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Maine lacks funds to maintain infrastructure | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:53

Maine lacks funds to maintain infrastructure

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    John Melrose, senior consultant with Eaton Peabody Consulting Group and former commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation Association, served as the first speaker at a meeting hosted by the Maine Better Transportation Association on Aug. 6 in Presque Isle. Melrose discussed the lack of funding for bridge and road maintenance throughout the state and the need to find ways to address the shortfall.

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Trains, planes and Aroostook’s economic future | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:46

Trains, planes and Aroostook’s economic future

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Officials with the Maine Better Transportation Association hosted their annual Aroostook County meeting Aug. 2 at the Northeastland Hotel, featuring three guest speakers: Nate Moulton, director of rail for Maine DOT; Scott Wardwell, director, Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle; and Jay Kamm, senior planner for NMDC. Welcoming those in attendance was Jim Hanley, president of the MBTA, with the Hon. Charles Theriault (D-Madawaska), House chair of the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation, serving as moderator.

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Collaborative ambulance service begins in Star City | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:40

Collaborative ambulance service begins in Star City

    PRESQUE ISLE — A new era in ambulance service in the Star City officially began Monday when Crown Emergency Care and the city of Presque Isle launched operations under a collaborative model approved this spring by the City Council and the TAMC board of trustees. The tentative agreement, approved in May, was recently ratified by the unionized employees of Crown Emergency Care.

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Reusable shopping bag sales benefit local soup kitchen | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:38

Reusable shopping bag sales benefit local soup kitchen

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    GRAVES’ SHOP ’N SAVE, through a new program initiated by Hannaford Supermarkets, is selling reusable shopping bags, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Martha & Mary’s Soup Kitchen in Presque Isle. Available for $1.29, Hannaford will donate 25 cents from each bag sold to the soup kitchen. Pictured with some of the “Fight Hunger” bags are Cindy Patten, manager of Martha & Mary’s, and Don Samiya, store manager.

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Lost Cockatiel found in PI | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:20

Lost Cockatiel found in PI

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    THIS GRAY COCKATIEL, nicknamed Robin, was found Aug. 5 in Presque Isle. Presently under the care of Donna Riley, the bird appears to be female and is fully grown. Riley hopes to reunite the bird with its owner. FMI, contact the Central Aroostook Humane Society at 764-3441.

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