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24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - If it weren't for a bar fire in 1995, Dinah Gagnon may not have become the businesswoman she is today. On the days leading up to the fire, Gagnon, who owns Dinah's Laundromat in Fort Kent, was making arrangements to sell her business to the owners of the Lone Star bar.

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24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The following cases were heard under the Aroostook Criminal Docket at the Fort Kent Courthouse during the month of May, 2016:

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24 June 2016

CARIBOU, Maine - The following babies from the St. John Valley were born at Cary Medical Center between May 17 and June 2, 2016:

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24 June 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Alexander Martin of Van Buren graduated from Western New England University with a doctor of pharmacy degree on May 21, 2016.

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24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Each year, Mrs. Germaine Soucy gives a local scholarship in memory of her late husband Roy R. Soucy. At the Community High School graduation ceremony, which was held on June 3, 2016, Jacob Smart was awarded the Roy R. Soucy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

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24 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - A loose dog named Chester, that Valley residents have seen dragging a blue leash behind him as he roams the Madawaska streets, has citizens and the Madawaska Police Department concerned for his safety.

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24 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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24 June 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries for those who have passed on during the month of March, 2016. 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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23 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated at Bicentennial Park in 1996, the soldiers and friends who brought the project to life most likely had no idea they would be back 20 years later to fight for the dignity of what some consider hallowed ground.

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23 June 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - In the coming month, the United Way of Aroostook (UWA) will send out its 50,000th free book to a preschool-age child in northern Maine through the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nationwide initiative that launched locally in 2010.

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23 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - A driver and two passengers escaped injury Wednesday morning, June 22, when their van struck a deer on Beaulieu Road, according to Madawaska Police.

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23 June 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine -There will be a Maine School Administrative District No. 33 board workshop, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the St. John Valley Technology Center.

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23 June 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The Maine Army National Guard is building a new $15.5 million regional readiness facility in Presque Isle to replace an older station in Caribou.

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23 June 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine - Through a State Farm grant of $11,000, Cary Medical Center is bringing programs on fire safety to Aroostook County locations. Individuals attending the free sessions can register to receive a free fire escape ladder.

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23 June 2016

Anyone who’s spent a good deal of time in Aroostook County knows what we’re about: work ethic, resourcefulness and determination. Take a deeper look, and you’ll see that we’ve also got plenty of other resources that position us for economic success, such as top-notch education, an increasingly diverse agriculture sector, proximity to markets, the transportation infrastructure to get the goods there and growing fields such as wind energy.

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23 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - School committee members and Madawaska Schools Superintendent Gisele Dionne were once again reviewing figures Wednesday night, June 22, in an effort to find a 2016-17 school budget that would be acceptable to voters.

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23 June 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Maine Arts Commission has awarded a new grant, “Hopes for the Future,” to provide dance education to K-12 students in Frenchville and St. Agatha in the northernmost part of Aroostook County.

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23 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Martin-Klein American Legion Post No. 133 is still collecting items for a fundraising auction Saturday, June 25, to benefit the Post 133 Building Fund. Auction registration and viewing opportunities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the former Gerber building at Fort Kent Industrial Park.

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22 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Madawaska Board of Selectpersons voted Tuesday night, June 21, to move ahead with developing a policy that would require drug testing for residents who apply for General Assistance aid.

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