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Street Fair Kicks Off Balloon Fest, Helps Local Businesses

| August 22, 2013

“Every year its something different – this year its beach-themed so come with your capris and flip flops, ” says Wilders Owner Kathy Beaulieu of┬ástreet fair on main street – the event that for YEARS has been the kickoff to the Crown of Maine balloon festival. Main Street is shut down from Academy Street to […]

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Maine State Police Step Up Presence on I-95 Northbound Detour

| August 19, 2013

Zooming cars and blue lights have been seen constantly on the interstate 95 northbound detour this summer. State police say the closure of that part of the highway has dramatically increased traffic through the small towns of Island Falls and Oakfield, and with that, has come a huge increase in traffic violations. John Cote of […]

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After Community Offers Support, Fiddlehead Focus Plans to Move Forward

| August 15, 2013

Fiddlehead Focus founder Andrew Birden has reported many difficult stories – tragic fires, deadly accidents, and the like. But what he published on Wednesday was perhaps the hardest thing he’s ever had to write – telling his readers the paper had printed its final issue. Andrew Birden, publisher and founder of the Fiddlehead Focus says, […]

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Presque Isle Airport Receives Grant

| July 31, 2013

Coming in for a landing – the part of flying that many anxious passengers don’t like. That’s why folks at the Presque Isle airport were thrilled to get some money that they say will be used to enhance safety for planes both approaching and leaving the runway. Scott Wardwell, Airport Director, says, “the scope of […]

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Summer Tourism Season

| July 29, 2013

Summers are always busy here in the county with festivals, parades, and fairs. Always good news for area businesses hoping to draw people in. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli gives us an update on how the tourism season is going so far.

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