"Opportunity presents themselves every day - to everyone. You just have to be alert and ready to act." - Marc Ostrofsky
Last month, the quiet little town of Grand Isle watched as Frenchie's Store closed its doors. The store had been open at the Main street location (under different ownership) since decades before I was born. I remember seeing photos of the store with horses tied outside and wooden sidewalks crossing it's doorstep.
Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. and the Kinship Program,( AFFM ) remembered grandparents on their special day on Sept. 7, 2014, but additionally we celebrate and applaud grandparents who open their hearts and homes to parent their grandchildren every day all year long.
In recognizing that Madawaska's difficult economic situation is a reality, the Madawaska School Committee and the Madawaska Board of Selectpersons has met their commitment of reducing the local tax burden by $178,000 ($89,500 from each), resulting in NO TAX INCREASE for the Town of Madawaska.
Rep. Mike Nadeau has been an outstanding representative for the folks of Aroostook County. During his first term in the Legislature, he made it clear that his first priority was to help his constituents. As a business owner, Mike put his experience to good use at the State House, advocating for policies that will help job growth and build up Maine’s economy.
Growing up in Aroostook County was a blessing I never truly grasped until I had some years behind me. It gave me some qualities I hold dear—an unwavering work ethic, a respect for community and for family, and a deep rooted stewardship for the natural environment and the creatures in it. Being from “The County” made me care about things in a way people “from away” don’t quite understand.
“These last few years have certainly been trying times with the Twin River abatements and cutting of critical funding to our Town from the State. We, as a Town, have been faced with some tough economic choices and have had heavy burdens placed on our shoulders as taxpayers, but no matter how difficult life gets, no matter how many roadblocks get thrown our way, we cannot give up. We will prevail by working closely with the School Board, Budget Committee, and Department Heads to reduce our expenditures and adhere to our projected goals.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travelers to prepare for higher traffic volumes and busy border crossings when traveling between New Brunswick and Maine during the upcoming Congrès Mondial Acadien (CMA) 2014. The CMA 2014 will take place from Aug. 8 to 24 and will involve a number of special events and activities on both sides of the border over this period.
As November approaches, Maine citizens are in fear of the decision that will be made regarding the popular sport of bear hunting. Some in hopes that the use of bait will be abolished, whereas others are hoping what has been a tradition for a number of years will continue.
Maine has been faced with whether these practices are humane as well as “sportsman-like” for the second time. The answer is both yes and no.
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.