BENNINGTON, Vermont –Early goals by the University of Maine at Fort Kent put the visiting Bengals in charge en route to a 5-1 victory over the Southern Vermont College men’s soccer team at Everett Field Friday afternoon.
ALLAGASH – Valley author Cathie Pelletier released her latest book, “A Year After Henry: A Novel” on Aug. 5. The novel follows the process of grief of the family of a man who passed away. In an interview with Fiddlehead Focus, Pelletier explained the basis and goals in writing the novel.
AUGUSTA – The Maine Office of Tourism received two 2014 Mercury awards during the U.S. Travel Association's annual ESTO conference in August. The National Council of State Tourism Directors recognized Maine for excellence and creative accomplishment in the Digital Campaign and Travel Website categories.
America’s small banks and credit unions didn’t cause the recession of 2008, yet they’re being regulated as if they did. These misplaced regulations are slowing economic growth, and Congress needs to provide our small financial institutions with some relief.
LIMESTONE - The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone has acquired a new dormitory off campus on Church Street in Limestone. Originally used as an elderly care facility, the new building brings a much needed relief to the growing number of students that are currently enrolled at MSSM.
AUGUSTA – Sunday, Sept. 28, is World Rabies Day, and the State of Maine reminds Mainers about ways to protect themselves and their pets from rabies infection. This year, health professionals have joined together to plan the eighth annual World Rabies Day, with educational events across the state during the month of September.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY - They say lightening never strikes twice, but that was not the case for a very fortunate Northern Maine Community College student who is attending college again this year courtesy of the Alumni and Friends Organization tuition-free raffle. Business student Heather Copeland of Easton won for a second time, having won during last year’s raffle.
MAINE – The Better Business Bureau is warning schools and school districts across the country about receiving possible fake invoices for educational supplies. In the past few weeks, there has been a rush of complaints filed with BBB against “Scholastic School Supply,” which claim either a Nevada or New Jersey address that turn out to be mail drops.
FORT KENT – At 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, more than 60 sixth-grade students from Fort Kent Elementary School arrived at the Fort Kent Sears parking lot to participate in the Hope and Justice Project's third annual Chalk It Up event. The event took place on what would have been the 32nd birthday of Amy Theriault, who died as a result of domestic violence.
WASHINGTON– On Wednesday, Sen. Angus King continued his support for small businesses in Maine and around the country by announcing his co-sponsorship of legislation that would encourage women's ownership and give women-owned small businesses more opportunities to win federal contracts.
MADAWASKA– The Madawaska Police have charged Scott St. Pierre of Madawaska with filing a false report, after his vehicle struck another vehicle, and St. Pierre reported himself as the victim of a hit and run, according to Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault.
PORTLAND - Following the lead of Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Bishop Robert P. Deeley has officially joined Twitter - @BishopDeeley. The bishop’s tweets will include reflections on prayer and scripture; tales, pictures and videos from his travels around Maine; quotes from his homilies; and responses to questions from followers.
FRENCHVILLE – Officials with The Maine Arts Commission met with Valley community members on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the St. John Valley Technology Center to gather feedback to improve the MAC and its offerings. Approximately 10 people attended the forum and provided feedback.