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UMFK Sucrerie Celebrates Maple Sugaring and Acadian Heritage

UMFK Sucrerie Celebrates Maple Sugaring and Acadian Heritage

| March 20, 2014

The ployes, the people, the music…it’s all part of Fort Kent’s annual Sucrerie. A longtime tradition that brings folks from all over the St John Valley together to celebrate maple sugaring and Acadian heritage. “To keep it alive..to know where our roots are and where were headed,” said Delores Dumond. “I wave to everyone and […]

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Cavendish Indefinitely Suspending Farming Operations in Presque Isle

Cavendish Indefinitely Suspending Farming Operations in Presque Isle

| March 19, 2014

Suspended indefinitely – that’s what’s happening to Cavendish Farms potato farming operations in the Star City. “There’s gonna be jobs lost in the community, there’s gonna be revenues lost in the community..the upside is they’re going to keep their land,” said Presque Isle director of development and planning Ken Arndt. Thirteen total jobs will be […]

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After Three Snowmobiling Incidents, St. John Valley Man Says He Has Learned Lesson

After Three Snowmobiling Incidents, St. John Valley Man Says He Has Learned Lesson

| March 19, 2014

For 65-year-old Paul Lessard, getting on a snowmobile and traveling through the woods of the St. John Valley is like living a second childhood. “It’s so hard to explain, ya know, what’s down around the next corner? Then you get there and you see the next corner and you just want to keep on going,” […]

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Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Non-compliant Sex Offenders

Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Non-compliant Sex Offenders

| March 18, 2014

No sex offender goes unnoticed – at least that’s the hope of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies have recently been investigating cases of convicted sex offenders failing to register with the state. Chief Deputy Sheriff Darrell Crandall says, “I suspect there’s very few convicted offenders that truly want to be on the registry..there are […]

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MSADs 27, 10 Look To Withdraw from AOS 95

MSADs 27, 10 Look To Withdraw from AOS 95

| March 17, 2014

Since 2009, MSADs 27 and 10 have shared central office services as alternative organizational structure 95, or AOS 95. They were required to do this under then governor John Baldacci, but now, they could be separating. “It never came to fruition I think what the Baldacci administration thought was going to happen,” said AOS 95 […]

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