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Volume V Issue 43- Oct. 24, 2014 - Friday edition
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23 October 2014

FORT KENT - Dr. Deborah L. Wexler, executive director and founder for the Maine Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) notified Cheryl Daigle, RN and associate director of nursing for Northern Maine Medical Center, that NMMC received recognition in the IAC Birth Dose Honor Roll as a hospital and/or birthing center that has attained high coverage levels for administering the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth.

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23 October 2014

MADAWASKA- The Madawaska Board of Selectpeople met on Tuesday, Oct. 21 for a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss many ongoing issues.

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23 October 2014

MAINE / Eagle LakeAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday, Oct. 23, that a total of $6,139,400 in USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Loan and Grant funds will be shared among five rural Maine communities, one of which is Eagle Lake.

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23 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY -  In an effort to bring adaptive winter recreation opportunities to people in the County with physical disabilities, an innovative collaboration of the Nordic Heritage Sport Club and Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation named NO LIMITS will officially launch a Nordic ski and snowshoe program in the coming winter season thanks to the drive of committed volunteers and support of lead community partners, including TAMC.

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23 October 2014

AUGUSTAMaine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced on Tuesday, Oct. 21, that the State of Maine has received funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather critical data on violent deaths in Maine using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) over the next five years.

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23 October 2014

LIMESTONE- Students from Deb McGann’s Computational Physics class at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) had a unique opportunity to visit both the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Mount Desert Island over the school's September break.

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23 October 2014

FORT KENT - Geneva M. Nadeau, 87, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2014 at the Forest Hill Manor in Fort Kent. She was born on July 25, 1927 the youngest of 13 children and was the last living sibling. She was the daughter of Honore and Catherine (Babin) Michaud.

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23 October 2014

BANGOR and ST. FRANCIS - Liela Ann Jandreau, 63, died on Oct. 18, 2014 at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She was born May 8, 1951 in Fort Kent, the daughter of Alberie and Verna (Thibodeau) Jandreau.

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3 October 2014

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23 October 2014

WALLAGRASS - Students at Wallagrass Elementary School enjoyed fresh, made-to-order ployes cooked in the school gym by Janice Bouchard of Bouchard Family Farms as a reward for winning "Most Creative" in this summer's contest to make banners for the Congres Mondial Acadien.

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22 October 2014

FORT KENT - On Oct. 29, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) and the St. John Valley Technology Center (SJVTC) will act out a simulated disaster scenario as an exercise in emergency preparedness.

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23 October 2014

MADAWASKA- The Madawaska boys' and girls' soccer teams both lost to the Caribou Vikings in close-scoring evening games on Oct. 21, the last games before prelims.

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22 October 2014

MADAWASKA - Though public turn-out was in the single digits for a regularly scheduled Madawaska School Board meeting held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20; the board discussed many topics relevant to the school system and taxpayers.

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23 October 2014

VAN BUREN - Noella (Carroll) Michaud, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at a Caribou hospital, following a brief illness. She was born on Dec.r 25, 1925 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie (Daigle) Carroll.

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22 October 2014

LIMESTONE - Sam Heino, a student at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, is used to writing research papers for class; but it’s not every day that one of her essays wins an honorable mention in the 2014 Ocean Awareness Student Contest, organized by the environmental non-profit From the Bow’s Seat.

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22 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLEA statewide plan to help older adults age in their homes and communities received strong support on Monday, Oct. 20, from Presque Isle area seniors and community leaders at an aging forum held at the Gathering Place senior center.

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22 October 2014

MAINEThe preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.8 percent in September was up slightly from 5.6 percent in August and down from 6.6 percent one year ago; and the number of unemployed declined 6,000 over the year to 40,700.

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22 October 2014

MAINE- Emera Maine’s Storm Response Team is keeping a close eye on a storm that’s expected to bring wind gusts along the coast of up to 45 miles per hour along with heavy rain and potential flooding.

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22 October 2014

FORT KENT– On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Fort Kent Elementary School students in Pre-K through first grade gathered in the school's gymnasium to interact with a friendly, remote-control school bus named Buster, as part of National School Bus Safety Week.

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22 October 2014

FORT KENT- On Friday, Oct. 24, the University of Maine Fort Kent's men's soccer team will harvest the soccer field in an epic battle for the 37th annual Potato Barrel against the University of Presque Isle Owls.

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21 October 2014

FORT KENT - On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Fort Kent Rotary hosted a "Welcome Educators" night at the Swamp Buck Restaurant.

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21 October 2014

FORT KENT- This pretty American short-hair feline is named Twyla, and she is looking for her forever home.

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19 October 2014

FORT KENT– The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Fort Kent Senior Center Club, will host the fourth annual Acadian Kitchen Party on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Kent Senior Center.

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21 October 2014

FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of Oct. 20.

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21 October 2014

ST. AGATHA - The Van Buren Crusaders battled the Wisdom Pioneers on Monday, Oct. 20, in simultaneous boys' and girls' soccer games at Wisdom Middle High School.

