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28 July 2014

AUGUSTA - According to Maine Treasurer Neria Douglass, Maine residents are receiving postcards from a Colorado address—promising to return unclaimed property to rightful owners—that are not from the Office of the State Treasurer.

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28 July 2014

MADAWASKA – The legendary singer, fiddler, songwriter Doug Kershaw will perform and present the story of his life during a visit to the Inn of Acadia in Madawaska on Aug. 12 and 13. Kershaw will also host a booth during the Madawaska Mega Arts and Crafts Fair at the Madawaska Middle-High School during the Congres Mondial Acadien.

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28 July 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 – Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

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28 July 2014

MAPLETON- On Friday, July 25, at approximately 2 a.m., the Houlton Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a Bangor Daily News delivery driver, who reported that several men and a woman threatened him and his wife at gunpoint and chased them in a red 2004 Pontiac Grand Am on Route 163.

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27 July 2014

CONNOR –Police have charged a Caribou man after he fled the scene of an accident late Saturday night, July 26, in Connor. Police allege the operator of the vehicle was driving it without permission.

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27 July 2014

ST. AGATHA – A man received minor injuries after an accident on Sunday, July 26, that occurred on the Marquis Road in St. Agatha.

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26 July 2014

FORT KENT – Power returned at approximately 9:18 p.m. on Saturday night after Emera/Maine Public Service personnel repaired a utility pole that a teenage driver crashed into earlier in the evening. The accident had knocked out the power across a large portion of the town.

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26 July 2014

FORT KENT - Firefighters responded to a fire at 1423 Frenchville Rd. on Saturday evening.

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25 July 2014

ST. DAVID-

, 77, died on July 13, 2014 unexpectedly after a brief illness at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 8, 1937 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, the son of Levite and Gladys (Landry) Rossignol.

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25 July 2014

A year after a freight train carrying more than a million gallons of crude oil derailed—killing 47 people in the small, picturesque town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, which is beginning to heal. The devastation was unimaginable, the loss was unthinkable, and the wounds are still very raw for the residents of this town, just 30 miles from the western Maine border, and for people in our state and around the world.

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25 July 2014

To the Editor,

This letter is to share how Chief Carroll Theriault was falsely accused by his tribe members for stealing monies from the tribe. The accusations were publicly brought forth to the Maine Attorney General, St. John Valley community, and the Wesget-Sipu Tribe.

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25 July 2014

How do we respect and enhance the freedom of expression enshrined in the first amendment while protecting the government from being corrupted by the unchecked flow of money to public officials?

We have wrestled with this problem for well over a 100 years through periodic scandals and periodic corrections, new laws and new ways to evade those laws. But, as I observed at a Senate Rules Committee hearing on July 23, we have never seen anything like what is happening today.

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25 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – Residents in the region who suffer from a rheumatic disease such as arthritis, gout, osteoporosis or hundreds of other conditions may now have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their friends or neighbors who may suffer from similar disorders in the future.

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25 July 2014

FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a Summer Fun Run 5K race on Saturday Aug. 2.

Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the UMFK Sports Center—with the first 100 participants to register receiving race T-shirt. The race is open to all age groups, and the race starting at 9 a.m.

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25 July 2014

FORT KENT - A few of the light posts on Main Street in Fort Kent recently received a makeover from local business owners Alan Susee and Curtis Saucier.

Susee, the owner of the appliance, tools, and lawn and garden store Sears, spruced up the pole in front of his business with a fresh coat of black paint to counter the weary look it had taken on due to the relentless weather characteristic of winters in the Valley.

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25 July 2014

MAINE - On July 9 and 10, Maine took part in a virtual, multi-state exercise in their Emergency Operations Center. The exercise focused on the sheltering of livestock, pets and captive animals during a natural disaster, and how state agencies in Maine would go about both requesting necessary resources and responding to other state's requests.

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25 July 2014

WALLAGRASS – Leslie Lopez and Ken Martin of Wallagrass, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kolton James Martin. Kolton was born on July 24, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Gwen Kendall of St. Francis and Les Lopez of Fort Kent. Paternal grandparents are Mildred Martin of Eagle Lake and the Late James Martin Jr.

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25 July 2014

EAGLE LAKE – Fish River Rural Health expects to surpass its previous community outreach with the release of its second book, “Valley of Hope: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and their Families and Friends.” The official release of the book will take place 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Nadeau Hall.

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25 July 2014

PRESQUE ISLE – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a $50,000 grant to assist in the creation of the region’s very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The University has been working with the Wintergreen Arts Center, the City of Presque Isle, building owners, and several other partners to transform 149 State St. into the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts.

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