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2 April 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY - A few weeks ago, award winning novelist Cathie Pelletier answered questions about her newest novel in an email interview with writer and journalist Jenna Beaulieu.

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4 August 2013

GRAND ISLE - Volunteers are constructing a permanent wheelchair-accessible bathroom facility at Mizpah and on Wednesday, August 1, Peter Savoie, Lawrence Savoie, Cliff Ouellette, and founder Richard (Dick) Corbin continued work on the project.

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30 July 2013

Usually, when asked the question “How would you describe so-and-so,” the one who answers uses adjectives, or modifiers, to describe the party in question. “She’s kind” is an answer. “He’s hard-working” is another. As a writer, I find myself right in the middle of a love-hate relationship with modifiers. It’s very difficult to describe a person or thing without them, yet successful writers like Stephen King advise against using them at all.

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29 July 2013

MADAWASKA/GRAND ISLE - A small group of local residents who are involved in recreational and historical organizations in the area gathered on Wednesday to discuss the potential of seeking assistance from the National Park Service (NPS) to connect existing recreational trails in the Madawaska area.

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26 July 2013

MADAWASKA - The board of selectpeople, budget committee, and school committee held a joint meeting on Wednesday, July 24 in Madawaska to discuss the 2013-2014 budget. The last time the budget committee and school committee met together was May 8.

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16 July 2013

MADAWASKA- A local restaurant is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer with an expanded menu and additional seating that overlooks the Bicentennial Park, a popular spot during the warm months with residents gathering each Thursday for Music in the Park.

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9 July 2013

Oh, summer! Flowers, pretty clouds, great sunny days, lakeside, barbeques! Everything about this is awesome. Except for the bugs, and the rain, and the garden and yard weeds.

It’s hard to host the perfect picnic.

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27 June 2013

MADAWASKA - Residents voted to maintain municipal operations with a tentative reduced month-to-month budget based on last year’s budget at a town meeting on June 18. Residents were unable to vote on final budget numbers, due to a lack of final state budget information out of Augusta at that time.

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23 June 2013

MADAWASKA - On Friday, Jonathan “JJ” Roy of Frenchville cut the red, white and blue ribbon strung across the front steps of The Inn of Acadia, the new inn in the former Wisdom House at 384 Thomas Street, and publicly announced its grand opening to community members and town officials gathered to welcome the new business.

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22 June 2013

MADAWASKA – A local teen has opened a new business in town, M and M Handyman, and is operating out of his residential basement on Pleasant Street. Seventeen-year-old Michael Morneault and Skyler Cyr perform yard work, lawn-care, and carpentry projects as a side business while attending high school.

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20 June 2013

MADAWASKA – Superintendent Terry Wood has agreed to extend her contract for another school year, according to a report the school committee issued to the public at the end of an executive session on June 12.

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20 June 2013

VAN BUREN A newly constructed port of entry (POE) sits on 26 riverside acres off Route 1 in Van Buren, with a popular moose statue at its roadside entry, and a possible opening date as soon as June 27.

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18 June 2013

This year’s summer solstice falls on June 21, and sun scientists have figured the exact solstice to occur at 5:04 a.m. that Friday. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and is the calendar opposite to the winter solstice in December, the shortest day of the year. On our longest summer Friday, dusk is predicted to occur around 8:34 p.m.

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16 June 2013

MADAWASKA Rock The Valley, an all-day music event at the Multipurpose Center on June 15, treated around 300 people to numerous local bands and a family-friendly environment, including an outdoor bouncy house for children. Typically a weekend event, this year's Rock The Valley organizers shaved down the schedule to a one-day event that appealed to the whole family.

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10 June 2013

MADAWASKA/GRAND ISLE - A two-vehicle accident on Route 1 occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m.on Monday, June 10, near the Grand Isle and Madawaska town line. The Madawaska Ambulance Service transported 83-year-old Rella Cyr of Madawaska to Edmundston Regional Hospital from the scene of the accident, where medical personnel pronounced her deceased at the time of her arrival there. 

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6 June 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY – A local dental practice in Madawaska is set to close this June, requiring patients in that area to seek out a new provider. While some practices in the St. John Valley are unable to accept new patients at this time, one practice is open to any patient with traditional insurance and another practice is accepting any patient, with or without insurance.

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28 May 2013

FORT KENT– The Acadian Archives hosted a Senior College class in early May and provided access to a large collection of scrapbooks that staff have spent the last four years indexing. Marcella Belanger Violette of Van Buren, who passed away in 2005, created nearly 30 scrapbooks over her lifetime, and reproductions of the scrapbooks have been part of the Archives' collection since 2007.

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28 May 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Donn Fendler and Fort Kent native Lynn Plourde honored community members and local students in Aroostook County with a four-day visiting tour last week, and discussed the latest publication regarding Fendler's survival story titled “Lost Trail,” which Plourde scripted and Down East Books published in 2011. A graphic novel that Ben Bishop illustrated, “Lost Trail” offers readers a new view of Fendler's survival through detailed illustration.

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22 May 2013

MADAWASKA – The Madawaska Recreation Department hosted a bike rodeo for local children on Saturday, May 18, featuring a helmet fitting, an obstacle course, bike inspections, safety video viewings, minor bike repairs and bike licensing by the Madawaska Police Department.