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Volume VII Issue 5 - February 9, 2016 - Tuesday Edition
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9 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – The boys and girls of Aroostook County accepted awards following the completion of the regular Nordic ski season at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center (FKOC) on Monday, February 8, 2016 - with Fort Kent and Madawaska skiers bringing home wins for their schools.

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9 February 2016

NORTHERN AROOSTOOK COUNTY AREA - The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a winter weather advisory for snow Tuesday, February 9, until 7 p.m.

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9 February 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK - Schools in Anglophone School District - West, including Edmundston and Grand Falls, are closed today due to inclement weather; but the Francophone School District - Northwest schools are open. Cite des Jeunes High School in Edmundston is open as well.

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8 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – An award winning photographer whose images of the Maine woods are now on display at the Blake Library and Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) said he hopes the exhibit will inspire people to appreciate and explore the beautiful natural surroundings the state has to offer.

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8 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Acadia Federal Credit Union has announced that Lance Morin has accepted the new position of Commercial Relationship Representative. His duties began on January 25 and he is currently working out of the Fort Kent branch.

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8 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Greater Fort Kent, Madawaska and Van Buren Chambers of Commerce will be offering an Online Marketing for Beginners workshop for businesses and organizations in the St. John Valley.

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8 February 2016

PERTH-ANDOVER, New Brunswick - Crime Stoppers and the West District RCMP, Perth-Andover Detachment are seeking the public's assistance in determining the location of Martha Kelly. In 2012, Martha Kelly was a 73-year-old resident of the Villa, an assisted living residence in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. Martha left her residence at approximately 5 p.m. on June 8, 2012 and has never returned.

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8 February 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Members of the Northern Maine Community College Foundation have elected Gregg Collins of Caribou as chairman.

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8 February 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016 - Sunday, February 14, 2016

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4 February 2016

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8 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries for those who have passed on during the month of February, 2016. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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8 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - A record number of spectators - 381 - ventured out Sunday, February 7 to take part in the Madawaska Recreation Department's fifth annual "Characters on Ice" event.

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8 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – The first time Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) athlete Brian Halligan, who is originally from New York, tasted a “mix” or “poutine,” a popular St. John Valley dish of french fries topped with cheese and gravy, also happened to be the day he and fellow MWSC athlete Cody Johnson sat down with Fiddlehead Focus at Rock's Diner in Fort Kent to discuss their recent trip to Chiele Gradistei, Romania - where they competed in the 2016 Biathlon Youth/Junior World Championships.

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8 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - A Caribou man is due to appear in court following an alleged assault on another individual at a business in downtown Madawaska.

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8 February 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The Fort Kent Community High School girls and boys took top spots in the Aroostook League Alpine Championships this weekend at Bigrock Mountain in Mars Hill.

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7 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Fort Kent Community High School boys' and girls' basketball teams have earned a spot in the Maine State Class C North Preliminary round.

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7 February 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The following are the high school cross-country race results for the classical portion of the 2016 Aroostook League Championships held on February 5, 2016:

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7 February 2016

LYNN, Massachusetts / Fort Kent, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) men's basketball team dropped a 73-68 decision to USCAA No. 4 ranked Washington Adventist of Maryland on Saturday evening, February 6, 2016.

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8 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Business owners in the St. John Valley looking to expand their business into new markets can attend a free informational session in Madawaska on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

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8 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Town of Madawaska has launched Rapid Renewal, the Department of the Secretary of State's online service for the renewal of motor vehicle registrations.

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8 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Freda (Michaud) Marquis, 72, died peacefully February 6, 2016, at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility with family by her side. She was born in Fort Kent, January 16, 1944, the daughter of Fabien and Elizabeth (Theriault) Michaud.

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7 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Michelle and Bart Plourde of Fort Kent are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jackson Peter Plourde. Jackson Peter was born on February 5, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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8 February 2016

BALDWIN, Maine - Maine’s third snowmobiling fatality occurred this weekend in the town of Baldwin. Bradley Flint, age 56, from Baldwin, died in a snowmobile crash late Saturday night, February 6, on the Marston Road in Baldwin.

