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24 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, along with Congressman Bruce Poliquin, announced Friday, March 20, that the U.S. Department of Commerce has opened an investigation into the ongoing, unfair subsidies received by the Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Canada.

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24 March 2015

AUGUSTA - On Tuesday, March 24, David Boyer of Falmouth, the leader of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, will submit a statewide ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol with the Maine Secretary of State.

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24 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- Josefina (Josie) Lopez, a Fort Fairfield Rotary Club member, recently traveled to Guatemala, Central America, to take part in a Rotary World Service Project (WSP).

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23 March 2015

MADAWASKA – “In 2012, I had been having really bad stomach pains and my provider sent me for an ultrasound,” remembers Karen Lavoie of Madawaska. “They found that I had gall stones, but they saw something else that prompted them to send me for an MRI. That’s when they discovered I had ovarian cancer.”

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23 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) has joined the Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, according to Financial Service Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) in a press release March 23, 2015.

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23 March 2015

FORT KENT - Students from Valley Rivers Middle School (VRMS) and Fort Kent Community High School (FKCHS) are teaching sixth-grade students from Fort Kent Elementary School (FKES) about cyberbullying - how to recognize it, how to handle it, and how to accentuate the positive in others - in order promote a biased-free environment for all.

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23 March 2015

ST. AGATHA - Ronald J. Plourde passed away unexpectedly at home, Thursday, March 19, 2015. He was born August 31, 1944 in St. Agatha, son of Noel and Yvonne 'Bosse' Plourde.

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23 March 2015

CROSS LAKE / FrenchvilleJeanne St. Peter, 96, died peacefully on March 19, 2015 in Frenchville. She was born in Clair, New Brunswick on November 19, 1918. She was the daughter of Hormidas and Alvine 'Marquis' Bouley.

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23 March 2015

ST. DAVID / Fort KentJohn D. Morin, 71, died March 18, 2015 at a Fort Kent health care facility surrounded by family. He was born October 2, 1943, in St. David, son of Eddie and Wellena (Fongemie) Morin.

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20 March 2015

MAINE - The American Cancer Society is currently looking for volunteer drivers in Maine to help transport cancer patients to their treatments. According to a March 20 press release, the Society lists one of the greatest concerns cancer patients face during treatment as getting to and from medical treatments.

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20 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - TAMC’s annual Boone Lecture on Friday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the conference center at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle will feature a presentation on infectious disease as well as honor of a well-known County cancer physician.

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20 March 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- TAMC welcomed the following “Special Deliveries” born at AR Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the month of February, 2015:

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19 March 2015

MAINE - The Maine Attorney General's Task Force on Financial Crimes Against the Elderly is calling for changes in state law to protect Maine's seniors.

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19 March 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The next installment of the St. John Valley Small Business Academy Seminar Series titled "Growing a Skilled Workforce" is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

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19 March 2015

LIMESTONE - Starting on Tuesday, March 24, the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) Prom Committee will be having a silent auction fundraiser at the student dormitory.

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19 March 2015

MAINE - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services encourages Mainers to talk with a health care provider about when and how to be tested for colorectal cancer.

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19 March 2015

MAINE - With 2,300 ponds, 32,000 miles of streams and rivers, and over 3,000 miles of coastline, the state of Maine offers many opportunities for recreational boating; however, with only 500 assured public recreational boat access sites, more needs to be done to ensure the public has adequate access to these waters.

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19 March 2015

CARIBOU - The Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) is urging companies and business owners in Aroostook County who are looking to expand their business with federal, state and local contracts to attend a free informational session in Caribou on Wednesday, March 25.

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18 March 2015

MAINE - Athletes from Maine Winter Sports have been competing in competitions throughout the United States. The following is a list of competitions currently underway or recently completed:

Saturday, March 14 marked the close of the USSA Cross-country Skiing Junior Nationals.