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17 July 2014

FORT KENT - The town of Fort Kent recently implemented a new head of the Police Department in Chief Tom Pelletier and now has a new deputy patrolman as well. Pelletier deputized popular FKCHS junior Ethan Hill about a month ago when he learned that the 16-year-old with special needs has always been passionate about police work.

Ethan patrols areas such as the Fort Kent playground with the chief once a week and his duties have included helping people by reminding them to wear their seatbelts, waving to people, and being friendly to people, according to Pelletier.

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17 July 2014

MAINE – Cain for Congress recently reported a total of $379,093 in fundraising for the second quarter in Emily Cain's campaign for Maine's 2nd Congressional District. That total includes $270,239 in fundraising since the last reporting deadline on May 21, 2014 and brings the overall total for the campaign cycle to $871,491 raised.

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17 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now accepting reservations for its upcoming preservation workshops taking place throughout the County.

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17 July 2014

MERRILL– Law enforcement have arrested a man and his girlfriend on Tuesday, July 15, for making methamphetamine stemming from the July 9 discovery of a meth lab in a Merrill residence.

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17 July 2014

FORT KENT - On July 8, Barbara Ned of the Marshall Islands took a break from her secondary education studies at UMFK to give birth to a healthy, 7 pound baby girl at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Ned named her baby Maine Pine in tribute to the state of which she has become fond.

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16 July 2014

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, July 16, the U.S. Senate passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (H.R. 1528)—originally introduced by U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Angus King—which would allow veterinarians to carry and dispense controlled substances to protect the health and welfare of the nation’s animals, ensure public safety, and safeguard the nation’s food supply. Reps. Kurt Schrader and Ted Yoho introduced the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, which subsequently passed last week.

katahdin sba award july 16 2014
16 July 2014

FREEPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently presented its annual small business awards at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport. SBA officials presented state and regional awards to small business owners and small business champions from all over Maine.

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16 July 2014

MAINE - Gov. Paul R. LePage joined officials in Maine's Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection in highlighting a recent trend of Mainers receiving unsolicited offers of substantial government grants if they pay an initial advance or administrative fee. In some of these cases, the scammers asked consumers to provide personal and financial information.

loon july 16 2014
16 July 2014

MAINE - The annual Maine Audubon Loon Count takes place at 7 am on Saturday, July 19, and will include more than 900 loon counters in the annual project that gathers valuable data for Maine Audubon about the status of loons in the state. Volunteers interested in participating in this year’s loon count can contact Susan Gallo by email at sgallo@maineaudubon.org or call 207.781.6180 ext. 216.

hershey girl july 16 2014
16 July 2014

FORT KENT - Simone Martin, age 13 of Fort Kent, has qualified to compete in the girls long-jump event at the North American Finals of the Hershey Youth Track and Field Program in Hershey, Pa. from July 31-August 3. Martin is one of only three Aroostook County youths to earn a spot in the competition, and one of only five in Maine—Jacob Devine of Presque Isle and Alexis Rodrigues of Caribou qualified to compete in the 11-12 boys 200 meter dash and 13-14 girls softball throw, respectively.

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16 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Economic component of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, along with its partners in Maine—like the Aroostook Partnership for Progress and Northern Maine Development Commission—will host a conference on the basics of exporting, trade agreements and expansion of trade and commercial relations between entrepreneurs of Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec on Aug. 19 and 20 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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16 July 2014

WASHINGTON– On Wednesday, July 16, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the Fort Kent Fire Department and the Albion Fire Department will receive more than $50,000 in operations and safety grants through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

nmmc employee july 16 2014
16 July 2014

FORT KENT - Robin Damboise, director of human resources at Northern Maine Medical Center recently announced Stacy Raymond as the Employee of the Quarter.

Stacy Raymond is a registered nurse who has worked with NMMC since 2004. She graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. As a registered nurse, Raymond has worked at Forest Hill and on the Medical Surgical Unit. A year ago she transferred to the position of office nurse in the Fort Kent Internal Medicine practice.

16 July 2014

MADAWASKA – Voters that attended a town meeting on July 15 at the Madawaska Middle-High School discussed and voted to pass the second revision of the Madawaska School Budget as well as proposing two budget committee members.

The meeting began at 7 p.m. at the Madawaska Middle-High School gymnasium. More than 150 people attended the meeting and voted on issues.

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15 July 2014

FORT KENT – Robert Dixon, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, has announced that 364 students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester.

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15 July 2014

WASHINGTON – Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree helped restore $9 million in funding for a program that has already invested over $18 million in Maine tidal projects since 2008.

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15 July 2014

MAINE - According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, more than 10,888 hunters purchased a permit to hunt bear in Maine in 2013—the most bear hunters since 2009—but they harvested 2,845 bears.

paws daisy july 15 2014
15 July 2014

This quiet and friendly little lady is Daisy and she loves to cuddle once she gets comfortable. A PAWS volunteer took her in from the cold after her family abandoned her in early spring. Currently, the rescuer has Daisy in a foster home. She has integrated very well with her foster family and their pets.

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15 July 2014

FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 14.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Larry Chamberland of Fort Kent. Chamberland won a total of $438.

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