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19 December 2014

FORT KENT- Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) students in Susan Dubay's Jobs for Maine Grads class spent time on Friday morning, Dec. 19, with Fiddlehead Focus Publisher Andrew Birden as he described the challenges of starting a new business, the various factors that lead a person to their career, and the importance of learning mathematics.

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19 December 2014

FORT KENT- With the Emergency Room Renovation Project in full swing, Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) chose a realistic scenario to simulate a disaster when it planned its last scheduled emergency preparedness drill for the year.

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19 December 2014

MAINE / St. John Valley - Maine’s 56 newest police officers graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014; including two who will be serving and protecting the St. John Valley.

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19 December 2014

MAINE - Senator Angus King and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree have written to the US Department of Agriculture to urge the federal government to buy 18 million pounds of frozen Maine wild blueberries to use in school lunch and emergency food assistance programs.

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19 December 2014

MAINE - According to a Maine Department of Labor report, the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.7 percent in November was little changed from 5.8 percent in October and down from 6.4 percent one year ago. The number of unemployed declined 5,400 over the year to 40,200.

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19 December 2014

FORT KENT – On Thursday, Dec. 18, at 8:10 p.m., volunteer firefighters with the Fort Kent Fire Department (FKFD) responded to a chimney fire at 497 West Main Street in Fort Kent, saving the home from damage.

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19 December 2014

GRAND ISLE - Claire L. Cote, 60, passed away December 17, 2014 at a Fort Kent health care facility, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Madawaska on July 28, 1954, daughter of the late Alfred and Noella (Dufour) Nadeau.

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19 December 2014

FORT KENT - Local public access station WFKTV-4 is selling made-to-order copies of a DVD highlighting FreedomFest 2014, the event which the Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 hosted on Aug. 9 to raise money for a Northern Maine Veterans' Museum and Community Center.

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18 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Cary Medical Center is pleased to announce the following November and December, 2014 births:

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18 December 2014
MADAWASKA - Katia Sirois and Paul Berube of Madawaska are pleased to announce the birth of their son Xander Marcus Berube. Xander was born November 28, 2014 at Cary Medical Center.
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18 December 2014
GRAND ISLE - Deadre Schlicher and William Dionne of Grand Isle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Isabella Saralily Dionne. Isabella was born November 22, 2014 at Cary Medical Center.
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18 December 2014
SINCLAIR- Amy and Clifford Pelletier Jr. of Sinclair are pleased to announce the birth of their son Hayden Joseph Pelletier. Hayden was born November 23, 2014 at Cary Medical Center.
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18 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The Presque Isle CareerCenter has announced January programming for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

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18 December 2014

FORT KENT- Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier wants the public to know that those who furnish alcohol to minors, or provide them with a place to consume alcohol, face serious consequences; as was the case recently for those involved in two separate underage drinking parties.

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18 December 2014

FORT KENT – The halls of Fort Kent Elementary School are decked with festive, educational artwork which students, teachers, and librarian Sarah Helgesen created.

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18 December 2014

MAINE- On Thursday, Dec. 18, Governor Paul R. LePage approved funding for electronic monitoring programs in three counties in an effort to reduce domestic violence in Maine.

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18 December 2014

MAINE- The Maine Lottery announced Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, that sales for the Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game in its current format will end Dec. 26, 2014 across the country.

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18 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– An anonymous benefactor has been keeping the spirit of the holidays alive by donating clothing to families of children at TAMC’s Aroostook Pediatrics.

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18 December 2014

PORTAGE LAKE - Francis Yves Vaillancourt, 75, passed away December 14, 2014 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, surrounded by his loving family. He fought a long and hard battle with lung and heart issues and leukemia. He was born in Riviere Bleue, QC, Canada, on July 7, 1939, the son of the late Jean-Baptiste and Alma (Theriault) Vaillancourt.

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17 December 2014

MARSHALL ISLANDS / Fort Kent  - According to an article published on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Bangor Daily News, The College of the Marshall Islands has stripped Wilson Hess, president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, of the honorific title president emeritus amid allegations he mismanaged college endowment funds while leading an independent nonprofit group dedicated to the college’s support.

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