ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY/Fort Kent – Duane Belanger, a member of the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus, traveled to Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 13 to represent the Catholic fraternal organization during National Wreaths Across America Day 2014, which is held to honor veterans who have paid the ultimate price in their service to our country.
MAINE – The Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services announced today that it is moving patient certification for the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP) to an online forum in an effort to reduce administrative duties and strengthen program integrity and security.
PRESQUE ISLE– The Presque Isle Rotary Club wrapped up its 67th annual Radio and TV Auction on a high note, raising more than $410,000 during the three-night event and surpassing its $25,000 fundraising goal for its special project—by more than $300,000.
EAGLE LAKE / T14 R6 WELS - At the Eagle Lake Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 11, in what the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) deemed the final public meeting on the subject, DOT employees and interested citizens came together to discuss the future of 5.5 miles of road along Route 11, which includes an historically significant home on Soucy Hill.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Members of the Aroostook County Shrine Club, joined by a special visitor from the North Pole, spread good cheer and the spirit of the holidays to patients and residents of several central Aroostook healthcare facilities.
FORT KENT- Roberta Ann Levesque, otherwise known as "Ann", devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Frenchville, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
VAN BUREN - Ned J. Levesque, 55, died peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side. He was born May 23, 1959 in Van Buren, a son of the late Joseph and Emerilda (Michaud) Levesque.
BOSTON, Mass. - Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Vincent B. Lisi of the FBI’s Boston Division announced Monday, Dec. 15, a new initiative designed to solicit the public’s help in identifying and targeting public corruption.
ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $38,373 of funding to Fish River Rural Health in recognition for the health center's clinical quality improvements and its position as a health center quality leader.
NORTHERN MAINE - The National Weather Service in Caribou (NWS) has announced a winter weather advisory for Northern Maine Wednesday, Dec. 17, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18. (Updated 7:55 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18.)
LEWISTON / St. John Valley- Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced that Father Paul H. Dumais, a native of Fort Kent, has been appointed as chaplain at Lewiston's St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, and St. Mary’s Residence.
FORT KENT- Jeanette Michaud, a registered nurse employed at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), attended the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice from Oct. 22 through 25 in Phoenix, Arizona.