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21 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club are joining forces to host their Third Annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project celebration; and this year, with the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone and Washburn, the celebration is going to spread throughout central Aroostook County.

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22 October 2014

MUSÉE WITH RAINBOW - The Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel is one of the special places in the St. John Valley. Musée Director Joseph Donald Cyr captured a perspective of the unique architecture in Lille, combining the church, the cemetery and the promise of salvation in a single image. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Joseph Donald Cyr, Director Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel image

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21 October 2014

HODGDON - Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Hodgdon man and charged him with burning a four-year-old child with hot water.

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21 October 2014

FORT KENT- Voter turnout was high at Fort Kent Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 20, when grades K-6 hit the booths in a mock political election.

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19 October 2014

WATERVILLE / Fort Kent - On Sunday, Oct. 11, the Northern Region of the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honors inducted Fort Kent's Larry Murphy into the Hall of Honors at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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21 October 2014

FORT KENT- Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) staff are actively reviewing the hospital's infection prevention and control policies and procedures as they apply to the management of a possible Ebola outbreak.

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21 October 2014

ST. FRANCIS- At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, six volunteer firefighters with the St. Francis Fire Department responded to a call from Dorilla Ouellette that her carbon monoxide detecting alarm was sounding and she felt ill.

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19 October 2014

ST. FRANCIS- The Walking (and Biking) School Bus returns to St. Francis Elementary School this fall, starting with an event Wednesday, Oct. 22, where students will be able to get a little exercise before school.

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20 October 2014

MADAWASKA - Wayne Coltart, age 60, was pulling out of his driveway on 6th Avenue in Madawaska at approximately 3 p.m. on Oct. 14, when fellow Madawaska resident Gerard Pelletier, age 88, struck Coltart's vehicle.

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19 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a Winter Weather Sky Clue & Safety Workshop with WAGM Chief Meteorologist Ted Shapiro on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Folsom Hall Room 105.

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20 October 2014

I have known John Martin for over 50 years. For the past six years, my wife Joyce and I cooked for him at Moose Point Camp on Fish River Lake. While there, we witnessed hundreds of people from all walks of life come to the camp seeking help or advice. It didn't matter what Party they belonged to, he never
refused help to anyone.

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19 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The growing season has ended and the potato harvest is nearly complete, but agriculture is still a hot topic for economic development officials.

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17 October 2014
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20 October 2014

FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK / Fort Kent - The UMFK men’s basketball team got the season started off with a 2-1 weekend in Fredericton at the Ken Gould Invitational tournament.

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18 October 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Community High School Lady Warriors soccer team shut out the Fort Fairfield Tigers 3 - 0 in soccer action on Friday, October 17 in Fort Kent with the help of Senior Erin Chasse who scored two goals and an assist to help the Warriors notch the win over Fort Fairfield Friday night.

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19 October 2014

MADAWASKA - The Madawaska Board of Select People have released
the meeting agenda set for Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m.

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20 October 2014

MADAWASKA- An elderly couple fell prey to a phone scam and lost monies totaling $10,000, according to Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault and investigating officer Ross Dubois.

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17 October 2014

MADAWASKA– The Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) has selected Mill Street in Madawaska as a runner-up in its annual Worst Road in Maine Contest.

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19 October 2014

MADAWASKA– Brenda and Bill Levesque of Madawaska are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Bella Rose Levesque. Bella was born on Sept. 22 at The Aroostook Medical Center.

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19 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– The Aroostook Medical Center welcomed the following special deliveries born at the AR Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the months of August and September 2014.

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20 October 2014

BIDDEFORD - M. Doris Comtois, 86, of Saco, peacefully passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2014 at St. Andre's healthcare facility in Biddeford. She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on April 29, 1928, to Jean Baptiste and Delphine Marquis Comtois.

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20 October 2014

VAN BUREN - Russell “Canard” Ouellette, 80, died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at a Van Buren healthcare facility. He was born March 27, 1934 in Cyr Plantation, a son of the late Patrick and Hattie (Lajoie) Ouellette.

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20 October 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND - Theresa M. Fox, 86, of South Portland, passed away on Oct. 18, 2014, at the South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Van Buren, on March 3, 1928, the daughter of John and Louise (McIntosh) Tardif, and was educated in Portland schools.

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17 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - The University of Maine at Presque Isle welcomed 17 new employees in the first part of the 2014-2015 academic year, including new professors and professional staffers.

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17 October 2014

MAINE- The decision to travel with a pet - particularly on an extended road trip - is one that requires a good deal of consideration; but TripsWithPets.com is easing the decision-making by posing questions to pet owners to help them ensure their pet's ultimate comfort and well-being.

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17 October 2014

FRENCHVILLE- Three students from the Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville, along with help from their principal, have embarked on a yearlong project to raise money for the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund.

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17 October 2014

ST. DAVID- Kindergarten students from the Madawaska Elementary School took a special field trip to St. David on Sept. 23: the place, Morin Farms; the reason, potatoes.

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17 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s ART 101 Basic Design class is participating in a campus-wide project to make their statement on the University, albeit temporary.

