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22 August 2014

CARIBOU - Percy J. Levesque 83, died on Aug. 4, 2014 at his Caribou residence following a long illness. He was born on April 23, 1931 in Madawaska, the son of the late Joyme and Irene (Cyr) Levesque.

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22 August 2014

FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent is looking for anyone interested in placing an entry in the homecoming-scarecrow parade at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20. The parade is one of the most popular events of the annual UMFK Homecoming and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Festival that takes place Sept. 19-21.

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22 August 2014

MAINE - This October, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will team up with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to help Mainers dispose of banned or unusable pesticides.

This free disposal program is open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collection will occur at sites located in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland. To qualify, those interested must register by Sept. 26, 2014.

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22 August 2014

MADAWASKA- The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part preservation workshop from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 11, at the Madawaska High Schoo. This is a hands-on class that will cover water bath and pressure canning, freezing and drying.

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22 August 2014

MAINE – Bear hunting season begins at 5:19 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25 throughout Maine. Last year, more than 10,000 hunters purchased permits to hunt bear, and killed 2,845 bears.

Black bear populations are growing throughout North America, and due to Maine’s heavily forested landscape, Maine boasts one of the largest bear populations in the United States at more than 30,000 bears. As a result, Maine has one of the longest hunting seasons in the country, stretching from the end of August to after Thanksgiving.

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22 August 2014

FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host the fifth annual UMFK Classic and Custom Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 on the university campus.

Senator Susan Collins
22 August 2014

Every summer, I have the pleasure of welcoming to Washington four outstanding high school students from Maine—our state’s delegates to Boys and Girls Nation. This summer, Muna Mohamed of Lewiston, Helen Zhang of Bangor, Jordan Soper of Blue Hill, and Adam Fortier-Brown of Randolph joined delegates from throughout the country for an invaluable week-long experience in citizenship and government.

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22 August 2014

STE-ANNE, NEW BRUNSWICK - Gilman Leo Madore died on Aug. 7, 2014. He was born on July 25, 1934 in Keegan, the son of Denis Madore and Leona Madore(Cyr).

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Pine Runners ATV club in Van Buren.

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22 August 2014

FORT KENT - The University of Maine at Fort Kent's soccer team beat Ahuntsic College from Montreal 2-0 in an exhibition game on Aug. 21 at the UMFK alumni field.

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22 August 2014

EAGLE LAKE - Amy and Brandon L'Italien of Eagle Lake, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jase Anthony L'Italien. Jase was born on Aug. 21, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Maternal Grandparents are Anthony and Betty Biggs.Paternal Grandparents are Amanda and Daniel L’Italien.

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22 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – Women, Work, and Community will be offering a free 12 week course on the start-up stage or planning for growth for a business venture starting on Sept. 8 in Houlton. The course, “New Ventures” will help new entrepreneurs or business owners create a written business plan from start to finish with feedback from facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs.

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22 August 2014

CARIBOU – On the morning of Friday, Aug. 22, at the Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou, alleged murderer Jesse Marquis plead not guilty to the murder of Amy Theriault of St. Francis.

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22 August 2014

FORT KENT- On Aug. 20, Fort Kent farmer Harold Hebert discovered that someone had vandalized his 1979 International Farm Truck resulting in more than $1,000 worth of damages.

Someone beat the truck with a blunt object, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier, which broke the windshield, headlights and blinkers. Hebert was storing the truck on an open hayfield he owns. It is possible the act of vandalism took place around Aug. 13, said Pelletier. Police are still investigating the details of the incident.

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22 August 2014

(Aroostook Partnership for Progress contributed additional material for this story)
FORT KENT, Acadia of the Lands and Forests –With many delegates wearing headphones as they stared intently at the speakers in front of the audience, it appeared similar to a mini-meeting of the United Nations at the World Acadian Congress' (CMA) Conference on Exports, which took place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Aug. 19-20.

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21 August 2014

MADAWASKA– A fire near a paper machine at the Twin Rivers Paper Mill resulted in the deployment of the Madawaska Fire Department on Aug. 21, according to Madawaska Fire Chief Jim Soucy.

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21 August 2014

ST. AGATHA - Amy and Jesse Reese of St. Agatha, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie Reese. Ava was born on Aug. 20, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

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21 August 2014

ST. AGATHA - The Maine Town City and County Management Association has awarded the 2014 Rookie of the Year award to St. Agatha Town Manager Christy Sirois. The association presents the Rookie of the Year Award to public administrators who have been in the profession for 5 years or less.

colorpi aug 21 2014
21 August 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - The University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Wintergreen Arts Center are teaming-up to present one of The County’s most unique and fun-filled 5K fundraisers—the Second Annual Color Presque Isle 5K. The event has participants dress in white and get showered with colored powder throughout the course and serves as a benefit for arts programming in downtown Presque Isle, will take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 30 starting at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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21 August 2014

ST. AGATHA – Municipal officials have announced that the Town of St. Agatha has received a $1,523 dividend check from the Maine Municipal Association as a result of its good loss experience and loss prevention programs.

The Maine Municipal Association offers three self-funded pools for municipal and quasi-public entities in Maine: the Workers Compensation Fund formed in 1978, the Property and Casualty Pool formed in 1987, and the Unemployment Compensation Fund formed in 1978.

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21 August 2014

FORT KENT - On Aug. 19, Kelsey Dubois, age 22 of Fort Kent, took over as executive director of the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce. The ambitious young lady said her personal goal for the next three months is to enlist 25 new members in the organization.

Dubois' duties will be many, "The Executive Director will be responsible for administering, planning, developing, educating and directing the Chamber to the overall mission of promoting the betterment of the Upper St. John Valley area," according to the official job description.

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