Stories from Contributed

Dr. Steven D. Gammon
28 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent has announced that Steven D. Gammon, PhD of Billings, Montana has accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs. Gammon begins his responsibilities at UMFK on July 1.

27 June 2016

ST. FRANCIS, Maine - Heather Bouchard and Steven Hafford Jr. of St. Francis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Grace Hafford. Hannah was born on June 27, 2016 at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

27 June 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Northern Maine Community College has received an $85,000 grant from the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges for equipment and an upgrade to its Automotive Collision Repair Lab. The money will be used for the installation of a paint booth.

27 June 2016

STANDISH, Maine - On Saturday, May 14, Saint Joseph’s College held its 103rd Commencement on its Standish campus, located along the shores of Sebago Lake. The College conferred degrees to members of the Class of 2016, including the following St. John Valley students:

24 June 2016

SAINT AGATHA, Maine - FairPoint Communications has recently completed a broadband expansion project in Saint Agatha. As a result of this upgrade, faster broadband speeds are available in over 245 locations in the community – some to addresses for the first time.

24 June 2016

PORTLAND, Maine - Ridgewood Estates, LLC received an award for workplace safety from workers’ compensation specialist MEMIC.

24 June 2016

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - TAMC officials announced the news last December that the Presque Isle medical center was taking the next step in cancer care for northern Maine by committing $1.5 million to bring PET scan technology to the region. Last week, the first patients in Aroostook County received a PET/CT scan locally.

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24 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Alban Levesque, 75, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was born November 8, 1940, the son of Carice and Yvonne Levesque.

24 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - After a six-year hiatus, Ryan Pelletier will be returning to the board of directors of Northern Maine Development Commission, an organization which he previously served 12 years as a board member and was employed by for over five years.

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24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine / AUBURNDALE, Florida - Paul Robert Harris, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 19, 2016 due to medical complications. He was born January 9, 1944, the son of Henry and Dorothy Harris.

24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The following cases were heard under the Aroostook Criminal Docket at the Fort Kent Courthouse during the month of May, 2016:

24 June 2016

CARIBOU, Maine - The following babies from the St. John Valley were born at Cary Medical Center between May 17 and June 2, 2016:

24 June 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Alexander Martin of Van Buren graduated from Western New England University with a doctor of pharmacy degree on May 21, 2016.

24 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Each year, Mrs. Germaine Soucy gives a local scholarship in memory of her late husband Roy R. Soucy. At the Community High School graduation ceremony, which was held on June 3, 2016, Jacob Smart was awarded the Roy R. Soucy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

23 June 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - In the coming month, the United Way of Aroostook (UWA) will send out its 50,000th free book to a preschool-age child in northern Maine through the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nationwide initiative that launched locally in 2010.

23 June 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine -There will be a Maine School Administrative District No. 33 board workshop, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the St. John Valley Technology Center.

23 June 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine - Through a State Farm grant of $11,000, Cary Medical Center is bringing programs on fire safety to Aroostook County locations. Individuals attending the free sessions can register to receive a free fire escape ladder.

23 June 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Maine Arts Commission has awarded a new grant, “Hopes for the Future,” to provide dance education to K-12 students in Frenchville and St. Agatha in the northernmost part of Aroostook County.

charity auction
23 June 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Martin-Klein American Legion Post No. 133 is still collecting items for a fundraising auction Saturday, June 25, to benefit the Post 133 Building Fund. Auction registration and viewing opportunities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the former Gerber building at Fort Kent Industrial Park.

22 June 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Fiddlehead Focus and St. John Valley Timescongratulate the following middle-school and high school students who made Honor Roll at Madawaska Middle / High School during their fourth quarter of the 2015-2016 school year: