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New MDEA Division II Commander

New MDEA Division II Commander

| August 14, 2013

Former Commander of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Division II Darrell Crandal left his position earlier this month to take a new one with the Aroostook County Sheriff’s office, and a new Commander is filling his place. New MDEA Division II Commander Peter Arno says, “Drug enforcement on a whole in the state is changing, trends […]

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MSAD 70 Interim Superintendent

MSAD 70 Interim Superintendent

| August 13, 2013

School has been out for the summer, but school board officials in Hodgdon have been hard at work after the Superintendent of the MSAD 70 school district retired in June. Luckily, an interim Superintendent stepped into the position July 1st,  and will continue assuming the role until a new permanent superintendent fills his place. Chair […]

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Ride Aroostook

Ride Aroostook

| August 10, 2013

Fifty Cyclists took to the road over the weekend to Ride Aroostook! The event promotes physical fitness, the beautiful scenic views of the Aroostook countryside, and it also raises money for children with Type 1 diabetes.  It’s an endeavor that spans a distance of 75 miles! Volunteer Coordinator of Ride Aroostook Penny Mchatten says, “We set it up […]

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USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development

| August 8, 2013

A presentation was held on UMPI’s campus this morning to announce the collaboration of Aroostook County, Piscataquis County, and Washington County in becoming a USDA Great Region. It’s the first such designation in the state, and one that hopes to spur economic growth. USDA Rural Development is committed to increasing economic opportunity in rural America; […]

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Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

| August 7, 2013

The annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest is set to take place later this month from the 22nd to the 25th; but you don’t have to wait to ride a hot air balloon! August is prime time for hot air ballooning in the County, Wendell Purvis has been flying them for over 25 years! Hot Air […]

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