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17 April 2014

FORT KENT – Ten students from environmental and biology courses recently spent 11 days on the road traveling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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17 April 2014

WASHINGTON– U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins and Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree, along with a bipartisan group of their Senate and House Colleagues, are urging the Department of Agriculture to reverse its proposal to close or consolidate 250 Farm Service Agency offices. The plan, they wrote, could be particularly disruptive to farmers in rural states like Maine who often depend on the technical assistance provided by local FSA officials.

17 April 2014

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC – Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Mégantic thought the world was ending.

A runaway 72-car train carrying a volatile variety of crude oil derailed and exploded in this community of 6,000, killing 47 people and destroying the town center. Now, on a rare sunny morning in early March, ice melted to slush and water trickled into sewer drains in this village 10 miles from Maine’s western border.

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17 April 2014

FORT KENT– From mid-February to mid-March every year, Daigle Oil Company's DOC's Place CITGO service stations and dealers in Northern and Central Maine rally employees, friends and customers to support the company's annual shamrock campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year, DOC's locations sold $1 and $5 paper shamrock mobiles and transformed windows, walls and doors to match the St. Patrick's Day theme. The money raised allowed the company to make a record-breaking donation to the local MDA chapter.

17 April 2014

FORT KENT –At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, the website crashed as a result of a widespread outage of websites across the world. Over 24 hours later, at approximately noon on Thursday, service returned.

17 April 2014

VAN BUREN - The Maine School Administraive Districe No. 24 has released the honor roll for Van Buren Middle School and Van Buren Secondary School students.

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17 April 2014

AUGUSTA- Nearly 350 librarians and educators from public and school libraries around Maine recently converged in Augusta for the 25th Annual Reading Round Up conference promoting reading and literature for children and young adults. One of the highlights of the event was an award ceremony honoring books, authors and illustrators representing excellence in the field of children's and young adult literature.

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17 April 2014

FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s fifth annual Scholars’ Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 on the UMFK campus. The theme for the event this year is “The Language of Learning.”

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17 April 2014

AUGUSTA- Numerous Maine residents have contacted the Secretary of State's Office regarding the website, Residents have used this website to attempt to renew their driver's license online. After providing the website with personal information and being charged a fee, users receive information on how to renew their licenses but fail to receive a new license. This website is not associated with the Maine Secretary of State's office or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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17 April 2014

MAINE- A total of 13 newest troopers joined the State Police in graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 11 at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. With Gov. LePage looking on, the new troopers received their badges from the Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams.

17 April 2014

Exactly 100 years ago, Henry Ford shocked the business world by doubling his workers’ pay. Predictions of the collapse of the business were heard and his competitors were furious. But Ford understood that the ultimate success of his business depended upon customers who could afford to buy his cars – and he wanted his workers to be among those customers. And so it is today that our economy needs customers, workers with enough take-home pay to buy the goods and services that make our country run. I think it's time to take a lesson from old Henry Ford.

17 April 2014

FORT KENT – Transportation Supervisor Peter Saucier said School Administrative District No. 27 has released some students at noon on Thursday, April 17, who live upriver from Fort Kent on Route 161 due to flooding.

Ice jams have caused flooding to cross Route 161 near Kelly Crossing, which is about nine miles outside of Fort Kent towards St. Francis and Allagash.

16 April 2014

FORT KENT – According to Fort Kent Police Officer Chuck Richards, he and Police Chief Kenneth Michaud arrested and charged a man on April 15 with criminal threatening in an encounter that involved scissors, a broken door on a squad car, dirty floors, coffee brandy and accusations of cannibalism.

Officer Richards said he responded to a complaint of a disturbance at an apartment at 45 West Main St. He found Darren Charette, age 43 approximately, outside the apartment building and threatening his neighbor.

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16 April 2014

FORT KENT– Residents of Maine School Administrative District No. 27 received the latest in a couple of years’ worth of grim news about district finances at a public hearing the school hastily scheduled on April 15, at the Fort Kent Community High School gymnasium.

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16 April 2014

CASWELL- On April 15, at approximately 9:20 p.m., law enforcement received a report that Paul Oliver, 74, of Caswell went missing after attempting to move his truck through a flooded portion of Oliver Road in Caswell. Oliver had moved his truck across the flooded dirt roadway and attempted to walk back across the flooded road to his residence.

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15 April 2014

FORT KENT – The Fort kent Town Council met on Monday, April 14, to discuss a long list of agenda items ranging from ATV access to zoning issues.

“We ride the trails so we gotta make sure we know what we're doing,” said Fort Kent resident Theresa Plourde, shortly before the start of the council meeting on Monday.

15 April 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of April 14.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Paula Charette of Fort Kent. Charette won a total of $432.

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15 April 2014

Less than a year ago, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, a small Quebec town ten miles from the Maine border.

Thousands of gallons of the highly flammable crude oil spilled from ruptured tank cars, setting off fireballs in the town’s center that killed 47 people and destroyed 30 buildings. Some bodies were likely vaporized and never identified.

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15 April 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- There’s a new addition to the Aroostook Medical Center’s Active Medical Staff, and young mouths all over the region will benefit from the collaboration.

15 April 2014

Aroostook County Commissioners' Meeting
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Registry of Deeds Office Conference Room in Fort Kent

Call to Order

Public Comment Period

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes of the April 2, 2014 County Commissioners' Meeting

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