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From our Files — September 26, 2018

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago — September 26, 1968

Labor Agreement Signed At Frasers –There were some rough problems to overcome but the big moment came Wednesday at the conference room of Madawaska Fraser Paper, where the official signing of the three-year labor agreement was held. Specific labor groups involved were Papermakers Locals 247 and 262 and Pulp and Sulphite Local 365.

Potato Dealers Will Visit Farm — A group of potato dealers from France will be in Aroostook County to study local agricultural methods from September 25 to 28 and one of the farms they will visit is that of Joe Lapointe, located three miles from Van Buren. “They will inspect harvesters and potato storage methods while here,” said Lapointe.

25 Years Ago — September 29, 1993

Fort Kent Town Manager To Resign –– Fort Kent Town Manager Alain Ouellette has announced his resignation effective, Friday, Oct. 22. The resignation was accepted by the Fort Kent Town Council at their Monday meeting. He has been Fort Kent town manager since 1986.

Home Again — The number of summer tourists and visitors to the Tante Blanche Museum are slowly declining but the interest is still very much alive. Last week seven of these visitors were out seeking their Cyr roots. The place of origin ranged from Kamsack, Saskatchewan, to Plano, Tex., and Enterprise, Ala.d, to name a few.

10 Years Ago September 24, 2008

New Tennis Court — After waiting months for the weather to cooperate so crews could finish the sealing and striping of the municipal tennis court, the town’s newest addition to its parks and recreation program has been opened to the public. The municipal tennis court is located directly behind the Long Lake Fitness Center and near the town’s recreation building located in the Cleveland Park.

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