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25 March 2015

FORT KENT - As the editor over here at the Fiddlehead Focus, one of my many tasks is to format the website to archive stories in relevant categories, so I am choosing to put my little piece about last Friday's Mother/Son dance in the sports category.

18 March 2015

FORT KENT – My editor Melanie and I had an awesome idea for a Fiddlehead Focus story. Why not order a box of each type of Girl Scout cookies available, eat them all at her house, and report on which were our favorites?

Macho Chef
12 February 2015

Valentine's Day is here, and just like Mrs. Chef's birthday and our wedding anniversary, the holiday has filled me with dread as I tried to figure out what to give her. Experienced husbands know there are certain days that women have specifically designed to evoke a deer-in-the-headlights response from normally confident and competent men; and by confident and competent, I mean the men who can tie their own shoelaces, usually.

19 September 2014

America’s small banks and credit unions didn’t cause the recession of 2008, yet they’re being regulated as if they did. These misplaced regulations are slowing economic growth, and Congress needs to provide our small financial institutions with some relief.

Senator Susan Collins
17 September 2014

As Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, an issue I care deeply about is whether older Americans will have the financial resources they need to be secure in retirement. After four decades in the workforce, seniors should be confident they will have the money they need to pay their bills and enjoy their retirement, without fearing they will be overtaken by debt and fall into poverty.

12 September 2014

If our students are going to keep up in a rapidly changing world, we need to think about education in new and bold ways.

Senator Susan Collins
8 September 2014

Here in Maine, a popular saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” However, as we saw with the recent flash flooding that southern Maine experienced in August, we are all well aware that extreme weather can be dangerous. 

While most of Mother Nature’s powers can be anticipated, such as a hurricane or a snowstorm, we sometimes have little or no time to prepare for severe weather.

Senator Susan Collins
22 August 2014

Every summer, I have the pleasure of welcoming to Washington four outstanding high school students from Maine—our state’s delegates to Boys and Girls Nation. This summer, Muna Mohamed of Lewiston, Helen Zhang of Bangor, Jordan Soper of Blue Hill, and Adam Fortier-Brown of Randolph joined delegates from throughout the country for an invaluable week-long experience in citizenship and government.

lynx aug 12 2014
12 August 2014

An Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) canoe expedition is truly a trip back in time. The waterway is much the same today as it was when Henry David Thoreau visited the area 150 years ago. The Allagash headwater lakes are lined with huge white pine and spruce that dominate the shorelines and the river is subject to the never-ending sound of moving water as it rushes to the sea. These are just some of the sights and sounds of nature that one will experience on an AWW canoe trip.

Senator Susan Collins
8 August 2014

When a senior becomes ill and is admitted into the hospital, it can be a very scary and trying time for them and their loved ones. They will, no doubt, have many questions for their doctors and nurses and will want to know, among other things, what is wrong with them, what types of medical tests will be conducted, what courses of treatment will be required, and most important, when they will be stable enough to return home. 

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