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It's official: New bridge open to all traffic
FORT KENT, Maine - Officials from both sides of the Maine / New Brunswick border attended the official opening of the $13.9 million Clair-Fort Kent International Bridge today, Thursday, July 31. “I...
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Up go the Acadian Festival banners
MADAWASKA, Maine - Preparations for the annual Acadian Festival continue. Banners went up at both ends of Main Street today, July 31. The festival is scheduled for Aug. 14-17, with Music in the Par...
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Twin Rivers agrees to invest in upgrades and pension plan
EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - The provincial government of New Brunswick and Twin Rivers Paper Company have completed a Memorandum of Agreement that will see the company invest in its employee and re...
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Two minors uninjured in truck fire
FRENCHVILLE, Maine - More than a dozen Fort Kent firefighters responded to a vehicle fire just over the town line in Frenchville on Wednesday afternoon, according to Fort Kent Fire Chief Ed Endee. ...
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Aug. 6, last day to register for Acadian Festival home decorating contest
MADAWASKA, Maine - The Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce is asking local residents to decorate for the 37th Annual Acadian Festival Residential Decorating Contest, Aug. 7. Entries will be judge...
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COFFEE BREAK: Soaking in summer
It seems that every year, lately, the seasons go by like this: Mud. Baby green grass. Way-too-long grass. Driving around bringing kids to visit other kids. Chilly mornings. Suddenly, snow. Well, I ...
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Six people and two horses escape injury in car collision with Amish buggy
EASTON, Maine - A driver and his four passengers escaped injury when his horse-drawn carriage was hit from behind by a Jeep cresting a hill on the Conant Road at 6:10 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 30...
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BIRTH: Babin girl
FORT KENT, Maine - A girl, Keira Lou Babin, was born on July 29, 2014 to Lee Ann and Troy Clayton Babin of Fort Kent. Maternal grandparents are Carroll and Debbie Bossie of New Canada. Paternal gra...
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'Madawaska on the Move' with new walking trail
MADAWASKA, Maine - The Madawaska on the Move coalition will open an urban walking trail on Aug. 8 to coincide with the start of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 / 2014 World Acadian Congress, accor...
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Community rejects Madawaska school budget by 28 votes
MADAWASKA, Maine - Voters once again rejected a proposed 2014-2015 school budget at Tuesday's referendum vote. The $6.5 million school budget failed by 28 votes, vote according to Town Clerk Kathle...
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An eclectic display of imaginary landscapes and fantastical creatures
FORT KENT, Maine - Michelle Richardson’s exhibit “Eclectic Miscellany” opened Monday, July 28 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Blake Library Gallery. Richardson, who lives in Eagle Lake, u...
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Long Lake Summerfest one year earlier to coincide with CMA 2014
ST. AGATHA, Maine - Every five years the residents of St. Agatha put on the Long Lake Summerfest. It will arrive one year early this year to coincide with the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 / 2014 Wo...
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Lise Pelletier to present on local identity: Acadian, French Canadian, or American?
MADAWASKA, Maine - Director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Lise Pelletier will present “Are we Acadians, French Canadians, or Americans, and how did the Acadians s...
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Gabrielle Naranja graduates from Bates College
FORT KENT, Maine - Gabrielle Naranja graduated May 25 from Bates College in Lewiston. A 2010 graduate of Fort Kent Community High School, Naranja graduated after majoring in psychology. She is the ...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS: Dave Draper
FORT KENT, Maine – Dave Draper moved from Guilford back to the St. John Valley to work as a mechanic for H&S Garage in early July. Draper has been a mechanic for 20 years. He owned his own garage f...
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