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24 March 2015

FORT KENT – At a public meeting held at the Fort Kent Community High School gymnasium on the evening of Monday, March 23, approximately 90 Fort Kent residents turned out to vote on 49 articles submitted by town officials.

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24 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, along with Congressman Bruce Poliquin, announced Friday, March 20, that the U.S. Department of Commerce has opened an investigation into the ongoing, unfair subsidies received by the Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Canada.

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24 March 2015

AUGUSTA - On Tuesday, March 24, David Boyer of Falmouth, the leader of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, will submit a statewide ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol with the Maine Secretary of State.

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24 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Josefina (Josie) Lopez, a Fort Fairfield Rotary Club member, recently traveled to Guatemala, Central America, to take part in a Rotary World Service Project (WSP).

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24 March 2015

MADAWASKA – Fitness equipment from Acadia Family Health Center will have a new home in a refurbished section of the Madawaska Middle School in early May.

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23 March 2015

VAN BUREN – The folks at Perfect Ponies Learning Center and Aroostook Manes and Tails are continuing efforts to raise $5,000 for Aisha, an equine therapy horse in Van Buren that needs treatment and possibly surgery to remove an ovarian tumor.

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23 March 2015

MADAWASKA – “In 2012, I had been having really bad stomach pains and my provider sent me for an ultrasound,” remembers Karen Lavoie of Madawaska. “They found that I had gall stones, but they saw something else that prompted them to send me for an MRI. That’s when they discovered I had ovarian cancer.”

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23 March 2015

FORT KENT – Excitement filled the welcomed warm air at the Lonesome Pine Trails (LPT) on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 21, when the popular Fort Kent ski resort hosted the LPT Ski Invitational ski race.

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23 March 2015

MADAWASKA – Approximately 33 adults and eight children took part in the 2015 Acadia FCU Marathon on Saturday, March 21, at the 4 Seasons Trail Association lodge in Madawaska.

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23 March 2015

FORT KENT - The polls will be open this morning, Monday, March 23, at the Fort Kent Municipal Building from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., where Fort Kent residents will decide by ballot who will fill two open town councilor seats and who will moderate at a public town meeting at the Fort Kent Community High School gym at 7:30 p.m., where voters will then discuss and decide upon 49 remaining articles by show of hands in a simple majority vote.

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20 March 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – Tory Jones Bonenfant joined the Fiddlehead Focus team on March 18 as their newest journalist, enabling the online news agency to expand its coverage into Madawaska and Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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20 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - TAMC’s annual Boone Lecture on Friday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the conference center at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle will feature a presentation on infectious disease as well as honor of a well-known County cancer physician.

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20 March 2015

LILLE – Joseph Donald Cyr of Lille has been collecting Acadian artifacts since he was 13 years old. Cyr, founder and director of the Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel, entered the Franco-American Hall of Fame on on Wednesday, March 18, at the State House.

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19 March 2015

MAINE - The Maine Attorney General's Task Force on Financial Crimes Against the Elderly is calling for changes in state law to protect Maine's seniors.

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19 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The next installment of the St. John Valley Small Business Academy Seminar Series titled "Growing a Skilled Workforce" is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

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19 March 2015

FRENCHVILLE - Ryan Pelletier began his new role as Frenchville town manager on Thursday, March 19 - less than two days after a March 17 town meeting at the Frenchville Community Center in which citizens approved Pelletier, age 41, for the position.

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19 March 2015

MAINE - With 2,300 ponds, 32,000 miles of streams and rivers, and over 3,000 miles of coastline, the state of Maine offers many opportunities for recreational boating; however, with only 500 assured public recreational boat access sites, more needs to be done to ensure the public has adequate access to these waters.

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19 March 2015

CARIBOU - The Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is urging companies and business owners in Aroostook County who are looking to expand their business with federal, state and local contracts to attend a free informational session in Caribou on Wednesday, March 25.

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18 March 2015

MAINE - Athletes from Maine Winter Sports have been competing in competitions throughout the United States. The following is a list of competitions currently underway or recently completed:

Saturday, March 14 marked the close of the USSA Cross-country Skiing Junior Nationals.

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