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16 April 2015

MADAWASKA – The quick thinking of tenants in a downtown Madawaska apartment building averted what could have been a major structure fire, according to Madawaska Fire Department Chief Jim Soucy.

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15 April 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY –  A grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide approximately $30,000 in funding to be shared between 11 police departments in northern Maine, including three in the St. John Valley.

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15 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement welcoming an April 10 vote by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) to proceed with an affirmative preliminary injury determination in regards to the unfair subsidies received by the Port Hawkesbury paper mill:

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15 April 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Moira Kelly, Executive Director and President of EXPLO, is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Richard Steele Scholarship. Three students from Aroostook County high schools have been selected to receive full scholarships to attend Explo at Yale (at Yale University) for three weeks in July and August.

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15 April 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Representatives of the Aroostook County Community Guided Planning and Zoning Steering Committee met on Monday, April 13 at the Van Buren Community Center and Tuesday, April 14 at the Fort Kent Municipal Building where they proposed plans for new sub-district zoning in the Unorganized Territories and listened to feedback about how to make the plan, which the committee refers to as Small Business Development Sub-District (D-SB), better.

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15 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, New York establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

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15 April 2015

FORT KENT - “Sustainability and Cultural Diversity” will be the theme for the sixth annual Scholars’ Symposium at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) on Tuesday, April 21.

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15 April 2015

EDMUNDSTON – A two-vehicle collision sent one man to the hospital with injuries on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, in downtown Edmundston.

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15 April 2015

MADAWASKA - Marie Marthe Michaud, 75, passed away at her residence in Madawaska on April 12, 2015. She was born in Madawaska on January 19, 1940, the eldest child of the late Lawrence and Aline (Clavette) Michaud.

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15 April 2015

FORT KENT – At a regularly scheduled meeting of the Fort Kent Town Council held at the Fort Kent Town Office on Monday, April 13, the council voted unanimously to abandon Town Way #3202 Ayotte Road, a dirt road located on Route 161 approximately five miles south of downtown Fort Kent.

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15 April 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of March and April, 2015. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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14 April 2015

EAGLE LAKE - Maine State Troopers from Troop D, with the assistance of deputies from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a man in Palermo in connection with a theft of firearms from an Eagle lake residence.

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14 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - Journalist Jessica Potila captured this shattering moment as a firefighter practices how to safely bust out the window of a car in order to rescue passengers. The first responders received training at an event that occurred over the weekend. This picture is our jigsaw this week. (FHF/Potila image)

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT / Augusta – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Governor Paul LePage recognized Fort Kent Community High School students Joseph Oakes and Emily Green with Teen Trendsetters Excellence Awards at a ceremony held at the Blaine House in Augusta on March 31, 2015.

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT / Presque Isle - The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) and Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) have entered into a unique agreement that will focus on providing graduates of NMCC in technical, trade and allied health areas the opportunity to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in a shortened period of time.

 

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14 April 2015

ST. AGATHA - The Fiddlehead Focus congratulates the 7th-12th graders who made Honor Roll at Wisdom Middle/High School during their third term.

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14 April 2015

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

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) recently joined other area hospitals and the New England Organ Bank (NEOB) in the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

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