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Foodland Store Closing in Perth-Andover, Mayor Says it’s a Huge Loss

| June 27, 2014

“It’s just a huge, huge loss..” said Perth Andover Mayor Terry Ritchie when talking about the upcoming closure of the Foodland store. The grocery store chain Sobey’s announced this week that they’ll be closing around 50 stores in Canada. “All in all it’s a shame as far as I’m concerned..and a lot of people feel the […]

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Madawaska School Budget Fails to Pass Referendum Validation

| June 26, 2014

It’s back to the drawing board for the Madawaska School Department..the school budget failed to pass Tuesday’s referendum validation by more than 40 votes. “It sends the message, look at your budget again so we’ll look at the budget again,” said Ginette Albert, superintendent of schools. Residents had approved the the budget at the town […]

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Fort Kent Named 27th Business Friendly Community in Maine

| June 26, 2014

It’s a big deal for the little town that could. Fort Kent is Maine’s newest certified business friendly community. “We’re really ecstatic about the recognition and we look forward to inviting more and more businesses here,” said Skyla Hamilton, executive director of the Greater Houlton Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a reaffirmation of the efforts […]

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Local Hospital C.E.O. Returns From Testifying in D.C. About Project ARCH

| June 24, 2014

Kris Doody has a heart for veterans and always will. The C.E.O. of Cary Medical Center was in Washington D.C. last week testifying in front of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs – sharing about the successes of Project ARCH here in the county. “It’s very easy to talk about Project Arch and what we’ve […]

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MBTA Awards 19 Million Dollar Contract to MMA in Limestone

| June 20, 2014

Maine Military Authority in Limestone could soon get a whole lot busier. This week the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority awarded a 19 million dollar contract to the company in Limestone to refurbish 32 buses. “Everyone’s thrilled. They really are, especially with the unknowns of the military budget the national guard bureau decrease in the budget […]

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