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A barn at the family homestead of Jonas Gingrich, one of six Amish barns in Easton granted a property tax abatement by the Aroostook County Commissioners in the summer of 2016, can be seen recently in Easton. In January 2017, the Aroostook County Superior Court sided with the town of Easton and ruled that the tax abatements should not have been granted.

Justice overturns tax abatements granted on Amish barns in Aroostook County

A Superior Court justice has overturned a decision by Aroostook County commissioners that had granted tax abatements to Amish families in Easton who said their barns were over-assessed in a 2015 property tax revaluation.
A check presentation ceremony was recently held with representatives of S.W. Collins and The Friends of Caribou Schools.  Front from left: Todd Pelletier, Pat Collins, Tim Doak, Don Collins and Bob White. Back row from left: Gregg Collins, Sam Collins, Robert Sprague and Lynn McNeal.

S.W. Collins Makes $50,000 Pledge To Caribou Schools

Kevin Paradis, plant manager at Maibec in Masardis

New plant manager settling in at Maibec mill

Kevin Paradis has been working as a logger and in mills for much of his life, and now he’s overseeing one of the largest in northern Maine’s Route 11 forestry cluster.
Members of Care & Comfort's Presque Isle team recently joined the agency's CEO Susan Giguere and COO Mike Stair to present a gift to Sue Nickerson, Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery Board Member, in support of their services.
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Care & Comfort and their Presque Isle Staff support C-A-N-C-E-R

Dale Christensen, who is selling off $13,000 worth of sports cards and other memorabilia, shows off some of his cards recently in Fort Kent.
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Maine dad selling massive trading card collection to fund sexual assault recovery book

“My daughter was sexually assaulted when she was 6 years old,” Dale Christensen said. “I’ve written a book to help families who are going through what we went through.”
Pictured, from left to right: James Gagnon, State Catholic Order of Foresters, Chief Ranger; Dixie Shaw, Program Director Catholic Charities’ Hunger & Relief Services; Lincoln Jandreau, Catholic Order of Foresters, State Court Secretary/Treasure; and &quotLegs" Labbe Catholic Order of Foresters, past State Chief Ranger presenting a check to the Catholic Charities Aroostook Food Bank in the amount of $1,000 to help with their efforts to end hunger in Aroostook County.
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Catholic Charities Food Bank Receives Donation from Catholic Order of Foresters

Eagle Lake man charged in stabbing incident

The 20-year-old victim of an alleged stabbing here on Monday has been transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he is in stable condition, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

After dip, Aroostook County Action Program sees resurgence in heating oil applicants

After seeing a dip in the number of people seeking services last winter, the Aroostook County Action Program is seeing a resurgence in those looking for help to pay their heating bills this winter.

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Austin Theriault of Fort Kent waits on pit road before the Sta-Green 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race July 12, 2014, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Fort Kent driver lands full-season deal in ARCA Racing Series

Less than four months after he was dropped by Hattori Racing Enterprises while racing on the K and N Pro Series East circuit, Austin Theriault is back in the driver’s seat.
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