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mac forum sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

FRENCHVILLE – Officials with The Maine Arts Commission met with Valley community members on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the St. John Valley Technology Center to gather feedback to improve the MAC and its offerings. Approximately 10 people attended the forum and provided feedback.

new atv sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

FORT KENT - The Valley ATV Riders have opened a new trail which is located off of North Perley Brook Road, and is approximately 1.9 miles in length. The trail bypasses an existing stretch of a 2,000 foot trail that the club closed off due to issues between the club and the landowner.

deer sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

MAINE - Maine drivers are nearly 20 percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Maine the coming year are 1 out of 150, below the national odds of 1 in 169.

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18 September 2014

FORT KENT – Maine residents often hear about declines in university enrollment. But one Maine university, the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), is bucking the trend. University officials have announced that fall enrollments have reached a historic high of 1,342 students, surpassing the previous mark of 1,339 students set in 2006.

check june 2 2014
18 September 2014

AUGUSTA – Maine’s Education Commissioner is asking the public and a panel of parents, educators and business leaders to inform improvements that the MDOE plans to make to the state’s learning standards for mathematics and English language arts. 

mailbox lte july 25 2014
18 September 2014

To the Editor,

"Opportunity presents themselves every day - to everyone. You just have to be alert and ready to act." - Marc Ostrofsky

Last month, the quiet little town of Grand Isle watched as Frenchie's Store closed its doors. The store had been open at the Main street location (under different ownership) since decades before I was born. I remember seeing photos of the store with horses tied outside and wooden sidewalks crossing it's doorstep.

golf june 19 2014
18 September 2014

FORT KENT – The 2014 Lion’s Club golf scramble featured a field of 17 three-person teams despite cold weather conditions on Saturday, Sept. 13. The best ball scramble had first, second, and third-place prizes for both gross and net winners.

Birth_Boy
18 September 2014

SINCLAIR - Denise and Neal Martin of Sinclair, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kenneth O'Neal Martin.

Student cost sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, U.S. Sens. Angus King and Richard Burr introduced legislation to reform federal student loan repayment programs. Current graduates face a maze of federal student loan repayment programs from which to choose that often leave students confused about which program best fits their needs.

Tamc mri sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – A newly installed state-of-the-art MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine at TAMC will provide County patients with the latest in imaging technology close to home. The new unit, which provides improved image quality for the more than 2,200 MRI scans done annually at The County’s largest medical center, also offers greater comfort for patients.

Birth_Boy
18 September 2014

FORT KENT - Sierra Babin and Christopher Albert of Fort Kent, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Trenton Christopher Albert.

report april 9 2014
18 September 2014

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information has mailed a survey to 3,500 Maine businesses seeking feedback about hard-to-fill jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development is helping to pay for the survey. Employers should receive the surveys this week.

mssm class sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

LIMESTONE - The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone is ranked as the 11th best school in America, according to the 2014 Newsweek ranking. The ranking is based on methodology from Newsweek that weighs last year’s enrollment, graduation rate, weighted SAT composite scores, changes in student enrollment in 9-12 grade levels, and the counselor-to-student ratio.

atheriault sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

FORT KENT- Bangor Savings Bank is teaming up with Maine NASCAR Rookie, Austin Theriault to help promote Maine business and tourism nationally.

approval sept 18 2014
18 September 2014

MADAWASKA – Voters narrowly approved the third version of the 2014-2015 Madawaska School Department budget in a referendum vote on Tuesday, Sept. 16, according to Executive Secretary Lynn Beaulieu.

roy art sept 17 2014
17 September 2014

FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Historical Society is hosting an art exhibit featuring the works of notable artist Gilbert Roy, who lived in Fort Kent during the 20th century. Roy moved to the Valley in 1903 and was the patriarch of a family that Historical Society Director Chad Pelletier refers to as a “dynasty of artists.”

Senator Susan Collins
17 September 2014

As Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, an issue I care deeply about is whether older Americans will have the financial resources they need to be secure in retirement. After four decades in the workforce, seniors should be confident they will have the money they need to pay their bills and enjoy their retirement, without fearing they will be overtaken by debt and fall into poverty.

tpierce sept 17 2014
17 September 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – The Maine Health Care Association is recognizing a TAMC employee for her role in providing excellent quality care to the Aroostook Health Center community for more than 20 years.

akema class sept 17 2014
17 September 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The Aroostook Emergency Management Agency (AKEMA) held a free training on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Caribou Courthouse to teach new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members who will serve all of Aroostook County.

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