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29 July 2014

FORT KENT - Lee Ann and Troy Clayton Babin of Fort Kent are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Keira Lou Babin. Keira was born on July 29, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center. 

Maternal grandparents are Carroll and Debbie Bossie of New Canada. Paternal grandparents are Clayton and Lorraine Babin of Fort Kent.

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29 July 2014

AUGUSTA – A measure that Maine State Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash sponsored will help increase dental access in under-served areas, will go into effect on Friday.

“The law will help young dentists and rural Mainer’s alike by allowing young dentists to pay off their student loans and give folks in rural areas like Aroostook County access to the dental care they need and deserve,” Jackson said. “It’s a good thing for everybody.”

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29 July 2014
PIXIE - This is Pixie. She is a petite and pretty cat with unusual markings. Pixie is affectionate toward her people, but she is self-sufficient. She has lived with dogs and is dog friendly; however, she does not do well with other cats. She is in excellent health, has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations for rabies and distemper.
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29 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 28.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Ellery "Arms" Labbe of Fort Kent. Labbe won a total of $438.

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29 July 2014

MAINE - In preparation for the fall 2014 election season, the Maine Council of Churches has begun the process of lending its voice to the issue of civil discourse in public and political life with its Covenant for Civil Discourse.

In its “Covenant for Civil Discourse,” the Maine Council of Churches states that, “A flourishing democracy requires rigorous public debate that includes freedom of expression for all points of view. For such debate to serve the ends of democracy and the common good it must be rooted in an environment of mutual respect and honesty.”

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29 July 2014

DALLAS - Special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service arrested a man from Rowlett, Texas on a criminal complaint charging an offense stemming from hundreds of white powder hoax letters he allegedly mailed from North Texas, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Fort Kent Elementary School received one of those letters in 

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29 July 2014

SPIRITUAL TOPOGRAPHY - In classical archetypes of literature, blue is the color of truth, higher knowledge, heavenly insight or wisdom. A familiar example would be the Blue Fairy of the classic story of Pinocchio. Artist Michelle Richardson reminds people of this classic connection between the human condition and the inner landscape of the soul with her painting, Spiritual Topography. Richardsons work is on display at the Blake Library on the campus of the University of Maine at Fort kent until August 14. This image is a surreal jigsaw puzzle for the end of July.

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29 July 2014

To the Editor,

The members of the Northern Maine Medical Center Medical Staff wish to express our disappointment regarding your recent articles with regard to the actions of the NMMC Board of Trustees and our CEO, Peter Sirois. Your recent articles, in addition to unnecessarily publicizing sensitive information about a patient visit to our emergency room, inaccurately reflect the current status of NMMC.

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28 July 2014

AUGUSTA - According to Maine Treasurer Neria Douglass, Maine residents are receiving postcards from a Colorado address—promising to return unclaimed property to rightful owners—that are not from the Office of the State Treasurer.

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28 July 2014

MADAWASKA – The legendary singer, fiddler, songwriter Doug Kershaw will perform and present the story of his life during a visit to the Inn of Acadia in Madawaska on Aug. 12 and 13. Kershaw will also host a booth during the Madawaska Mega Arts and Crafts Fair at the Madawaska Middle-High School during the Congres Mondial Acadien.

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28 July 2014

FORT KENT – Northern Maine Medical Center CEO Peter Sirois says it was an oversight that the phone number, which was on a "For Sale" sign on a plot of land that he apparently never purchased, connected to his office. The hospital took a $10,000 loss in a series of transactions involving the plot of land that once belonged to a psychiatrist who was a central figure in a Statement of Deficiencies from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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28 July 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 – Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

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28 July 2014

MAPLETON- On Friday, July 25, at approximately 2 a.m., the Houlton Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a Bangor Daily News delivery driver, who reported that several men and a woman threatened him and his wife at gunpoint and chased them in a red 2004 Pontiac Grand Am on Route 163.

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27 July 2014

CONNOR –Police have charged a Caribou man after he fled the scene of an accident late Saturday night, July 26, in Connor. Police allege the operator of the vehicle was driving it without permission.

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27 July 2014

ST. AGATHA – A man received minor injuries after an accident on Sunday, July 26, that occurred on the Marquis Road in St. Agatha.

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26 July 2014

FORT KENT – Power returned at approximately 9:18 p.m. on Saturday night after Emera/Maine Public Service personnel repaired a utility pole that a teenage driver crashed into earlier in the evening. The accident had knocked out the power across a large portion of the town.

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26 July 2014

FORT KENT - Firefighters responded to a fire at 1423 Frenchville Rd. on Saturday evening.

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25 July 2014

A year after a freight train carrying more than a million gallons of crude oil derailed—killing 47 people in the small, picturesque town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, which is beginning to heal. The devastation was unimaginable, the loss was unthinkable, and the wounds are still very raw for the residents of this town, just 30 miles from the western Maine border, and for people in our state and around the world.

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25 July 2014

To the Editor,

This letter is to share how Chief Carroll Theriault was falsely accused by his tribe members for stealing monies from the tribe. The accusations were publicly brought forth to the Maine Attorney General, St. John Valley community, and the Wesget-Sipu Tribe.

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