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Volume V Issue 48- Nov. 26, 2014 - Wednesday edition
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25 November 2014

FORT KENT– On Saturday, Nov. 29, thousands of people strolling and shopping at the Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce Arts and Craft Fair in UMFK's Sports Center will discover some crazy folks selling a unique regional ornament with a ferny twist.

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25 November 2014

FORT KENT- Meghan Guerrette and Matthew Russell of Frenchville are pleased to announce the birth of their son Gabriel Matthew Russell.  Gabriel was born Nov. 24, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

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24 November 2014

FORT KENT - The office for Fiddlehead Focus, Inc. will close on Thursday, Nov. 27. The news agency will open from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the Fiddlehead Focus team will operate a booth at the UMFK craft fair to sell Fiddlehead ornaments along with gift subscriptions to the news service. Buy handmade fiddlehead ornaments and get a six-month subscription as a free gift. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 1.

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25 November 2014

TOBIQUE FIRST NATION, New Brunswick -A 38-year-old man has been charged following the execution of a search warrant at a residence on Main Street in Tobique First Nation on Nov. 20, 2014; and police have seized various quantities of marijuana, hashish and a substance believed to be cocaine during the search.

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25 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– The Presque Isle Historical Society and TAMC invite local historians, enthusiasts and the general public to learn about the history of the Presque Isle region when they offer a fourth quarter presentation Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

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25 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY / Caribou - The agenda for the Aroostook County commissioners' meeting, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Caribou, is as follows:

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25 November 2014

FORT KENT- This gentle cat is named Michelle. She is very pretty with orange and cream markings. Michelle is friendly, but a little shy at first.

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25 November 2014

FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of Nov. 24, 2014.

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5 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of October and November, 2014. 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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3 October 2014

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25 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The National Weather Service (NWS) in Caribou has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26, through Thursday morning, Nov. 27, for central and downeast Maine, including the southern portions of Aroostook County.

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24 November 2014

FORT KENT – On Monday morning, Nov. 24, Bishop Robert Deeley participated in a mass of Thanksgiving at St. Louis Church in Fort Kent to celebrate the inception of Catholic radio station 97.5, WFHP - FM.

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25 November 2014

MADAWASKA– A Grand Isle man has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors after a domestic violence incident which took place in Madawaska on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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25 November 2014

EAGLE LAKE- Effie "EF" Raymond of Eagle Lake, Maine entered into her heavenly home on, November 24, 2014. Effie was born to the late Sophie (Michaud) and David Belanger on January 19, 1930 in Wallagrass, Maine.

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24 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - This holiday season, County residents will once again have the opportunity to support cancer care locally while celebrating, honoring or remembering those they love when TAMC and Clukey’s Auto Supply join forces for the Lights of Life project.

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25 November 2014

HODGDON - The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Aroostook County Task Force and the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Enforcement Team (CDLET) located evidence of a clandestine methamphetamine manufacturing operation on Friday, Nov. 21 at 699 Walker Road in Hodgdon.

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24 November 2014

FORT KENT– A delicious, moist and fully cooked turkey on Thanksgiving is a perfect reason to give thanks. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a hit-or-miss proposition, until now.

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24 November 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY- Potato dishes are a must around most Thanksgiving tables, especially in the St. John Valley; but instead of mashing those delicious taters, why not roast them in maple syrup?

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24 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- TAMC welcomed the following Special Deliveries born at AR Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the month of October 2014:

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24 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY-The Department of Labor has announced that applications are being accepted in Aroostook Counties through the CareerCenters for the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program (CSSP).

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24 November 2014

MAINE- Maine decorative-plant shippers sending Christmas trees and wreaths across the country can save money and lost product by noting important plant health regulations enforced by other states, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF).

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22 November 2014

ST. AGATHA – Fire Marshalls conducted an investigation of a fire which took place in the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 22, at at RF Chamberland, Inc. and have concluded that the cause of the fire shall remain undetermined due to extensive damage, according to St. Agatha Fire Chief Bob Guerrette.

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23 November 2014

FRENCHVILLE– Children were screaming with glee at Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville on Friday, Nov. 21, when Principal Lisa Bernier and Bus Driver Dave Weyeneth honored their promise to take pies to the face for the school's annual Penny Wars fundraiser, which benefits the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

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24 November 2014

FORT KENT - The UMFK men's basketball team clipped the Machias Clippers 73-72 and the Lady Bengals dominated the Clippers 84-30 in two home games Saturday, Nov. 22.

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24 November 2014

FORT KENT– On Saturday, Nov. 22, at approximately 10 a.m., a parked 1993 Jeep owned by Helden Theriault slid down a steep, icy driveway into oncoming traffic, causing a motor vehicle accident.

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23 November 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY– Most people learned that the origin for the American Thanksgiving holiday originated from an apocryphal tale of a meal that pilgrim immigrants shared with First Nations people, but historians actually trace it further back.

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24 November 2014

ASHLAND - A Presque Isle man narrowly escaped serious injury Sunday, Nov. 23, when a moose entered the roadway and crashed through the windshield of his 2006 Toyota Sienna mini-van.

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21 November 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department and Maine Families/Early Head start will be co-sponsoring “Fun Time Activities” for toddlers and children up to five years old Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Kent Town Office meeting room.

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21 November 2014

CARIBOU - A group of agricultural growers, distributors, economic development officials, and industry representatives met Friday, Nov. 14, at the Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) boardroom in Caribou to discuss the growing connection between the Portland market and Aroostook.