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6 February 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - (Update: Organizer Alain Sirois confirmed on Monday morning, February 8, that 46 participating venues at ski hills across Canada completed 9,886 visible snow angels on Saturday. It was not enough to beat the current record of 15,851, he said.)

One hundred and sixty-six people at Mont Farlagne Outdoor Center took part in a nationwide attempt Saturday, February 6, to beat the Guinness World Record of the most snow angels at one time.

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5 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - “Jesus would say we are doing a good thing,” said third-grader Sawyer Daigle. “It is nice to help others who have nothing.” Throughout the month of January, children at St. John Vianney Parish in Fort Kent collected personal care items for those who seek comfort and safety in a local battered women’s shelter.

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5 February 2016

LITTLETON, Maine - On Friday, February 5, Maine State Police Lt. Brian Harris collided with a tractor trailer in Littleton.

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5 February 2016

MADAWASKA / FORT KENT, Maine - A PhD candidate at Indiana University is in the St. John Valley, hoping to talk to longtime native French speakers as part of her dissertation work.

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5 February 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard has announced his intention to run for a second term, in the May 9 municipal elections, for the office he has held for the past four years.

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5 February 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine - Adam and Melissa Paradis of Frenchville are pleased to announce the birth of their son - Saul Joseph Paradis. Saul Joseph was born February 4, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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5 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Fiddlehead Focus congratulates the following middle-school students and high school students who made Honor Roll at Madawaska Middle / High School during their second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year:

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5 February 2016

WATERVILLE / New Canada, Maine - Michelle L. Daigle of New Canada, a member of the Class of 2016, has made the Colby College Dean's List during the fall semester of the 2015-16 year. Colby students with a grade point average of 3.70 or higher are named to the Dean's List. Daigle attended Fort Kent Community High School and is the daughter of John and Nola Daigle of New Canada.

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5 February 2016

PAUL SMITHS, New York / Fort Kent, Maine - Paul Smith's College in New York has named Kadie Ouellette of Fort Kent to the Dean's List for the fall 2015 semester. Ouellette, who is majoring in natural resource sustainability, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

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5 February 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - City officials in Edmundston, New Brunswick have made a new, final offer of a 2-percent-per-year wage increase to unionized city employees, for the next four years, in ongoing labor negotiations.

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5 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Administrators and staff at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) say the hospital's recent changes to the Emergency Room have had a positive impact on patient experience.

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5 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The following is the agenda for the Madawaska School Committee Regular meeting to be held February 8, 2016 at the Superintendent’s Conference Room at 4:00 p.m.:

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5 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Madawaska Board of Selectpersons will conduct a special meeting Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. att the Madawaska Town Office.

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5 February 2016

Regulatory Reform: Unleashing Our Nation’s Job Creators
by Senator Susan Collins

When I ask employers in Maine what Washington needs to do to help them add jobs, they tell me this: reduce the cost and complexity of the federal regulations imposed on them.

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1 February 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 - Sunday, February 7, 2016

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5 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine / Aroostook County - “It felt pretty good,” Justin Pelletier said of winning the 2016 Aroostook County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 4 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Fox Auditorium. The Madawaska Middle/High School (MMHS) seventh-grader is the son of Stacie and Bruce Pelletier.

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5 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library and the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes have combined their gallery spaces to welcome "Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller," a traveling exhibition developed and produced by The Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Scot Miller. The exhibit will be on display at both galleries from February 9 through March 25.

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4 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Sherriff Darrell Crandall with the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office visited the Madawaska Knights of Columbus Council 2638 on Monday, February 1, to discuss heroin issues in Maine and share information on citizens' increased drug use.

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4 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Eighth-grade student Alex Roy is Madawaska's National Geographic Bee Competition winner for this year's 26th annual school-level competition, which took place on Wednesday, February 3 at Madawaska Middle / High School. Runner-up, eighth-grader Andrew Nadeau, took the second-highest spot in the competition, all according to middle school teacher and bee organizer Connie Vanier.

