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20 April 2015

FORT KENT – Volunteer firefighters with the Fort Kent Fire Department had a busy weekend. On Sunday morning, April 19, at 6:53 a.m., a passerby called to report a storage shed on fire at a trailer home located at 98 Brookside Drive, Lot 2.

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19 April 2015

VAN BUREN - GO-Van Buren, the civic organization that promotes Van Buren as “a great place to live, visit and do business," is bringing their Aroostook Artisans Craft Fair back this year on Saturday, May 2, at the Community Center on Champlain Street.

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17 April 2015

EDMUNDSTON - Units from two Edmundston Fire Department stations responded Friday afternoon to the site of a Canadian National Railway train derailment along Highway 144 between Saint-Basile, New Brunswick (a subdivision of Edmundston) and the village of Green River, New Brunswick, according to Mychèle Poitras, communications director for the city of Edmundston.

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17 April 2015

MAINE - Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, Maine and Superior Nuts and Candy of Chicago announced Thursday, April 16 they are recalling certain packages of pine nuts due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

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17 April 2015

NORTHERN MAINE - The National Weather Service in Caribou (NWS) announced early Friday morning, April 17, that rivers will continue to rise as snowmelt creates plentiful runoff into area waterways. This may allow additional movement of river ice, possibly resulting in more ice jams.

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17 April 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – At a press conference held at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery on Monday, April 13, representatives from a multitude of community organizations from throughout Aroostook County gathered to announce a collaborative effort to promote healthy outdoor activities through a newly launched Fit and Fun Series.

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16 April 2015

NORTHERN MAINE – Throughout April and May, bankers from Katahdin Trust will guide children throughout northern and central Maine on the path to a positive financial future by participating in the annual Teach Children to Save Day, a nationwide event to teach children their financial ABC’s.

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15 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement welcoming an April 10 vote by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) to proceed with an affirmative preliminary injury determination in regards to the unfair subsidies received by the Port Hawkesbury paper mill:

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15 April 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Representatives of the Aroostook County Community Guided Planning and Zoning Steering Committee met on Monday, April 13 at the Van Buren Community Center and Tuesday, April 14 at the Fort Kent Municipal Building where they proposed plans for new sub-district zoning in the Unorganized Territories and listened to feedback about how to make the plan, which the committee refers to as Small Business Development Sub-District (D-SB), better.

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15 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, New York establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

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15 April 2015

FORT KENT – At a regularly scheduled meeting of the Fort Kent Town Council held at the Fort Kent Town Office on Monday, April 13, the council voted unanimously to abandon Town Way #3202 Ayotte Road, a dirt road located on Route 161 approximately five miles south of downtown Fort Kent.

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT / Presque Isle - The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) and Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) have entered into a unique agreement that will focus on providing graduates of NMCC in technical, trade and allied health areas the opportunity to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in a shortened period of time.

 

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) recently joined other area hospitals and the New England Organ Bank (NEOB) in the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

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14 April 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – The Aroostook Chapter of Credit Unions recently presented its Annual Financial Fitness - Money Management Experience at the Loring Job Corps Center in Limestone, and more than 450 students from across Aroostook County attended the event.

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14 April 2015

MAINE - Governor Paul R. LePage will announce the launch of a new online calculator on "Tax Day," Wednesday, April 15. The new calculator will provide Maine taxpayers an opportunity to compare tax rates and credits under current law to the Governor's tax reform and savings plan, which the Legislature now is considering.

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14 April 2015

AUGUSTA - Nearly 350 librarians and educators from public and school libraries from around Maine converged on Augusta on April 9 for the 26th Annual Reading Round Up conference promoting reading and literature for children and young adults.

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT - Robin Damboise, director of human resources at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), announced on April 3, that the hospital selected Claire Moss as the Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015.

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14 April 2015

FORT KENT / South Portland - Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first virtual public charter school, will offer up to nine three-credit dual enrollment courses through a partnership with the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) Rural U Program.

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