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Mars Hill Golfer Among Many Unhappy with VA Hospitals

| July 23, 2014

Every time Roland Perry swings a golf club, he feels knee pain. “It’s frustrating because I know what I’m capable of doing,” he said. The professional golfer and director of golf at the Mars Hill Country Club has been dealing with knee issues since the 70s. He’s also an Air Force veteran – and says […]

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Audit: Delays For Care at Maine VA Hospital

| June 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine VA hospital fared better than many other hospitals in a system-wide audit, but hundreds of veterans still had to wait more than a month for appointments. A May 14 audit found that 99 percent of doctor visits took place in 30 days or less at the Togus VA hospital […]

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LePage Wants President to Overhaul VA

| June 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is one of six Republican governors asking President Barack Obama to initiate reforms in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The governors sent a letter to Obama this week following news of an attempt to cover up delays by veterans seeking getting health care. In the letter, the […]

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The 2014 Presque Isle Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

| May 27, 2014

Fire trucks, police cars, the young marines, veterans, boy scouts, the Presque Isle High School Marching Band, and many more marched down Main Street in Presque Isle to honor the men and woman who have fought for our Freedom. The skies weren’t looking too good, but the rain managed to hold off until the end. “Today […]

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On Memorial Day, Fallen Heroes Remembered

| May 26, 2014

Whether they came to the ceremony at the Northern Maine Veteran’s Cemetery in Caribou or had a meal at the VFW in Presque Isle, on this day veterans all over the county had fallen heroes on their minds. Korean War veteran Floyd Belmain said,  “I have a good friend while I was over there that […]

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