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5 February 2016

HERMON, Maine – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Houlton Border Patrol Station arrested a male Canadian citizen, 40, in Hermon on February 2, for illegally entering the United States.

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4 February 2016

MAINE - The Maine Warden Service is reminding anglers, snowmobilers and others who like to recreate on Maine’s lakes and ponds in the winter that ice conditions on many waterways throughout the state right now may not be safe to hold themselves or heavy equipment and vehicles.

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4 February 2016

SAINT-JACQUES, New Brunswick - The RCMP is asking for the public’s help in solving a break, enter and theft that occurred on October 26, 2015, in Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick.

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4 February 2016

MAINE - The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has launched a new interactive online tool to help the state’s citizens better understand the private financial interests of their legislators.

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4 February 2016

SHERMAN, Maine - While on a patrol stop at the Sherman Irving Gas Station on Tuesday afternoon, February 2, Maine State Police Trooper John Darcy recognized and arrested an individual authorities have had an active arrest warrant on since 2006.

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3 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – Board members of the non-profit Fort Kent Outdoor Center (FKOC) are seeking volunteers to form a Nordic Ski Patrol at the center.

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3 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – At a regularly scheduled meeting of the Maine School Administrative District No. 27 (MSAD No. 27) board of directors at the Fort Kent Community High School on Monday, February 1, Superintendent Ben Sirois told board members that administrators have been making preparations to plan the 2016-2017 school budget.

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3 February 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine - A group of parents have voiced their concerns at a Maine School Administrative District No. 33. meeting regarding their current sixth-grade students leaving Dr. Levesque Elementary School to attend Wisdom Middle / High School in the fall as seventh-graders. (Editor's correction: Fiddlehead Focus has corrected an error regarding the exact nature of the parents' concerns. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.)

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3 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - After showing "Star Wars" for three weeks, I was a bit hesitant in offering another Western genre movie for our loyal audience. Then I read a review of “The Revenant” by Anthony Lane in The New Yorker. (Editor's note: This review contains plot details, so read on with that in mind.)

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4 February 2016

DRUMMOND, New Brunswisk - RCMP have arrested and charged a third man in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a 62-year-old man from Drummond, New Brunswick.

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3 February 2016

NORTH CAROLINA / Fort Kent, Maine - Austin Theriault Racing has released "In the Rearview: A Look Back at the 2015 Season." The following are excerpts from the Fort Kent native's journey over the past year:

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3 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - In an effort to promote Madawaska’s downtown businesses and encourage more snowmobile traffic to the downtown area, town officials have designated an area in the bi-centennial park, located between 11th and 12th avenues, as a public parking area for snowmobiles.

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3 February 2016

LILLE, Maine - Simone Anita Cyr, 93, died on February 1, 2016 at a Fort Kent health care facility. She was born in Lille on February 19, 1922. Simone was the 15th and youngest child of Pierre and Laure (Dumond) Cyr.

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4 February 2016

HOULTON, Maine - Maine State Police report a driver suffered minor injuries after his vehicle rolled over while driving on the northbound lane of Interstate 95 in Houlton early Wednesday evening, February 3, 2016.

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2 February 2016

NORTHERN MAINE - The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern and Central Aroostook for mixed precipitation, which will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3.

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2 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - An unseasonably warm weather trend has some logging truck operators concerned that the season may close down soon due to mud season arriving earlier than usual this year, unless colder temperatures return and stay.

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2 February 2016

NORTHERN MAINE - Following a local wood pellet producer's issue regarding a biomass supply contract for the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Rep. Robert Saucier, D-Presque Isle, has introduced a bill that he says aims to "encourage" Maine taxpayer-funded institutions to purchase locally-sourced wood pellets.

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2 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – Beginning July 1, 2016, Sodexo will replace Aramark as the provider of food services at six of the seven University of Maine System (UMS) campuses, including the University of Maine at Fort Kent. The contract extends to dining hall, retail, and food catering services.

