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17 February 2015

FORT KENT - While PAWS Animal Welfare Society volunteers in Fort Kent have been working hard rescuing abandoned and feral cats from extremely cold temperatures, sisters Thelma and Louise are still patiently waiting for their forever home.

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17 February 2015

MAINE - The State Fire Marshal is reminding residents and business owners to make sure all exits from buildings are clear of ice and snow.

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17 February 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Employees at the Houlton branch of Bangor Savings Bank recently nominated Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI) as one of the five nonprofits in Aroostook County to compete for a chance to secure a $5,000 community grant.

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17 February 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - State lawmakers will have the chance to meet with major employers, workers and students in Aroostook County on Feb. 18 through Feb. 20 to learn more about what it will take to grow good jobs and strong wages in the area.

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17 February 2015

FORT KENT - The Environmental Studies Speaker Series will host a presentation, “High-precision Land-cover-land-use GIS Mapping for Land Potential Assessment Based on High-resolution Aerial, CIR, and LiDAR Data in Agricultural Northern Maine,” by Chunzeng Wang, Ph.D., on Friday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall conference room.

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17 February 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - A County Girl Scout Troop learned that giving is fun and meaningful by sharing some cheer with young patients and their families.

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17 February 2015

MAINE - Maine Department of Labor's Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, part of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, invites students in grade six and higher, as well as their families, teachers and rehabilitation specialists, to a day-long program to help them plan for life and work after high school.

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17 February 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY / Houlton - The agenda for the Aroostook County commissioners' meeting to be held Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Houlton at the Sheriff's office building conference room is as follows:

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17 February 2015

MAINE - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Maine Geological Survey reports that the Cooperative Snow Survey results for February 2015 show high water content in Maine's snowpack, with results in the upper range of measurements conducted over the last 10 years.

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17 February 2015

NORTHERN MAINE - Strong winds and bitter cold made Monday's scheduled 2015 state ski championship races in Mars Hill and Presque Isle difficult to conduct, so officials chose to postpone or revise some events. The Maine Principals' Association has released the following revised Class B and Class C skiing championship schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 17:

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16 February 2015

HAMLIN – A mother and father from Van Buren received serious injuries on Monday, February 16 in a collision that occurred in Hamlin. A two-year-old boy was uninjured.

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13 February 2015

AUGUSTA / Fort Kent - Robert K. Desai, M.D., agreed to surrender his medical license in a consent agreement he signed Feb. 10, 2015 with the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.

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13 February 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY - With tax season in full swing, Fort Kent accountant Lee Theriault has shared tips on how to identify and avoid tax scams. (Revised 2/17/15 at 7:15 a.m. The Fiddlehead Focus originally posted this article as a submission from the Chamber of Commerce, but Lee Theriault is the original source.)

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13 February 2015

MAINE - On the cusp of a busy weekend with Valentine’s Day, President’s Day on Monday, and the beginning of school vacation week, Mainers are facing the potential for a powerful Nor’easter during a winter that has already seen record snowfall in some areas.

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13 February 2015

MADAWASKA - The Fiddlehead Focus congratulates the 7th-12th graders who made Honor Roll at Madawaska Middle/High School during their second term.

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13 February 2015

FRENCHVILLE - Roger B. Dufour, 67, died Feb. 10, 2015, at a Frenchville Health Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1947, the son of Wally and Emelia 'Lagasse' Dufour.

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12 February 2015

MAINE - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 12 that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

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12 February 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Neighbors Quilters (NNQ) of Fort Kent have their 2015 Can Am Sled Dog Race raffle quilt ready for ticket sales.

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12 February 2015

PORTLAND - Maine Medical Center Research Institute is conducting a study and is in search of patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a condition that can result in a chronic condition called Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS).

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12 February 2015

FORT KENT - Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) and the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) have partnered to support keeping patients living and thriving in their own homes.