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As MOO Milk Disbands, County Farmers Find New Opportunities

| July 18, 2014

For organic dairy farmer Vaughn Chase, it’s the end of one chapter..and the beginning of a new one. “We’re actually looking forward to this challenge,” said Chase. On Saturday Chase’s Organic Dairy Farm will supply its last MOO Milk truck..something the farm in Mapleton has been doing for the last five years.. And then on Monday […]

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County Men Taking 114 Mile Hike to Honor Our Nation’s Heroes

| July 17, 2014

Chris Robinson has hiked Mt. Katahdin fourteen times. But his next venture up the mountain may be the most meaningful one yet. “It’s going to be very emotional at the end,” he said. That’s because he and six other men will be walking for our country’s heroes. Starting in the town of Monson and going […]

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Local Author and Photographer Team Up For Book About St. John Valley

| July 14, 2014

To Dottie Hutchins, the St. John Valley is more than a place, it’s a feeling. “There’s something really special about the valley..it’s a feeling of community, it’s a feeling of the family connection that people have,” she said. Hutchins’ love for the area started in Fort Kent – the first time she watched the Can-Am […]

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Fitzpatricks of Houlton named 2014 Farm Family of the Year

| July 11, 2014

Albert Fitzpatrick says farming is in his blood. “You gotta be a risk taker and it’s not always fun but for the most part its not like going to work every day and dreading it..you like it,” he said. It was 1973 when Fitzpatrick took that risk and started his potato farm. What was first […]

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McClung Steps in As Van Buren Town Manager

| July 10, 2014

He’s Van Buren’s new head honcho. Dan McClung stepped in as the new town manager of the St. John valley community last week. “The people have just been great to me..the community is everything I thought it was,” said McClung. McClung is excited to lead a community that wants to grow. And he’s certainly hitting […]

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