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22 May 2015

MADAWASKA – A tourism summit Thursday, May 21, in Madawaska focused on growing the economy as a collaborative effort, networking, how to bring tourism dollars to the region, and the lasting effects of the 2014 World Acadian Congress.

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22 May 2015

MADAWASKA - After Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) moved its remaining services at the Madawaska Outpatient Center to the Acadia Family Health Center in Madawaska, NMMC staff are pleased with how the community collaborated to retain the fitness center which was housed in the Acadia Family Health Center.

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22 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The second annual AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’ Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Presque Isle Country Club.

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22 May 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) says he supports the subpoena issued May 21, 2015 by the House Financial Services Committee, on which he sits, to the U.S. Federal Reserve. According to Congressman Poliquin, America's central bank has refused to provide the Committee responsible for its oversight with documentation regarding the leak of market-sensitive inside information to an outside private entity.

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22 May 2015
FORT KENT- The Fiddlehead Focus office will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have served and who continue to serve our community and nation. 
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21 May 2015

FORT KENT – As a part of its continuing relationship with Make-A-Wish, the Sears Hometown Store of Fort Kent - along with Sears Appliance and Hardware Stores, Sears Outlet Stores and Sears Home Appliance Showrooms nationwide - is participating in a charitable program this spring to allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful, and oftentimes life-changing impact of a wish come true.

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21 May 2015

FORT KENT - Students from Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) participated in a community service project geared toward providing a little bit of comfort to young patients at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC).

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21 May 2015

MAINE- Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag at all state facilities be flown at half-staff Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 25.

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21 May 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - 2014 World Acadian Congress / Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) organizers passed the virtual torch over to Claudette Thériault, chair of the 2019 World Acadian Congress’ organizing committee, at the final dissolution meeting of the CMA 2014 organizing committee on Tuesday, May 19 in Edmundston.

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21 May 2015

MAINE - Memorial Day is a time to honor our service men and women; but it has also become an opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans. As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) - serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont - is alerting the military community and the public to malicious tactics that scammers use to steal money and identities.

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20 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Passenger rail charity rides will occur in Aroostook County on Father’s Day Weekend, which will ultimately benefit county newborn and pediatric patients.

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20 May 2015

FORT KENT – At a Maine School Administrative District (MSAD No. 27) school board meeting held at the Fort Kent Community High School on Thursday, May 14, the board approved a new budget proposal which would bring the 2015 school year mill rate down from 3.86 proposed at a previous meeting held on Monday, May 11, to 1.94. All teacher positions survived the cut; although the new budget includes the elimination of two ed tech positions and the relocation of a few teachers to different buildings within the district for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

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19 May 2015

FORT KENT - The American Nurses’ Association, in recognition of the impact ethical nursing practice has on patient outcomes and quality care, designated 2015 as the Year of Ethics. The theme for National Nurses Week, which was the week of May 6 -12, was Ethical Practice: Quality Care.

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19 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – County residents still have time to help four hospitals in a region-wide effort to stock the shelves of local food pantries. The Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive, which kicked off last week during National Hospital Week, continues through Thursday, May 21, with numerous drop-off locations throughout Aroostook.

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19 May 2015

MAINE - Attorney General Janet T. Mills, together with law enforcement partners in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), have jointly filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against four phony cancer charities: Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Children's Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., and The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., and their operators for allegedly scamming more than $187 million from consumers throughout the country.

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19 May 2015

ST. AGATHA - At an annual dinner meeting of the Maine Acadian Heritage Council/Conseil d heritage acadien du Maine (MAHC), held on Sunday, May 17 at the Lakeview Restaurant in St. Agatha, council president Lise Pelletier presented George Dumond with the President’s Award for Outstanding Dedication to Acadian people and culture.

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19 May 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - The Maine Acadian Heritage Council will be sponsoring a free (including materials) one week long program for teachers and trail guides about the history of Acadie and the St. John Valley.

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19 May 2015

MAINE - With Memorial Day less than a week away, personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Military Retireesand ranked Maine as the fourth best state for military retirees.

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18 May 2015

MAINE - The University of Maine at Augusta and University College announced Monday, May 18, that the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees has approved a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.

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