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28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - PAWS Animal Welfare Shelter presents Merle as PAWS Pet of the Week in hopes that this little cat will find his forever home.

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28 June 2016

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST - I have a new lawnmower. It is a top-of-the-line machine that works exactly as I expected, but performs nothing like how the commercials said it would.

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28 June 2016

GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick - The Grand Falls Royal Canadian Mounted Police ticketed several off-road vehicle drivers in western New Brunswick for various offences last week.

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28 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - While at the Madawaska Public Library searching for local images for a music video, Northeast Publishing General Manager Andrew Birden came across this 1923 image of a few people resting beside a biplane on a Sunday afternoon in Madawaska. If a person looks closely, he or she will see two men in the image, as well as a child and a woman partially hidden behind one of the men. This photo shows the relaxed, can-do spirit that is a characteristic of people in the St. John Valley; and it is our jigsaw of the week.

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28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Volunteer firefighters with the Fort Kent Fire Department responded to a caller's report of a fire at the B&M apartment building in Fort Kent on Monday evening, June 27, the second time the firefighters have gone to the building in as many months.

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28 June 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The St. John Valley Times and the Fiddlehead Focus recently asked some St. John Valley residents: "What are your plans for Fourth of July weekend?"

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28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - On Monday, June 27, 2016, the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week.

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28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - There will be a service for Lena H. Savage, 81, who passed away May 14, 2016. Calling hours will be 9 - 11 a.m, July 7, 2016, with a Memorial Service following at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. Burial will be held in the St. Louis Cemetery.

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28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - There will be a service for Loretta Thibodeau, 98, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Arrangements are in the care of Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent.

 

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28 June 2016

BANGOR, Maine - Deputy Commissioner of Education Bill Beardsley surprised Fern Desjardins, superintendent of schools at MSAD 33, Sunday evening, June 26 with presenting her the 2016 Commissioner’s Award.

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28 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Nearly a dozen local veterans attended a Madawaska town board meeting Monday evening, June 27, to voice their concerns about a new public restroom facility at Bicentennial Park that is located near a Vietnam veterans memorial.

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28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent has announced that Steven D. Gammon, PhD of Billings, Montana has accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs. Gammon begins his responsibilities at UMFK on July 1.

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28 June 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Several St. John Valley pharmacies have reported high rates of southern Aroostook County residents visiting their stores and attempting to purchase the nasal decongestant Sudafed.

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28 June 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries for those who have passed on during the month of June, 2016. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus and the St. John Valley Times send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

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27 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - With temperatures nearing 90 degrees, it was perhaps the perfect day for the Fort Kent town pool to open Saturday, June 25. The town pool's status remained in question until a few weeks before the official opening, as the Fort Kent Parks and Recreation Department sought qualified applicants to fill lifeguard positions.

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27 June 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - The sun was shining all weekend for the annual Edmundston Jazz and Blues Festival, ongoing since 1995. Ten musical acts played the outdoor stage at Artisan Square, on the banks of the Madawaska River, and at Centre des arts de la Petite eglise, during the three-day event.

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27 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - When 41-year-old Jeremy “Jay” Paradis passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 10, many in the Fort Kent area expressed shock and sadness through conversations held in grocery store aisles and posts on their social media pages.

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27 June 2016

ST. DAVID, Maine - A group of history enthusiasts gathered Friday, June 24, at the Acadian Cross site on the banks of the St. John to celebrate the 412th anniversary of the naming of the river. The date is also a public holiday, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, in the province of Quebec.

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27 June 2016

ST. FRANCIS, Maine - Heather Bouchard and Steven Hafford Jr. of St. Francis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Grace Hafford. Hannah was born on June 27, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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27 June 2016

ASHLAND, Maine - The Ashland Logging Museum offers a taste of what life has been like for the people working in Maine’s north woods over many generations.

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