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9 April 2014

BOSTON - Martine Martin passed away on April 1, 2014.

Prior to moving to Boston, she attended high school in Fort Kent and graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Her stage name was Anderson Lynne Mar.

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9 April 2014

MAINE- The Maine Better Transportation Association’s “Worst Road in Maine Contest” has become a sure sign of spring. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of the personal cost of bad roads, whether it is in increased vehicle maintenance costs, safety risks, lost travel time or other impacts. The contest is currently underway and will continue until midnight on May 15.

9 April 2014

MAINE – Maine adults who want to return to college may qualify for as much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years in a new Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund announced by the University of Maine System. The fund aims to help Maine people complete their academic studies—many adults started their university education years ago, but did not complete a degree program for some reason, possibly due to family or work obligations.

8 April 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiswer for the week of April 7.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Pam Bouchard of North Waterborough. Bouchard won a total of $430.

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8 April 2014

PORTLAND- In the first of a planned series of policy rollouts, Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler has released his 21-point transportation and communications infrastructure plan.

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8 April 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Spring flood potential remains high in much of the State, as snow and ice persist across the foothills, mountains and north, including the headwaters of Maine's major rivers.

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8 April 2014

AUGUSTA- Gov. Paul R. LePage signed LD 1632, "Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management to request the Federal government to Recognize Environment Hazards at the Military Training Center in Gagetown, New Brunswick and the Resulting health Risks and Disabilities Suffered by Certain Members of the Maine National Guard" on April 2.

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7 April 2014

To the Editor,

The Fort Kent High School National Honor Society students' project for this year is to raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. They have chosen Bob Farley and Krazy Jake, a Maine comedian to perform at the CHS gymnasium on April 10 at 8 p.m. These students and their peers are our future leaders and they should be supported for their effort in this worthwhile project.

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7 April 2014

WASHINGTON– Congressman Mike Michaud recently voted in support of allowing the House to consider an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Michaud is a co-sponsor of a bill supporting the minimum wage increase. House Republicans succeeded in defeating the effort on April 2.

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7 April 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- The Presque Isle CareerCenter is co-sponsoring a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 9, at the Northeastland Hotel. Sponsored by the Presque Isle CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor, and Northern Maine Development Corporation.

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3 April 2014

FORT KENT- Lily Brickman of Fort Kent has been selected to receive the Richard Steele Scholarship to attend Explo at Yale for three weeks in July and August. In addition, the scholarship provides individualized college counseling upon Brickman's return to high school in the fall and continues through her acceptance to college.

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3 April 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The following County residents were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Jonathan Roy of Frenchville initiated at The University of Maine

Marcy Hernandez of Houlton initiated at The University of Maine

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3 April 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The Pregnancy Care Centers of Aroostook will hold a Walk for Life fundraiser at all three locations in Presque Isle, Houlton, and Fort Kent simultaneously at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15. All three walks will occur rain or shine and are 2 miles with a police escort.

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3 April 2014

AUGUSTA- In accordance with State Law, the Maine Treasury recently announced the addition of $13,506,933.25 to Maine's Unclaimed Property Fund. The property consists of financial assets that have gone unclaimed by their owners.

2 April 2014

Budget Workshop

The 740th meeting of the Directors of MSAD No. 27 will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Community High School Conference Room.


Roll Call

Adjustment to the Agenda

Public Comment Period

2 April 2014

AUGUSTA- The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Forestry announced that it has expanded the online burn permit system statewide. Citizens seeking to burn brush, wood debris or agricultural fields now have the option to obtain their open burning permits electronically. Traditional handwritten burn permits are still available, but the online system allows permits to be acquired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provided that the fire danger is not high.

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2 April 2014

WASHINGTON- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, can be found online at the FBI website at

1 April 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have released the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of April 1.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Luke Lajoie of Fort Kent. Lajoie won a total of $430.

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1 April 2014

WASHINGTON, Maine – Michael James Connors Carlson, passed through time on March 24, 2014, at home with his family who kept vigil. He was waked at home where he wanted to be.

His life began at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he lived during his early years. He was the son of Shirlee Connors Carlson and M. Karl Carlson. His grandparents were Leola Brownell-Carlson and Theodore Hallberg of Bemus Point, N.Y. and James and Rose McBrearity Connors. A man of all seasons, he valued home, family, friends and “critters,” both great and small.

1 April 2014

FORT KENT - Alan Susee, owner of the Sears Hometown Store in Fort Kent, took over operations of a second Sears Hometown Store located at 213 West Broadway in Lincoln on March 6. The Lincoln store is identical in format as the one in Fort Kent, and offers all major appliances, lawn and garden products, Craftsman Tools, mattresses, and the complete selection of products offered through