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29 April 2016

NORTH CAROLINA / Fort Kent, Maine - Brad Keselowski Racing announced today its driver lineup April 28 for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Austin Theriault will return to the driver’s seat for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on May 20 at Charlotte.

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29 April 2016

FORT KENT / MADAWASKA, Maine - The Maine Academy of Family Physicians held its annual Family Medicine Update in conjunction with its 65th anniversary celebration on April 7. Dr. Silwana Sidorczuk of Northern Maine Medical Center, a member of the MAFP board of directors since 2014 and a family physician at the Acadia Family Health Center in Madawaska, was involved.

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29 April 2016

VAN BUREN / PORTLAND, Maine - David L. Huffman, 55, passed away April 25, 2016, at a Portland hospital. He was born November 19, 1960, to Bernadette (Laverdiere) Cormier and William A. Huffman.

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29 April 2016

MAINE - Spring turkey season starts Monday, May 2 throughout the state, and youth hunters have their own day on Saturday, April 30. With this year’s milder than usual winter, hunters should be seeing a lot of birds.

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29 April 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine - The School Directors for Maine School Administrative District No. 33 will conduct a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Dr. Levesque Elementary School.

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29 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Pauline Bouchard, a retired Northern Maine Medical Center employee and now a volunteer, recently donated 15 activity and sensory lap quilts which she created for residents at Forest Hill Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

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29 April 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund is the beneficiary again this year of a major contribution to assist the families of patients dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

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29 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - A class of 20 Senior College members attended an April 19 presentation on advance directives at Northern Maine Medical Center. Dustin Damboise, representing NMMC’s social work team, was on hand at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Nadeau Conference Center to review the process for initiating an advance directive.

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28 April 2016

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - The Edmundston City Council has approved various paving projects which will take place throughout the municipality starting in June, according to a recent press release from the City of Edmundston.

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28 April 2016

ST. AGATHA, Maine - Wisdom High School has announced that the following graduating seniors will hold honor parts for the 2016 Senior Graduation:

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28 April 2016

MAINE - During the last National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day the New England Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over the course of four hours collected 67,107 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at 596 collection sites throughout New England. This year, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will fall on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

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26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Fort Kent Civil Rights Team and the Valley Rivers Middle School Student Council teams, along with other students from Maine who have made short films for the Portland Youth Festival’s annual Young Filmmakers’ Contest, will show their works at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the Community High School and Valley Rivers Middle School gym.

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26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Valley Rivers Middle School is hosting an event this Friday, April 29, allowing middle school students to learn about the horrors of the Holocaust and Chinese cultural revolution.

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26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent is preparing students for one of the fastest growing sectors of the healthcare industry. Launched in 2012 as a result of state and federal mandates, the UMFK Health Information Technology Program provides coursework and internships for people interested in a position in the growing field of managing electronic medical records.

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26 April 2016

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

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26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Arts and Sciences English program recently welcomed writer Sarah Creech as UMFK’s sixth Waneta T. Blake visiting professor.

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26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Northern Maine Medical Center and Valley Motors will sponsor a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 2, at the Fort Kent Senior Center on Pine Street.

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26 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of April 25 - May 1, 2016.

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25 April 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Madawaska Board of Selectpersons will hold a meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Madawaska Town Office.

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25 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Joe and Allie Pelletier are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Jo Pelletier. Savannah Jo was born April 22, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.