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13 August 2014

PAUL SMITHS, NEW YORK- Paul Smith's College named the following Valley students to its dean's list for the spring 2014 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Kadie Ouellette of Fort Kent, who is majoring in natural resource sustainability.

Michael St. John of Fort Kent, who is majoring in forestry.

Shenna Bellows
13 August 2014

PORTLAND- In a 10 minute speech capping her 350 mile, 24 day Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows recently spoke about the needs and aspirations of the people she met along the way, her vision for Maine's economic future, and her opponent Sen. Susan Collins. The full text of her remarks is below.

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13 August 2014

To the Editor,

Growing up in Aroostook County was a blessing I never truly grasped until I had some years behind me. It gave me some qualities I hold dear—an unwavering work ethic, a respect for community and for family, and a deep rooted stewardship for the natural environment and the creatures in it. Being from “The County” made me care about things in a way people “from away” don’t quite understand.

KofC
12 August 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of Aug. 11.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Dave Dubois of Fort Kent. Dubois won a total of $444.

bella aug 12 2014
12 August 2014

BELLA - Bella is a lovely black long-haired cat who is approximately 5 years old.

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12 August 2014

AUGUSTA – University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page recently announced that University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Handley will be leaving the university to become the Executive Director of National University’s Sanford Education Center. President Handley has served for 6.5 years at UMA, and helped the university to forge strong community connections and built the capacity to sustain its momentum as the institution moves beyond its 50th anniversary in 2015.

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11 August 2014

“These last few years have certainly been trying times with the Twin River abatements and cutting of critical funding to our Town from the State. We, as a Town, have been faced with some tough economic choices and have had heavy burdens placed on our shoulders as taxpayers, but no matter how difficult life gets, no matter how many roadblocks get thrown our way, we cannot give up. We will prevail by working closely with the School Board, Budget Committee, and Department Heads to reduce our expenditures and adhere to our projected goals.

air crash aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

STANDISH - According to David Fernald Jr, director of the Acadian Heritage Air Show in Frenchville, Billy Werth sustained minor injuries after a crash landing due to mechanical malfunction in the early evening on Sunday, Aug. 10, in Standish, while he was traveling home from the air show in Frenchville.

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8 August 2014

AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul R. LePage recently announced that the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus, which brings total revenue reserves to more than $90 million.

Improved fiscal management and reliable revenue forecasting are contributing factors for the flow of excess money. There is now a surplus of $39.1 million and an excess General Fund balance of $9.8 million.

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8 August 2014

NEW CANADA - Rebecca and Todd Jandreau of New Canada, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Etta Grace Jandreau. Etta was born on Aug. 7, 2014 at the Northern Maine Medical Center. 

Maternal grandparents are Shirley Nason and the late Basil Nason of North Yarmouth. Paternal grandparents are Valmond Jandreau and the late Sandra Jandreau of St. Francis. 

Ann-LePage
8 August 2014

FORT KENT – On Aug. 9, Maine First Lady Ann LePage will join the Patriot Guard Riders for a motorcycle parade beginning in Caribou at 9:30 a.m. Then at 2 p.m. in support of Freedom Fest, she will skydive into the event, along with retired staff sergeant and quadruple amputee Travis Mills.

clocks aug 8 2014
8 August 2014

GRAND FALLS, NEW BRUNSWICK- The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that the Grand Falls port of entry will extend its operational hours for the month of August beginning on Saturday, Aug. 9. The increased hours will allow visitors more time for travel during the Congrès Mondial Acadien, according to a press release from the CBSA.

2014 ctoy aug 8 2014
8 August 2014

Nothing impacts a child’s academic and social success in school more than a healthy relationship among schools, families and the community.

As the 2014 Maine County Teachers of the Year, a new cohort of 16 teachers representing every area of our state, we are working together to strengthen student achievement. The key to our success is you.

It is vital that we work together—student achievement relies on school and family partnerships. Our relationships and collaboration will help students enjoy learning, meet state academic standards, and ensure their success.

walking trail aug 8 2014
8 August 2014

MADAWASKA– Members with the Madawaska on the Move Coalition recently unveiled a pioneer urban walking trail on Fox Street and French Street in Madawaska named “Marden’s to Multi.” The promotion of the trail will coincide with the start of the Congrès mondial acadien on Aug. 8.

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6 August 2014

EAGLE LAKE– Fish River Rural Health recently announced that the agency will be sponsoring their 25th Annual Family Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Eagle Lake Health Center. This educational and free event is fun for the whole family.

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6 August 2014

To the Editor

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travelers to prepare for higher traffic volumes and busy border crossings when traveling between New Brunswick and Maine during the upcoming Congrès Mondial Acadien (CMA) 2014. The CMA 2014 will take place from Aug. 8 to 24 and will involve a number of special events and activities on both sides of the border over this period.

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6 August 2014

As November approaches, Maine citizens are in fear of the decision that will be made regarding the popular sport of bear hunting. Some in hopes that the use of bait will be abolished, whereas others are hoping what has been a tradition for a number of years will continue.

Maine has been faced with whether these practices are humane as well as “sportsman-like” for the second time. The answer is both yes and no.

houlton arrest aug 6 2014
6 August 2014

HOULTON - On Aug. 3, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Station responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious person walking near the international boundary between the United States and Canada in the Houlton area.

celebrate july 10 2014
6 August 2014

ST. AGATHA – Every 5 years, the Long Lake Summerfest makes an appearance. However, this time around it is coming a year early to coincide with the World Acadian Congress. This year’s fest will take place on Aug. 9 and 10 and will feature new events, such as music in the park, kids in the park, a field day and an ATV poker ride.

The Long Lake Summerfest Committee began planning for this year’s events more than a year ago.