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Budget crunch hitting tribe

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Veteran Fire Chief Maxwell “Chick” Barnes became the latest casualty of a deepening financial crisis on the Passamaquoddy reservation when he was laid off Tuesday. Barnes, 70, is one of 25 reservation employees paid with tribal funds who have been laid off in recent months, tribal officials confirmed Thursday. The tribal office once employed 100 workers.