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31 July 2014

FORT KENT – University of Maine at Fort Kent Associate Professor of Electronic Commerce, Anthony Gauvin, recently attended and presented at the 2014 Community Development Society (CDS) International Annual Conference and Meeting in Dubuque, Iowa. Gauvin's presentation, “Leveraging 'free'; creating an Electronic Communication Portfolio for a U.S. based non-profit organization,” discussed the communications needs of non-profits and how such needs translate into electronic communications functionality.

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31 July 2014

FORT KENT - The International bridge connecting the St. John Valley with friends and neighbors in Canada opened on Thursday, July 31—as promised by the Maine Department of Transportation—in plenty of time for the Congres Mondial Acadien. Key players from both countries involved with the $13.9 million project participated in a ceremony on the new bridge with hundreds of curious spectators.

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31 July 2014

AUGUSTA - The Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary recently confirmed its unanimous confirmation of Governor Paul R. LePage to the Maine courts. Gov. LePage nominated in May the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm to the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and Deputy Attorney General William R. Stokes to Superior Court.

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31 July 2014

The Heather and Liam Connection was established by Heather Dawn Bouchard's mother, Judy Bouchard, following the tragic death of her 24-year-old daughter Heather, who was talking to a client while driving to work. She was driving distracted, and on April 15, 2008, she died at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Liam is the little guy whom Heather worked with and loved for several years until her untimely death. Liam just happens to have autism.

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31 July 2014

NEW DENMARK, NEW BRUNSWICK- The Grand Falls Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating two house fires that destroyed one home in the Drummond Local Service District and caused significant damage to another home in New Denmark.

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31 July 2014

EASTON– On Wednesday, July 30, Maine State Police responded to an accident on Conant Road in Easton involving a driver who had struck an Amish horse-drawn carriage. None of the occupants of either vehicle or animals involved sustained injuries, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

31 July 2014

Two years ago, my doctor told me that my blood pressure was a bit over normal and that I had become pre-diabetic. I listened as this professional explained what the diagnostic tests indicated, and I learned that I needed to exercise more and eat healthier foods. I would need to do this in order to keep off of medications to control these conditions for as long as possible.

Rather than become angry at my physician for telling me this news, I decided to follow my doctor's advice, and, unsurprisingly, the results were good.

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30 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – The Cary Medical Center in Caribou, has released the names of babies born the past few months, as well as newborns omitted from earlier in the year.

Worster - A boy, Titan Orion Worster born to Michelle Greene and Jack Worster of Connor Township on March 19, 2014.

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30 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - What started as a personal desire to honor a parent has grown—with the help of coworkers—to a new mission on a broader scale.

“I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to my father on Memorial Day,” said Pam McClung, whose late father served in the armed services. “What better way to honor him than to send letters to his grandson, who is serving in the Air Force and currently stationed in Afghanistan.”

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30 July 2014

FORT KENT – The Northern Maine Medical Center recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Eastern Maine Medical Center to provide consultative trauma tele-medicine services. According to Alain Bois, director of nursing at NMMC, the partnership is made possible thanks to a Rural Utilities Service grant that allowed the purchase of cameras, monitors, and wireless devices which connect to the hospital’s system.

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30 July 2014

FORT KENT- The University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theater program has extended an invitation to Valley folk to enjoy a refreshing French comedy which promises to offer carefree entertainment and laughter just in time for the upcoming Congres Mondial Acadien. Moliere's "The Learned Ladies" debuts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Fox Auditorium.

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30 July 2014

FORT KENT - During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 30, the Fort Kent Town Council agreed to hold a public hearing to discuss a potential increase of sewer rates in the town.

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30 July 2014

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK– Twin Rivers Paper Company recently announced that its new technology is in place and is showing improvements in odor reduction at the pulp mill in Edmundston, according to a press release from the company.

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30 July 2014

MAINE - A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the Maine Public Utilities Commission is settled in the short term, but threatens to produce more controversy over the long term.

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30 July 2014

FORT KENT – At approximately 2 p.m. on July 30, a citywide call from the Fort Kent Police dispatcher pulled the volunteers of the Fort Kent Fire Department from their regular jobs in order to extinguish a burning truck on North Perley Brook Road.

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30 July 2014

MADAWASKA – The revised Madawaska School Budget for 2014-2015 failed to gather enough votes to pass at the polls on Tuesday, July 30. A total of 206 voters cast their ballots in favor of the budget, while 234 chose against it, according to Madawaska Superintendent Ginette Albert.

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29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Lydia M. Gillis and Joshua L. O. Curtis Sr. of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Odies Ray Gillis.

Ryker was born on June 12, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Shawna LaPointe and Travis Theriault of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryder Tinleigh Theriault.

Ryder was born on June 12, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - Mindy Chamberland and Shawn Boutot of Frenchville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aleah Ann Boutot. .

Aleah was born on March 21, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Kyla Caron and Ryan O’Neal of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Lynn Rita O'Neal.

Grace was born on March 18, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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