From our Files – Week of April 13, 2022

50 Years Ago — April 13, 1972

   First in County Two students from Acadia School, Ann Albert’s, won second place in the state Keep Maine Green poster contest, and Steven Myers, whose poster won first place in the county poster contest.

Ann, accompanied by a friend and her homeroom teacher, Mrs. Frances Chasse, and Mrs. Chasse’s husband went to Augusta to receive her award. Ann and the other state winners were guests at the 24th annual Keep Maine Green meeting and luncheon at the Augusta Holiday Inn during which the awards were presented. The Acadia School principal, Bruce Parsons, commented on the unpredictable nature of the judges in an art contest.

25 Years Ago — April 2, 1997

Sen. Judy Paradis April citizen of the month — Getting the work done for the people of District 1, is more than just a campaign slogan for Sen. Judy Paradis. Known throughout the St. John Valley as a tireless advocate, Paradis is a friend to all. Paradis has served in the Maine House and represented the vast first district in the Maine Senate. She has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including as a nominee for the 1996 “Acadian Achievement Award.”

10 Years Ago — April 11, 2012

Schools consider tight budgets — Cuts in staffing are among the options being discussed by local school boards as they try to complete their budget planning process. With the possibility of a significant loss in tax revenue looming due to the pending Twin Rivers paper mill abatement request, funding issues are particularly acute in Madawaska. 

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