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21 November 2014

As the Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, it has been among my top priorities to shed light on and help put a stop to telephone scams, particularly those targeting our nation’s seniors. Working alongside the Committee’s current Chairman, Bill Nelson (D-FL), over the past two years, we have held eight hearings to examine these scams that have victimized far too many Americans.

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21 November 2014

One of the great rewards of my job as a U.S. Senator is the opportunity to interact with motivated young people who have a good attitude and want to go out and make the world a better place. Thanks to the Upward Bound program, more of those students have a chance to go to college and achieve their goals.

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21 November 2014

MAINE- Governor Paul R. LePage released a statement Friday, Nov. 21, about the 5.8 percent unemployment rate for October, which is down from 6.6 percent a year ago and the same as September's rate.

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21 November 2014

ALLAGASH / St. Francis– When 63 year-old Liela Jandreau fell gravely ill early in October, the hard-working and unassuming mail carrier from Allagash unknowingly touched a lot of people.

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21 November 2014

FORT KENT- Peter Sirois, Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) CEO, is pleased to announce that Dr. Abhimanyu Kaura, the newest member to its hospitalist team, has met the rigorous requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to become certified in Internal Medicine.

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21 November 2014

MAINE- U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine presented the University of Maine System with a designation as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education from the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday, Nov. 21.

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21 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – On Nov. 19, the eve of the Great American Smokeout, the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network recognized TAMC for its excellence in creating a tobacco-free environment for patients, employees, and the community.

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21 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The trustees of the Higher Education Assistance Foundation (HEAF) awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Northern Maine Community College business administration major Sean Robertson of Presque Isle during a campus event Thursday, Nov. 20.

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21 November 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - Social work students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle have been getting a lesson in hunger this semester, and will be sharing what they’ve learned with the campus and community in December.

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20 November 2014

NEW ZEALAND / Fort Kent- Kate Morneault of Fort Kent is currently sailing to New Zealand as part of SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study abroad program she is enrolled in through Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Mass., while away from studies at Stonehill College.

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21 November 2014

CARIBOU- The State Fire Marshal’s Office says one of the children started the fire that killed a family of four Thursday, Nov. 20, in Caribou.

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20 November 2014

FORT KENT / AugustaEducate Maine named Valley Rivers Middle School language arts teacher Kara Beal the 2014 Aroostook County Teacher of the Year during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the State House in Augusta.

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21 November 2014

FORT KENT- The Paradis Family Reunion Committee has donated $1,200 to the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund.

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20 November 2014

FORT KENT- The staff at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library have come up with an old-school idea to help students unwind in a tech-heavy world: jigsaw puzzles.

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21 November 2014

MADAWASKA- The Madawaska Middle/High School has announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

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20 November 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– Central Aroostook-based Crown Emergency Care, a division of TAMC, was recently honored at the 34th Annual Atlantic Partners Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Seminar as the 2014 Service of the Year for Region 5.

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20 November 2014

MAINE- Maine’s Wildlife Action Plan, created in 2005, focuses on voluntary measures that can assist many of Maine’s most vulnerable species by highlighting natural area conservation efforts, setting the course for the future of wildlife conservation in Maine.

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21 November 2014

BANGORUnited States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Adam Hathorn, 36, of Bangor was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 20, in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 90 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to as “bath salts” or “monkey dust.”

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20 November 2014

MAINEUnited States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced Thursday, Nov. 20, that the District of Maine collected $1,525,980 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2014.

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19 November 2014

ST. FRANCIS – The State Fire Marshal’s Office says 74 year-old Patrick Deignan of St. Francis died in his home Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, from a fire, likely caused by using a flammable liquid to start his wood stove.

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20 November 2014

CARIBOU The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a mother and her three young children died this Thursday morning, Nov. 20, inside a Caribou mobile home. Dead are 28 year old Norma Skidgel and her three children - twin boy and girl - Mason and Madison Delisle, who were two, and three-year-old Trenton Delisle, who would have turned four next week. The four victims were found by Caribou firefighters in the back bedroom.

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20 November 2014

FORT KENT- The spirit of giving filled the air at The Greater Fort Kent Ecumenical Food Pantry on Tuesday, Nov. 18, when local Girl Scout Troop 124 helped prepare 120 Thanksgiving boxes which will be delivered to community members in need.

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19 November 2014

FORT KENT- A science, technology, engineering and mathematics program, known by kids as STEM, is taking place at Fort Kent Elementary School; and so many students have elected to participate in the wildly popular after-school learning activity that organizers have had to divide the young learners into two groups in order to accommodate everyone.

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20 November 2014

FORT KENT - With the holiday's nearing and many servicemen and women on deployment defending our country, Valley Rivers Middle School’s Student Council will be collecting care package items to be shipped to those overseas in combat/war stricken areas.

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19 November 2014

FORT KENT - At 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Louis Church, located at 26 East Main Street in Fort Kent, which will also be broadcast on Fort Kent's new catholic radio station.

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20 November 2014

FORT KENT- Madeline (Daigle) Saucier, 89, died peacefully surrounded by family, November 18, 2014 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. She was born November 2, 1925, in Daigle, Maine, the daughter of Josephel and Celina (Dufour) Daigle.

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19 November 2014

WALLAGRASS– A Fort Kent man was uninjured, although his car was a total loss, following a motor vehicle accident on Friday, Nov. 14, in Wallagrass.

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19 November 2014

LIMESTONE- The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) held its annual fall Open House on Sunday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 10, welcoming sixty-five students and their families from all over Maine and other parts of New England.

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19 November 2014

BANGORUnited States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Daniel Hines, 38, of Bangor was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to as “bath salts” or “monkey dust.”

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