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22 May 2015

FORT KENT - Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) has recognized four students who have shown exceptional character, leadership, and citizenship during the month of May, 2015.

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22 May 2015

MADAWASKA - After Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) moved its remaining services at the Madawaska Outpatient Center to the Acadia Family Health Center in Madawaska, NMMC staff are pleased with how the community collaborated to retain the fitness center which was housed in the Acadia Family Health Center.

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22 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - The second annual AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’ Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Presque Isle Country Club.

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22 May 2015

VAN BUREN - Jessica and Isaac Gagnon of Van Buren are pleased to announce the birth of their son Benjamin James Gagnon. Benjamin was born March 30, 2015 at Cary Medical Center.

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22 May 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) says he supports the subpoena issued May 21, 2015 by the House Financial Services Committee, on which he sits, to the U.S. Federal Reserve. According to Congressman Poliquin, America's central bank has refused to provide the Committee responsible for its oversight with documentation regarding the leak of market-sensitive inside information to an outside private entity.

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21 May 2015

FORT KENT – As a part of its continuing relationship with Make-A-Wish, the Sears Hometown Store of Fort Kent - along with Sears Appliance and Hardware Stores, Sears Outlet Stores and Sears Home Appliance Showrooms nationwide - is participating in a charitable program this spring to allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful, and oftentimes life-changing impact of a wish come true.

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21 May 2015

MAINE- Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag at all state facilities be flown at half-staff Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 25.

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21 May 2015

ALLAGASH / Fort Kent - Louis A. Pelletier Sr., husband of the late Ethel (O'Leary) Pelletier, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility at the age of 95. He was born April 30, 1920 in Allagash, Maine, the son of Thomas and Edith (Thibodeau) Pelletier.

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21 May 2015

MAINE - Memorial Day is a time to honor our service men and women; but it has also become an opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans. As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) - serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont - is alerting the military community and the public to malicious tactics that scammers use to steal money and identities.

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20 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Passenger rail charity rides will occur in Aroostook County on Father’s Day Weekend, which will ultimately benefit county newborn and pediatric patients.

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20 May 2015

FRENCHVILLE / ST. AGATHA - The MSAD No. 33 Board of Directors approved a $3,364,269 budget for 2015-2016 at a special board meeting on May 18, 2015.

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20 May 2015

FORT KENT - MSAD 27 will offer Warrior Basketball Camp this summer, June 29 - July 3, at the Fort Kent Community High School Gym. The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades K - 8. Camp will run Monday - Thursday for grades K - 3 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. and for grades 4 - 8 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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20 May 2015

MADAWASKA - Joseph J. Collins, 66, passed away suddenly on February 24, 2015 at his residence in Madawaska. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 6, 1949, son of the late Lloyd and Alvira (Schuster) Collins.

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19 May 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) welcomed Kathleen Monhegan, Physician Assistant, to its Emergency Department Team when she joined the organization on May 11, 2015. In addition to managing patients in the Emergency Room, Monhegan will see patients in the Fort Kent and Madawaska Family Practice offices.

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19 May 2015

FORT KENT - The American Nurses’ Association, in recognition of the impact ethical nursing practice has on patient outcomes and quality care, designated 2015 as the Year of Ethics. The theme for National Nurses Week, which was the week of May 6 -12, was Ethical Practice: Quality Care.

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19 May 2015
MADAWASKA - Amber and Steven Deschaine of Madawaska are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Anna Grace Deschaine. Anna was born May 6, 2015 at Cary Medical Center.
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19 May 2015
MADAWASKA - Krystal Turton and Joshua Michaud of Madawaska are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Zoe Mae McCleary. Zoe was born May 3, 2015 at Cary Medical Center.
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19 May 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Cary Medical Center recently announced the following births at the hospital during the months of April and May, 2015:

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19 May 2015

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