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To Raise Minimum Wage or Not?

To Raise Minimum Wage or Not?

| March 26, 2015

7 dollars and 50 cents. Maine’s minimum wage since 2009. According to House Speaker Mark Eves, someone who works full-time at the minimum, makes 15 thousand six hundred dollars a year, 4 thousand 190 dollars below the federal poverty level. “Minimum wage isn’t typically for skilled people. It’s typically for high schoolers that are looking […]

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3 years have passed since Perth-Andover’s devastating flood

3 years have passed since Perth-Andover’s devastating flood

| March 26, 2015

A much different scene than 3 years ago here in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. The Saint John River still frozen due to the unseasonably cold temperatures. “This year is way too tense. We just cross our fingers and hope that things work out. We’ve done what we can so far. We’re having our first emergency meeting […]

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A Local Business Celebrates a Milestone

A Local Business Celebrates a Milestone

| March 21, 2015

It started as a dream. Three sisters decided to open a bakery and coffee shop in Fort Fairfield. One year later, it’s going strong. “It gives them another place to go to, to get out. I think starting your own business is a good thing for the community,” says Co-Owner of Sisters Bakery and Coffee […]

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Celebrates Their Annual Sucrerie

The University of Maine at Fort Kent Celebrates Their Annual Sucrerie

| March 20, 2015

Music. “There’s always a few who get up and dance here. Even though this is for a meal, but they like to dance so we like the dancing crowd,” says Warren Harvey of ‘The Dynamics.’ “It’s exciting and it’s nice to see the people enjoying themselves and eating and liking the meal and it’s fun,” […]

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MSSM Students can get College Credit while Earning their High School Diploma

MSSM Students can get College Credit while Earning their High School Diploma

| March 17, 2015

These students at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics are busy doing class work. Class work that will get them one step closer to their diploma, as well as a degree, thanks to a dual degree agreement. “This expansion was groundbreaking and game changing in the sense that it will allow students to get […]

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