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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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County Folks Give Mixed Reviews About Beneath The Harvest Sky

| April 29, 2014

County folks are giving mixed reviews on the movie shot and set in Van Buren. They’ve been going to watch Beneath the Harvest Sky in Houlton and Caribou since it came out on Friday and walking out of the theatre with an opinion. “I went on Facebook after I saw it and I said ‘go […]

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On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

| April 16, 2014

It was a chaotic day in Fort Fairfield to say the least. “I’ve never seen it this bad before..it’s a little scary,” said resident Caroline True. Residents were concerned as they looked at the flooding in their town early Wednesday afternoon. The bridge on route 1A has been closed since Tuesday evening due to moving […]

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