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24 May 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Last week the St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead Focus asked Valley residents: "Whose memory would you like to share with the Valley this Memorial Day?" We're sharing a few more responses this week.

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17 May 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Memorial Day is around the corner. The St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead Focus asked some St. John Valley residents: "Whose memory would you like to share with the Valley this Memorial Day?"

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17 May 2016

Time to End an Unfair Tax on Grieving Families, People with Disabilities

It simply defies all common-sense that families who lose a loved one or that a person who becomes permanently disabled would be forced to reach into their pocket and pay the IRS taxes on student loans that have already been forgiven as the result of such a life-changing event.

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10 May 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - It's the beginning of fiddlehead picking season in the St. John Valley, and many home cooks will be preparing this local delicacy in a variety of ways for friends and family. The St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead Focus recently asked a few Valley residents: "What is your favorite home-cooked meal?"

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3 May 2016

ST. JOHN VALLEY - Mother's Day is right around the corner. The St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead Focus recently asked a few St. John Valley area residents: "What is the best advice your mom ever gave you?"

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27 April 2016

MAINE - Our nation’s veterans deserve easy and convenient access to high-quality health care -- and that’s exactly what the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) program helps deliver for veterans in Aroostook County.

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8 April 2016

(The following is a column by Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN.)

Have U.S. border practices and security measures implemented since Sept. 11, 2001, contributed to the loss of spoken French in Maine?

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11 March 2016

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST - Signs of the winter season changing to spring are evident here in the Saint John Valley. The weather is warming and soon my little family will be tapping maple trees for our second year. But I also have another family preparing for a different type of changing season - my Fiddlehead Focus family.

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6 March 2016

MAINE - (March 4, 2016) We must heed the tragic story of Garrett Brown. Over the last year, there have been approximately 200 deaths from drug overdoses here in Maine. This is an eightfold increase in the last three years. Another startling statistic from the last year is that of the 12,000 babies born in our state, more than 950 were addicted to a substance. That is almost one in 12 Maine babies.

Senator Susan Collins
4 March 2016

MAINE / WASHINGTON, D.C. - Millions of older Americans experience pain associated with such conditions as bone fractures, cancer, post-surgery recovery, and end-of-life illnesses. Studies have shown that as many as 50 percent of older adults living at home and 85 percent of older adults living in residential facilities may suffer from chronic pain. For these older Americans, prompt delivery of pain control is a medical imperative.

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