To celebrate their 175th anniversary, S.W. Collins gave back

To celebrate their 175th anniversary, S.W. Collins gave back

SW Collins in Presque Isle helped out three local organizations last week- all part of the company's 175th anniversary, which they're celebrating by giving back. The company is donating 20 thousand dollars to local causes throughout the year in each of the five communities where their stores exist. The stores in Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, and Lincoln will each have one thousand dollars to distribute per quarter to three community causes. For the first quarter, the Presque Isle store was contributing to the Washburn Rotary Club, Homeless Services of Aroostook, and the Frontier Heritage Association. Larry Harrison of the Washburn Rotary Club is excited for this funding- as it's going to go towards bringing the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall to Washburn this summer.

With warm weather comes road maintenance projects

Kathy McCarty met with Bob Watson of the Maine Department of Transportation to see what's in store for area drivers and where they'll need to add extra time to travel plans.

TD Bank and its customers working to end hunger here in The County

Catherine Boone, Financial Services Representive with the Presque Isle branch, says the bank is sponsoring an open house at Catholic Charities' Threads of Hope Store on State Street in Presque Isle on Friday and Saturday. The Spring Fling event is designed to raise awareness of the nonprofit's efforts to feed those in need right here at home. The bank has pledged to make a donation, on behalf of its customers, to aid Catholic Charities' goal of Feeding the County.

Local businesses react to possible plastic bag ban

Maine has already become the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers. And soon plastic bags could follow. A recent legislative hearing in Augusta took place to take up the matter. Advocates for the bill say it would promote a clean and green environment where recycleable bags would be the option of choice for businesses and restaurants. Critics say plastic or recycleables won't have an impact on saving the environment. More than 20 cities and towns in Maine already have ordinances to limit single use bags. Donald Samiya (SAM-EE-YA), the store manager of Graves Shop and Save in Presque Isle says his business will comply with whatever the state legislature decides.

 

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