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Volume IV Issue 1 - January 4, 2013 - Friday edition
4 January 2013

FORT KENT – The New Year's Eve fight at Bee-Jay's in Fort Kent which police described as “just an argument that turned into a fight” led to serious injuries for the injured party, Jan Jandreau of Wallagrass, as opposed to the minor injuries reported earlier.

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4 January 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY - After the death of a Yarmouth woman who fell through the ice while snowmobiling on Rangely Lake in western Maine and as a search continues for three missing snowmobilers suspected to have gone through ice on the same lake, the Maine Warden Service is advising those who wish to venture out on the ice to use caution and and test the depth of the ice before traveling over it on a snowmobile or setting up an ice shack on its surface.

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3 January 2013

CORRECTION: After speaking with Virginia Joles, Senior Communications Specialist for Maine Public Service, we determined that MPS opened a "transmission line" and not a "transistor line" as reported originally. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

FORT KENT -At approximately 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, residents in the upper St. John Valley lost power across a broad swath of the territory, prompting folks to scramble for flashlights and candles.

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2 January 2013

FORT KENT- More than a dozen farmers from across the St. John Valley convened at the University of Maine at Fort Kent recently to hear a presentation on the feasibility of growing biomass grasses, which can be manufactured into heating-producing pellets.

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2 January 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY- St. John Valley Grand Prix aims to create an environment for friendly Mario Kart competitions. This will allow gamers to meet up with old friends and maybe make some new ones too. After the main event, competitors and spectators will be able to congregate and play additional games if they so desire.

Not only will it be a fun time, but the entry fee proceeds will also be going to local charities.

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2 January 2013

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- KeyBank has invested in the communities it serves,  directing $5,000 to Northern Maine Community College for its new wellness and student center project.

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15 February 2014

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3 January 2013

UPDATE: On Jan. 4, the Maine Warden Service reported the open water that was present early this week on Rangeley Lake has now frozen over. Yesterday’s side scan sonar imagery that the wardens gathered on Rangeley Lake indicated two snowmobiles and possibly a third.

The long range forecast predicts warmer weather and recovery efforts will be evaluated next week.

Wardens will continue to monitor the area with aircraft. Although frozen, Rangeley Lake remains very dangerous and travel on the lake should be avoided.

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2 January 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY- After an unusual number of structure fires that completely destroyed buildings in the St. John Valley over the last year, it would be easy to dub 2012 as the Year of the Fires. But 2012 was also the Year of Community and the Year of Hope and Determination. 

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3 January 2013

MADAWASKA– After a few months of extensive repairs and remodeling, a local club is set to reopen on Jan. 9. The Long Lake Country Club closed on Oct. 7 after Robert “Bert” Pelletier hit the side of the club with his vehicle, creating a large hole in the side of the building.

The incident caused extensive damage to the structure.

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3 January 2013

FORT KENT– On Jan. 3, Marc Chasse celebrates the 50th anniversary of his start as a Fort Kent-based chiropractor. After 50 years, Chasse is proud to say that he’s enjoyed not only his career but also the satisfaction of having influenced others to follow in his footsteps in a growing industry that mainstream medicine still views with suspicion.

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3 January 2013

FORT KENT– With an impressive top three-finish in races over the weekend of Dec. 15, Maine Winter Sports Center biathlete Katrina Howe is moving on to bigger races and more intense competition.  She has become one of seven top biathletes competing internationally for the U.S.

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3 January 2013

Fog hung thick in between the rocky tundra mountains as we landed in the capital city of Nunavut. Iqaluit was apparently the hub of the north, but from the air it was not like any city I’ve ever been to. No paved roads, no traffic lights. The blue icebergs were unlike anything I’d seen before, and being from northern Maine, I’ve seen a lot of ice in my lifetime.

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3 January 2013

To the editor:

As I wrote in my last letter, in order to form a Democratic town government we must first create a forum to have debates.

