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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of May 8, 2024

25 Years Ago – May 12, 1999
Thompson received an award — Arthur H. Thompson of Thompson Associates in Presque Isle was presented the Lester A. Rosen Humanitarian and Achievement Award by the Union Central Life Insurance Co.

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Caribou area From our Files – Week of May 8, 2024

75 Years Ago – May 12, 1949
Getting started on the Birds Eye-Snider plant — Workmen prepare forms for the cement pouring and start of construction on the large concrete and brick building at the Birds Eye-Snider plant in Caribou.

2 weeks ago

St. John Valley weather for May 1-7, 2024

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies are expected Friday as a moisture circulating around low pressure to the east keeping plenty of clouds across the Valley heading into the weekend.

2 weeks ago

Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of May 1, 2024

25 Years Ago – May 5, 1999
1999 Miss Easton crowned — Crystal Ferris, 18-year-old daughter of Wade and Leah Ferris, and a senior at Easton High School, was crowned 1999 Miss Easton by the reigning 1999 Junior Miss Easton, Shelby Wilcox, at the Community Tea sponsored by the Easton Home Extension held at the community center April 24.

2 weeks ago

Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 1, 2024

50 Years Ago – May 1, 1974
Ground Is Broken — Construction of new Houlton Regional Hospital got its official start Thursday morning at groundbreaking ceremonies on the site. Despite a Wednesday storm that dropped nearly a foot of snow on the ground, about 75 persons turned out for the brief ceremony.

3 weeks ago

Caribou area From our Files – Week of April 24, 2024

25 Years Ago – April 28, 1999
Levesque wins secretaries honor — Sandi Levesque of the Holy Rosary Rectory in Caribou was given the best secretary award in appreciation of Professional Secretaries Day on Wednesday, April 21. She was given a bouquet of roses and a balloon from Phil’s Florist.

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Houlton area From our Files – Week of April 24, 2024

50 Years Ago – April 24, 1974
Maine’s Minimum Wage Goes To $2 On May 1 — Because of the increase in the Federal minimum wage effective May 1, Maine minimum wage will increase from $1.90 to $2.00 on that date. Also, the rate for students who are less than 19 years old will be increased on May 1 from $1.43 per hour to $1.50 per hour under the Maine law.