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AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and U.S. Rep Mike Michaud, D-Maine, both expressed disappointment today in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement tha...
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Tax law allows billions in business property taxes to be diverted from paying for local services and schools
HALLOWELL, Maine - Part one of a two-part series Put an addition on your house, and the town assessor will come around, increase the value of your house and your property taxes will go up. Put up a...
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Winning lottery ticket lands Madawaska person $2.95 million
MADAWASKA, Maine - A winning Megabucks ticket has netted an unidentified Madawaska person $2.95 million, according to Pete Williams, co-owner of Bob's Neighborhood Store, the location that sold the...
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Ernst to speak on biomass fuels
FORT KENT, Maine - The Center for Rural Sustainable Development at the University of Maine at Fort Kent will present guest speaker Kalvin Ernst on the “Production of Biomass Fuel in the St. John Va...
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NMG names Labrie and Disy as employees of the quarter
EAGLE LAKE, Maine - John Labrie and Jenna Disy have been named "Employees of the Quarter" at Northern Maine General for the end of 2013. Labrie is the Training and Safety Coordinator at NMG in Eagl...
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Jackson bill would provide worker training
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine – Maine Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, has introduced a bill to provide a training program for workers in Maine to the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economi...
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Farm Bill passes Senate; 68-32 vote includes King support
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – With the support of U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, the Senate today, Feb. 4, passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, more commonl...
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Collins votes against Farm Bill; final version 'falls far short'
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted yesterday, Feb. 3, against proceeding to the Farm Bill and released this statement: "While this bill does contain some provisions t...
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Pingree opposes Farm Bill; it too heavily favors largest farmers
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, voted against the Farm Bill on Jan. 29, saying the bill cuts food stamps for the neediest families, doesn't do enough to create real re...
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Michaud votes to pass Farm Bill; finds it represents 'true compromise'
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, voted to pass the bipartisan conference report for the five-year Farm Bill on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Although the House passed the conference...
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Fort Kent town office will house new telecom equipment
FORT KENT, Maine - Fort Kent Planning and Economic Development Director Steve Pelletier and Paula Bouchard, bookkeeper for the town of Fort Kent, unbox some of the new $77,000 videoconferencing equ...
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MPS had 16 percent rate increase approved in December
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission has set new electricity supply rates after a “competitive solicitation” process, according to a Jan. 22 PUC press release. The new rat...
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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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