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12 December 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Thursday, Dec. 11, the United States Senate unanimously passed two provisions authored by U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to help relieve America’s small financial institutions, like community banks and credits unions, of regulatory burdens so that they are better able to serve their communities.

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12 December 2014

MAINE- Teens To Trails (T3) is looking for the next Henry David Thoreaus and Rachel Carsons to chronicle their Maine outdoor adventures for people beyond their immediate family and friend circle.

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12 December 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud expressed gratitude to all of the residents of Maine’s Second Congressional District on Thursday, Dec. 11, as he prepared to cast his final votes as a Member of the United States Congress.

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12 December 2014

MAINE- Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa is reminding Maine residents who want to have new health insurance coverage in place on January 1, 2015 of the upcoming December 15 enrollment deadline.

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12 December 2014

MAINE- Maine high school juniors improved their scores in math, writing and science on last spring's statewide standardized tests, but less than half of students are performing at grade level, according to the Maine Department of Education (DOE).

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12 December 2014

ALLAGASH- The 34th meeting of the Directors of MSAD No. 10 will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 in the Allagash Community Center.

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12 December 2014

WALLAGRASS - The 753rd meeting of the Directors of MSAD No. 27 will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 in the Wallagrass Elementary School Cafeteria/Gymnasium.

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11 December 2014

MAINE - Attorney General Janet T. Mills, along with the attorneys general of 44 states and the District of Columbia, announced Thursday, Dec. 11, that Sirius XM Radio Inc. of New York has agreed to pay $3.8 million to the states and to provide restitution to eligible consumers to resolve claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.

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11 December 2014

MAINE– Maine Audubon, the state’s largest wildlife conservation organization, has expressed concern over the second killing this year of the federally threatened Canada lynx.

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11 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY / Houlton - The agenda for the Aroostook County commissioners' meeting, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sheriff's office building in Houlton.

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11 December 2014

EAGLE LAKE - Nickea Terry and Toni Megno of Eagle Lake are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Makenzie Lee Megno. Makenzie was born on Dec. 10, 2014, at the Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent.

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11 December 2014

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FORESTS– The core leadership team of Acadia of the Lands and Forests, comprised of 40 business and community leaders, met at the BeauLieu Culturel of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac on Monday night, Dec. 8, to discuss future economic developments in the region.

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10 December 2014

BATH- Steven Harry Warner, 65, of Valley Road died Monday, November 24, 2014, peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Bath on December 25, 1948, a son of Harry and Nola Mattie (Belanger) Warner.

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10 December 2014

VAN BUREN- Sister Elena Dionne (Sr. St. Marguerite-du-Redempteur) died on December 3, 2014 at the age of 91. Elena was born on September 21, 1923 in Van Buren, Maine. She was the youngest daughter born to Everett Dionne and Marguerite Tardif.

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10 December 2014

VAN BUREN- Janet Marie Martin, 97, died peacefully in the morning of December 7, 2014, at a Van Buren healthcare facility. She was born June 27, 1917, in Hamlin, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Doucette) Morrow.

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10 December 2014

WATERVILLE– Gerard Nadeau Sr., 86, passed away at Togus VA Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was born in Fort Kent on Aug. 22, 1928, the son of the late David and Zoe (Belanger) Nadeau.

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10 December 2014

PRESQUE ISLE- Bernice Nadeau Laveway, 98, passed away November 29, 2014 at Mercy Home in Eagle Lake surrounded by family. She was born November 13, 1916 in Fort Kent, the daughter of Alfred and Alexina (Dube/Dubay) Nadeau.

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10 December 2014

BREWER / Dedham - Joseph R.A. "Joe of Armand" LaVertu, 79, passed away on November 30, 2014, at EMMC, joining our Heavenly Father. He died from respiratory failure following an extensive battle with cancer treatments with his wife and family at his side. He was born in Grand Isle, Maine on September 8, 1935, the son of Arthur and Alice (Gorneau) LaVertu.

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10 December 2014

ST. AGATHA- Dana Deprey, 60, died unexpectedly at his residence on Dec. 3, 2014. He was born in Fort Kent, Maine on Aug. 13, 1954, the son of the late Louis & Jeanette 'Dubois' Deprey.

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10 December 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- TAMC honored a special group of employees at a breakfast at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle recently. Although TAMC acknowledges all of its employees are VIP’s, those with over 20 years of service are given the designation V.I.P. – Veterans-In-Partnership. The impressive gathering of TAMC’s most tenured is celebrated at a breakfast each December.