2 May 2016

CARIBOU, Maine - Ordinary people can do extraordinary things, and the Red Cross will honor several Aroostook County people for their heroic acts and notable contributions Wednesday, May 11, at the 18th annual Real Heroes Breakfast at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.

29 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Of all that Loretta Pelletier Thibodeau has accomplished thus far in her 98 years of life, she is most proud of her four children, according to a mini-biography of the long-time Fort Kent resident.

29 April 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund is the beneficiary again this year of a major contribution to assist the families of patients dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

27 April 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - A St. Francis diner and a Fort Kent food co-op have added intellectual nourishment to their menus. Both the Forget Me Not Diner and the Market Street Co-op have made space for Little Free Libraries to their premises.

27 April 2016

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick - The New Brunswick government is opening up 4,000 acres of new public land for wild blueberry farming, even as the supply of the fruit has been bursting in both Maine and Canada.

27 April 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The Aroostook Partnership is collaborating with GEAR UP to provide local students with software that will help them obtain the career of their choice.

26 April 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The urge to hit the open road comes for many drivers when spring weather arrives. As motorists prepare for sunny Sunday drives and other road trips, it is important to keep some basic car care items in mind.

26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The urge to hit the open road comes for many drivers when spring weather arrives. As motorists prepare for sunny Sunday drives and other road trips, it is important to keep some basic car care items in mind.

26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Fort Kent residents on both sides of an ATV access route issue made their feelings clear to Town Council members during a public hearing Monday, April 25. Members of the Valley ATV Riders and those living near three proposed ATV access sites attended the public hearing at the Fort Kent Municipal Building, where they wrangled over the safety and potential economic benefit of the proposed routes.

25 April 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The 2016 Top O’ Maine Trade Show at Madawaska’s Multi-Purpose Center, which the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce billed as the largest event of its kind north of Bangor, featured more than 70 vendors on April 23 and 24.

22 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - John and Mary Freeman sure know how to draw a crowd. All they have to do is simply show up with the Rib Truck, and the hungry masses are not far behind.

21 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - County commissioners approved the hiring of two additional full-time corrections officers, Wednesday, April 20, at their regular meeting in Fort Kent.

21 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Although the winter was late coming, Mark Beaulieu said his first season operating Hillside Sports was a good one. Located on the ground floor of the Lonesome Pine Trails ski lodge meant that Beaulieu had regular customers, including the local school ski team, seeking ski sharpening, adjustments and repairs.

21 April 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine - A $13.5 million bailout of Maine’s struggling biomass industry passed the Legislature on April 15, with the risk of more than 1,000 jobs overruling concerns that the package constituted “corporate welfare.”

20 April 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine - Jay LaJoie of Van Buren was elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee recently at the organization’s 44th annual meeting.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine -- The Valley ATV Riders want people to know that the ATV trails in Fort Kent are not ready to accommodate all terrain vehicles.

“Please, please, please stay the heck off the trails,” said Valley ATV Riders President Danny Nicolas.

19 April 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Visitors at the Top O' Maine Trade Show this coming weekend will have the chance to play with a unique contraption derived from the curious mind of Northeast Publishing and Print Works General Manager Andrew Birden. “What I have created is a piece of interactive marketing performance art,” Birden said of the 10-foot tall device he built in his Fort Kent barn and assembled at the St. John Valley Times office in Madawaska.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Steve Rusnack has experienced first-hand the benefits of medical marijuana. This led to his becoming a registered caregiver, under Maine's medical marijuana rules. What started out as a way to heal himself and then turned into helping others, is now about to become Rusnack's primary business.

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15 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine -- Robin Damboise, Northern Maine Medical Center’s director of human resources, has announced the hospital’s nomination for the first Employee of the Quarter of 2016 - Jane Morin, RN.

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