From our Files – Week of October 26, 2021

50 Years Ago — Oct. 28, 1971

   Work began on flood erosion project  The Keegan flood and erosion control project construction officially started on Oct. 18, 1971. The first truckload of conduit pipe unloaded was by Cianbro Corporation, contractor.

Once the project is established, 60 landowners will be protected from annual floodwater from adjacent hillsides. Town streets and state highways will also be protected.

25 Years Ago — Oct. 30, 1996

A wooly situation — As part of their study of Colonial America, MAC-3 students at Dr. Levesque School enjoyed a presentation given by parent Marsue Dubois on cleaning, washing, carding and spinning wool. Participants in this event were Jenna Collin, Tim Soucy and Derek Michaud.

10 Years Ago — Nov. 2, 2011

‘Menou,’ 21, still on the prowl — Cecile Pelletier has had her cat for more than 21 years now and Menou, as the female cat is known, has shown no sign of slowing down. What may be one of the oldest cats in the Valley has spent the majority of her life patrolling the neighborhood around Maple Street in Fort Kent. Cecile said the shine in her cat’s eyes has never dimmed over all the years. Along with her outdoor activities, Pelletier said the cat still loves to play with toy mice and go for drives. “Menou doesn’t like cat food very much, preferring leftover meat with corn and mashed potatoes,” Pelletier said.

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