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2 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – Three Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) athletes who recently competed at the 2016 Biathlon Youth/Junior World Championships in Chiele Gradistei, Romania will be returning to Fort Kent from the European country on Wednesday, February 3.

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2 February 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY / WESTERN NEW BRUNSWICK - The United Way of Aroostook has officially launched a new season of its popular Northern Star competition with a call for talent going out to residents age 12 and older in Aroostook County, as well as in Madawaska, Carleton and Victoria Counties on the New Brunswick side of the border.

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2 February 2016

BANGOR, Maine / St. John Valley - The following Husson University students from the St. John Valley have earned places on the university's Fall 2015 Dean's List. Students who make the Dean's List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.60 to 3.79 during the period.

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2 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - PAWS Animal Welfare Shelter presents Dolly as PAWS Pet of the Week in hopes that this little cat will find her forever home.

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2 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of February 1 - 7, 2016.

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2 February 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Pullen Art Gallery will host an open exhibition in February that pays homage to the feline. "The Art of Meow" will be on display from February 5 to 26, with an opening reception on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. during the February First Friday Art Walk.

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2 February 2016

MAINE - The Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted Tuesday, February 2, to advance a bill, which Rep. Robert Saucier introduced, to expand broadband access to rural parts of Maine.

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2 February 2016

NORTHERN MAINE - On January 31, 2016, the National Weather Service in Caribou released data stating that the combined temperatures from December of 2015 and January of 2016 were the warmest on record.

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THREE ELEMENTS - Here we have three major elements of our community in a single puzzle - the church, logging, and our French heritage in the form of the Mardi Gras celebration. This is the jigsaw puzzle for this week. Go to FiddleheadFocus.com and find the Fun Page to download the puzzle to your PC. - Birden image

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1 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries for those who have passed on during the month of January, 2016. The staff at Fiddlehead Focus send their deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

For detailed obituaries, please refer to the obituary section of the Fiddlehead Focus by clicking on "Obits" on the homepage menu bar.

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2 February 2016

CANADA - The RCMP in New Brunswick is releasing the photo of a Saint John man who is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant in connection with an investigation into online child sexual exploitation.

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2 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Police in Madawaska have detained and transported a fugitive from justice whom law enforcement in South Carolina wanted on two drug trafficking charges in that state.

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1 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – For only the second time in it's history, the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce has bestowed the award of Citizen of the Year upon a married couple - Don and Anna Raymond of New Canada - at the GFKACOC's 68th annual dinner event held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Friday, January 29, 2016.

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2 February 2016

WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts / Fort Kent, Maine - In men's college basketball action Monday, February 1, Williams College (13-7) won a 67-63 victory over the University of Maine at Fort Kent Bengals (18-13) in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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1 February 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Town officials authorized public safety personnel to remove unsafe brick from the side and front walls of the former Blue Sky Hotel in downtown Madawaska. Work was completed Saturday, January 30.

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2 February 2016

SAINT AGATHA, Maine - The Fiddlehead Focus congratulates the following middle school and high school students who made Honor Roll at Wisdom Middle/High School for the second term of the 2015-2016 school year:

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1 February 2016

WOODLAND, Maine - Law enforcement agents arrested a Brooklyn, New York man Friday, January 29 in Woodland following a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) investigation of a group of individuals allegedly importing Oxycodone into Aroostook County.

 

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1 February 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The following is the Maine State Police Troop F log report from January 24 - 31, 2016:

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1 February 2016

SINCLAIR, Maine - The Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby, which took place January 30 and 31, brought in 893 registrations this year, raising about $18,000 in registration fees that will benefit the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund.

Derby committee member and St. Agatha Town Manager Gary Picard said the committee will meet in two to three weeks, once bills and expenses have been paid, and look at the net proceeds to decide how much they will give to the cancer fund.

