The closure of the border and subsequent loss of business comes at a time when Houlton, which once had twice the population of Woodstock, seems to be diminishing in comparison.
The humble sea shanty is having a moment, with people around the world discovering the fun that can be had with just a voice and a catchy tune.
There have been no hospitalizations or deaths because of influenza, pneumonia or related illnesses so far this flu season.
“We will miss the families and fans from all over Maine who flock to Bangor for the tournaments and the hometown pride we get to see first hand, but understand the reasoning behind the decision.”
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“How can we empower our students to stand up for what they believe?”