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5 August 2014

Aroostook County Commissioners’ Meeting
Aug. 6 - 4:30 p.m. - Fort Kent Registry of Deeds Building


Call To Order.

Public Comment Period

Approval Of Agenda

Approval Of Minutes Of The July 15, 2014 County Commissioners’ Meeting.

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5 August 2014

LEWISTON - Gabrielle Naranja, the daughter of Anni Kass-Desjardins of Fort Kent, graduated from Bates College on May 25, 2014, according to a press release from Bates. A 2010 graduate of Fort Kent Community High School, Naranja graduated after majoring in psychology at Bates.

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4 August 2014

Madawaska Board of Select People Meeting

4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2014


Call To Order 
Vincent J. Frallicciardi, Chairperson

Adoption Of Minutes

Articles Taken Out Of Order

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4 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY– Emera is scheduling an interruption of electrical service at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 for approximately 5 minutes in order for its crews to conduct maintenance, according to a press release from Emera.

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1 August 2014

ELLINGTON, CONN. AND FRENCHVILLE - Ashley Chasse, 32, accidentally died in Mansfield, Conn. on July 20, 2014. He was born in Fort Kent on March 26, 1982, the son of Donald and Sharon Chasse of Frenchville.

Ashley graduated from Wisdom High School and furthered his education at Baron's Institute in Windsor, Conn. He worked as a pipe welder for the Pipefitters Union Local No. 777. His passion was fabricating and customizing motorcycles. He loved to add his own personal touch to everything he owned.

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1 August 2014

MAINE – Organizers with the Pick Up A 12 Pack Of Life digital CD project are currently looking for Maine country bands who are interested in making a difference while promoting themselves across the country.

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1 August 2014

WASHINGTON– The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced a series of proposed rules for increased rail safety, and U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree requested a large number of the provisions. The proposals include phasing out the DOT-111 tank cars for shipment of certain types of flammable liquids—including most Bakken crude oil—within the next two years.

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1 August 2014

AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul R. LePage recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Premier David Alward of New Brunswick to encourage economic development and support job creation between Maine and the Canadian Province.

The agreement, also referred to as a Memorandum of Understanding, is designed to strengthen relations between the two regions by working together to create jobs and cooperate areas of trade development, tourism, transportation, energy, culture and emergency preparedness.

1 August 2014

NAPERVILLE, ILL. and FORT KENT - Theresa C. Young, 90, a longtime resident of Fort Kent, and Sebring, Fla., died on July 8, 2014 following a sudden illness. She passed peacefully, entering God's hands, surrounded by family.

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31 July 2014

AUGUSTA - The Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary recently confirmed its unanimous confirmation of Governor Paul R. LePage to the Maine courts. Gov. LePage nominated in May the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm to the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and Deputy Attorney General William R. Stokes to Superior Court.

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31 July 2014

The Heather and Liam Connection was established by Heather Dawn Bouchard's mother, Judy Bouchard, following the tragic death of her 24-year-old daughter Heather, who was talking to a client while driving to work. She was driving distracted, and on April 15, 2008, she died at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Liam is the little guy whom Heather worked with and loved for several years until her untimely death. Liam just happens to have autism.

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31 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - Rita Morneault, 60, of Frenchville, passed away on July, 12, 2014, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pa. after a 7 month battle with lung cancer.

30 July 2014

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK– Twin Rivers Paper Company recently announced that its new technology is in place and is showing improvements in odor reduction at the pulp mill in Edmundston, according to a press release from the company.

29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Lydia M. Gillis and Joshua L. O. Curtis Sr. of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Odies Ray Gillis.

Ryker was born on June 12, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Shawna LaPointe and Travis Theriault of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryder Tinleigh Theriault.

Ryder was born on June 12, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

29 July 2014

FRENCHVILLE - Mindy Chamberland and Shawn Boutot of Frenchville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aleah Ann Boutot. .

Aleah was born on March 21, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

29 July 2014

VAN BUREN - Kyla Caron and Ryan O’Neal of Van Buren are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Lynn Rita O'Neal.

Grace was born on March 18, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

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29 July 2014

AUGUSTA – A measure that Maine State Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash sponsored will help increase dental access in under-served areas, will go into effect on Friday.

“The law will help young dentists and rural Mainer’s alike by allowing young dentists to pay off their student loans and give folks in rural areas like Aroostook County access to the dental care they need and deserve,” Jackson said. “It’s a good thing for everybody.”

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29 July 2014
PIXIE - This is Pixie. She is a petite and pretty cat with unusual markings. Pixie is affectionate toward her people, but she is self-sufficient. She has lived with dogs and is dog friendly; however, she does not do well with other cats. She is in excellent health, has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations for rabies and distemper.
29 July 2014

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 28.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Ellery "Arms" Labbe of Fort Kent. Labbe won a total of $438.