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FairPoint Declares Impasse, Unions Disagree

| August 28, 2014

Maine (AP) – FairPoint Communications says talks remain deadlocked after weeks of negotiating with unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and is implementing its final proposals, which it says is permitted under federal law. Today’s  announcement comes a day after the unions delivered another contract proposal, which they said […]

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Aroostook Aspirations Helping County Youth Achieve Educational Dreams and Pursue Career Excellence

| August 27, 2014

Aroostook students will turn college dreams into degree realities with a little help from the Maine Community Foundation. Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Meander Fund of Maine and the Pine Tree Fund.  The two grants helped to jumpstart a supporting pillar of the Gauvin Scholar program become […]

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Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud Praises $800 Thousand Dollars EPA Investment for Brownfield Cleanups in Maine

| August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is praising an $800 thousand dollars investment from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfield revolving loan fund to help address contaminated Brownfield sites in the state. According to the EPA, the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council will receive $300,000 and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will […]

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SENATOR COLLINS ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING FOR TWO MAINE FIRE DEPARTMENTS

| August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maine Senator Susan Collins today announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded two Maine fire departments grant funding through the “Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.”  The Old Town Fire Rescue Department will receive $72,675, and the Monroe Fire Department will receive $61,275.  “Our career and volunteer firefighters are among our bravest public […]

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New Refurbished Buildings and Apartments In Downtown Presque Isle Could Revitalize District To Attract New Families and Businesses

| August 27, 2014

Presque Isle City officials are touting a building refurbishment project to attract new residents and new business to the downtown district. Shawn Cunningham has more on the revitalization renaissance taking place. Some of these old buildings in Presque Isle are getting a makeover top to bottom…inside and out. City officials are hoping that could MAKE […]

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