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John LaChance meets Prime Minister Stephen Harper at CMA 2014
EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - John LaChance met Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper during Congrès mondial acadien 2014 / 2014 World Acadian Congress ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 8. Originally of M...
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Board tables St. Francis Elementary School closure until January
FORT KENT, Maine – A possible elementary school closure in St. Francis has been put off until next year. The SAD 27 school board voted at its regular meeting Monday night to table the agenda item, ...
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Mizpah walk-a-thon to include free picnic meal
GRAND ISLE, Maine - The Mizpah Cancer Retreat will once again host a walk-a-thon fundraising event at its facility off Doucette Road. The benefit will start at 12 p.m. and last until midnight, Sund...
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Le Festival Chautauqua to feature wagon rides, open houses, live music
FRENCHVILLE, Maine - Le Festival Chautauqua will take place Saturday and Sunday at the community center, town park and historical society buildings. Hours at the community center will be from 9 a.m...
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Obituary: GLORIA ANN GALLANT, 1947 - 2014
LIMERICK, Maine - Gloria Ann Gallant, 67, of Limerick died on Aug. 10, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in the St. John River...
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Florence Martin sings traditional 'complaintes'
LILLE, Maine - Florence Rose Martin and museum director Don Cyr presented traditional "complaintes," or ballads, Saturday, Aug. 16 in the back room of the Musée Culturel du Mont-Carmel. The present...
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Cretons a hit with 'la grosse visite'
ST. AGATHA, Maine - Emile Cyr of Manchester, Conn., stopped into Gary Babin's Grocery & Meats on Main Street on Friday, Aug. 15, to stock up on eight containers of homemade cretons, an Acadian trea...
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Acadian Festival's tintamarre makes noise for National Acadian Day
MADAWASKA, Maine - Costumed walkers, with noisemakers, took part in a downtown "Grand Tintamarre" on Friday evening. The annual Acadian Festival noise parade, with a designated route of nearly a ha...
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Tour de la Vallée raises $15,500 for cancer fund
FORT KENT, Maine - The scenic roads of the St. John Valley played host to more than 100 cyclists, runners and walkers Sunday at the Tour de la Vallee fundraiser. Approximately $15,500 was raised fo...
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Squeezing time in at the park before returning to school
MADAWASKA, Maine - Payton Ecker, 8, and friends played on the swings and other equipment at Dionne Park on Wednesday, Aug. 6. They also tried “rock art” with giant chalk. Elementary school students...
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COLUMN: From the Publisher's Desk ...
We hope you enjoy our special CMA 2014 edition this week. Many people e-mailed photos and information to help the News team, and many advertisers sent in their ads and information early to help the...
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Mass starts National Acadian Day
MADAWASKA, Maine - Bishop Robert Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland led Mass in the Multi-Purpose Building on Friday morning to start National Acadian Day festivities. The Mass was or...
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NMMC anticipates first aid to crowds during CMA 2014
ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - Northern Maine Medical Center has made its first-aid services available at recent events. With the Emergency Response Unit in tow, clinicians were on site at the Freedom Fe...
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Stage set for outdoor concert celebrating National Acadian Day
MADAWASKA, Maine - This week crews erected a large outdoor stage adjacent to the Multi-Purpose Building, where a National Acadian Day Mass is planned for Friday morning, with a concert and firework...
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Morris to pay homage to Edith Piaf
MADAWASKA, Maine – “Joëlle Morris chante Edith Piaf” will pay homage to French singer Edith Piaf at noon on Friday, Aug. 15, in the basement of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on St. Thomas Stre...
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