Andrew Birden

Stories from Andrew Birden

19 May 2015

FORT KENT - The Frenchville Historical Society's caboose and green water tower will be reopening soon to teach today's generations about the rich railroad history of the St. John Valley. Tory Jones Bonenfant captured the caboose from a dramatic angle for a recent story she wrote. Her image is our jigsaw puzzle for this week. (FHF / Tory Jones Bonenfant)

18 May 2015

ALLAGASH – Saturday, May 16 was a special day for Mathew Kelly. The 16-year-old Fort Kent resident stood before his troop, friends and family at a court of honor - in the public campground he refurbished - to receive his Eagle Scout Award.

15 May 2015

FORT KENT - University of Maine System Chancellor James Page arrived at the state's most northern campus on May 15 to visit with staff, faculty, students and members of the community regarding the appointment of an interim president and the search for the next president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

8 May 2015

FORT KENT - I had the pleasure these past several weeks of joining the planning group for the Lions Club Minstrel Show and participating in the production from the beginning to the final curtain on Saturday night, May 2.

7 May 2015

FORT KENT – Two award-winning journalists will facilitate a seminar to show businesses, organizations and event planners how to use press releases as a low-cost method to promote their interests.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.