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Irving lowers Martin’s debt by $150,000 while he pushes for mining at Bald Mountain
EAGLE LAKE, Maine - An Irving family company agreed to reduce by $150,000 the debt a leading Democratic legislator owed to the company – the same legislator who has been pushing to loosen state env...
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Key legislator promoting Irving mining proposal took unreported free flight from firm’s lobbyists
PORTAGE LAKE, Maine - A Republican state senator among those leading the fight to pass legislation to benefit J.D. Irving’s proposal to develop an open-pit mine in the North Woods accepted a free p...
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Third retail store in four weeks to close in downtown Fort Kent
FORT KENT, Maine - Following more than two years at its downtown location, M. Roy & Co. Mercantile is closing. Owners McKenzie and Rob Roy of Fort Kent have planned a "going out of business sale," ...
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Madawaska to host Aroostook tourism summit
MADAWASKA, Maine - Aroostook County Tourism, a standing board of the Northern Maine Development Commission, has scheduled a Tourism Summit for Thursday, May 21, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. "Ju...
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State may have paid millions to unemployed who never looked for work
AUGUSTA, Maine - As many as one in three Mainers on unemployment may not be eligible for benefits – yet the state has been cutting them a weekly check anyway. Four successive audits by the State Au...
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Chamber encouraging businesses to display artwork
VAN BUREN, Maine - The Greater Van Buren Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local businesses to display artwork. As part of this new marketing program, Frog Hollow plans to display an “Artist of th...
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A DAY IN THE LIFE: Elvin Ouellette
FORT KENT, Maine - A “Day in the Life” of Elvin Ouellette of Fort Kent includes tolerating an occasional spring shower. As a soft rain fell at 7:15 a.m. Monday, April 27, Ouellette loaded wood at A...
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Almost 2,000 attend trade show
MADAWASKA, Maine - More than 1,000 people visited the 26th Annual Top O' Maine Trade Show at the Multi-Purpose Center on Saturday, April 25, according to Brian Bouley, executive director of Greater...
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Atlanta company purchasing WAGM-TV
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Gray Television, Inc. announced on Thursday, April 23 that it has reached an agreement with NEPSK, Inc. to acquire WAGM-TV for $10.25 million. "The decision to sell WAGM has b...
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NMDC to receive $70,000 EDA grant
FORT KENT, Maine – U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, announced on Monday, April 20, that the U.S. Economic Development Administration will award three Economic Development...
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Chamber dedicates this year's trade show to Roger Thibodeau
MADAWASKA, Maine - Approximately 50 vendors are scheduled to display their products and services on Saturday and Sunday, April 25- 26, at the Northern Top O’ Maine Trade Show, according the Greater...
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Maine Credit Union League releases statistics
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - Recently released year-end statistics of Maine's 60 credit unions, as reported by the Maine Credit Union League, reflect growth in assets, loans and savings in 2014. For t...
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Aroostook County sees decline in foreign-born residents
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - The size of the Aroostook County   immigrant   population declined in the past decade, unlike most other counties in the United States. The findings could be important loc...
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Varney invests in Matériaux Blanchet in Québec
FORT KENT, Maine - Varney Companies announced on Monday, April 13, that it has made an investment in Matériaux Blanchet Inc., one of Québec Canada's largest independent sawmill operators, according...
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Pingree calls for passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - As women mark Equal Pay Day today, April 14, U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that exists between women a...
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