Andrew Birden

An award winning journalist and photographer, Andrew Birden is the founder and publisher of FiddleheadFocus.com . His articles have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines. He is the recipient of two Freedom of Information Awards.

Stories from Andrew Birden

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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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6 January 2016

FORT KENT, Maine – Pharmacy personnel have returned to the Fort Kent Rite Aid pharmacy on Wednesday afternoon after a strong odor of propane prompted a swift evacuation at approximately 1:15 p..m., January 6.

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22 December 2015

NEW CANADA, Maine - Law enforcement was on the scene of a tractor trailer accident on Route 161, on the south side of New Canada, according to a witness on the scene. The scene was still active as of 8:30 p.m., Tuesday night, December 22.

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21 December 2015

FORT KENT, Maine – A local Christian musical group raised over $1,000 at a concert in Fort Kent on Sunday, December 20 by singing modern versions of classic Christmas carols at Lonesome Pine Trails Ski Resort.

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18 December 2015

FORT KENT, Maine – According to Captain Richard Stolicker of the Fort Kent Fire Department, the quick response of firefighters to a report of a house fire on Highland Avenue on Friday morning, December 18, saved the home of Fort Kent resident Steve Daigle.

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7 December 2015

FORT KENT, Maine - With the sounds of drills, hammers, and laughter, three men from Agape Christian Fellowship in Fort Kent attached the storefront sign at the new home of Fiddlehead Focus on Monday, December 7, 2015.

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24 November 2015

FORT KENT, Maine - This week’s jigsaw is a sneak preview of the hottest game in Aroostook County, First Mile-opoly. Available at different locations in Fort Kent, including the Chamber office, this game combines the favorite 5,280 feet in Fort kent with the businesses of the St. John valley. It's a great gift for residents, and people with connections to the St. John Valley

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20 November 2015

FORT KENT, Maine – Fiddlehead Focus is moving down the street from its current location on West Main Street to its new base of operations at 90 East Main Street. The new location will be fully operational on December 1, according to publisher Andrew Birden.

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31 October 2015

FORT KENT, Maine - The Fort Kent Community High School Warrior boys fought hard, but fell to the Corinth Red Devils 1-0 during a Class C semifinal soccer game in Fort Kent on Saturday afternoon, October 31, 2015.

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23 October 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST - Attention fans of ghoulish tales: We're stirin' up some wicked stories in our Fiddlehead Focus cauldron, just in time for Halloween. We're giving a new meaning to the term "Ghostwriter." Each weekend between October 10 and October 31, one of our warped staff members will submit an original piece of writing to horrify and (hopefully) scare you. After it's all said and done, we want YOU to judge which storyteller most makes your fiddleheads curl. Who will be "Ghostwriter Supreme"?

This weekend, October 24-25, our publisher Andrew Birden mixes sentiment with mind-play. Even though he multiplied the editor's 1,000 word limit by three, we hope you enjoy his thoughtful tail...

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25 September 2015

FORT KENT, Maine –The new Lunch Box Diner opened in Fort Kent the third week of September, with a frolicking bear introducing a new restaurant to the region.

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25 September 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – Sunday night, September 27 will be a great opportunity for folks to view two celestial events simultaneously, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.

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25 September 2015

FORT KENT, Maine – For the remainder of the 2015 fall semester, all students at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) have access to the award winning coverage FiddleheadFocus.com provides for the communities of the Acadia of the Lands and Forests, including the extensive coverage the news outlet produces specifically for UMFK. The web-based news organization, in conjunction with the UMFK Student Senate, made the announcement on September 24, 2015.

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21 September 2015

FORT KENT, Maine – On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Fort Kent police charged a man with unauthorized taking of over $1,000 from a local convenience store, said Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.

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18 September 2015

FORT KENT, Maine – The wines came from all over the world, and the Aramark chef at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) paired each label with an appetizer, providing older students an opportunity to participate in a wine tasting Thursday night, September 17, as part of their learning experience.