Sen. Susan Collins
25 July 2014

A year after a freight train carrying more than a million gallons of crude oil derailed—killing 47 people in the small, picturesque town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, which is beginning to heal. The devastation was unimaginable, the loss was unthinkable, and the wounds are still very raw for the residents of this town, just 30 miles from the western Maine border, and for people in our state and around the world.

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25 July 2014

To the Editor,

This letter is to share how Chief Carroll Theriault was falsely accused by his tribe members for stealing monies from the tribe. The accusations were publicly brought forth to the Maine Attorney General, St. John Valley community, and the Wesget-Sipu Tribe.

25 July 2014

How do we respect and enhance the freedom of expression enshrined in the first amendment while protecting the government from being corrupted by the unchecked flow of money to public officials?

We have wrestled with this problem for well over a 100 years through periodic scandals and periodic corrections, new laws and new ways to evade those laws. But, as I observed at a Senate Rules Committee hearing on July 23, we have never seen anything like what is happening today.

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25 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – Residents in the region who suffer from a rheumatic disease such as arthritis, gout, osteoporosis or hundreds of other conditions may now have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their friends or neighbors who may suffer from similar disorders in the future.

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25 July 2014

FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a Summer Fun Run 5K race on Saturday Aug. 2.

Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the UMFK Sports Center—with the first 100 participants to register receiving race T-shirt. The race is open to all age groups, and the race starting at 9 a.m.

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25 July 2014

FORT KENT - A few of the light posts on Main Street in Fort Kent recently received a makeover from local business owners Alan Susee and Curtis Saucier.

Susee, the owner of the appliance, tools, and lawn and garden store Sears, spruced up the pole in front of his business with a fresh coat of black paint to counter the weary look it had taken on due to the relentless weather characteristic of winters in the Valley.

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25 July 2014

MAINE - On July 9 and 10, Maine took part in a virtual, multi-state exercise in their Emergency Operations Center. The exercise focused on the sheltering of livestock, pets and captive animals during a natural disaster, and how state agencies in Maine would go about both requesting necessary resources and responding to other state's requests.

25 July 2014

WALLAGRASS – Leslie Lopez and Ken Martin of Wallagrass, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kolton James Martin. Kolton was born on July 24, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Gwen Kendall of St. Francis and Les Lopez of Fort Kent. Paternal grandparents are Mildred Martin of Eagle Lake and the Late James Martin Jr.

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25 July 2014

EAGLE LAKE – Fish River Rural Health expects to surpass its previous community outreach with the release of its second book, “Valley of Hope: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and their Families and Friends.” The official release of the book will take place 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Nadeau Hall.

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25 July 2014

PRESQUE ISLE – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a $50,000 grant to assist in the creation of the region’s very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The University has been working with the Wintergreen Arts Center, the City of Presque Isle, building owners, and several other partners to transform 149 State St. into the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts.

25 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - TAMC welcomed the following babies born at A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle this spring.

A Boy, Landon Eric Boyles, born May 26, to Danielle and Eric Boyles of Ashland. Maternal grandparents are Patrick and Tracy Long of Ashland. Paternal grandparents are Scott and Gail Boyles of Ashland.

25 July 2014

VAN BUREN – Heather Dumond and Devin Parent of Van Buren, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Isabel Parent. Anna was born on June 27, 2014 at The Aroostook Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Lynn and Rick Dumond of Van Buren. Paternal grandparents are Rhonda and Brian Parent of Van Buren.

25 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE – Michelle and Jason Tardif of Frenchville, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Connor Robert Tardif. Connor was born on June 13, 2014 at The Aroostook Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Aurele Theriault and the late Nicole Theriault of New Canada. Paternal grandparents are Jeaninne Tardif and the late Gerard Tardif of Frenchville.

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24 July 2014

AUGUSTA - The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it is awarding the Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Employment Services a $4.85 million job training grant. The Job-Driven National Emergency Grant (JD-NEG) will help build and expand upon successful industry partnerships and establish a customized approach to training—with the goal of reconnecting long-term unemployed and new Mainers to the state’s workforce.

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24 July 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY – With the less than two weeks remaining before the Congrès Mondial Acadien, organizers are reminding St. John Valley and Aroostook County residents to register to attend their family reunions.

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24 July 2014

WASHINGTON– On Wednesday, July 23, a coalition of 17 organizations came together to announce their support for Sen. Angus King's The Real Time Transparency Act. King introduced the bill in April, which would require that all campaign contributions of $1,000 or more go on file with the FEC within 48 hours.

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24 July 2014

FORT KENT – The David Educational Foundation has awarded the University of Maine at Fort Kent a $132,500 grant for the academic years of 2014-2017. The support will allow the university to expand and further develop the Rural U Early College and Dual Enrollment program.

The three year project will provide support for staffing infrastructure, the improvement of quality outcomes and assessment, and the development of an app in order to fully connect and supply mobile support for the students in the program.

liquid beauty july 24 2014
24 July 2014

Each month Fiddlehead Focus staff will select one or more pieces found online that may be in the form of a video, image, animation that we find noteworthy. The pieces will explore a variety of topics, and all pieces will be appropriate for every age and audience. Our goal is to shed light on some of the uplifting, funny, educational, and beautiful pieces out in the wild online world that our readers may never see. 

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24 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – It may sound like something from a science fiction or superhero movie, but a new, state-of-the-art green light laser treatment at The Aroostook Medical Center is setting a new standard of care for urology patients in Northern Maine.

“Green light laser is a way of treating benign prostate enlargement that affects a lot of older men,” said Dr. Gary Wikert, who along with Robert Hunt, are the current full-time providers in the TAMC Urology practice.

24 July 2014

Madawaska School Committee Meeting
Monday, July 28 - 4 p.m. - Superintendent’s Conference Room


I. Call meeting to Order
Pledge of Allegiance

II. Adjustment to the Agenda

III. Correspondence and Announcements

IV. Period of Public Participation on Items of this Agenda

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