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Fort Kent town council to consider adopting Complete Streets policy

Fort Kent town council to consider adopting Complete Streets policy

| May 8, 2015

It could be Fort Kent’s new way of looking at their roads…seeing them as transportation avenues for people, not just vehicles. “Whether they’re in vehicles or on a bicycle or walking…or even if they have some sort of mobility assistance that they need a wheelchair,” said Power of Prevention Community Outreach Coordinator Julie Daigle. The […]

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UMFK President Hess will miss Fort Kent community, students sad to see him retire

UMFK President Hess will miss Fort Kent community, students sad to see him retire

| May 7, 2015

Ask president Wilson Hess what makes him proud of the University Maine at of Fort Kent…and he’ll give you a long list. That list would include a strong athletics program and a growing enrollment. But ask him what makes it special, and he’ll say the people. And that’s why his decision to retire wasn’t an […]

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Education Committee sees bill to raise teacher starting salaries and set higher standards

Education Committee sees bill to raise teacher starting salaries and set higher standards

| May 6, 2015

It’s time to raise the bar for our state’s new teachers according to the Maine Education Association.¬†They’re supporting parts of a bill that looks to increase the minimum starting teacher salary and the qualifications to become a teacher. “We are losing amazingly talented young people who don’t want to go into teaching because we do […]

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Ten-year-old from Portage on mission to help those battling cancer

Ten-year-old from Portage on mission to help those battling cancer

| May 5, 2015

Ten year old McKenna Condon has a big smile, and a heart that’s even bigger. You can just ask her mother Leslie Rafford. “She always wants to help everybody so, she’s always trying to find a way to help others, said Rafford. And lately that yearning to help has a VERY clear direction. It was […]

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St. Francis town to vote on whether they want to own elementary school

St. Francis town to vote on whether they want to own elementary school

| May 4, 2015

Over the weekend St. Francis residents had the chance to learn more about the potential for the town to take ownership of the elementary school. According to first selectmen Darrell Mitchell, at least fifty people attended an informational meeting on Saturday. Mitchell said over the phone that he and MSAD 27 superintendent Tim Doak took […]

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