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24 June 2016

To the editor: We all know it’s not a multimillion dollar grant or a huge tax break offered to a large employer. We see the real economic engines by looking down the street at what’s been around for 10 years or more.

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24 June 2016

SAINT AGATHA, Maine - FairPoint Communications has recently completed a broadband expansion project in Saint Agatha. As a result of this upgrade, faster broadband speeds are available in over 245 locations in the community – some to addresses for the first time.

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24 June 2016

PORTLAND, Maine - Ridgewood Estates, LLC received an award for workplace safety from workers’ compensation specialist MEMIC.

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24 June 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - TAMC officials announced the news last December that the Presque Isle medical center was taking the next step in cancer care for northern Maine by committing $1.5 million to bring PET scan technology to the region. Last week, the first patients in Aroostook County received a PET/CT scan locally.

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24 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - After a six-year hiatus, Ryan Pelletier will be returning to the board of directors of Northern Maine Development Commission, an organization which he previously served 12 years as a board member and was employed by for over five years.

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24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - If it weren't for a bar fire in 1995, Dinah Gagnon may not have become the businesswoman she is today. On the days leading up to the fire, Gagnon, who owns Dinah's Laundromat in Fort Kent, was making arrangements to sell her business to the owners of the Lone Star bar.

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22 June 2016

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST - In preparation for upcoming improvements to the Fiddlehead Focus/St. John Valley Times website, and in the near future, websites for the Aroostook Republican, Star-Herald and Houlton Pioneer Times, staff recently attended a training session for a new online content management system.

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22 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - St. John Valley Associates Executive Director Robin Jackson-Eldridge said Tuesday morning, June 21, that the closing of the organization’s Fort Kent extension site in October would not mean the end of services for its approximately 15 clients who regularly visit that location.

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21 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Visiting ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts will have a better understanding of where to gas up their machines or fill their stomachs in the downtown Fort Kent area thanks to two new signs the Valley ATV Riders erected.

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17 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Dr. John Joseph, a member of Northern Maine Medical Center’s emergency department team, was a guest speaker on May 18 and 19 at an annual conference of the Maine Society for Respiratory Care in Boothbay Harbor. His presentation was titled “Pediatric Codes -- Made Fun and Simple Through a Systematic Approach."

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17 June 2016

GRAND ISLE, Maine - From May to October, residents of Grand Isle - and anyone who passes through that little town on the banks of the St. John River - can find friendly service and heaping portions of home cooked food at Misty Meadows Organic Farm.

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17 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Marsha Labbe, RN, of Northern Maine Medical Center, recently completed the requirements to earn national certification as a resident care coordinator, RAC-CT.

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16 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Fort Kent Elementary School teacher Tamar Philbrook’s third-grade class is beautifying the grounds of area businesses with containers of flowers. The community project is part of a service learning project where each student was responsible for developing a budget, selecting and purchasing flowers and then planting three containers.

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16 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Jessica Lamarre, radiology supervisor at Northern Maine Medical Center, has announced that sonographer Cindy Pelletier on May 21 successfully completed the physics testing requirements of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

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14 June 2016

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST - With the acquisition of Fiddlehead Focus this Spring and the St. John Valley Times newspaper late last year, Bangor Publishing Co. sowed the seeds for exciting changes for those who keep an eye on the St. John Valley and surrounding regions of New Brunswick and Quebec.

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14 June 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - New Ventures Maine has announced they have extended the deadline to apply for “downtown dollar” grant funding to June 17.

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14 June 2016

CARIBOU, Maine - A representative from the Maine Department of Labor will visit Aroostook County to present information on new overtime regulations.

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14 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Northern Maine Medical Center recently announced that the hospital has signed a strategic network participant agreement with the Eastern Maine Health System in Bangor, Maine.

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14 June 2016

POHENEGAMOOK, Quebec - The Core Leadership Team of Acadia of the Lands and Forests recently completed its first year of operation and reflected on goals achieved at its annual general meeting, held June 4 in Pohenegamook, Quebec.

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