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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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Fr. James Nadeau to Receive Achiever Award

| January 6, 2014

FORT KENT—Fr. James Nadeau, Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Fort Kent has been selected to receive the 2014 Maine Educational Opportunity Association Achiever Award for his educational accomplishments and contributions to the community. Fr. Nadeau will be honored at the association’s annual conference on Tuesday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Four […]

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One Year After Sandy Hook Tragedy, County Schools Becoming Safer

| December 12, 2013

On Thursday afternoon, students in Mrs. Ouellette’s first grade classroom were doing lessons on their iPads….hard to believe it was just about a year ago when a gunman walked into an elementary school just like Fort Kent Elementary School and killed twenty students and six staff members. Tim Doak: “I automatically thought back to my […]

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