class april 4 2014
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.

gather may 9 2014
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.

inspect may 28 2014
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.

funding june 11 2014
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

ladies july 24 2014
24 July 2014

FORT KENT - The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theater program has released a television commercial highlighting their upcoming production of "The Learned Ladies" by the French playwright Moliere. Director of "The Learned Ladies" and UMFK Assistant Director of Media Services Aaron Bernstein produced the commercial that features actors Sylvie Guimond, Donny Champagne, Adam Nadeau, Robin Albert, Jessica Potila, Melanie Daigle, and Max Jandreau involved in various acts of physical comedy—the likes of which audience members can expect to see performed in the show.

pen april 18 2014
23 July 2014

MAINE - Secretary of State Matt Dunlap—with assistance from Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn and his daughter Emily Dunlap—drew the order of bond questions for this November's ballot. In order, the referendum ballot will read:

Question 1: "Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?"

id july 23 2014
23 July 2014

MAINE - Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is advising Maine residents that effective July 21, 2014, Maine driver licenses and identification cards will not be valid proof of identification when entering restricted areas in federal buildings and nuclear power plants, according to a press release from the state. This is the result of the REAL ID Act of 2005, which required states to comply with a myriad of new driver license standards or risk enforcement actions.

west fire july 23 2014
23 July 2014

MAINE – So far, 20 Maine firefighters and forest rangers have volunteered to help combat the deadly wildfires that are ravaging the western United States and producing enough smoke to travel all the way to Maine.

23 July 2014

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced on July 23 that it will require most able-bodied recipients work, volunteer, or be involved in a specialized work training program in order to receive food supplement benefits, according to a press release from DHHS.

tstorm july 23 2014
23 July 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY– The National Weather Service Office in Caribou has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. tonight.

22 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 21.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Real Pelletier of Madawaska. Pelletier won a total of $438.

elvis july 22 2014
22 July 2014

FORT KENT- This handsome kitty's name is Elvis, and as you can see he is a very handsome gray tiger kitty.

airshow b17 july 22 2014
22 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - One of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers, ‘Sentimental Journey,’ will be available for cockpit tours and flights at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport in Frenchville, from Aug. 7-10. The NARA Air Show is scheduled on Aug. 9 and 10 and will feature the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team, Scott Yoak’s ‘Quick Silver’ P-51 Mustang, the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team along with Solo Stearman Bill Gordon, Rob Holland Ultimate AirShows, Hotwire Harry’s comedy routine from Tiger Air Shows, and Dan Fortin’s Yak Attack.

smuggling july 22 2014
22 July 2014

JACKMAN- Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Jackman port of entry, along with Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station, arrested two Canadian residents after a husband tried to smuggle his wife across the border, according to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

power june 20 2014
22 July 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Emera Maine is keeping an eye to the sky and lining up resources to ensure power is restored quickly in the wake of any outages in preparation of Wednesday forecasts that call for severe weather in the form of thunderstorms and high winds, according to a press release from Emera.

22 July 2014

FORT KENT - A Connecticut man vacationing in the Valley received some shocking news when he brought what he thought was his Polaris Ranger Side By Side 900 ATV to Fort Kent Powersports for maintenance. Employees at the dealership ran a routine vehicle identification number (VIN) check on the machine on Thursday, July 17, only to discover that law enforcement had previously reported it stolen.

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