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  1. Maine is facing a nursing shortage. UMaine system unveils its plan to help.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Bangor Daily News

    The University of Maine system unveiled a wide-reaching plan Wednesday to double its nursing enrollment over the next five years, which includes adding 1,000 new slots for students wishing to pursue a nursing degree online. Health care leaders are working to attract 250 new nurses to Maine, and are partnering with the state's colleges and universities to graduate an additional 400 license-eligible nursing students each year to counteract 3,200 vacant nursing positions expected across the state by 2025, a deficit that will hit hardest in rural Maine, Chancellor James Page said Wednesday.

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  2. Caribou welcomes BikeMaine during special 'Sunday on Sweden' festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | Bangor Daily News

    The City of Caribou has had no shortage of events and festivals this summer, and capped off its Sweden Street celebrations with a special "Sunday on Sweden" to coincide with BikeMaine's trek through the state's largest county. The Sept.

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  3. Maine micro-roasters are getting brews to their customers one bean at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | Bangor Daily News

    Andrew Newell, founder and owner of Farmhouse Coffee Roasters in Winterport, got his start as a micro coffee roaster in perhaps the most Maine way possible - out of necessity and in a backpack. Barred from drinking coffee because of a Lyme disease diagnosis about five years ago, Newell began researching the effects of different foods and beverages on his system.

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  4. Train engine replica could be someone's tiny houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | Bangor Daily News

    A Fort Kent woman is selling a replica of a Canadian National train engine that has been transformed into roughly 250 square feet of living space. The narrow space has built-in shelves for everything from books to a DVD player, and hooks are in place for the hammocks to be strung from wall to wall for snoozing.

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  5. Maine largely escapes China tariff brunt, but US ports fear effects on ship traffic and jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | Bangor Daily News

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo a cargo ship is unloaded at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Between them, the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for a large amount of the seaborne goods that the United States imports from China, and the prospect of a widening trade war between the global giants has port executives and longshoremen worried.

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  6. This 68-year-old auto racer has no plans to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | Bangor Daily News

    Curtis Gerry of Waterboro has won five straight races at OPS, including last year's 250 and four subsequent Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model North Series events. Morrill's Travis Benjamin is the last driver to win back-to-back 250s, accomplishing that feat in 2013 and 2014.

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  7. American Folk Festival hopes to evolve along with blossoming Bangor waterfrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Bangor Daily News

    Blues singer Sister Monica parker plays a gospel set on the Bangor Daily News Railroad Stage during the 2013 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. Congolese musician Samba Ngo, left, mezmerizes the crowd at the Railroad Stage at the American Folk Festival on Bangor's waterfront Friday evening, Aug. 26, 2011.

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  8. Paradis takes Fort Kent town manager postRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Bangor Daily News

    The councilors unanimously voted to offer Paradis the post following an executive session on Monday, Aug. 13. Following contract negotiations, Paradis and the councilors reached an employment agreement on Tuesday evening, Aug. 21. Paradis was one of 26 candidates who applied for the job after longtime town manager Donald Guimond retired in March. Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier is serving as interim town manager.

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  9. Theriault set for Sunday's Oxford 250Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Bangor Daily News

    Fort Kent stock car driver Austin Theriault will unveil the Bangor Savings Bank's Buoy Local program paint scheme on his No. 57 Ford at 10 a.m. Thursday at the bank's new waterfront headquarters at 24 Hamlin Way.

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  10. Fort Kent council offers Suzie Paradis town manager positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Fort Kent councilors unanimously voted following an executive session Monday night to offer Suzie Paradis the position of town manager. Paradis lives in Fort Kent and is currently serving as director of economic and community development for the town of Madawaska.

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  11. Celebrations and cooler weather await in The CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    It's going to be a great August, or at least a great second half for the month of August. I was looking at the long-range weather report, and it looks like we have high temperatures that are much more reasonable than the muggy sweatbox grodiness we've been enduring.

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  12. Fort Kent wastewater pump replaced, but river advisory remains in effect for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Operators of the town's water and sewage treatment facility have replaced the broken pump that forced them to temporarily divert wastewater into the Fish River on Tuesday. But a Maine Department of Environmental Protection advisory cautioning people to avoid contact with the contaminated water of the Fish River, and the St. John River into which it feeds remains in effect for the time being.

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  13. Severe microburst takes down 40-60 trees in New SwedenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A short-lived but intense storm left its mark on New Sweden Tuesday morning, taking down 40 to 60 trees and knocking out power to hundreds of area residents, according to a County emergency official. John Gibson, deputy director of Aroostook County Emergency Management, said Wednesday that the damage occurred on Route 161, roughly one mile north of the four corners where Northstar Variety is located.

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  14. Storm knocks out wastewater pump at Fort Kent, prompts warning about avoiding riversRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a public safety announcement on Tuesday morning cautioning people to avoid all contact with the Fish River and the St. John River in northern Maine east of Fort Kent. An early morning thunderstorm caused damage to the Fort Kent wastewater pump station, forcing the town to temporarily divert wastewater into the Fish River, according to DEP Regional Director Nick Archer.

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  15. Dry conditions having small impact on potato growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Although it has been a dry, hot summer, the annual potato growing season appears to be right on schedule, according to industry officials. "As a whole, quality is good everywhere," said Don Flannery, president of the Maine Potato Board.

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  16. Confessions of an unrepentant lapsed gardenerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    This is the time of year I tend to avoid Facebook. It's not the politics, off-color jokes or insipid inspirational memes that have me boycotting social media, though.

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  17. Former UMaine basketball coach named athletic director at UM-Fort KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    He was an assistant basketball coach for the University of Maine women's team that captured its first America East tournament title since 2004 . Now he hopes to help create more memories 179 miles north of Orono as the new athletic director at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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  18. A true hot mess in Fort KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    On Wednesday, after a long day of working and following my commute from Presque Isle to Fort Kent, I arrived at my home to find a uniquely disgusting surprise waiting for me. At some point during the day, a vehicle dropped a garbage bag of what appeared to be the contents from a well-used portable latrine.

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  19. Officials hoping end of week rains will ease current drought conditions in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Parts of Maine were getting some much-needed rain Thursday, but state officials are not ready to say it's enough to end current drought conditions around the state, according to information released Thursday. Even as heavy rains were falling over much of northern and western Maine Thursday afternoon, the United States Drought Monitor map was showing abnormally dry conditions from Kittery to Fort Kent.

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  20. Fort Kent police charge five men for allegedly trying to steal Bee-Jays signRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A group of friends may have made a little too much noise this weekend when they allegedly attempted to steal as a souvenir a sign from atop the now defunct Bee-Jays Tavern in Fort Kent. Officer Connor Lapierre responded at 1:10 a.m. Saturday morning to a report of people yelling outside the Main Street bar, which permanently closed its doors June 30 after 47 years in business.

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