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24 April 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - Antoinette “Toni” MacWhinnie, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 18, 2016, at her home in Madawaska. She was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick on June 16, 1946, daughter of the late Antonio and Isabelle (Levesque) Soucy.

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24 April 2016

MADAWASKA / VAN BUREN, Maine - Joshua R. Parker, 35, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at a Portland hospital following a long illness, with his family by his side. He was born December 10, 1980 in Fort Kent, the son of Walter S. Parker Jr. and Lise (Theriault) Parker.

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22 April 2016

GRAND ISLE, Maine - The office of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) will conduct constituent outreach hours in Aroostook County. Staff will be available Thursday, April 28, at the Grand Isle Community Center, 366 Main St., from 10-11:30 a.m.

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22 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Lauren Doak of Fort Kent was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Doak is pursuing a degree in communication disorders at the University of Maine.

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22 April 2016

HAMLIN, Maine - Potatoes covered part of Route 1A in Hamlin on Thursday afternoon, April 21 after a bulk body potato truck was involved in a single vehicle accident. The driver was uninjured.

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20 April 2016

SAN DIEGO, California / Fort Kent, Maine - Juliette D. McGlinn, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, from congestive heart failure complicated by COPD, surrounded by her family. Juliette was born February 13, 1928 in Fort Kent. She was the second child of 10, born to Gertrude and Alcide H. Daigle.

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20 April 2016

ORONO, Maine - The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Maine Bound Outdoor Adventure will co-host the Reel Paddling Film Festival at 7 p.m. April 27 at Neville Hall at the University of Maine in Orono. The NFCT is the longest inland paddling trail in the nation and runs from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine.

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20 April 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine - Jay LaJoie of Van Buren was elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee recently at the organization’s 44th annual meeting.

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20 April 2016

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Catholic Charities Maine’s Hunger and Relief Services program has received a $39,559 grant from Catholic Charities USA as part of the national organization’s efforts to fund activities that expand outreach to rural communities. The grant was made possible through funding from the Walmart Foundation.

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19 April 2016

MADAWASKA, Maine - The Madawaska Board of Selectpersons have unanimously endorsed a proposal to designate an ATV Park and Ride facility in the community.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Machias have announced they are piloting a new, online Early College partnership. This pilot brings together two University of Maine System campuses in collaboration to expand the number of course choices for early college students throughout Maine.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Community Voices coalition will be hosting its third annual High on Life 5k event at the Fort Kent Community High School on May 7, 2016, where anyone of any age or ability level can walk, run, or roll in support of health and healthy living choices.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - Bill Ashby, athletic director at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, announced Friday that UMFK has hired Daniel Johnson as the women’s basketball coach. Johnson will take over for Travis Delisle, who stepped down to spend more time with his family after leading the Bengals to the USCAA National tournament semifinal round.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - PAWS Animal Welfare Shelter presents Grace as PAWS Pet of the Week in hopes that this little cat will find her forever home.

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19 April 2016

FORT KENT, Maine - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of April 18 - 24, 2016.

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19 April 2016

FRENCHVILLE, Maine - (Correction: A press release originally noted the driver was from Frenchville, but he is from Fort Kent.) A Fort Kent man eluded police in a high-speed chase shortly before midnight Saturday, April 16. Maine State Police later arrested and charged the driver with multiple violations, according to a press release issued Monday by state police.

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19 April 2016

EAGLE LAKE, Maine - Philip Roy, 75, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 18, 2016, at a Fort Kent healthcare facility with his family by his side. He was born in Eagle Lake on April 30, 1940, the son of Theodore and Laurie (Thibeault) Roy.

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18 April 2016

MAINE - A mild winter and lack of snowpack mean Maine’s spring wildfire season has started approximately two weeks earlier than in the past.

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18 April 2016

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

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18 April 2016

VAN BUREN, Maine - Donald J. Fournier, 88, died peacefully Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at a Presque Isle healthcare facility, with his loving wife at his side. He was born May 23, 1927 in Van Buren, a son of the late Aime Fournier and Winnifred (Madore) Dubay.