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27 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- TAMC's mission to protect the local population from seasonal influenza has resulted in a record number of residents getting vaccinated at free flu shot clinics offered throughout the region by the organization.

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27 October 2014

The Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. (ACAP) Family Services was awarded a contract Oct.1, 2014, by the Maine Department of Education, to provide practice-based coaching for teachers in public pre-kindergarten programs in Aroostook, Washington and northern Piscataquis counties.

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24 October 2014

FORT KENT - Dora Jean Michaud, 64, died, peacefully on Oct. 22, 2014 at a Fort Kent healthcare facility. She was born in Fort Kent on Sept. 22, 1950, the daughter of Omer and Mable (Pelletier) Dionne.

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24 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) will be offering a 16-week High Pressure Boiler Operator course Tuesday evenings, beginning Nov. 18.

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24 October 2014

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage will be lacing up his basketball shoes Nov. 2 for the 6th Annual Taylor Tip-Off Tournament, and is encouraging Mainers to do likewise during the month of November, to show support for children affected by domestic violence.

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24 October 2014

PRESQUE ISLE - The University of Maine at Presque Isle, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will hold its annual fall blood drive Monday, Oct. 27, from noon until 5 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.

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24 October 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY / Presque Isle - Halloween monsters will be dashing out of the way Saturday, Nov.1, as a unique family run/walk event is set to get folks active with fun festivities in Presque Isle, all to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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24 October 2014

FORT KENTRobin Damboise, Director of Human Resources at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), announced October 10, 2014 that Connie Deschaine has been selected as the Employee of the Quarter.

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24 October 2014

AUGUSTA- Hundreds of students filled the Augusta Armory Wednesday, Oct. 22, for the 2014 Rally and Tally Mock Election event, compiling student votes from around the state and taking part in election-related activities.

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24 October 2014

MAINE – In ongoing efforts to provide the latest information to healthcare providers and citizens regarding guideline updates, preparedness and response to potential or suspected cases of Ebola, the Maine Center for Disease Control announced Friday, Oct. 24, that it has launched a new website, www.maine.gov/ebola.

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24 October 2014

LILLE - William Shakespeare’s swift and relentless tragedy "Macbeth" comes to the Muse Culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille from the Theater at Monmouth (TAM) Thursday evening, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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24 October 2014

MAINE-  In a press release Thursday, Oct. 23, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills reminded fuel dealers and consumers that rules regulating the sale of heating fuel will be in effect Oct. 15 to April 30 throughout the state.

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23 October 2014

BANGOR and ST. FRANCIS - Liela Ann Jandreau, 63, died on Oct. 18, 2014 at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She was born May 8, 1951 in Fort Kent, the daughter of Alberie and Verna (Thibodeau) Jandreau.

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23 October 2014

FORT KENT - Geneva M. Nadeau, 87, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2014 at the Forest Hill Manor in Fort Kent. She was born on July 25, 1927 the youngest of 13 children and was the last living sibling. She was the daughter of Honore and Catherine (Babin) Michaud.

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23 October 2014

FORT KENT - Dr. Deborah L. Wexler, executive director and founder for the Maine Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) notified Cheryl Daigle, RN and associate director of nursing for Northern Maine Medical Center, that NMMC received recognition in the IAC Birth Dose Honor Roll as a hospital and/or birthing center that has attained high coverage levels for administering the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth.

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23 October 2014

MAINE / Eagle LakeAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday, Oct. 23, that a total of $6,139,400 in USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Loan and Grant funds will be shared among five rural Maine communities, one of which is Eagle Lake.

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23 October 2014

VAN BUREN - Noella (Carroll) Michaud, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at a Caribou hospital, following a brief illness. She was born on Dec.r 25, 1925 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie (Daigle) Carroll.

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23 October 2014

AUGUSTAMaine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced on Tuesday, Oct. 21, that the State of Maine has received funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather critical data on violent deaths in Maine using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) over the next five years.

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23 October 2014

LIMESTONE- Students from Deb McGann’s Computational Physics class at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) had a unique opportunity to visit both the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Mount Desert Island over the school's September break.