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More than 400 students learn financial fitness

More than 400 students learn financial fitness

| March 25, 2015

A big group of students fills the gym of the Loring Job Corps Center…all of them getting a taste of the real world. More than 400 high school juniors from all over the County participated in a financial fitness money management experience  put on by the Aroostook Chapter of Credit Unions. Here’s how it works- students receive […]

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Three County hospitals join with two other to become Maine Rural Health Collaborative, LLC

Three County hospitals join with two other to become Maine Rural Health Collaborative, LLC

| March 25, 2015

Coming together. That’s what five rural hospitals in our state are doing to provide better healthcare in different communities. Three of them are hospitals right here in the County. “We believe the power of five is greater than the power of one. We believe by working together we can certainly improve our collaborative,” said Houlton […]

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Chapman celebrates 100th anniversary

Chapman celebrates 100th anniversary

| March 24, 2015

It’s a big year for a little town. Chapman will be celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2015. “It is a big deal. You only get to turn 100 once so we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the centennial,” said town manager for Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman Jon Frederick. A farming and logging […]

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New potato variety named after Caribou

New potato variety named after Caribou

| March 20, 2015

“How many towns get a potato named after them?” asked Caribou resident Anita St. Peter. While we may not know the answer to that question, we do know that Caribou is now the list. Caribou Russet is our state’s newest potato variety…named after the most northeastern city in the US. “Having the Caribou potato certainly […]

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Monticello residents vote on whether or not they want to pull out of RSU 29

Monticello residents vote on whether or not they want to pull out of RSU 29

| March 16, 2015

“We’ve lost our sense of community,” said Monticello resident Laurice Grass-Bell. Grass-Bell doesn’t like what’s happened in her town. Since the Wellington school was shut down last June, she and others have worked to give residents the option of pulling out of Regional School Unit 29 and forming their own school district. “It’s the first year that […]

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