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19 April 2014

LILLE- Putnam Smith and Heather Styka are performers of original acoustic Americana folk and roots music. They perform at the Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. All tickets will be on sale at the door for $10.  The doors open at 1:30 pm. 

crown april 18 2014
19 April 2014

FORT KENT - The “Mary Queen of Scots” class which was scheduled for 3 sessions on April 17, 24 and May 1 has been rescheduled to a single session on Thursday, May 1st. The time and location, 9 a.m. in the Grindle Conference room, are unchanged. 

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19 April 2014

FORT KENT– The University of Maine at Fort Kent Presidential Lecture Series judges have made their decision, and three individuals were chosen as the winners of the spring 2014 semester bi-annual writing contest. The theme for the contest was “Where I’m From.”

team work april 18 2014
18 April 2014

DÉGELIS, QUEBEC– “Cooperative as an Economic Model” is what participants in the seminar on cooperation, on Aug. 18 and 19, will discover in Dégelis. From the small to multinational businesses, as well as medium-sized businesses, the focus will be on approximately 50 cooperatives and support agencies throughout the seminar organized within the Economic Summit of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.

judge april 18 2014
18 April 2014

Once again Dennis Dechaine has been victimized by Judge Carl Bradford. The retired active justice remains very much in character—wrapped in an aura of infallibility—oblivious to the progress of science in the application of justice.

At the 1989 trial that resulted in Dechaine‘s conviction for the murder of Sarah Cherry, Judge Bradford denied Dechaine’s request for DNA testing, saying that the testing was not reliable. For his information, more than 300 inmates have been exonerated over the past three decades because of DNA findings just through the Innocence Project.

little league april 18 2014
18 April 2014

FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department is gearing up for the 2014 Little League Baseball season. Last year, 68 youth participated in the league that consisted of four teams, Lions, Gas N Go, RF Chamberland, and Nortrax John Deere. The program is of high interest in the community with teamwork, fair play and baseball skills emphasized by its volunteer coaches.

money april 18 2014
18 April 2014

FORT KENT- The Betterment Fund has awarded the town of Fort Kent a grant of $15,000, said Director of Planning and Economic Development Steve Pelletier. The fund provides funding for Maine communities to help improve their residents’ quality of life, health, and capacity to sustain its natural resources.

lizotte april 18 2014
18 April 2014

FORT KENT- Robin Damboise, director of human resources at the Northern Maine Medical Center recently announced that Tina Lizotte was selected as Employee of the Quarter. Lizotte is a medical assistant at the Acadia Family Health Center in Madawaska. She has worked in multiple capacities at NMMC for a total of 12 years.

nurses april 18 2014
18 April 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY- The month of April is nationally recognized as sexual assault awareness month. The theme for 2014 proclaims, “It’s time to talk about it,” as an opportunity to keep the conversation going all month long. Efforts can be seen across the state of Maine, and across the country, to educate the public about sexual violence prevention, supporting survivors and speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions.

ubelhoer april 18 2014
18 April 2014

CARIBOU- Dermatology and You: Learning to Love the Skin You’re In, will be the topic of t Aroostook Medical Center’s April Community Lunch and Learn/Healthy Aging Luncheon, set for the Caribou Inn and Convention Center on Friday, April 25. Entertainment and other activity will begin at 10 a.m., with lunch and the presentation to follow at 11 a.m.

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18 April 2014

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK –The organizing committee of the "Acadia in all its challenges!" conference recently unveiled its programming. The conference will take place Aug. 11-14 at the Université de Moncton Edmundston campus.

lifeflight april 18 2014
18 April 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The Aroostook Medical Center and Crown Emergency Care reached out to LifeFlight of Maine, which was stationed in Presque Isle on April 16 to allow the crew to assist as needed during the local crisis caused by flooding at several central Aroostook locations. TAMC is a member of EMHS, and LifeFlight is a joint venture program between EMHS and Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston.

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18 April 2014

FORT KENT– The University of Maine at Fort Kent Student Nurses Organization hosted a community health and wellness fair on Friday, April 18, in the UMFK Sports Center. People of all ages and backgrounds attended the educational event.

Daigle and Houghton doubles territory
18 April 2014

FORT KENT –Daigle and Houghton, a commercial truck dealership in Fort Kent, recently doubled the size of their territory in Maine.

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18 April 2014

FORT KENT - Water levels were dropping on the St. John River after a night of concerns for minor flooding in the region as a result of ice jams.

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18 April 2014

FORT KENT –Maine School Administrative District No. 27 Finance Director Lucy Tabor announced on Frida, April 18 that students who ride buses that travel beyond Kelly Crossing on Route 161 will experience a two-hour delay due to flooding.

Ice jams have caused flooding to cross Route 161 near Kelly Crossing, which is about nine miles outside of Fort Kent towards St. Francis and Allagash.

turkey april 17 2014
17 April 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Due to the impact of this year’s severe winter in Northern Maine, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and wildlife has suspended the spring wild turkey hunt in portions of Northern Maine, specifically Wildlife Management Districts 1-6. The spring turkey season will remain unchanged in all other areas of the state.

umfk nc april 17 2014
17 April 2014

FORT KENT – Ten students from environmental and biology courses recently spent 11 days on the road traveling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

farm april 17 2014
17 April 2014

WASHINGTON– U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins and Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree, along with a bipartisan group of their Senate and House Colleagues, are urging the Department of Agriculture to reverse its proposal to close or consolidate 250 Farm Service Agency offices. The plan, they wrote, could be particularly disruptive to farmers in rural states like Maine who often depend on the technical assistance provided by local FSA officials.

17 April 2014

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC – Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Mégantic thought the world was ending.

A runaway 72-car train carrying a volatile variety of crude oil derailed and exploded in this community of 6,000, killing 47 people and destroying the town center. Now, on a rare sunny morning in early March, ice melted to slush and water trickled into sewer drains in this village 10 miles from Maine’s western border.

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