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Fun and Learning at the 25th Annual Project Explore

| June 25, 2014

“We are happy to be hosting Project Explore for the 25th year here at the University of Maine at Presque Isle,” says Mary Lawrence, the Coordinator of Special Programs at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Project explore is a program for gifted and intelligent children throughout the region in grades two¬†through eight. They […]

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County Business Leaders Gathered for Maine State Chamber Breakfast

| June 19, 2014

County business leaders gathered over breakfast to discuss important issues in the region. Dana Connors, the President and CEO of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce spoke and says they go around and put the recent legislative session in perspective and also says they take great pride in working with the local and regional chambers. […]

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The Only Homeless Shelter in The County is Struggling

| June 19, 2014

The only homeless shelter in Aroostook County is struggling. “Funding is always a challenge for us. We’re a private non-profit organization. So we rely on the generosity of others to help us keep our doors open,” says Director of Homeless Services of Aroostook, Stephen Eyler. While Sister Mary O’Donnell Homeless shelter receives funds from from […]

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The Memorial Day Severe Weather Situation

| May 30, 2014

Tornadoes in Northern Maine don’t occur very often, with Aroostook County averaging around 1-3 tornadoes a year. “They are weak in nature number one, and they don’t last long. Due to our topography here in Maine, they skip. They touch down, they go back up. So by the time they actually take off, they are […]

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Tornado Safety and Myths

| May 30, 2014

The County may not be tornado alley, but tornadoes can happen. So it’s important to know what to do. Lead Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Caribou, Joseph Hewitt says stay inside. “Go to the lowest part of your house, which would be the basement. Or, if you don’t have a basement, then to […]

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