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The Scent of a Woman: Fort Kent Soap Lady Bubbling with New Business Success

| February 7, 2014

People in the St. John Valley are enjoying the many SCENTS OF A FORT KENT WOMAN. Its early morning and Alicia Schenk (SHENK) is cooking up something good. Fragrant smells woft from her kitchen. But this recipe can’t be devoured. Instead its meant to be LATHERED. Schenk (SHENK) launched her own soapmaking business a year […]

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Fire At GB and D Farms is Third Major Fire in Fort Kent in Two Years

| January 24, 2014

It’s the third major fire in the Fort Kent community in less than two years. A devastating fire at GB and D farms Potato Warehouse on Thursday night. “It’s hard on everybody..words can’t express it,” says Denis Pelletier, partner at GB and D farms. The fire broke out around 7:30, thankfully no one was inside […]

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Fort Kent Fire

| January 23, 2014

Firefighters were busy fighting a fire in Fort Kent Thursday night. According to the St. John Valley Times, the blaze happened at G-B and D Farms. The building was used to store potatoes and farm equipment. According to the paper, the building was still smoldering and the roof had collapsed. Fort Kent Fire received mutual […]

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Creative Apparel Lays Off Nearly 70 Workers, Rapid Response Begins

| January 16, 2014

Today rapid response efforts have begun for nearly 70 workers in Fort Kent. They were laid off this week by Creative Apparel Associates, a military protective clothing company that is temporarily shutting down operations in Fort Kent and a few sites around Maine. A packed parking lot outside of the Fort Kent municipal building, where […]

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Higher Education Institutions Recommit to Aroostook Aspirations Initiative

| January 13, 2014

Its been a year since Aroostook Aspirations launched to tackle the issue of youth outmigration and a struggling county workforce as a result of it. Since their launch…many schools, county businesses and economic development groups have jumped on board the initiative’s bandwagon. Now a new announcement that will help further their cause. County high school […]

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