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KofC
22 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 21.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Real Pelletier of Madawaska. Pelletier won a total of $438.

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22 July 2014

FORT KENT- This handsome kitty's name is Elvis, and as you can see he is a very handsome gray tiger kitty.

airshow b17 july 22 2014
22 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - One of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers, ‘Sentimental Journey,’ will be available for cockpit tours and flights at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport in Frenchville, from Aug. 7-10. The NARA Air Show is scheduled on Aug. 9 and 10 and will feature the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team, Scott Yoak’s ‘Quick Silver’ P-51 Mustang, the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team along with Solo Stearman Bill Gordon, Rob Holland Ultimate AirShows, Hotwire Harry’s comedy routine from Tiger Air Shows, and Dan Fortin’s Yak Attack.

smuggling july 22 2014
22 July 2014

JACKMAN- Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Jackman port of entry, along with Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station, arrested two Canadian residents after a husband tried to smuggle his wife across the border, according to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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22 July 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Emera Maine is keeping an eye to the sky and lining up resources to ensure power is restored quickly in the wake of any outages in preparation of Wednesday forecasts that call for severe weather in the form of thunderstorms and high winds, according to a press release from Emera.

22 July 2014

FORT KENT - A Connecticut man vacationing in the Valley received some shocking news when he brought what he thought was his Polaris Ranger Side By Side 900 ATV to Fort Kent Powersports for maintenance. Employees at the dealership ran a routine vehicle identification number (VIN) check on the machine on Thursday, July 17, only to discover that law enforcement had previously reported it stolen.

caribou crash july 22 2014
22 July 2014

CARIBOU- On Monday, July 21 at approximately 7:34 p.m., Caribou Police responded to multiple 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident on Route 89. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle that appeared to be traveling east on Route 89 and went off the roadway at a high rate of speed just before the intersection of Grimes Road.

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21 July 2014

AUGUSTA - Gov. Paul R. LePage recently announced that the unemployment rate for June 2014 was 5.5 percent, which is down from 6.7 percent in June a year ago and is the lowest since August 2008.

The employment-to-population ratio for June was 61.6 percent. The rate is the percentage of the population who are employed and is a better indicator of economic recovery. June was the 81st consecutive month the state employment-to-population ratio was above the national average.

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21 July 2014

FORT KENT– The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theatre will perform Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies” beginning July 31 through Aug. 3, at the UMFK Fox Auditorium. Performances will start at 7 p.m. on July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2; and a matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3.

keybank donation july 21 2014
21 July 2014

FORT KENT- Doris Stevens, president of the Northern Maine Medical Center Guild, received notification that earlier in the month, Key Bank Foundation had approved a $500 grant to the guild through its Community Leadership Gift Program. The Guild received the grant as a result of the volunteer efforts of Kim Ouellette, personal banker for the Fort Kent branch of Key Bank and NMMC Guild vice president.

adopt pot july 21 2014
21 July 2014

FORT KENT - The streets of Fort Kent are looking quite splendid these days thanks to the colorful Acadian flag inspired decorations positioned just about everywhere in celebration of the upcoming Congres Mondial Acadien and also to recently placed pots of flowers hanging above the town's sidewalks for the Adopt-A-Pot campaign.

The Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce spearheaded Adopt-A-Pot, which is a project aimed at beautifying the town, according to Chamber President Stephanie Oliver.

bellows walk start july 21 2014
21 July 2014

HOULTON - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows started her 350-mile Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy on Sunday, July 20 with a midday kickoff press conference at the Houlton walking bridge. Bellows will walk from Houlton to Kittery to meet voters, hear their stories, and raise the voices of communities left behind by big-money politics.

potato may 23 2014
21 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The 2014 Northern Maine Fair will soon be in Aroostook County and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Potato Board will again sponsor the Potatoes For The Health Of It potato cooking contest on Sunday, July 27 at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds.

21 July 2014

FORT KENT - A man injured his penis at the Fort Kent Police Department on Thursday, July 17, while officers were confirming a federal warrant for his arrest. Randall Parks was in a bathroom at the department when he inserted a few inches of an ink pen into his reproductive organ in an apparent attempt to seek pain medication at the Northern Maine Medical Center, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.

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21 July 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

21 July 2014

WALLAGRASS - On July 19, the Maine State Troopers and Game Wardens responded to a report of a party involving minors in a wooded area in Wallagrass.

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19 July 2014

(CORRECTION - In a previous version of this story, Fiddlehead Focus incorrectly identified Don Cyr as the photographer and the date of the event as July 5. Paul Cyr was actually the photographer, and the event occurred on July 15. Fiddlehead Focus strives for accuracy in our reporting, and we regret any confusion this error may have caused.)

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18 July 2014

FORT KENT -At a meeting of the Fort Kent Town Council held on Monday, July 14, council members established a mil rate of 18, which is a slight increase over last year's rate of 17.35.

Guimond explained that for a house with a valuation of $100,000 the homeowner would be responsible for an annual tax of $1,800 as opposed to $1,735 last year, or a difference of $65.

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18 July 2014

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is a time-honored tradition in Aroostook County. First celebrated in 1937, Potato Blossom is one of Maine’s oldest festivals. From the parade to the mashed potato wrestling, the multi-day event in Fort Fairfield is a fun and fitting tribute to Maine potatoes and the hardworking farmers that grow them.

Senator Susan Collins
18 July 2014

Last October, a grandfather in Bath received a phone call from a young man claiming to be his grandson. The caller sounded distressed and told a story that justifiably caused concern. The “grandson” was traveling in Nicaragua, was involved in a car accident, and urgently needed $1,800 to pay for damages to his rental car. The caller instructed the grandfather to send the money through Western Union.

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