Stories from Contributed

30 August 2014

By Josh Cornwall, Sports Information Director/Assistant Tennis Coach, Gordon College

WENHAM, Massachusetts -The University of Maine at Fort Kent put the pressure on the Gordon Women's Soccer team from the opening whistle. The Bengals never relented pressuring the Fighting Scots' net and marched away with a 4-0 win in the opener of the Gordon Soccer Classic—spoiling Gordon's home debut.

29 August 2014

PORTLAND, Maine - A U.S. District Court jury found Fritz Blanchard, 28, of Boston, Massachusetts, guilty on August 28 of aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of women, including a Presque Isle woman, for prostitution. The trial in Portland lasted four days.

29 August 2014

FORTKENT - Melinda Krajewski and Eli Doucette are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Leilani Rae Doucette.

Leilani was born on August 28, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Leilani's maternal grandparent is Diane Gervais of Madawaska and her paternal grandparents are Christina and Frank Rossingnol of New Canada.

29 August 2014

FORT KENT - The University of Maine Fort Kent (1-0-0) men’s soccer team began the 2014 campaign with a big 6-0 win Thursday night against Crandall University of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (0-1-0).

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28 August 2014

To the Editor,

Rep. Mike Nadeau has been an outstanding representative for the folks of Aroostook County. During his first term in the Legislature, he made it clear that his first priority was to help his constituents. As a business owner, Mike put his experience to good use at the State House, advocating for policies that will help job growth and build up Maine’s economy.

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28 August 2014

FORT KENT - In anticipation of the upcoming Scarecrow Festival, the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging sidewalk vendors and community yard sales during Sept. 19-21. The chamber will advertise any sidewalk vendors, yard sales, and business sales that community members will host, and asks those interested to contact the chamber by Sept. 17 to be included. 

28 August 2014

Aroostook County Commissioners’ Meeting
Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. - Houlton Sheriff’s Office Building


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28 August 2014

BANGOR– University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page announced today that University of Maine at Machias President Cynthia Huggins intends to retire at the end of December 2014. President Huggins has successfully led the Washington County university since 2005 and has been on campus since joining the faculty as an Assistant English Professor in 1997. She also served a brief stint as UMM’s Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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28 August 2014

FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Track and Field Teams participated in an Invitational Cross Country Race on Aug. 27 at the Fort Kent Community High School. The length of the track was 3 miles. The Fort Kent Teams competed against Washburn, Limestone, and Greater Houlton Christian Academy.

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27 August 2014

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – Judges have chosen a St. Agatha entrepreneur as the Maine winner of the Realize Your Business Dream competition, as part of the economic component of the recently-completed World Acadian Congress.

Nicholas Textor of Textor’s Greenhouse recently received the honor at a gala in Edmundston, N.B. to celebrate the winners from the three regions of northern Maine; Témiscouata, Quebec; and northwestern New Brunswick.

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27 August 2014

LIMESTONE - Recently, teachers from all over Maine seized the opportunity to become a student once again. The Maine School of Science & Mathematics (MSSM) hosted S.T.E.M Educators Week—a professional development summer workshop for science, technology, engineering and math teachers of grades 3-12.

The educators could choose from 20 different courses throughout the week to further expand their teaching practices and knowledge. This is the third year MSSM has facilitated the educator workshop.

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27 August 2014

VAN BUREN– Organic Valley’s New England Pool Manager, Steve Getz, will present new emerging opportunities for Aroostook agriculture at the upcoming Aroostook County Farm Bureau annual dinner on from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Levasseur Farrel American Legion Post in Van Buren. Getz, with the help of the Maine Farm Bureau, was instrumental in facilitating a contract with half of the Maine organic dairy farmers who lost their distribution channel when MOOMilk closed its operations.

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26 August 2014

FORT KENT – Fitness, fun, and color are coming to Fort Kent. With color runs being popular in southern parts of the state, Color ME is a color run for the St. John Valley. Organizers have designed Color ME for all ages and abilities of participants—whether running or walking—and is not timed. Participants will leave covered in multiple colors.

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26 August 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.
26 August 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of Aug. 25.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Curt Harvey of Fort Kent. Albert won a total of $440.

26 August 2014

PAPER WASPS - Photographer Rose Libby of St. Francis captured this detailed image of a passion flower in her garden, and this image of the colorful blossom is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Rose Libby

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25 August 2014

MAINE- In observance of Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, the personal finance social network WalletHub crunched the numbers to gauge the scope of gender-based disparities in an indepth analysis of 2014’s Best and Worst States for Women's Equality in all 50 U.S. states. WalletHub ranked Maine as fourth in overall equality for women.

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25 August 2014

EAGLE LAKE – Mercy Home staff welcomed the family of the late Lucille Blanchette in honor of their recent donation of the Lucille Blanchette Courtyard to the Mercy Home facility at a celebration on Aug. 10.

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22 August 2014

CARIBOU - Percy J. Levesque 83, died on Aug. 4, 2014 at his Caribou residence following a long illness. He was born on April 23, 1931 in Madawaska, the son of the late Joyme and Irene (Cyr) Levesque.

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22 August 2014

MAINE - This October, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will team up with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to help Mainers dispose of banned or unusable pesticides.

This free disposal program is open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collection will occur at sites located in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland. To qualify, those interested must register by Sept. 26, 2014.