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1 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – Community Voices officials, student members of Youth Voices, community leaders, and concerned citizens gathered at a Fort Kent Community High School (FKCHS) dinner event Wednesday, January 27, to discuss the issue of youth substance abuse.

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1 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) will broadcast an hour-long documentary, “Acadians of the St. John Valley,” on Thursday, February 4 and Saturday, February 6 to all Maine and Maritimes viewers.

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1 February 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a freezing rain advisory for areas of Northern Aroostook County - especially the St. John Valley - from 5:30 a.m. through 9 a.m. Monday morning, February 1, 2016.

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1 February 2016

EAGLE LAKE, Maine - Norman Laferriere, 89, died January 31, 2016 at an Eagle Lake Health Care Facility with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Eagle Lake, March 3, 1926, the son of Landor and Edith (Saucier) Laferriere.

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1 February 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The following are the High School Alpine Ski Race results from Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Lonesome Pine Trails in Fort Kent. The Aroostook County Alpine Championships will be held this Saturday, February 6 at Big Rock at 9 a.m.

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29 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The most recent installment of the St. John Valley Small Business Seminar Series was held in Fort Kent on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and drew an audience of 37 participants representing eight Valley businesses and employers.

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11 September 2015

MAINE - Fall job fair season is about to begin around Maine, providing an opportune time for job seekers looking for work. The Department of Labor’s network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring and/or participating in several career fairs, including one in Presque Isle on October 14, 2015.

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29 January 2016

MAINE - State Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette has released the following December workforce estimates for Maine:

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31 January 2016

NEW SWEDEN, Maine - A Stockholm man died late Saturday evening, January 30 in a snowmobile crash in New Sweden.

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29 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Lego building blocks are currently "all the rage" for students at Fort Kent Elementary School (FKES). Young builders choosing to participate in the FKES after-school educational Lego Club filled a classroom during one of their weekly sessions this past Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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29 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Lucretia O'Neal, a Madawaska resident who turned 95-years-old on January 19, has a special claim to fame - she played the marimba at age 12 on the stage at the Chicago World's Fair.

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29 January 2016

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – As part of Fiddlehead Focus, Inc. efforts to promote the region, Publisher Andrew Birden announced on Friday, January 29, the company's launch of a new t-shirt: the Elaborate Ploye.

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29 January 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - The Refuge Madawaska Shelter has launched a new fundraising program to help organizers realize a goal of opening a new, permanent shelter by April. The Refuge, which has been operating since 2012 as a virtual foster-system shelter for cats, dogs and small animals in the Edmundston area, also serves residents on the U.S. side of the St. John Valley.

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29 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - See this picture? It's of me, your Fiddlehead Focus editor, trying to stay on top of all that is happening in the St. John Valley and Acadia of the Lands and Forest. Most days are what I call "newsapalooza." That's a quirky way of saying there are a lot of news leads, events, special features, and public notices to tackle any given day.

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29 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Organizers of the 2016 UMFK Fiddlers’ Jamboree have put out a call to area musicians and entertainers, asking performing artists to pick up an instrument, warm up their vocal chords and join in their annual musical event, which will take place 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 7 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Fox Auditorium.

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29 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Elizabeth Theriault, a senior at Madawaska Middle/High School, will receive the 2016 Principal’s Award, Principal Wayne Anderson announced Thursday, January 28. The Maine Principal’s Association gives the award in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.

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29 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Town Manager Ryan D. Pelletier has promoted Angela Higgins, an employee in the Finance Office at the Town of Madawaska, to the newly-created position of human resource generalist.

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29 January 2016

MAINE - Jared Conant, an 11-year-old from Yarmouth, Maine is the state of Maine Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This is his second term.

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25 January 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016

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29 January 2016

EAGLE LAKE, Maine – Trooper Dan Marquis of the Maine State Police arrested a Wallagrass man for OUI following a single vehicle accident shortly after 10 a.m. Friday, January 29, on Aroostook Road in Eagle Lake.

