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University of Maine at Presque Isle held its 13th Annual University Day

| April 21, 2014

What interests you? Maybe witch hunts? Different cultures? Or maybe even computer mapping? All these topics and more were covered at UMPI’s 13th annual University Day. “It’s really a chance to have a conference-style, full day long meeting for presentations and poster sessions,” says Jason Johnston, Chair of the University Day Committee. “It’s a very […]

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County Employers Seeking More Young Hires

| April 11, 2014

Are there more job opportunities outside of Maine? Some young people say yes, that’s why they’re leaving and why some businesses say the future of Maine’s workforce could be bleak if youth outmigration isn’t addressed. That’s also why local job fairs have become so important. As Shawn Cunningham reports, more companies are looking for young […]

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UMPI Softball Team Prepares for Season on the Road

| March 26, 2014

It’s another day of practicing indoors for the University of Maine Presque Isle softball team, something these girls are kind of getting tired of. “Our outfielders never get to see a fly ball, and we don’t get to work on cutoffs with them that well, and you never really get to see how the ball […]

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175th Anniversary of Aroostook County’s Incorporation

| March 18, 2014

Singing, presentations of the history of Aroostook, and county inspired food. Around 175 people came together to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Aroostook County. “It was just a really wonderful event from the start to the finish. It was the most packed two hours that I’ve ever seen in the library especially. So it was […]

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Data Shows That Some Students Pass Up Financial Aid

| March 11, 2014

Figuring out just how you’re going to pay for college can be stressful. But not using all the resources that are available to help pay, just doesn’t make sense. According CNN Money, an analysis of government data has shown that 2 million students could have qualified for a need-based Pell Grant, but didn’t even bother […]

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