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Work Gets Done, Real World Experience Is Gained, Everybody Wins

Work Gets Done, Real World Experience Is Gained, Everybody Wins

| May 7, 2014

When a charity meets a pro-bono opportunity, it’s a win-win situation. That’s exactly the case for Catholic Charities and their partnership with Northern Maine Community College. It’s not just another day in the classroom for these Northern Maine Community College students. It’s real world, hands on, job related experience. NMCC Instructor Dennis Dyer says, “They’re […]

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City Helps Circle B Farms Expansion With Grant Application

City Helps Circle B Farms Expansion With Grant Application

| May 6, 2014

A new law under the FDA is calling for farmers to make certain upgrades to their systems for public health. One farm in Caribou has plans to upgrade, and the city is hoping to give them a hand by applying for a grant. Circle B Farms owner, Sam Blackstone, “The new food security act is going […]

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Avoiding Being Complacent Is Just As Important As Reporting Domestic Violence

Avoiding Being Complacent Is Just As Important As Reporting Domestic Violence

| May 1, 2014

A recent review of domestic violence homicides showed 21 reported cases in Maine between 2009 and 2013. That report was released by the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel last week. The Hope and Justice project says although that’s a small number of cases compared to other states in the nation, it’s important to avoid being […]

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Fort Fairfield Estimates Just Over $46k So Far On Road Repairs Due To Flooding

Fort Fairfield Estimates Just Over $46k So Far On Road Repairs Due To Flooding

| April 29, 2014

Fort Fairfield is one of the towns with the most damage done to it’s roads from the flooding two weeks ago. It’s certainly not as bad as the devastating floods of 1994, but the repairs are costing the town a pretty penny. A piece of hot top laying in a field used to be part of a road a few […]

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Funding Awarded To 7 Maine Waste Water Facilities, But It’s Not Enough For Necessary Upgrades

Funding Awarded To 7 Maine Waste Water Facilities, But It’s Not Enough For Necessary Upgrades

| April 27, 2014

Almost 30 million dollars has been granted to seven Maine wastewater facilities for upgrades to prevent contamination of the state’s waterways. But The Maine Department of Environmental protection says it’s just not enough. Wastewater collection and storm drain systems in Van Buren need upgrades. One of the reasons is to preserve the St. John River. […]

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