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Council thanks Dr. Bouchard for years of service

FORT KENT, Maine — Dr. John Bouchard’s fellow members of the Fort Kent Town Council recognized his nine years of service as a town councilor by presenting him with a plaque on Monday, March 13. The councilors, as well as Fort Kent Town Manager Don Guimond, had dinner together at the Swamp Buck, where they surprised Bouchard with the plaque prior to Monday’s council meeting.

Inscribed at Albert’s Jewelry in Fort Kent, the plaque thanks Bouchard for his service and leadership to the Fort Kent community.

“Through all his years of service he always put what is best for the community ahead of his own agenda. I admire him for that, and nine years of service is a long time to dedicate to the town council,” Council Chair Dan Marquis said. “A lot of times people serve on committees or on the council to further their own agenda. Dr. Bouchard was there to serve the community as a whole and I commend him for that.”  

Bouchard began serving as a town council member in March 2008. His term expires this month and he chose not to run for re-election. Four people are vying for his position, including Priscilla Staples, Scott Pelletier, Andrew Caron, and Joey Bouchard. The election will take place on Monday, March 27, at the Fort Kent Municipal Building.

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