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19 December 2014

FORT KENT – Christmas will be brighter this year for a struggling Fort Kent family, thanks to a chorus of kindhearted individuals who responded to two small requests in a very big way.

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19 December 2014

FORT KENT- Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) students in Susan Dubay's Jobs for Maine Grads class spent time on Friday morning, Dec. 19, with Fiddlehead Focus Publisher Andrew Birden as he described the challenges of starting a new business, the various factors that lead a person to their career, and the importance of learning mathematics.

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19 December 2014

FORT KENT- With the Emergency Room Renovation Project in full swing, Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) chose a realistic scenario to simulate a disaster when it planned its last scheduled emergency preparedness drill for the year.

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19 December 2014

HOULTONKatahdin Trust Senior Vice President of Retail Services, Bonnie Foster, has announced the promotion of Patty Hersey to Vice President, Business Development Officer.

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19 December 2014

MAINE - Senator Angus King and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree have written to the US Department of Agriculture to urge the federal government to buy 18 million pounds of frozen Maine wild blueberries to use in school lunch and emergency food assistance programs.

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19 December 2014

MAINE - According to a Maine Department of Labor report, the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.7 percent in November was little changed from 5.8 percent in October and down from 6.4 percent one year ago. The number of unemployed declined 5,400 over the year to 40,200.

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19 December 2014

FORT KENT - Local public access station WFKTV-4 is selling made-to-order copies of a DVD highlighting FreedomFest 2014, the event which the Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 hosted on Aug. 9 to raise money for a Northern Maine Veterans' Museum and Community Center.

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18 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Cary Medical Center is pleased to announce the following November and December, 2014 births:

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18 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The Presque Isle CareerCenter has announced January programming for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

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18 December 2014

FORT KENT- Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier wants the public to know that those who furnish alcohol to minors, or provide them with a place to consume alcohol, face serious consequences; as was the case recently for those involved in two separate underage drinking parties.

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18 December 2014

MAINE- The Maine Lottery announced Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, that sales for the Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game in its current format will end Dec. 26, 2014 across the country.

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18 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– An anonymous benefactor has been keeping the spirit of the holidays alive by donating clothing to families of children at TAMC’s Aroostook Pediatrics.

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17 December 2014

MARSHALL ISLANDS / Fort Kent  - According to an article published on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Bangor Daily News, The College of the Marshall Islands has stripped Wilson Hess, president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, of the honorific title president emeritus amid allegations he mismanaged college endowment funds while leading an independent nonprofit group dedicated to the college’s support.

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17 December 2014

ROUTE 11 / PATTEN AREAMaine State Police say a tractor trailer has overturned just north of Patten, forcing the closure of Route 11.

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17 December 2014

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – Wednesday morning, Dec. 17, the CMA 2014 organizers presented an analysis of the advertising value of media coverage, as well as a study on the economic and social impact of the 5th Congrès mondial acadien.

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17 December 2014

FORT KENT - On November 29, 2014, Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc. named employee Alan Beal, of Fort Kent, Grand Champion Driver of the Year.

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16 December 2014

MAINE – The Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services announced today that it is moving patient certification for the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP) to an online forum in an effort to reduce administrative duties and strengthen program integrity and security.

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16 December 2014

PRESQUE ISLE– The Presque Isle Rotary Club wrapped up its 67th annual Radio and TV Auction on a high note, raising more than $410,000 during the three-night event and surpassing its $25,000 fundraising goal for its special project—by more than $300,000.

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16 December 2014

EAGLE LAKE / T14 R6 WELS - At the Eagle Lake Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 11, in what the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) deemed the final public meeting on the subject, DOT employees and interested citizens came together to discuss the future of 5.5 miles of road along Route 11, which includes an historically significant home on Soucy Hill.

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16 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Members of the Aroostook County Shrine Club, joined by a special visitor from the North Pole, spread good cheer and the spirit of the holidays to patients and residents of several central Aroostook healthcare facilities.

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