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Maine Senator Susan Collins Tours Small Businesses Throughout Aroostook County

| July 2, 2014

A familiar face on Capitol Hill is home in her native Aroostook County. Maine Senator Susan Collins is in the county embarking on a small tour. She’s meeting with local entrepreneurs to hear firsthand the issues that are impacting them, the county’s workforce and strategize ways to increase Northern Maine economic development. Shawn Cunningham caught […]

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Tourism Summit Held at Nordic Heritage Center

| May 28, 2014

“Aroostook County has to do its fair share, and this is how you learn how to do what needs to be done,” said Steve Dobson, who owns both of the Aroostook Hospitality Inns. He says every year the state brings in more than five billion dollars in tourism and the county only gets one percent […]

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Aroostook County Headstart Centers To Receive More than 3 million dollars in Funding To Continue Early Childhood Education Programs & Services

| May 26, 2014

Parents┬ácan give their kids a better HEADSTART in life. Headstart has some open enrollment slots available at all ten locations throughout the county. As Shawn Cunningham reports, the program is growing and providing more services to families thanks to renewed funding. Headstart staff are all about education. Kids are read to everyday. That practice can […]

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Spring Weather Gives Local Businesses A Boost

| May 14, 2014

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally starting to feel like spring here in the county. As the weather warms up and we start to see more sunshine, local businesses are breathing a sigh of relief. “Wow, it makes a difference in our business,” said Kirk Carroll of Carroll’s Auto Sales in Presque […]

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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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