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Chamber selects Pat Dow as its Citizen of the Year
FORT KENT, Maine - Pat Dow received the 2014 Citizen of the Year award from the Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual dinner, Jan. 24. Dow said that it was a total surprise ...
Jan 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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What to do about empty storefronts?
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - The St. John Valley Times takes a look at the empty storefronts along the Main Streets of the St. John Valley. Reporter Don Eno explores efforts underway to tackle this res...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
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Funding available for businesses impacted by last summer's heavy rainstorms
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - As a result of the heavy rainstorms in Maine this past summer, the U.S. Small Business Administration has made available federal economic injury disaster loans to small bus...
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APP donates $5,000 to 2014 World Acadian Congress
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - The Aroostook Partnership for Progress board agreed to donate $5,000 to the World Acadian Congress during a meeting last week. The money will help sponsor a conference on e...
Jan 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report followup: Maine still sending millions overseas to buy coal
AUGUSTA, Maine - New England is far less reliant on coal-fired power than much of the nation, but Maine is one of several states in the region that still sends millions of dollars overseas to purch...
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Blending art with science
 to create soap
FORT KENT, Maine - Alicia Schenk's house smells good. The Fort Kent resident not only helps take care of three young boys and the home that she shares with husband Mark, but also finds time every d...
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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No. 2 heating oil and kerosene prices level off, while propane continues to rise
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Governor’s Energy Office conducted its weekly heating fuel price survey on Monday, Jan. 13, and found the current statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $3.81 p...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irving mill to save $82,000 a year with energy-efficient changes
NASHVILLE PLANTATION, Maine - J.D Irving, Ltd. is expected to save $82,000 per year in energy costs at its Nashville Plantation sawmill facility due to improvements funded in part by a $181,761 gra...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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MaineDOT releases its statewide three-year work plan
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine -  Gov. Paul R. LePage and Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt today released the Maine DOT Work Plan for the next three years. The plan leverages...
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote will determine $5 million spending measure for economic development
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine – An omnibus spending measure scheduled to be voted on tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the House of Representatives contains $5 million that would include funding for the Nor...
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New Irving softwood sawmill near Ashland moves forward, still hiring
NASHVILLE PLANTATION, Maine - Mary Keith, vice president of communications for J. D. Irving Ltd., said the company’s construction and hiring plans for the new softwood sawmill near Ashland are comi...
Jan 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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APP continues efforts to grow county's agriculture economy
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Aroostook Partnership for Progress is planning a meeting to widen the circle of input for a grant application to help grow and diversify the county's agriculture via assist...
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New rules could enhance recreational lodging businesses
UNORGANIZED TERRITORIES, Maine - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Land Use Planning Commission has announced rule revisions aimed at enhancing and expanding recreati...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brandon Berce and Jay LaJoie to help promote potatoes
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine – U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud has praised the announcement that two Maine potato producers have been appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the Natio...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Court of Appeals upholds NMDC ‘whistleblower’ ruling
FORT KENT, Maine - According to court documents dated Nov. 15, the First Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston has upheld a February ruling from the lower U.S. District court in Bangor, cl...
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