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MMA sold to New York investment group
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Bankruptcy courts in both the U.S. and Canada approved the sale of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway to Railroad Acquisition Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Fortress I...
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Nadeau accepts chamber's Longevity Award on behalf of parish
FORT KENT, Maine - The St. John Vianney Parish and St. Louis Catholic Church were presented the Longevity Award at the Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Jan. 23. The Rev. James Nadeau ...
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Mill bill would grant Maine Tree Growth property exemption
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - A bill introduced by Maine Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, would give a "complete property tax exemption" for land enrolled under the Maine Tree Growth Tax...
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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 ...
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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 | 140 140 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 | 147 147 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...
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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...
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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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