FORT KENT– The Fort Kent Community High School Boy's Ski Team participated in the alpine races, which are the second half of the Class C Championships. They placed second in the Giant Slalom Race on Feb.
FORT KENT- The Fort Kent Community High School Girl's Ski Team participated in the alpine races, which are the second half of the Class C Championships. They placed second in the Giant Slalom Race on Feb.
AUGUSTA - Maine's Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, announces the release of a new, comprehensive mortgage guide, titled “The Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Finding, Buying and Keeping Your Maine Home.” Free to Maine residents, this 32-page booklet provides information for those contemplating the purchase and financing of a home.
AUGUSTA- At a time when public libraries play an increasingly important role in local communities, Mainers can now support these institutions through a convenient tax check-off program. Through a program created to help sustain Maine's public libraries as both community and economic development centers, Maine State Income Tax Return filers have the option to conveniently contribute $5 or more by filling out the Schedule CP section of the Form 1040ME.
NEW ENGLAND– John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in charge of the New England Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, announced today that the DEA New England Field Division has made an anonymous texting tip line available to the public. “T-I-P-411,” which is powered by Citizen Observer, allows anyone with a cell phone to quickly and easily report drug trafficking, money laundering or related suspicious activity directly to a DEA agent.
AUGUSTA- Top Democratic leaders met participants in the 18th annual Girls’ Day at the State House program on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Senate President Justin Alfond of Portland, House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick, and Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash addressed the participants during their mock legislative session.
AUGUSTA- The 25th Annual Maine Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Silver Anniversary Celebration will be observed on Saturday, March 15 at the Richard J. Randall Student Center at the University of Maine at Augusta.
PRESQUE ISLE- The Presque Isle Community Center Campaign Committee has announced that the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club has made a $10,000 donation to the Community Center Campaign. Kiwanis president, Dawn Poitras, along with fellow members Kathie Beaulieu, Michelle Cushman, Sherry Locke, Tammy Lovely and AJ Cloukey presented the committee with a pledge of $10,000 for the community center project on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
MADAWASKA– On Sunday, Feb. 23rd, snowshoeing and skiing enthusiasts participated in raising funds for local food pantries during the 3rd Annual WinterTrek hosted by NorState Federal Credit Union's at the Four Seasons Trail and Lodge in Madawaska. A total of 16 people registered and participated along with friends to raise over $1,300 for NorState’s Ending Hunger Campaign.
AUGUSTA- The Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, a division of the Department of Secretary of State, becomes just the second state agency in the nation to introduce an Online Corporate Fraud Monitoring service. Maine business owners and registered agents have now been provided with the ability to automatically be notified of any filing completed against their business entities.
PRESQUE ISLE– At the quarterly board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, Rick Nadeau was named Presque Isle Historical Society’s 2nd annual “Director of the Year”. In 2013, the society named its first Director of the Year. The practice was begun to recognize significant contributions to the organization in light of the fact that the Society is an all volunteer organization.
BANGOR – The Executive Committee of the University of Maine System Trustees gave final approval Friday, Feb. 21 to a new policy that will charge in-state tuition rates to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were honorably discharged, regardless of whether they are receiving other military educational benefits. The new tuition rate goes into effect in time for the May term and summer sessions.
Maine joins 20 other states with similar policies—and is the first university system north of Maryland to provide this benefit. Veterans of all ages are eligible.
ST. JOHN VALLEY - The women's ski team from Fort Kent placed second in the State's Class C Nordic Championships at Black Mountain in Rumford. The Madawaska women's team participated, but did not ski in the third and fourth rounds. The Classic Race portion of the championship took place on Feb. 19, while the Skate Race took place on Feb. 20. Below are the results from each race, along with the final tally that determined the final Nordic Championship standings.