Stories from Contributed

21 April 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI) has chosen Kristen Wells as the initiative's new advancement director.

21 April 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – A unique, first-time fundraiser to benefit Aroostook County dialysis patients will have community members literally “pedaling” for funds to support the only-of-its-kind, life-sustaining service in northern Maine for area residents with kidney failure.

21 April 2015

MAINE – Project Canopy, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) community forestry program, recently awarded $133,000 in grants to local governments and municipalities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations that support community efforts to develop and maintain long-term community forestry programs.

21 April 2015

FORT KENT - Students at Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) and Fort Kent Community High School (FKCHS) are continuing their lessons with the sixth grade students at Fort Kent Elementary School (FKES) about cyberbullying.

20 April 2015

FORT KENT - Stella (Deprey) Dubois, 81, died peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015, surrounded by her family at a Fort Kent Health care facility. She was born in New Canada, May 11, 1933 the daughter of Auguste and Marie (Doustou) Deprey.

19 April 2015

VAN BUREN - GO-Van Buren, the civic organization that promotes Van Buren as “a great place to live, visit and do business," is bringing their Aroostook Artisans Craft Fair back this year on Saturday, May 2, at the Community Center on Champlain Street.

17 April 2015

FORT KENT - The Community Voices coalition will be hosting the second annual 420 High on Life 5k event at the Fort Kent Community High School on May 2, 2015, where anyone of any age or ability level can walk, run, or roll in support of health and healthy living choices.

17 April 2015

WALLAGRASS - Eric and Pamela Michaud of Wallagrass are pleased to announce the birth of their son Alexander David Michaud. Alexander was born April 14, 2015 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Alexander's maternal grandparents are Larry and Sheila of Westfield. His paternal grandparents are David and Brenda Michaud of Fort Kent.

17 April 2015

MAINE - Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, Maine and Superior Nuts and Candy of Chicago announced Thursday, April 16 they are recalling certain packages of pine nuts due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

17 April 2015

FORT KENT– Students at Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) participated in a "Stop, Drop and Read" program on Wednesday, April 15. to help increase community awareness of the importance of strong reading skills.

17 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a push by U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on April 16 unanimously passed an education bill that includes a pilot program he and other lawmakers, including Senator Susan Collins, advocated for granting states greater flexibility related to federal testing requirements.

16 April 2015

FORT KENT – Noted educator of nurses, national health leader, and recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award, Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's 133rd Commencement on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the UMFK Sports Center.

16 April 2015

NORTHERN MAINE – Throughout April and May, bankers from Katahdin Trust will guide children throughout northern and central Maine on the path to a positive financial future by participating in the annual Teach Children to Save Day, a nationwide event to teach children their financial ABC’s.

16 April 2015

NORTHERN MAINE - The Maine River Flow Advisory Commission hosted a conference call today, April 16, to review current hydrologic conditions. Some ice jamming is occurring on the St. John and Aroostook Rivers at the present time and authorities are closely monitoring the situation.

15 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement welcoming an April 10 vote by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) to proceed with an affirmative preliminary injury determination in regards to the unfair subsidies received by the Port Hawkesbury paper mill:

15 April 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Moira Kelly, Executive Director and President of EXPLO, is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Richard Steele Scholarship. Three students from Aroostook County high schools have been selected to receive full scholarships to attend Explo at Yale (at Yale University) for three weeks in July and August.

15 April 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, New York establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

15 April 2015

MADAWASKA - Marie Marthe Michaud, 75, passed away at her residence in Madawaska on April 12, 2015. She was born in Madawaska on January 19, 1940, the eldest child of the late Lawrence and Aline (Clavette) Michaud.