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County Organizations Encourage Women to Get Mammograms on World Cancer Day

| February 4, 2014

Raising awareness about the importance of regular mammograms – that’s what three county organizations came together to do on Tuesday. The Aroostook Medical Center, the Aroostook County Action Program, and Daigle Oil Company all teamed up to encourage women to take a big step in the fight against breast cancer and get screened. Sonya Dechene […]

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Consolidated Appropriations Act Provides Over $5 Million To LIHEAP!

| January 31, 2014

Good news for those in need of heating assistance this winter.   Roughly 5.5 million dollars of additional LIHEAP funding has been released to the state of Maine. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is available for people who need help with their heating expense.   The assistance benefits from the program, so far, […]

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Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year

| January 2, 2014

Health care reforms under the affordable care act officially kicked in at the start of the new year. Under the act, everyone must have health coverage or face a penalty fee. You can elect not to have health coverage, but because the affordable care act requires it, you’ll be penalized. You may find yourself asking, […]

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Health Care Signup Deadline Extended One Day, Some Mainers Have Longer

| December 23, 2013

The deadline to sign up for health insurance has been extended through Christmas Eve. According to the website, you have to sign up by the end of the 23rd in order to be covered by January 1st…but the Obama administration said Monday afternoon that folks will have one more day. Here in Maine, some […]

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Funding has come through for the Maine Military Authority workers affected by a recent layoff

| November 6, 2013

A big announcement from The U.S. Department of Labor was made on Monday. A Supplement National Emergency grant of a little over 300,000 dollars was given to the Maine Military Authority to help laid off workers find other jobs. Ryan Pelletier, Director of Economics and Work Force Development at NMDC told us, “Around 140 workers will be […]

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