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2 January 2013
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3 January 2013
RAOUL R. MARTIN 1922 - 2013

MADAWASKA -Raoul R. Martin, 90, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2013 at a Madawaska health care facility. He was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick on February 3, 1922, son of the late Michel and Marie (Ouellette) Martin. He worked at Fraser Papers for 33 years until his retirement in 1984.

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3 January 2013
ARMAND VANIER 1918 - 2012

Armand P. Vanier, 94, passed on peacefully, December 31, 2012 with devoted family at his side. He was born in Portland, Maine, June 25, 1918, the oldest child of Emile and Eva Vanier.

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3 January 2013
KEVIN RODERICK KELLY 1964-2012

FORT KENT - Kevin Roderick Kelly, 48, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 19, 2012, at his residence in Vail, Colo. He was born May 15, 1964, in Fort Kent, the youngest son of Paul and Joyce (Mertes) Kelly.

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3 January 2013
GORMAN "WHITTEY" RICHARD SAUCIER 1934-2012

WALLAGRASS - Gorman "Whittey" Richard Saucier, 78, died Dec. 28, 2012, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born April 19, 1934, in Wallagrass, son of Honore and Anna (Caron) Saucier.

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3 January 2013

GO-TO SNOWSHOE JIGSAW - In the wake of holiday snowfall in the St. John Valley, Jenna Beaulieu snapped this image in front of her house in Frenchville of snowshoes she’s had since she was a child. Local snowshoe artisan Edmund Theriault crafted them, she said, and went on to teach her father Tom Beaulieu how to make snowshoes too, which is where he acquired a pair of six-foot-long ones. Beaulieu said she has three pairs of snowshoes herself: a plastic pair, another plastic pair with crampons, and her home-made beauties. “These are my deep snow babies,” she said.

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3 January 2013

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3 January 2013

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2 January 2013

FORT KENT – The new year was off to a rocky start for a couple of local men who engaged in a bar fight in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.

In early morning hours on Tuesday, Jan. 1, two men fought in the parking lot behind Bee-Jays, said Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud.

The fight sent one man to the hospital, apparently without serious injuries, however.

Police subsequently charged both men with disorderly conduct.

2 January 2013

FORT KENT – On Monday, Dec. 31, a two-vehicle accident on Market Street resulted in $4,600 worth of damage. Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud said the department issued no charges and the accident caused no injuries.

Janice Madore, 58, of Fort Kent stopped for a pedestrian on Market Street near Twins service garage in her 2002 Ford Explorer when Bruce Daigle, 50, of Portland, failed to stop in time and rear-ended her in his 2004 Mercury four-door vehicle.

2 January 2013

GRAND ISLE – Chimney fires can cause extensive property damage, but a local store was spared from destruction during a minor chimney fire on Tuesday.

The Grand Isle Fire Department responded to a call at Frenchie's on Main Street around 7:30 p.m. on January 1 and was able to put out the small fire and leave the scene within half an hour, according to Chief Gary Campbell.

“It wasn't much,” said Campbell.

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1 January 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY- The American Legion Riders are busy once again; this is their fifth year bringing Christmas gifts to area veterans.

The Riders cover Van Buren, Madawaska, Frenchville, Fort Kent and Eagle Lake, with 47 riders among all the towns.

1 January 2013

MAINE/United States- Taxpayers across the country are subsidizing the manufacturers of assault rifles used in multiple mass killings, including the massacre of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. last month.

A Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examination of tax records shows that five companies that make semi-automatic rifles have received more than $19 million in tax breaks, most within with the past five years.

1 January 2013

MAINE– Governor Paul R. LePage today issued an executive order to reduce State spending by $35.5 million in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2013. The order, called a curtailment, will help to ensure that the State finishes the fiscal year with a balanced budget, as required by the Maine Constitution.