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17 October 2014

MAINE- The Maine Farm Bureau has published the results of a questionnaire asking Maine House and Senate candidates a series of questions relating to agricultural issues likely to come before the next session of the Legislature.

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17 October 2014

FORT KENT - Fort Kent Police arrested two individuals for unrelated criminal complaints on Thursday, Oct. 16: the first, 19 year old Adam Bouchard of Fort Kent, for criminal threatening related to an Oct. 6 incident where the young man, intoxicated, allegedly pulled a pellet gun on a Fort Kent police officer; and the second, 43 year old Jerry Hayes of Frenchville, for failure to pay court ordered fines.

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15 October 2014

ST JOHN VALLEYBishop Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., has announced that St. John Valley native Fr. Joël R. Cyr, current pastor of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish and St. Benedicta Parish in Benedicta, will retire from active ministry on the first of December.

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16 October 2014

MADAWASKA- The Inn of Acadia, usually a venue for musical acts and entertainers, recently hosted spiritual medium and Fort Kent native Jocelyn Boucher, otherwise known as the North Shore Medium, in a sold out performance unlike most Valley audiences have ever seen.

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17 October 2014

MADAWASKA- District courts have lifted charges against Madawaska resident Randy Gendreau and deferred charges against Shelly Gendreau, who were fighting for their right to keep what authorities had deemed a dangerous dog.

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17 October 2014

Our Democracy has now endured for 237 years: basically due to the separation of Church & State in our Constitutional First Amendment. We had wise forefathers. We have one state and many different religions, all free to practice and believe what they want side-by-side, protected by the First Amendment.

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16 October 2014

TRACEY MILLS, NEW BRUNSWICK- Woodstock RCMP are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle crash that occurred on Route 110 in Tracey Mills, near Centreville, N.B., on Oct. 11 at approximately 4:30 a.m.

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16 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - Sept. 1, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of Martha, the last remaining passenger pigeon, dying in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo; so the University of Maine at Presque Isle is commemorating this important anniversary by hosting a display in Folsom Hall in an effort to bring awareness for endangered animals and how quickly they can become extinct.

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16 October 2014

MAINE- Governor Paul R. LePage has issued a statement on Thursday, Oct. 16, regarding the state's monitoring and response systems for communicable diseases.

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16 October 2014

MAINE- The state of Maine has receivesd $35 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help families with energy costs.

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16 October 2014

FORT KENT -The Washburn Girls and Fort Kent Boys won the 2014 Aroostook League Cross Country Championships that Fort Kent Community High School hosted on Wednesday at Lonesome Pines Trails in Fort Kent.

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16 October 2014

FORT KENT - UMFK has announced the scores for the men's and women's soccer games from Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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16 October 2014

FORT KENT-The recently opened Market Street Co-op in Fort Kent is growing by leaps and bounds, like the locally grown and organic produce the young business offers to customers; this Friday the co-op will keep its doors open for something else new, an evening of homegrown coffeehouse entertainment.

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15 October 2014

FORT KENT- Sandra San Antonio announced on Oct. 3 that Chelsie Chasse, Receptionist and Coder at Northern Maine Medical Center, has completed advanced training as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).

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16 October 2014

MADAWASKA - Rita Chamberlain, 90, passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at a Madawaska health care facility. She was born in Fort Kent on Sept. 5, 1924, the daughter of the late Fortuna and Delia (Ringuette) Pelletier.

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16 October 2014

MADAWASKA- Organizers of the Madawaska Christmas Light Parade are looking for entries for the annual event's fourth incarnation, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Nov. 28.

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15 October 2014

ST. AGATHA - Many communities throughout Aroostook County will be participating in Heidi's Hope public service events on Oct. 18, including St Agatha, which will be buzzing with activity as middle and high school students complete an impressive variety of projects as part of the first of its kind Heidi’s Hope Serve-a-Thon.

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16 October 2014

MADAWASKA - A deteriorating trailer sits in limbo while Madawaska residents Clifford and Elaine Dionne work to resolve the issue of either moving or disposing of a trailer which has a lien on it.

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15 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTYPitch in for the Paws, a region-wide project led by The County’s four hospitals and The County Federal Credit Union to support four animal shelters in northern, central and southern Aroostook, will kick off on Halloween and run through the first week of November.

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15 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present "Antarctica" by world-renowned photographer John Paul Caponigro from Oct. 20 through Nov. 30.

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15 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- TAMC will partner with AARP Maine for a Community Lunch and Learn / Healthy Aging Luncheon set for Monday, Oct. 27, at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.

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15 October 2014

MARS HILL - TAMC’s Mars Hill Health Center and the Mars Hill Pharmacy, both located on Main Street at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and 1A, will hold a joint open house event this Thursday, Oct. 16, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., featuring a free adult flu shot clinic at the health center.

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15 October 2014

MAINE– Members of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees affirmed on Oct.15 that the University of Southern Maine would continue to operate its three campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn as the university moves forward with its academic alignment initiative and transition to the Metropolitan University Model.

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15 October 2014

MAINE- Financial website WalletHub reports that student debt in Maine ranks as some of the worst in the nation.

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