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25 January 2015

FORT KENT- Boys and girls classic ski teams from Aroostook County high schools competed in a 6K classic ski meet on Friday, January 23, in Fort Kent. The Caribou teams took first place, the Fort Kent teams came in second, and the Presque Isle teams landed in close third places. The following are the full race results:

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25 January 2015

MADAWASKA - Joan P. Sirois, 79, died Jan. 20, 2015 at a Bangor Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in St. Agatha Sept. 16, 1935, the daughter of Walter & Leona (Pelletier) Thibeault.

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23 January 2015

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS – As part of the follow-up activities of the economic component of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, a first mobilization forum on Experiential Tourism was held Saturday, Jan. 17, in Edmundston.

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23 January 2015

MAINE - The Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees appointed Derek Langhauser on Friday, Jan. 23, to serve as Interim President of the MCCS, effective Feb. 16, 2015.

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23 January 2015

MAINE- The Maine Department of Labor will deploy a major upgrade to the state’s unemployment system during the last week of January.

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23 January 2015

FORT KENT – CollegeChoice.net, a college ranking service, recently released their list for the Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor’s Degrees, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent is in the top 50 nationally.

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23 January 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have introduced legislation – the Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015 – that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use its existing authority to offer community care to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the nearest VA medical facility that provides the type of care they need.

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23 January 2015

FORT KENT – While the rest of Maine's public universities may be facing declining enrollment, new numbers which the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) released Tuesday, January 20, show the small campus continuing to grow at an expanding rate.

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23 January 2015

MAINE - According to a press release Friday, Jan. 23, by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants to get rid of the secretary of state position and replace it with a lieutenant governor.

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23 January 2015

FORT KENT – The U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Maine at Fort Kent as the 12th top college for Veterans in the north region of the United States in its 2015 rankings for United States colleges.

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23 January 2015

CROSS LAKE - Jesse and Jessica Jalbert of Cross Lake are pleased to announce the birth of their son Tanner Michael Jalbert. Tanner was born January 21, 2015 at the Northern Maine Medical Center.

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23 January 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY – Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) has earned a state award for its record of safety as well as its policies, procedures and training dealing with safety issues.

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22 January 2015

ST. AGATHA / Frenchville – The St. John Valley community will be able to show support for RF Chamberland by donating to the American Red Cross at a spaghetti dinner 10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 8, at the Dr. Levesque Elementary School Cafeteria in Frenchville.

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22 January 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) staff are pleased to introduce Paisynn Marie Charette, the hospital's first baby of 2015 born at 12:51 a.m. January 14, 2015.

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22 January 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - In 2014, cashiers all over Aroostook asked customers to "Add it Up" by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar and then donating the difference to Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI) to assist more young people in Aroostook County get a college degree.

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22 January 2015

MAINE - The Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) is warning those filing for unemployment insurance benefits of a scam that attempts to obtain credit card information.

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22 January 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - A national nonprofit called Baseball for All is organizing a national girls baseball tournament to be held this summer in Orlando, Florida, and members of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s athletic department are working to put together a team from Maine.

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22 January 2015

MAINE – Educate Maine is searching for the 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year and search committee officials are inviting the public to nominate their favorite public school teacher.

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21 January 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Wednesday, January 14 might have been just another day for most; but for Juanita Rideout of Mars Hill and the staff of TAMC’s Mars Hill Health Center, it was a milestone day because Rideout turned 100 years old.

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21 January 2015

MAINE - Snowmobilers will have the opportunity to enjoy the trails in the neighboring states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont for free during an annual three-day event which will take place January 30 - February 1, 2015, that allows all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in those states.