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Developing a Proficiency-Based Learning System in the County

| September 15, 2014

“Schools across Maine are really changing education to better meet the needs of students,” says the Co-Chair of Maine Customized Learning, Linda Laughlin. 16 school districts in the County came together to learn about the proficiency-based model of education. “Proficiency-based really means that we’re going to identify a common set of learning expectations for students […]

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle Receives a MAJOR Gift

| September 5, 2014

Exciting news for the University of Maine at Presque Isle. They have received a major gift that will allow them to continue promoting cultural arts in Aroostook County. The gift includes this 75 acre woodlot and this sugar house. “This gift is going to provide us the opportunity to concentrate on one of two things. […]

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A Very Colorful Event Will Take Place in Presque Isle

| August 25, 2014

“You can walk, run, crawl, ¬†jitterbug, you can do whatever you want on this course. It’s essentially here for everybody to have fun,” says Color Run Co-Director, Heather Sincavage.” Sincavage is talking about the Color Run Presque Isle 5K, and it’s back for a second year. It’s a collaborative effort by Wintergreen Arts Center and […]

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County Business Leaders Gathered for Maine State Chamber Breakfast

| June 19, 2014

County business leaders gathered over breakfast to discuss important issues in the region. Dana Connors, the President and CEO of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce spoke and says they go around and put the recent legislative session in perspective and also says they take great pride in working with the local and regional chambers. […]

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UMPI Online Student Travels More than 1400 Miles to Attend Graduation

| May 16, 2014

UMPI student Heather Herbert is on campus for the first time, just in time for graduation on Saturday. That’s because the 43-year-old lives more than 1400 miles away in Cumming Georgia. “We did the first leg up to Virginia and that was about 12 hours and we did the next leg up to Boston and […]

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