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15 July 2014

FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 14.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Larry Chamberland of Fort Kent. Chamberland won a total of $438.

15 July 2014

FORT KENT - Shantelle and Lucas Guimond of Fort Kent, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Lennox Jeannel Guimond. Lennox was born on July 13, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Jeannel and Theresa Nadeau of Fort Kent. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Guidmond of Fort Kent.

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15 July 2014

ASHLAND- On Friday, July 11, the Acadia Federal Credit Union celebrated its expansion in Ashland with a grand opening celebration at the credit union's latest branch.

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14 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - On Friday, July 11 the Aroostook County Grand Jury completed its third session of 2014 and handed down 60 indictments against 55 individuals with only one “no bill,” according to a press release from the Aroostook County District Attorney Office.

The Aroostook County Grand Jury indicted Jesse Marquis for the murder of Amy Theriault on May 31.

14 July 2014

MADAWASKA – On July 15, the Madawaska Board of Select People will hold an executive session followed immediately by board meeting at the Madawaska Town Office.

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11 July 2014

BANGOR - The New England School of Communications has released the honors list for the 2014 spring semester.

High Honors
Morgan Chasse - Fort Kent,
Brandon Clark - Houlton,
Tyler Michaud - Presque Isle

Seth Majka - Fort Kent
Jacob Tardif - Fort Kent
Nicholas Rush - Houlton

11 July 2014

FORT KENT - The 748th meeting of the Directors of MSAD No. 27 will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Fort Kent Community High School Conference Room.


Roll Call

Adjustment to the Agenda

11 July 2014

Aroostook County Commissioners' Meeting
4:30 p.m. - July 15 - Houlton Sheriff's Office Building


Call to order

Public Comment Period

Approval of Agenda

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11 July 2014

MAINE– Primary care physicians at 124 practices across Maine who participate in the Let’s Go! program will be able to provide their patients and families with more than 10,000 free Maine State Parks passes courtesy of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, Let’s Go! and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. The free passes are good at any of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites, with the exception of Baxter State Park, and are valid through December 2014.

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11 July 2014

MAINE - Gov. Paul R. LePage recently released a statement about the Workforce Investment Act Incentive Grant that Maine has earned by hitting 2012 performance goals. It's the first time in 12 years that Maine has qualified for an incentive grant.

11 July 2014

AUGUSTA - On the morning of Thursday, July 10, First Lady Ann LePage in partnership with the Bureau of Veterans Services, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Maine Veterans' Homes, drew 14 names and five alternate hunters for this year's Disabled Veterans' Controlled Moose Hunt. The drawing took place at the Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta.

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11 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Northern Maine Community College recently received a gift for the Diesel Hydraulics program that will benefit the program over the next three to four years.

Emera Maine has donated a digger truck (used to dig post holes) which will provide training to diesel hydraulics students. Instructor Bob Rice had expressed interest in purchasing the 1998 International 4700 just before Emera approved the donation.

11 July 2014

FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Fort Kent Senior Center Club will host its second Acadian Kitchen Party on Friday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Kent Senior Center on 20 Pine St.

The night will include Acadian music by local artists, ployes, and creton. Admission is $5 for the general public and children under 12 attend free.

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11 July 2014

AUGUSTA - Robert Modarelli, M.D., has agreed to limit his practice to office-based urology in a consent agreement he signed with the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine on July 8, 2014 following an improper removal of a patient's testicle earlier this year.

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10 July 2014

MAINE- Both the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assocation and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have reported that late blight symptoms were found in a potato field in Buxton this week. Late blight is a non-treatable disease that affects tomatoes and potatoes, and spreads rapidly under warm, wet conditions.

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10 July 2014

ASHLAND - On Friday, July 11, Acadia Federal Credit Union will celebrate its expansion with a grand opening of its new branch located at 131 Main Street in Ashland.

In a time where outward migration has caused challenges and concern for economic development in Aroostook County, it's always encouraging to see new businesses open and others expand. It is this growth that sustains rural communities and keeps them vibrant.

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10 July 2014

To the Editor,

The educators in Madawaska have already made concessions, agreeing to cut their own salaries to save the taxpayers money. The Association opened the contract and agreed to changes resulting in massive savings to the taxpayers of Madawaska. The educators in this community care deeply about the quality of the schools and the students they teach. In addition, the Madawaska Budget Committee has no standing or legal authority to force the Madawaska School Committee to reopen the contract between the School Committee and the Madawaska Education Association.

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10 July 2014

FORT KENT- Danielle Lizotte, an accountant at Plourde, Morneault & Dubay, CPA recently earned the designation of enrolled agent from the Internal Revenue Service.

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9 July 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY - NorState Federal Credit Union has recently introduced the new AskAuto app–designed to make it easier for customers to shop for a car and apply for a loan.

In today’s wireless world, there is an app available for just about anything. With the AskAuto app, shoppers can scan vehicle identification numbers (VINs) to receive average retail cost and EPA mileage estimate for that particular car model. The AskAuto app also saves the information for comparison later.

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9 July 2014

CARIBOU – The 17th annual Miss Northern Maine Pageant took place on Sunday, June 29 at the Caribou Performing Arts Center and showcased 24 of Northern Maine’s talented and confident young ladies, with Madawaska's own Emily Boucher receiving the title of Miss Teen Aroostook.

Pageant organizers presented the 2014 top honors to Brooke Estey of Mapleton as Miss Mini Aroostook; Sara Cassidy from Easton as Miss Mini Northern Maine; Kaitlyn Kenney of Houlton as Miss Petite Aroostook; Claire Ouellette of Caribou as Miss Petite Northern Maine.