From Our Files — January 9, 2019
50 Years Ago — Jan. 9, 1969
Rossignol Named “Outstanding Citizen” — Levite E. Rossignol has been named “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” in the first contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Rossignol, a well-known real estate and insurance man, was picked from among four contestants. He will be honored in the near future at a chamber testimonial banquet.
Promoted to Sergeant — Gerald Fongemie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fongemie of Madawaska, was recently promoted to sergeant in the Air Force. The ceremony took place at the 26th Civil Engineering Squadron in Germany, where he is stationed. Sgt. Fongemie graduated from Bucksport Seminary in 1966.
25 Years Ago — Jan. 12, 1994
Speaker of the House Resigns –– Rep. John Martin of Eagle Lake has announced his resignation effective Feb. 3, 1994, from his position as Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. He will continue to represent the voters of District 151 until the end of the current session.He had served as House Speaker for 19 years and as a representative for District 149 since 1964.
Van Buren Police Chief Resigns — Van Buren Police Chief Herman Pelletier, who has worked for the town of Van Buren for approximately 16 years, has announced his resignation effective Jan. 17, 1994, explained Town Manager Claire Dever in a telephone conversation. “His resignation is for no particular reason, he only wants a change,” Dever said.
10 Years Ago — Jan. 14, 2009
Pride Could Bring Congres Mondial Acadien Here — The Maine Acadian Heritage Council, along with the Forum of Mayors of Northwestern New Brunswick, have joined together to form a promotional committee whose mission is to host the 2014 World Acadian Congress in northern Maine and western New Brunswick. The even has the potential to bring upwards of $33 million in revenue to the region.