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23 February 2015

FREIBURG, Germany / Limestone - For most people, spending three weeks in a foreign country and not being able to speak the native language would certainly be a scary situation; but Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) senior Josephine (Josie) Sartoris Sehon welcomed the idea with open arms.

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23 February 2015

MAINE– Representatives from Maine’s credit unions gathered at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport for the 2014 Ending Hunger Campaign Results Celebration Luncheon and announced a record-setting $552,000 will go towards feeding Maine's hungry citizens.

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23 February 2015

CROSS LAKE / Fort Kent - Madeline Hebert, 83, died peacefully surrounded by her family Feb. 19, 2015 at a Fort Kent Hospital after a brief illness. She was born  in Guerrette, Maine, Dec. 9, 1931, the daughter of Willie and Josephine (Dionne) Bouchard.

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20 February 2015

GRAND ISLE - Roger J. Pelletier, 82, passed away on February 19, 2015 at a Caribou health care facility. He was born in Frenchville on December 22, 1932, son of the late Fred and Helen (Dumond) Pelletier.

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20 February 2015

FRENCHVILLE - Each year, students at the Dr. Levesque Elementary School select a service oriented learning project as part of the year’s curriculum and then proceed to plan various fundraising events which will run all year long. At the end of the year, on behalf of their class, the students present the money raised to representatives of the selected organization.

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20 February 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - With temperatures hovering in the minus twenty degree range, event organizers were uncertain what the turnout would be for the third annual Rally in the Valley winter festival for kids at the Four Seasons Outdoor Club in Madawaska on Feb. 14.

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20 February 2015

AUGUSTA - A record number of legislators attended Aroostook Day at the Legislature, an annual event for LEADers Encouraging Aroostook Development, on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Senator Inn in Augusta.

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20 February 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Aroostook County students demonstrated business-savvy skills, winning the top three Junior Achievement Titan Challenge spots on Feb. 11 during a statewide business competition for teens.

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20 February 2015

MAINE - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday, Feb. 19, $1,000,000 in grant awards to Maine to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program).

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20 February 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Life is anything but boring these days for TAMC nurse Jessica Holmes. Aside from her full-time job caring for patients, she is working hard to prepare two sled dog teams to compete in the upcoming Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Races in Fort Kent on Feb. 28.

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19 February 2015

FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors’ Business Breakfast Series will present an informational session by the University Maine System (UMS) Chancellor Dr. James H. Page on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall Conference Room on the UMFK campus.

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19 February 2015

MAINE - A citizen initiative petition seeking to amend the Maine Clean Election Act has been found valid, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

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19 February 2015

LIMESTONE / Lansdowne, Virginia - Luke Shorty, Executive Director of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) joined school leaders and experts from across the country on February 5 and 6 at a two-day summit located outside of the nation’s capital to identify solutions to close the excellence gap - the disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher income students at advanced levels.

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19 February 2015

MAINE - On Feb. 15, 2015, the second year of Open Enrollment came to a close with 74,792 Maine consumers selecting a plan or being automatically re-enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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19 February 2015

PRESQUE ISLE - The Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library has a brand new outdoor reading spot on its grounds, thanks to the snow cave building skills of a University of Maine at Presque Isle faculty member and several UMPI students.

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19 February 2015

MADAWASKA - Rena Mae Dubois, 81, passed away at her home on February 15, 2015. She was born in Fort Kent on February 17, 1933, daughter of the late Eddie and Imelda (Pelletier) Dubois.

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19 February 2015

VAN BUREN / Caribou - Noella M. Deschaine, 76, of Caribou, formerly Van Buren, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born February 24, 1938 in Grand Isle, a daughter of the late Damase and Melvina (Vaillancourt) Godin.

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19 February 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bruce Poliquin recently became a cosponsor of H.R. 986, which ensures concealed carry reciprocity.

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19 February 2015

ALLAGASH - Guy E. Kelly Jr. (Mandolin Kelly), 83, died Feb, 17, 2015. He was born in Allagash, March 21, 1931, the son of the late John and Fern (McBreairty) Kelly.