From Our Files – Week of September 9, 2019

50 Years Ago — September 11, 1969

 Record Number Of New Students For Campus- — Fort Kent State College of the University of Maine opened the 1969-70 academic year with a record enrollment of 150 new students. An anticipated enrollment of 340 is expected for the fall semester.

Madawaska Daily Lunch Totals  — Mrs. Gertrude Beaulieu heads a staff that feeds the biggest family in Madawaska-some 1,700 persons each day. Mrs. Beaulieu, the supervisor of the school lunch staff, doesn’t appear too concerned about this tremendous task for the 8,500 weekly lunches have been going out just like clockwork for the past few weeks and she doesn’t see any reason why this should change.

 25 Years Ago — September 14, 1994

Personal Exception Raised — The daily gift exemption travelers can claim when entering the U.S. has increased from $50 to $100 and the daily personal exemption has risen from $25 to $200. The exemptions have been increased as a result of Title VI of the North American Free Trade Agreement that changed the administrative exemptions allowed under 19 USC 1321.

Unitel To Create More Jobs Unitel, a Canadian national telecommunication company, has announced that they will establish a center in Edmundston, N.B., creating 50 jobs. The company said it selected the city of Edmundston because of its bilingual workforce and quality of life.

10 Years Ago — September 9, 2009

Flying Club About To Take Off — Aspiring pilots, former pilots, and current pilots could all benefit from the cost savings of joining the proposed flight club at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport. Blaine Cyr had one of his flight lessons with Certified Flight Instructor David Fernald, Jr., chief pilot, New England Air Transport.

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