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21 May 2015

MAINE - Memorial Day is a time to honor our service men and women; but it has also become an opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans. As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) - serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont - is alerting the military community and the public to malicious tactics that scammers use to steal money and identities.

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20 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Passenger rail charity rides will occur in Aroostook County on Father’s Day Weekend, which will ultimately benefit county newborn and pediatric patients.

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20 May 2015

FORT KENT – At a Maine School Administrative District (MSAD No. 27) school board meeting held at the Fort Kent Community High School on Thursday, May 14, the board approved a new budget proposal. All teacher positions survived the cut; although the new budget includes the elimination of two ed tech positions and the relocation of a few teachers to different buildings within the district for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

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19 May 2015

FORT KENT - The American Nurses’ Association, in recognition of the impact ethical nursing practice has on patient outcomes and quality care, designated 2015 as the Year of Ethics. The theme for National Nurses Week, which was the week of May 6 -12, was Ethical Practice: Quality Care.

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19 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – County residents still have time to help four hospitals in a region-wide effort to stock the shelves of local food pantries. The Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive, which kicked off last week during National Hospital Week, continues through Thursday, May 21, with numerous drop-off locations throughout Aroostook.

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19 May 2015

MAINE - Attorney General Janet T. Mills, together with law enforcement partners in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), have jointly filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against four phony cancer charities: Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Children's Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., and The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., and their operators for allegedly scamming more than $187 million from consumers throughout the country.

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19 May 2015

ST. AGATHA - At an annual dinner meeting of the Maine Acadian Heritage Council/Conseil d heritage acadien du Maine (MAHC), held on Sunday, May 17 at the Lakeview Restaurant in St. Agatha, council president Lise Pelletier presented George Dumond with the President’s Award for Outstanding Dedication to Acadian people and culture.

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19 May 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - The Maine Acadian Heritage Council will be sponsoring a free (including materials) one week long program for teachers and trail guides about the history of Acadie and the St. John Valley.

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19 May 2015

MAINE - With Memorial Day less than a week away, personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Military Retireesand ranked Maine as the fourth best state for military retirees.

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18 May 2015

MAINE - The University of Maine at Augusta and University College announced Monday, May 18, that the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees has approved a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.

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18 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) celebrated graduation for 245 students earning associate degrees and certificates during commencement exercises at the Forum in Presque Isle on Saturday, May 16.

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18 May 2015

BAKER LAKE, NEW BRUNSWICK - A free forum in mid-June on the protection of local bodies of water will include discussions on the science, health and maintenance of seven St. John Valley lakes.

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18 May 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly eight million undergraduate students next year will see their student loan rates drop from 4.66 percent to 4.29 percent, saving borrowers millions of dollars in interest, according to senators who sponsored the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013.

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18 May 2015

MAINE - Emera Maine announced on May 15 several changes in its executive leadership, including Alan Richardson becoming the new president and chief operating officer.

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18 May 2015

MADAWASKA - The Meet Our Colors Gallery in Madawaska was host to yet another artist reception on March 14, 2015. Louise Giroux, who has been practicing her art for approximately fifteen years, was the honored artist.

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17 May 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – A casual survey of businesses, shoppers and chambers of commerce in late April and early May seems to indicate that, in spite of the approximate 20 percent exchange rate on U.S.- Canadian funds, shoppers are still crossing the border regularly to find items they can each acquire for less on the other side.

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17 May 2015

FRENCHVILLE – With local historic sites such as the Frenchville Historical Society's B and A Caboose and Green Water Tower set to open soon, Paul Raymond of Frenchville shared the story of his family's combined 102 years of railroad work over three generations.

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15 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Call it a royal coincidence or an across-the-pond echo, but it appears that one northern Maine hospital is seeing a bit of a trend: when the British Royals add a new member to their family, so do more County couples.

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15 May 2015

FORT KENT - The University of Maine Cooperative Extension master gardener volunteers, in collaboration with the Market Street Co Op, will be hosting a free plant swap on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Market Street Co Op, rain or shine.

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