris will be determined by weight instead of yardage. The cost per pound will be levied at six cents per pound instead of $30 per cubic yard.

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  7. Celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The annual July 4th parade begins at 10 a.m., with those participating asked to begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. at the Haven Colony road. All are welcome to this traditional community event, and there is no need to register.

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  8. Young history buffs duke it out at Wilson MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Students from Brooksville, Castine and Penobscot schools faced off in the Maja Trivia 2015 Tournament of Champions on June 9 at the Wilson Museum. The contestants qualified for the tournament by being semi-finalists at their respective schools' competitions a week before.

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  9. Repairs progress at Brooksville firehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    According to Selectman John Gray, all of the structural work has been completed including the installation of support beams under the library and a portion of the municipal building. The work was necessary to counter structural deficiencies discovered in the building more than a year ago after the town had previously added supports to hold the new addition to the library.

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  10. Wilson Museum to host Maja Trivia championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    It's tournament time! The third year of Maja Trivia, a game celebrating the rich history of the region once known as Majabigwaduce, now the towns of Brooksville, Castine and Penobscot, is drawing to an exciting conclusion, according to a news release. Throughout the school year, 5th-8th grade students from Penobscot Community School, Brooksville Elementary School, and Castine's Adams School have been playing Maja Trivia practice rounds.

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  11. Lawsuit charges school board for breach of contractRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Former teacher Laura Johns filed a lawsuit on April 1 in Maine Superior Court charging the School Board of Brooksville with breach of contract. She seeks judgment in "such amount as shall appear just and proper," for lost income and benefits, plus interest and legal costs.

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  12. George Stevens Academy announces honor parts for the Class of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Claire Joan Ciampa, daughter of David and Carolyn Ciampa of Brooksville, is class Valedictorian. She attended Haystack Workshops for four years, participated in science bowl for two years, was on the math team, played volleyball, was a member of the track team, and served as a peer tutor and student ambassador.

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  13. Steel band festival takes center stage in Blue HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    One of the more fascinating cultural phenomena in Maine is the presence of steel pan and ukulele groups. On its face, it's simple enough to understand the possible psychology at work: musical traditions from sunnier climates warm bodies and spirits in a comparatively cold place.

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  14. Brooksville family navigates path, with help, out of health insurance nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The doors to the bureaucratic maze that is contemporary health insurance swung wide open for Brooksville couple Elizabeth and Britt Harmon in 2013. The Harmons had no warnings of what lay ahead before their son Orin was born in 2013.

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  15. Towns to split cost of Walker Pond Landing repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    When vandals struck two buildings at Walker Pond Landing on March 26, repairing the damage was left for the two towns who share responsibility for the public access area and, by extension, to the taxpayers of Brooksville and Sedgwick. Neither town, nor the Sedgwick-Brooksville Town Landing Committee, carries insurance on damage to the property although that may change in the future, Sedgwick First Selectman Neil Davis said when selectmen met on April 16. The exact cost of replacing wooden planks and inside fixtures to the outhouse and windows and a door to the courtesy boathouse has not been determined, Davis said.

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  16. Raw milk, food sovereignty bills in legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The latest legislative push to allow unlicensed raw milk sales are two bills working their way through the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. 229, An Act To Exempt Small Raw Milk Producers from Licensing Requirements, mirrors a bill vetoed by Governor Paul LePage in 2013.

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  17. Changes at the Castine Town DockRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Following the recommendation of the harbor committee, selectmen unanimously approved a maximum 13-foot boat length for new permits to use the town dinghy basin. To be exact, that's 13 feet of actual boat length, from bow sprit to back-of-transom, not the length listed by manufacturers.

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

    Apr 9, 2015 | 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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  19. Vandals hit Walker PondRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Boards yanked off the outhouse, plastic pipes smashed to pieces, the stainless steel toilet unit twisted and the courtesy boathouse door kicked in and window smashed-that's how Sedgwick Code Enforcement Officer Duane Ford described the damage in a recent telephone call. When contacted by The Weekly Packet, investigating officer Deputy Travis Frost of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office said the vandal or vandals likely used a tool or instrument and, while there are no solid leads yet, "the word's been put out."

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

    Mar 26, 2015 | 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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