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Volume VI Issue 27 - July 1, 2015 - Wednesday edition
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30 June 2015

FORT KENT / St. John Valley – On June 28 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Fox Auditorium, Louisiana-based musical group La Recolte kicked off their St. John Valley tour with a Cajun music performance for a house full of appreciative Valley fans, many of whom are likely distant Acadian relatives of the band members.

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30 June 2015

ACADIA OF THE LAND AND FOREST - The July newsprint edition of Fiddlehead Focus is landing on area newsstands just in time for Madawaska's Acadian Festival and Independence Day.

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30 June 2015

VAN BUREN – Volunteers serving ham, scrambled eggs, home fries, toast, beans, fruit and other breakfast favorites helped raise $727 for the Acadian Village on Sunday, June 28.

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30 June 2015

BAKER-BROOK, New Brunswick - There are dirty trucks, but this is a whole new level of dirty. Trucks that went through the Baker-Brook Service d’Incendie / Fire Department Mud Run on Saturday, June 27 achieved a level of filth that would make Memere gasp and then shake her head and mutter 'Mon Dieu'. The facade of mud caked on Commanche Buddy is this week's addition to our jigsaw puzzle collection. 

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1 July 2015

NASHVILLE PLANTATION - A vehicle collision shut down part of Route 11 in Nashville Plantation on Tuesday, June 30.

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30 June 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Passenger rail’s recent one-day return to Aroostook County proved popular, with more than 500 area residents boarding three excursions to benefit local pediatric and newborn care.

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30 June 2015

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

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30 June 2015

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of June 29 - July 5, 2015.

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30 June 2015

MAINE - Applications for 2015 any-deer (antlerless) permit lottery are now available online from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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29 June 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 – Sunday, July 5, 2015

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1 July 2015

Click on the sign to see the Police BLOGGER for your town

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26 June 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The following is an ongoing list of obituaries submitted to the Fiddlehead Focus during the months of May and June, 2015. 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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30 June 2015

MADAWASKA –The Madawaska Board of Selectpeople appointed Ross DuBois of Madawaska to the position of acting town manager at an emergency town meeting on Monday evening, June 29.

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30 June 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) is a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.

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29 June 2015

MAINE – University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page announced Monday, June 29, he has appointed John Murphy as interim president for the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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29 June 2015

FORT KENT - On June 11, the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) re-certified the secondary education programs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) and also approved the new program for secondary education mathematics, according to Chair of Education Division Bruno Hicks.

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29 June 2015

HOULTON - According to a June 29 press release, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, working with Houlton Police and the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested six persons following the discovery of methamphetamine manufacturing inside a Columbia St. apartment house in Houlton.

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29 June 2015

FORT KENT –On Sunday, June 28, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officer Michael DeLena of the Fort Kent Police Department responded to a report of an assault at a Fort Kent residence. Upon investigation, Officer DeLena arrested Paul Gagnon, 42, of Fort Kent, and charged him with domestic violence assault.

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29 June 2015

BAKER-BROOK – Nearly 1,600 mudding enthusiasts flocked to this year's annual Baker-Brook Service d’Incendie / Fire Department Mud Run on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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28 June 2015

FORT KENT – Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier would like to inform the public that the Fort Kent Police Department (FKPD) has set up a new radar speed sign in town in an effort to remind drivers to slow down when entering a reduced speed zone.

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29 June 2015

FORT KENT – Two groups of Pacific Island students will experience a radical change in environment and location this summer. The students have traveled more than 7,000 miles to receive training as nurses and teachers from the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK).

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28 June 2015

MADAWASKA / EDMUNDSTON –The summer musical series season is underway in outdoor venues in Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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28 June 2015

ST. JOHN PLANTATION - Greg and Carissa Taggett of St. John Plantation are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Aria Marie Taggett. Aria was born June 26, 2015 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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28 June 2015

EDMUNDSTON – The fifth and newest Sistema New Brunswick site, offering a free student music program originally founded in Venezuela, is coming this fall to Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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28 June 2015

EDMUNDSTON - Eight car dealerships in the Edmundston region have joined forces to contribute $155,000 to an ongoing financial campaign to build an Edmundston community amphitheater.

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26 June 2015

MADAWASKA - Summer program counselors Jillian Vanier and Allison Cyr played “Duck Duck Goose” and “Red Light-Green Light” with the Madawaska Recreation Department Summer Program's Pee Wee group on Wednesday, June 24, outside the Multi-Purpose Building.

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26 June 2015

To My Dear Patients:

First and foremost, I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued trust and confidence in permitting me to take care of your dental needs throughout the years. It’s hard to believe that I am entering my 36th year of treating the wonderful people of the St. John Valley! Your continued loyalty is the highest compliment you could ever pay me. For that, I thank you very, very much!

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26 June 2015

MADAWASKA - Omerine D. Boucher, 78, passed away on June 25, 2015 at her residence in Madawaska. She was born in St. David on June 5, 1937, daughter of the late Gilbert and Delima (Fongemie) Desjardins.

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26 June 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - When facing a cancer diagnosis, few people have the insight to understand what patients and their loved ones go through more than the providers who share the journey alongside them.

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26 June 2015

The American spirit was born on July 4th, 1776, when 56 patriots gathered in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence they had crafted with care and forged by vigorous debate was considered an act of high treason against a king. At the same time, it was an act of supreme loyalty to the highest aspirations of mankind – the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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22 June 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

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25 June 2015

FORT KENT – Hospital officials, staff, and community members gathered at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) on Wednesday afternoon, June 24 to celebrate the hospital's completion of the emergency room renovation project.

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25 June 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Several St. John Valley communities will be the recipients of several grants totaling just over $316,000 from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCW) program and Department of Conservation (DOC) Municipal ATV Grant programs.

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25 June 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - To reduce access and abuse of prescription drug abuse, all 11 police departments in Aroostook County are equipped to receive and serve as prescription disposal sites all year long. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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25 June 2015

MADAWASKA – At an emergency municipal meeting Thursday, June 25, the Madawaska Board of Selectpersons - without the legal counsel and opinion they sought Thursday from the Maine Municipal Association - voted 4-1 to have Town Manager Christina Therrien rescind her appointment, which she made three weeks ago, of Bob Ouellet to the position of code enforcement officer.

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25 June 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - The Edmundston Républicains Sports Experts baseball team now has two players from Fort Kent and three from Madawaska, and will potentially have one or two more soon, according to Coach Ty Thériault.

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24 June 2015

EDMUNDSTON – A new multi-million dollar addiction services facility officially opened on Friday, June 19, in Edmundston. The project represents a total investment of $6.7 million, according to a press release from the New Brunswick Department of Health.

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24 June 2015

VAN BUREN - Richard J. Ayotte, 54, died unexpectedly Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born April 12, 1961 in Grand Falls, NB, Canada, a son of the late Edmund and Joan (Brown) Ayotte.

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25 June 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The National Weather Service has declared the week of June 21 through 27 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week.

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25 June 2015

MAINE - Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw is seeking the public's help in locating Robert J. Howarth, whom authorities have indicted in two counties on charges of securities fraud and theft by deception. Mr. Howarth has used the aliases of Robert Chiofolo, Robert Kim Lee, and Robert Sachs.

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