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1 January 2013

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– Bigrock Mountain’s Snow School Program kicked off on Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. with a meet and greet, games and races.

Snow School offers kids of all ages and comfort levels a chance to build skills with the help of Bigrock’s instructors. The goal of the program is to encourage youth to participate in healthy outdoor activities and to create lifelong skiers and snowboarders.

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1 January 2013

MADAWASKA- It’s been a tough year for the town and school department in Madawaska and as the effects of Twin River’s abatement request take hold, school officials received disconcerting news from the Governor’s office on Thursday that added a further concern to the school’s budget for this fiscal year.

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31 December 2012

FORT KENT – As 2012 comes to a close, Kevin and Cheryl Pelletier of Fort Kent will be able to greet the New Year knowing that the person or people who took their heirloom ornaments from their front yard sometime during the night on Dec. 15 or the early morning hours on Dec. 16 had a change of heart.

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30 December 2012

Snowshoe for a Cure!

By Abby Stevens

The Fort Kent Community High School requires every senior to construct a senior project before graduating. This project is designed to expand oneʼs knowledge on a topic of choice while helping each senior develop critical life skills. In many cases, seniors shape their projects to give back to the community.

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30 December 2012

ST. JOHN VALLEY- Adult and Community Education Directors, Peter Caron, SAD 27 and Christine Cowie, Madawaska/SAD 33, advise area residents that Adult Education academic, workforce development and personal enrichment classes for Winter/Spring semester 2013 will resume on Monday, Jan. 7 in Fort Kent and re-commence on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Frenchville and Madawaska.   

29 December 2012

FORT KENT– A University of Maine at Fort Kent student-led research project to help determine what part speed plays in area moose collisions reports results that disagree with local law enforcement personnel experiences.

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29 December 2012

MADAWASKA – Snow banks may increase a driver's ability to spot moose on the roadsides, but they're still on the move, according to Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault. In the past couple months, the police department has fielded numerous calls from concerned residents about moose by or on the roadway and have received many reports of sightings on common back roads of Madawaska.

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29 December 2012

ST. JOHN VALLEY – It takes a network of individuals and organizations to pull off an international event with such magnitude as the 2014 World Acadian Congress and that includes law enforcement officials from both sides of the border.

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29 December 2012

FORT KENT- According to a report that the nationally-recognized U.S. News & World Report issued this week, recent graduates of the University of Maine at Fort Kent carry the least amount of average education debt upon graduation than any public college or university in the nation.  The average debt load for a 2011 UMFK graduate was a miserly $9,505.

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28 December 2012

FORT KENT– During the town council meeting on Dec. 26, Fort Kent Town Manager Don Guimond informed town councilors that the Maine Municipal Association is issuing to the town a check in the amount of $6,860, partly a refund on monies paid into its unemployment insurance and partly dividend disbursements.

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28 December 2012

MADAWASKA – Twin Rivers Paper has officially filed their tax abatement request with the State of Maine. According to Town Manager Christina Therrien, she received official notice a couple weeks ago regarding their filing and was informed that the town has 20 days to respond.

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28 December 2012

To the editor:

In honor of Normand Lajoie, Caribou Road, Cyr Plantation, Maine

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26 December 2012

MADAWASKA – Professional Engineer Brent Bridges of Woodard and Curran reported to the Madawaska Board of Selectpeople at their Dec. 18 meeting that a major project that should have a significant impact on reducing sewage spilling into the St. John River is nearing completion.

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26 December 2012

FORT KENT- According to a recent press release, the Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department will open the Jalbert Park Skating Rink for this season on Wednesday, Dec. 26, weather permitting. Public skating schedule will be Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Additional hours on during workshop days and vacation weeks will be Monday through Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

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26 December 2012

FORT KENT– At the town council meeting on Dec. 10, Fort Kent Town Council members discussed the ongoing levee recertification process, which Town Manager Don Guimond anticipates to begin in January or early February of this coming year.

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