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29 January 2016

CHIELE GRADISTEI, Romania – Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) athletes Cody Johnson of Fort Kent and Brendan Cyr of Caribou are making their hometown fans proud as they compete at the 2016 Biathlon Youth/Junior World Championships in Chiele Gradistei, Romania.

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28 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – In an attempt to defray financial expenses associated with Maine School Administrative District No. 27 (MSAD No. 27) athletic programs, the Fort Kent Community High School Booster Club and the Valley Rivers Middle School Booster Club have teamed up to form the CHS/VRMS Boosters.

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28 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Madawaska Board of Selectpersons voted at a special meeting Tuesday, January 26, to resurrect the Madawaska Resource Committee to review nine committee recommendations from last January regarding town operations.

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29 January 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine - Joel N. Ayotte, 90, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at a Caribou hospital. He was born July 31, 1925 in Van Buren, a son of the late Patrick and Phoebe (Martin) Ayotte.

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28 January 2016

ST. AGATHA / MADAWASKA, Maine - Mary Ann (Lizotte) Chamberlain, 63, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016 at a healthcare facility in Madawaska surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle with liver disease. She was born March 20, 1952 in Sinclair, the daughter of Rene and Rena (Chamberland) Lizotte.

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28 January 2016

CLAIR, New Brunswick, Canada / Fort Kent, Maine - Robert Jalbert, 85, passed away January 26, 2016 at the Regional Hospital in Edmundston, New Brunswick. He was born in Quebec, Canada, June 6, 1930, the son of Willie and Marie (Boutot) Jalbert.

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29 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine -Nomination Papers for the positions of Town Councilor and Maine School Administrative District No. 27 board director are now available at the Fort Kent Town Office.

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28 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Organizers with the Madawaska Adult Ed program have announced the following free classes, which are open to the public:

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28 January 2016

MAINE - Governor Paul R. LePage announced Thursday, January 28, the re-appointment of Hon. Leigh Ingalls Saufley, Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court. This marks the third term for her as Chief Justice.

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28 January 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The following is the Maine State Police Troop F log report from January 20 - 24, 2016:

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28 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Big Bird, Princess Anna, several other Disney characters and two "minions" are coming to Madawaska in February for the Madawaska Recreation Department's fifth annual Characters on Ice.

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27 January 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - If the officials at the 2016 Chip Cochrane Youth Alpine Race would have distributed medals made of real gold, silver, and bronze to athletes this past weekend, the Valley Racing Team (VRT) could perhaps fund the team for years to come. The Fort Kent-based team of 32 VRT skiers who participated in the event at Hermon Mountain on Sunday, January 24, took home a total of 31 medals, with at least one first place finisher in each division.

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28 January 2016

SAINT AGATHA / FORT KENT, Maine - Erney Levesque passed away Saturday, January 23 at Fort Kent health care facility. He was born in Saint Agatha on March 14, 1932, son of the late Joyime Levesque and Irene (Cyr) Levesque.

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28 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Police have charged a Madawaska man with leaving the scene of a single-vehicle accident that caused property damage on 11th Avenue.

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27 January 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Jessica Roix and Jacques Albert of Madawaska are pleased to announce the birth of their son - Greyson Lee Albert. Greyson was born January 23, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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28 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Troy and Lee Babin of Fort Kent are pleased to announce the birth of Kinley Lace Babin, their daughter. Kinley was born January 25, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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28 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Nichole Jandreau and Justin Berry of Fort Kent are pleased to announce the birth of Everly Maria Berry, their daughter. Everly was born January 26, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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27 January 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - Members of a teachers' association at the University of Moncton - Edmundston Campus / Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston (UMCE) gathered in a special meeting last month to present a $100,000 donation in support of the Edmundston Community Ampitheater's construction.

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27 January 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Northern Maine Community College students and alumni came together for the inauguration of the mentoring program, which the college’s Alumni and Friends Organization members initiated.

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27 January 2016

CARIBOU, Maine -The following is the agenda for the Aroostook County Commissioners' Meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the Administrative Hearing Room at the Caribou Courthouse:

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