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31 July 2014

AUGUSTA - The Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary recently confirmed its unanimous confirmation of Governor Paul R. LePage to the Maine courts. Gov. LePage nominated in May the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm to the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and Deputy Attorney General William R. Stokes to Superior Court.

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31 July 2014

The Heather and Liam Connection was established by Heather Dawn Bouchard's mother, Judy Bouchard, following the tragic death of her 24-year-old daughter Heather, who was talking to a client while driving to work. She was driving distracted, and on April 15, 2008, she died at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Liam is the little guy whom Heather worked with and loved for several years until her untimely death. Liam just happens to have autism.

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31 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - Rita Morneault, 60, of Frenchville, passed away on July, 12, 2014, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pa. after a 7 month battle with lung cancer.

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30 July 2014

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK– Twin Rivers Paper Company recently announced that its new technology is in place and is showing improvements in odor reduction at the pulp mill in Edmundston, according to a press release from the company.

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29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Lydia M. Gillis and Joshua L. O. Curtis Sr. of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Odies Ray Gillis.

Ryker was born on June 12, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Shawna LaPointe and Travis Theriault of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryder Tinleigh Theriault.

Ryder was born on June 12, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - Mindy Chamberland and Shawn Boutot of Frenchville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aleah Ann Boutot. .

Aleah was born on March 21, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Kyla Caron and Ryan O’Neal of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Lynn Rita O'Neal.

Grace was born on March 18, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

AUGUSTA – A measure that Maine State Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash sponsored will help increase dental access in under-served areas, will go into effect on Friday.

“The law will help young dentists and rural Mainer’s alike by allowing young dentists to pay off their student loans and give folks in rural areas like Aroostook County access to the dental care they need and deserve,” Jackson said. “It’s a good thing for everybody.”

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29 July 2014
PIXIE - This is Pixie. She is a petite and pretty cat with unusual markings. Pixie is affectionate toward her people, but she is self-sufficient. She has lived with dogs and is dog friendly; however, she does not do well with other cats. She is in excellent health, has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations for rabies and distemper.
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29 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 28.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Ellery "Arms" Labbe of Fort Kent. Labbe won a total of $438.

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29 July 2014

MAINE - In preparation for the fall 2014 election season, the Maine Council of Churches has begun the process of lending its voice to the issue of civil discourse in public and political life with its Covenant for Civil Discourse.

In its “Covenant for Civil Discourse,” the Maine Council of Churches states that, “A flourishing democracy requires rigorous public debate that includes freedom of expression for all points of view. For such debate to serve the ends of democracy and the common good it must be rooted in an environment of mutual respect and honesty.”

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29 July 2014

DALLAS - Special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service arrested a man from Rowlett, Texas on a criminal complaint charging an offense stemming from hundreds of white powder hoax letters he allegedly mailed from North Texas, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Fort Kent Elementary School received one of those letters in 

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29 July 2014

SPIRITUAL TOPOGRAPHY - In classical archetypes of literature, blue is the color of truth, higher knowledge, heavenly insight or wisdom. A familiar example would be the Blue Fairy of the classic story of Pinocchio. Artist Michelle Richardson reminds people of this classic connection between the human condition and the inner landscape of the soul with her painting, Spiritual Topography. Richardsons work is on display at the Blake Library on the campus of the University of Maine at Fort kent until August 14. This image is a surreal jigsaw puzzle for the end of July.

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29 July 2014

To the Editor,

The members of the Northern Maine Medical Center Medical Staff wish to express our disappointment regarding your recent articles with regard to the actions of the NMMC Board of Trustees and our CEO, Peter Sirois. Your recent articles, in addition to unnecessarily publicizing sensitive information about a patient visit to our emergency room, inaccurately reflect the current status of NMMC.

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28 July 2014

AUGUSTA - According to Maine Treasurer Neria Douglass, Maine residents are receiving postcards from a Colorado address—promising to return unclaimed property to rightful owners—that are not from the Office of the State Treasurer.

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25 July 2014

ST. DAVID-

, 77, died on July 13, 2014 unexpectedly after a brief illness at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 8, 1937 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, the son of Levite and Gladys (Landry) Rossignol.

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25 July 2014

To the Editor,

This letter is to share how Chief Carroll Theriault was falsely accused by his tribe members for stealing monies from the tribe. The accusations were publicly brought forth to the Maine Attorney General, St. John Valley community, and the Wesget-Sipu Tribe.

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25 July 2014

MAINE - On July 9 and 10, Maine took part in a virtual, multi-state exercise in their Emergency Operations Center. The exercise focused on the sheltering of livestock, pets and captive animals during a natural disaster, and how state agencies in Maine would go about both requesting necessary resources and responding to other state's requests.

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25 July 2014

WALLAGRASS – Leslie Lopez and Ken Martin of Wallagrass, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kolton James Martin. Kolton was born on July 24, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Gwen Kendall of St. Francis and Les Lopez of Fort Kent. Paternal grandparents are Mildred Martin of Eagle Lake and the Late James Martin Jr.