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Christmas tree farm, 'a good little family venture'
NEW CANADA, Maine - Dana Violette of Eagle Lake ties a colored ribbon on a fir tree before it gets loaded onto a truck at the Allagash View Farm on Thursday morning, Nov. 21. Tree farm owners Gary ...
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Daigle named commercial loan officer
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Karen Daigle has accepted the position of commercial loan officer with Acadia Federal Credit Union, according to a Nov. 20 press release from the savings institution. Daigl...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Average gasoline price in Maine rises almost five cents
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - The average retail gasoline price in Maine has risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43 yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,228 gas ou...
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Very Valley Christmas Expo brings in $750 for PTO
FRENCHVILLE, Maine - Approximately $750 was raised for the Dr. Levesque Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization at the "A Very Valley Christmas Expo," according to Principal Lisa Bernier. The...
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Staying off the naughty list: 10 ways to avoid post-holiday financial regrets
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - For some, a purse overflowing with credit card receipts and the "ca-ching" of the cash registers marking escalating debt are negatives that can easily outweigh the positiv...
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Gov. LePage points to unemployment drop as evidence of the impact of his policies
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul R. LePage pointed to declining unemployment rates in September and October as evidence that his economic policies are putting more Mainers back to work. The unemployment ...
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Extended unemployment benefits to end Dec. 28
AUGUSTA, Maine - About 4,000 recipients of Extended Unemployment Compensation in Maine will no longer be eligible to receive unemployment benefits after Dec. 28, if benefits have not been extended ...
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Propane prices rising; other heating fuels remain steady
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Governor’s Energy Office conducted its weekly heating fuel price survey on Monday, Nov. 18, and found the current statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $3.53 p...
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In Aroostook County, fewer houses sold, but they sold for more
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — Maine and the nation's existing home sales and prices continue to rise, according to a press release from the Maine Association of Realtors. Realtors using the common Web ...
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Thirty-seven workers facing layoff at Smith & Wesson in Houlton
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – State Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick, R-Houlton, issued the following statement yesterday, Nov. 19, regarding the recently-announced layoffs of 37 workers at the Smith & Wesson pl...
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Groups meet to discuss bringing local foods to schools
VAN BUREN, Maine – Nutrition, farming and business groups are trying to get locally grown foods into Aroostook County schools. Employees of Healthy Aroostook, a program of Aroostook County Action P...
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Tourism groups working to develop gourmet tour for CMA 2014
MADAWASKA, Maine - A committee that includes the Edmundston Tourism Office, the Northern Maine Development Commission, and Tourisme Témiscouata of Quebec will host information sessions to help deve...
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Average retail gasoline price inches up
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - The average retail gasoline price in Maine has risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 yesterday, Sunday, Nov. 17, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...
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Investors bring back Gateway
MADAWASKA, Maine - Cliff Dionne of Dionne Construction puts the finishing touches on a new cement walkway in front of the Gateway Motel, Nov. 6. The motel on U.S. Route 1 in St. David, was built in...
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Informal survey finds Valley businesses not yet heavily impacted by ACA
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," requires most employers to provide health care for their employees. Some have cited the law for placing an undue economi...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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