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24 July 2014

Madawaska School Committee Meeting
Monday, July 28 - 4 p.m. - Superintendent’s Conference Room


I. Call meeting to Order
Pledge of Allegiance

II. Adjustment to the Agenda

III. Correspondence and Announcements

IV. Period of Public Participation on Items of this Agenda

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23 July 2014

MAINE - Secretary of State Matt Dunlap—with assistance from Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn and his daughter Emily Dunlap—drew the order of bond questions for this November's ballot. In order, the referendum ballot will read:

Question 1: "Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?"

id july 23 2014
23 July 2014

MAINE - Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is advising Maine residents that effective July 21, 2014, Maine driver licenses and identification cards will not be valid proof of identification when entering restricted areas in federal buildings and nuclear power plants, according to a press release from the state. This is the result of the REAL ID Act of 2005, which required states to comply with a myriad of new driver license standards or risk enforcement actions.

23 July 2014

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced on July 23 that it will require most able-bodied recipients work, volunteer, or be involved in a specialized work training program in order to receive food supplement benefits, according to a press release from DHHS.

22 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 21.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Real Pelletier of Madawaska. Pelletier won a total of $438.

elvis july 22 2014
22 July 2014

FORT KENT- This handsome kitty's name is Elvis, and as you can see he is a very handsome gray tiger kitty.

airshow b17 july 22 2014
22 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - One of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers, ‘Sentimental Journey,’ will be available for cockpit tours and flights at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport in Frenchville, from Aug. 7-10. The NARA Air Show is scheduled on Aug. 9 and 10 and will feature the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team, Scott Yoak’s ‘Quick Silver’ P-51 Mustang, the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team along with Solo Stearman Bill Gordon, Rob Holland Ultimate AirShows, Hotwire Harry’s comedy routine from Tiger Air Shows, and Dan Fortin’s Yak Attack.

larry july 22 2014
22 July 2014


, age 86 of Van Buren, and loving husband of Marie “Louise” (Cyr) Bouchard for 61 years, passed away on July 6, 2014, after a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was on born Nov. 15, 1927 in Grand Isle, a son of the late Damase and Hedwidge (Ouellette) Bouchard.

smuggling july 22 2014
22 July 2014

JACKMAN- Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Jackman port of entry, along with Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station, arrested two Canadian residents after a husband tried to smuggle his wife across the border, according to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

power june 20 2014
22 July 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Emera Maine is keeping an eye to the sky and lining up resources to ensure power is restored quickly in the wake of any outages in preparation of Wednesday forecasts that call for severe weather in the form of thunderstorms and high winds, according to a press release from Emera.

caribou crash july 22 2014
22 July 2014

CARIBOU- On Monday, July 21 at approximately 7:34 p.m., Caribou Police responded to multiple 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident on Route 89. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle that appeared to be traveling east on Route 89 and went off the roadway at a high rate of speed just before the intersection of Grimes Road.

Andrew j july 18 2014
18 July 2014

WOODLAND - Andrew Jandreau, 82, died on July 7, 2014 in Caribou. He was born in St. Francis on Feb. 14, 1932, the son of the late Levite and Roseanna Jandreau.

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17 July 2014

MAINE – Cain for Congress recently reported a total of $379,093 in fundraising for the second quarter in Emily Cain's campaign for Maine's 2nd Congressional District. That total includes $270,239 in fundraising since the last reporting deadline on May 21, 2014 and brings the overall total for the campaign cycle to $871,491 raised.

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17 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now accepting reservations for its upcoming preservation workshops taking place throughout the County.

scam may 21 2014
16 July 2014

MAINE - Gov. Paul R. LePage joined officials in Maine's Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection in highlighting a recent trend of Mainers receiving unsolicited offers of substantial government grants if they pay an initial advance or administrative fee. In some of these cases, the scammers asked consumers to provide personal and financial information.

loon july 16 2014
16 July 2014

MAINE - The annual Maine Audubon Loon Count takes place at 7 am on Saturday, July 19, and will include more than 900 loon counters in the annual project that gathers valuable data for Maine Audubon about the status of loons in the state. Volunteers interested in participating in this year’s loon count can contact Susan Gallo by email at or call 207.781.6180 ext. 216.

16 July 2014

WASHINGTON– On Wednesday, July 16, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the Fort Kent Fire Department and the Albion Fire Department will receive more than $50,000 in operations and safety grants through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

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15 July 2014

WASHINGTON – Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree helped restore $9 million in funding for a program that has already invested over $18 million in Maine tidal projects since 2008.