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10.01.2014

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EVENT ORGANIZERS for the upcoming Take Flight activity

NE-TAKE-FLIGHT-CLR-DCX-ALL-40Contributed photo
    EVENT ORGANIZERS for the upcoming Take Flight activity to be held Saturday at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle gather with the 1,000 empty bottles that will be used for a most unique prize drawing. Five lucky event attendees will win a round-trip ticket from Presque Isle to Boston courtesy of PenAir as a result of the PenAir/Coca-Cola Great Bottle Dive.

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Quebec business acquiring Fraser’s Masardis mill

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer
    MASARDIS — Fraser Timber LLC’s lumber mill will soon be under new ownership, following an agreement signed last week between manufacturing company Maibec Inc. of Levis, Quebec and Fraser Timber LLC for Maibec’s purchase of the assets of the Masardis facility.
    Fraser Timber LLC was established in 1979. The mill manufactures wood products for customers throughout Maine and the Eastern and Southern United States.
    The mill employs about 135 p
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City finds way to recoup funds

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer
    PRESQUE ISLE — Taxpayers won’t be on the hook for funds owed by the Northern Maine Finance Commission on a vacant property, following a recent court decision that allows the city to secure income NMFC receives from a rental agreement with another business elsewhere in Aroostook County.
    “NMFC, an LLC affiliated with the Northern Maine Development Commission, had invested in property in Presque Isle — the former MBNA building on Green Hill Drive.
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Fall Foliage

NE-FallFoliage-Easton-clr-c-sh-40Staff photo/Kathy McCarty
    MOTHER NATURE DECORATES FOR FALL — The weekend’s high temperatures — Sunday set a record of about 84 degrees — combined with bursts of color provided by Mother Nature made for some exceptionally beautiful scenic rides for those who enjoy taking in the fall foliage displays. Despite the haze of the day, Mars Hill Mountain is visible in the distance, with a blanket of oranges, golds, reds and greens covering the land between the mountain and the Ladner Road

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Take Flight event returns to airport Saturday

    PRESQUE ISLE — Excitement is building for the return of an event that drew more than 3,000 people to the Northern Maine Regional Airport last fall. Take Flight — a free activity that is part air show, part community festival, part recognition of the economic development benefit the airport brings to The County, part awareness-building about the region’s emergency medical air transport services, and all about celebrating healthy living in Aroostook — returns to the airport in Presq
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Residents encouraged to enjoy fall foliage hike

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer
    With the fall foliage season upon us, officials with the Aroostook State Park are encouraging residents to get outside and see the beauty that is “The County” firsthand.
    “There’s numerous areas that people can walk on such as bike paths and trails at the Nordic Heritage Center, and of course our facility at Aroostook State Park,” said Scott Thompson, park manager.
    “Haystack Mountain is another great opportunity that’s been get
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Apple season

NE-PickingApples-clr-c-sh-38Photo by Elaine Littlefield
    NATALIE PORTER recently enjoyed picking apples at her grandmother, Mimi Porter’s house in Presque Isle. She is the 2-year-old daughter of Matt and Billie Porter of Mapleton.

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Players’ dinner theater to recognize singer-songwriters

NE-COMMUNITY-PLAYERS-CLR-DCX-SH-40Staff photo/Gary Bowden
    BRIEN SANDSTROM and Martha Grant, members of the Presque Isle Community Players, rehearse for the upcoming dinner theater production, “A Celebration of the Singer-Songwriter.” Sandstrom plays the bass guitar and will sing Elton John’s “Your Song” during the Oct. 10-11 and 17-18 shows, while Grant is a percussionist. Directed by Melbourne Smith, the Players’ dinner theater will celebrate the singer-songwriters who, according to Smith, “offer food for th

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ACAP receives major grant

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer
    PRESQUE ISLE — A $96,425 grant from the Next Generation Foundation of Maine (Maine Next Gen) will support the Aroostook County Action Program’s next phase of capital improvements at its Family Services Center, located at 44 Park St. in Presque Isle.
    These additional improvements and energy efficient upgrades will help ensure that the center remains safe and accessible now and for future generations.
    “We are excited that Maine Next Gen
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