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UMFK Sucrerie Celebrates Maple Sugaring and Acadian Heritage

| March 20, 2014

The ployes, the people, the music…it’s all part of Fort Kent’s annual Sucrerie. A longtime tradition that brings folks from all over the St John Valley together to celebrate maple sugaring and Acadian heritage. “To keep it alive..to know where our roots are and where were headed,” said Delores Dumond. “I wave to everyone and […]

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Inaugural Firing and Ribbon Cutting Held Today for Biomass Project in Fort Kent

| February 28, 2014

It was an exciting day here in Fort Kent! Folks from all over came together to celebrate the inaugural firing and ribbon cutting of a 5.5 million dollar biomass project. “To see this today, is amazing,” said John Martin, director for sustainability development at UMFK. A significant milestone was marked Friday in the Pleasant Street […]

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UMFK Biomass Project Moving Along, Might Fuel Buildings As Early As Next Month

| January 22, 2014

Efforts to complete UMFK’s multimillion dollar biomass project are ON SCHEDULE according to university officials. So much so, some campus buildings could start to receive heat from the wood pellet fuel project as early as next month.  Construction crews are working hard to get UMFK’s MASSIVE biomass project at the Fort Kent Armory, up and […]

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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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What Does A Yes Vote Mean For UMFK On Tue. Nov 5 Ballot?

| November 5, 2013

The November 5th ballot will include a bond question on educational and employment opportunities for the 7 University of Maine campuses. Students are aware of the increasing jobs in nursing and engineering. And Universities want those students to get the best education they can in those fields. Chancellor of the UMaine System James Page says, “we’ve […]

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