22 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel announced that seven Maine farms and agricultural businesses, including G&S Farms, Inc. in Fort Kent, would receive grants for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

22 January 2016

MAINE - On Friday, January 22, 2016, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, along with Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin, sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on behalf of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine requesting a bonus buy of Maine wild blueberries.

22 January 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), in partnership with the Four Seasons Trail Association (FSTA), will be hosting the fourth annual Rally in the Valley Winter Festival on February 23, 2016. The event is intended to provide kids an opportunity to experience fun with physical activity in the great outdoors.

22 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Robin Damboise, Northern Maine Medical Center’s (NMMC) Director of Human Resources, has announced that Eileen Michaud is NMMC’s Employee of the Fourth Quarter of 2015.

19 January 2016

SINCLAIR, Maine - A former Madawaska resident living in Connecticut has purchased the Patrick Therriault school building, which has sat chained up and unused for nearly four years after the K-6 school closed in Sinclair.

18 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine – Twin Rivers Paper Company is pledging up to $45,000 for the Four Seasons Trail Association in Madawaska, Maine to purchase land.

15 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - On January 29, 2016, the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce (GFKACC) will be hosting their 68th annual dinner. The guest speaker for this event is journalist / television personality Bill Green, creator and host of Bill Green’s Maine.

15 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The offices of the Fiddlehead Focus will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

14 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Acadia Federal Credit Union announced Thursday, January 14, that Amber Voisine has accepted the position of Loan Officer at the Madawaska branch and Sheila Ouellette will take on the role of Branch Manager, also at the Madawaska location.

14 January 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine – Commissioner Walt Whitcomb announced at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that LaJoie Growers, LLC. of Van Buren and seven other Maine farming companies have won Agricultural Development grants, for a combined total of nearly $250,000.

13 January 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - The city of Edmundston will host a Forum on Development of Entrepreneurial Culture in February. Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard and Economic Development Coordinator Isabelle LaPlante spoke to guests on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Edmundston City Hall to make the announcement and to express the importance of creating an entrepreneurial and business development culture in Edmundston.

13 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – There is a new face helping out at the Fiddlehead Focus offices in Fort Kent. Sarah Kelly, who turns 21 next week, has been assisting publisher Andrew Birden as the online journalism team's first intern.

13 January 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The following is a list of cancellations, closures, delays, or schedule changes related to a winter storm Wednesday, January 13, 2016. If your business, school, organization, or club would like to inform the public of any schedule changes, send us an email to or add it to the comments section of this article. You may also send us a message on our Facebook page.

12 January 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Sam Blackstone is the owner of Circle B Farms in Caribou and heads up the Community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that serves local businesses in northern Aroostook County. Beginning in July and running through September, CSA participants in Blackstone’s program will be able to enjoy locally grown produce delivered to their work over the course of ten weeks.

11 January 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - Community members, city representatives and winter sport enthusiasts from Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick gathered on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Mont Farlagne Outdoor Center as owners launched operations for the resort's new mechanical rolling lift, dubbed the "Tapis Magique (Magic Carpet)."

8 January 2016

ASHLAND /  FORT KENT, Maine - Despite an ongoing allegation from an Ashland pellet manufacturing company regarding sourcing from Canada, the University of Maine System (UMS) is standing by its statement that the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) continues to use local pellet sourcing.

8 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Community members worked together to help rescue a New York snowmobiler's Ski-Doo from deep standing water near North Perley Brook Road on New Year's Eve.

7 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Officials at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) in Fort Kent have designated Marsha Labbe, RN, as Swing Bed Program Coordinator. Previously a member of the hospital’s Nursing Administration, Labbe accepted the position to lead the care team in the transition patients from acute to swing bed status.

7 January 2016

ST. AGATHA, Maine - The docks are up, the snowmobiles are out on the fields, but something is missing on Long Lake - the abundance of ice fishing shacks usually seen at this time of year. That should not effect the upcoming 11th Annual Long Lake Fishing Derby planned for January 30-31, however, according to Derby Chairman Paul Bernier.

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