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ACAP to Receive Grant Money for Head Start Program

| May 21, 2014

Three Maine child development programs will be receiving a combined $10,097,840 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue area Head Start programs. Specifically, the funding will be allocated as follows: Aroostook County Action Program in Presque Isle: $3,030,735 Penquis Community Action Program, Inc. in Bangor: $4,278,545 Southern Kennebec […]

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Volunteers Wanting To Close The Book on County Illiteracy

| May 5, 2014

10 percent of the people in Aroostook County are illiterate. That’s according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The county has the second HIGHEST illiteracy rate in Maine. Shawn Cunningham reports on how a group of concerned citizens led by a country music star might be turning those stats around for the next generation…one […]

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Week Long Program Brings Attention To Children’s Educational And Health Services

| April 7, 2014

The Aroostook County Action Program is dedicating this week to young children. It’s the annual “Week of the Young Child” to celebrate the importance of early childhood developmental opportunities and more. It’s about bringing attention to the needs of young children and their families, those especially below the poverty line who have needs. Cathy Bohls, […]

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Deadline for Open Enrollment for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace is March 31st

| March 19, 2014

If you haven’t signed up for health insurance through the health insurance marketplace, you only have 2 more weeks. One way to apply for coverage is online at, you can apply my mail, over the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596, or a navigator can help you in person. “There’s a special enrollment for after March […]

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ACAP Educates Kids About Dental Health, and Offers Free Dental Screenings

| February 14, 2014

It was all smiles at the ACAP child and family center, because kids learned about the importance of dental health as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. “Having good dental health is not only important for adults, but for children as well…I’m ready for my exam.” “It’s really important for our overall health. It […]

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