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27 March 2015

MAINE – USDA Rural Development’s single family housing program supports its mission to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in Rural America by offering direct and guaranteed home loans to buy or build safe, decent and affordable homes.

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27 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the third leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, and the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. Staff in TAMC’s Women and Children’s Health Department are hoping to lower those numbers locally through both education and a gift that new parents can put to use at home.

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27 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON- Due to a recent community collaboration, firefighters in Edmundston, New Brunswick are now better prepared to help themselves, one another, and other fire brigades in the province when a colleague is in distress.

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27 March 2015

MAINE – Tim Caverly's 18 years working on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway created such a lasting impression on him that he has just released his sixth novel centered on Allagash related themes.

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27 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON - Residents who register their dogs in the city of Edmundston are helping to make a new animal shelter building become a reality.

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27 March 2015

FORT KENT – Charles Ouellette of Fort Kent is not your ordinary musician - or your ordinary pharmacist - although he successfully thrives in both occupations.

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27 March 2015

PRESQUE ISLE - Starting Wednesday, April 8, Women, Work, and Community (WWC) will offer My Money Works: Tools for Smart Money Choices, a free four-week class to help folks gain the skills and confidence to stretch their money, pay their bills, reduce their debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals.

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26 March 2015

MADAWASKA - The Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) announced the winners of the 2015 Maine Governor's Conference on Tourism awards during the annual conference held in Augusta on Wednesday, March 18; and MOT awarded the 2015 Tourism Award for Creativity to Madawaska Four Corners Park.

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26 March 2015

FORT KENT – The annual Equipment and Packer Fund Raffle held at Lonesome Pine Trails (LPT) in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 14 brought in $5,000 for the ski resort, and nobody was happier than LPT Mountain Manager Darold Bossie.

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26 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – A popular new smoking cessation program that has helped people in central Aroostook quit is expanding to the St. John Valley.

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26 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON - Tante Blanche, Phémie-la-bootlegger, Lt. Ingall, Louis XVII and Bob LeBoeuf all hang out together in downtown Edmundston. How? They are all specialty craft beers created in Edmundston at Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, a local microbrewery housed in a former police station.

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26 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - If you are 20-years-old and have at least 60 college credits under your belt, or are over 21 and have a high school diploma, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) invites you to attend one of several game warden recruitment meetings the department will be holding throughout northern Maine, including the St. John Valley.

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25 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– MaKenna (Kenna) Ward was a rock star in her community, says her father Kirk Ward. Everywhere she went, whether in the Greater Houlton area or at one of several hospitals across Maine and New England, people knew of her and her story.

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25 March 2015

MADAWASKA – Patrons lined up outside the Tastee-Freez order window, anticipating their favorite treats, early afternoon Wednesday, March 25 - the popular Madawaska restaurant's official opening day.

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25 March 2015

FORT KENT – Steve Pelletier, director of planning and economic development for the town of Fort Kent, has successfully petitioned the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for grant monies to be utilized for the maintenance and restoration of town land. The two grants for which Pelletier applied on behalf of the town include the Project Canopy Assistance grant and the Recreational Trail grant.

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25 March 2015

FORT KENT - As the editor over here at the Fiddlehead Focus, one of my many tasks is to format the website to archive stories in relevant categories, so I am choosing to put my little piece about last Friday's Mother/Son dance in the sports category.

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24 March 2015

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – A new $21 million ampitheater could bring an estimated $28.8 million impact and the creation of up to 385 jobs to the area, according to a press release issued Tuesday, March 24, by the city of Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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24 March 2015

FORT KENT - PAWS Animal Welfare Shelter presents Parisse as PAWS Pet of the Week in hopes that this little girl will find her forever home.

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