Andrew Birden

Stories from Andrew Birden

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16 April 2015

FORT KENT – Last October when hysteria over an unlikely Ebola outbreak scared local residents, shook the nation, influenced elections, and drew unwanted attention to Fort Kent, a river of calm flowed from a small University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) desk belonging to Naomi Nicolas, administrative assistant to the last eight university presidents.

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14 April 2015

EAGLE LAKE - Maine State Troopers from Troop D, with the assistance of deputies from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a man in Palermo in connection with a theft of firearms from an Eagle lake residence.

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11 April 2015

ST. AGATHA – Someone recently sabotaged an electric utility pole in St. Agatha, and investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons who committed the crime.

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9 April 2015

FORT KENT – For many business people in Fort Kent and surrounding towns, Mike Plourde's good-natured approach to raising money for the annual Knights of Columbus Polar Dip has become a familiar experience.

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2 April 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS - Fiddlehead Focus announced on Thursday, April 2, the inclusion of a new ebook version of the popular monthly news flyer.

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27 March 2015

FORT KENT - University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) Professor Dr. Peter Nelson headed out Thursday afternoon, March 26, on a long journey to a rugged landscape to study lichens in one of the world's few fog oases.

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24 March 2015

FORT KENT – In a ceremony of ritual and tradition, the Boy Scouts of America presented the Eagle Scout award to Adam Puttkamer of Troop 189 on Saturday, March 21 at a court of honor that took place at the Fort Kent Community High School gym.

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20 March 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – Tory Jones Bonenfant joined the Fiddlehead Focus team on March 18 as their newest journalist, enabling the online news agency to expand its coverage into Madawaska and Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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13 March 2015

CLAIR, New Brunswick - At a press conference at the Clair Multipurpose Center on Tuesday, March 10, the Core Leadership Team of Acadia of the Lands and Forests, which has been active for several months, presented its vision for six areas of its 2015-2018 strategic plan and various ongoing projects.

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11 March 2015

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent 100 snowmobile race occurred on a freakishly cold day in late February, but snowmobile racers and enthusiasts bravely challenged the cold as this image from the starting line shows. Please enjoy this week's jigsaw. (FHF/Andrew Birden)

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6 March 2015

FORT KENT – On Wednesday, February 25, during a bitter cold night in northern Maine, seven men trudged through the snow to meet in the backroom of a local restaurant to plan an event that County folks have been anticipating for two years, the Fort Kent Lions Club Minstrel Show.

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6 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - It may not feel like it, but winter is on its way out the door; and with the eventual exit of the cold and snow, folks need to fight the urge to continue hibernating and set their clocks one hour forward.

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5 March 2015

FORT KENT – University of Maine System (UMS) Chancellor Dr. James H. Page visited the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) on Thursday morning, March 5 to meet with university employees, local business owners and members of the community and discuss his vision for the future of the seven UMS campuses.

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5 March 2015

CROSS LAKE TOWNSHIP – At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, North Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a traffic accident on Route 161 which trapped two St. Francis women.

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3 March 2015

FORT KENT – John's Shurfine seems to operate best when there is a husband and wife team at the helm, and that will continue to be the case with the grocery store's new owners.