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12 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) has made the Harvard Pilgrim Hospital Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25 percent of those measured nationally on a set of quality and patient experience measures.

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12 February 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - Supporters held signs outdoors and in the lobby at an Energy East Pipeline information session on Thursday, February 11 at the Edmundston Convention Center; however, concerned residents also lined up to ask what would happen to their wells and drinking water, in the event of a pipeline leak.

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9 February 2016

ST. DAVID, Maine - The Maine Warden Service, working with the Madawaska Police Department, has issued a summons to three southern Maine individuals in connection with trespassing and damage at the Long Lake Country Club early last month.

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9 February 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine - About 14 residents, including several business owners, gathered on February 8, 2016 at a public hearing at the Frenchville Town Office to learn more about a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) proposal for downtown development.

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9 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - On Tuesday morning a small group of spectators previewed the movie "The Great Alone," which will premiere at Fort Kent's Century Theater and a handful of other theaters throughout the country on Tuesday, February, 9 at 7 p.m.

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8 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Acadia Federal Credit Union has announced that Lance Morin has accepted the new position of Commercial Relationship Representative. His duties began on January 25 and he is currently working out of the Fort Kent branch.

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8 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Greater Fort Kent, Madawaska and Van Buren Chambers of Commerce will be offering an Online Marketing for Beginners workshop for businesses and organizations in the St. John Valley.

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8 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Business owners in the St. John Valley looking to expand their business into new markets can attend a free informational session in Madawaska on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

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5 February 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - City officials in Edmundston, New Brunswick have made a new, final offer of a 2-percent-per-year wage increase to unionized city employees, for the next four years, in ongoing labor negotiations.

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5 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Administrators and staff at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) say the hospital's recent changes to the Emergency Room have had a positive impact on patient experience.

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3 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - After showing "Star Wars" for three weeks, I was a bit hesitant in offering another Western genre movie for our loyal audience. Then I read a review of “The Revenant” by Anthony Lane in The New Yorker. (Editor's note: This review contains plot details, so read on with that in mind.)

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3 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - In an effort to promote Madawaska’s downtown businesses and encourage more snowmobile traffic to the downtown area, town officials have designated an area in the bi-centennial park, located between 11th and 12th avenues, as a public parking area for snowmobiles.

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2 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - An unseasonably warm weather trend has some logging truck operators concerned that the season may close down soon due to mud season arriving earlier than usual this year, unless colder temperatures return and stay.

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2 February 2016

NORTHERN MAINE - Following a local wood pellet producer's issue regarding a biomass supply contract for the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Rep. Robert Saucier, D-Presque Isle, has introduced a bill that he says aims to "encourage" Maine taxpayer-funded institutions to purchase locally-sourced wood pellets.

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2 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – Beginning July 1, 2016, Sodexo will replace Aramark as the provider of food services at six of the seven University of Maine System (UMS) campuses, including the University of Maine at Fort Kent. The contract extends to dining hall, retail, and food catering services.

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2 February 2016

MAINE - The Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted Tuesday, February 2, to advance a bill, which Rep. Robert Saucier introduced, to expand broadband access to rural parts of Maine.

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1 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – For only the second time in it's history, the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce has bestowed the award of Citizen of the Year upon a married couple - Don and Anna Raymond of New Canada - at the GFKACOC's 68th annual dinner event held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Friday, January 29, 2016.

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1 February 2016

SINCLAIR, Maine - The Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby, which took place January 30 and 31, brought in 893 registrations this year, raising about $18,000 in registration fees that will benefit the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund.

Derby committee member and St. Agatha Town Manager Gary Picard said the committee will meet in two to three weeks, once bills and expenses have been paid, and look at the net proceeds to decide how much they will give to the cancer fund.

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