Christmas is getting closer and closer- which means so is the deadline for your shopping. This is of course a busy time of year for local stores, so we checked in with a few of them to see how things are going. Here's News Source 8's Katie Zarrilli.
A Christmas craft and vendor fair will take place at the Stone Ridge event center here in Presque Isle. A portion of the money will go towards detox kits and scholarships for a residential discipleship program for those battling addiction.
Loring Development Authority has entered into an agreement with a Chinese entity, which will pay Loring an undisclosed amount of money to secure a foothold at the former air force base, should it decide to establish a business there.
Harry Hafford retired this past Friday...after 19 years on the job. Lloyd Woods is the secretary of the committee...he says the committee plans to hold a special meeting either at the end of this month or the beginning of next month to decide who will take over as chairman. He says it will likely be someone on the committee, which has about 20 members. He says filling Haffords shoes will be a tough job, but he hopes a member of the committee will step up to the plate. We asked him what he'd like to see in the next chairman.
Students at universities can struggle to afford food as well. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state ranks #1 in New England and #7 in the nation for food insecurity. But most people don't realize that college students are affected as well.
The period began on November 1st. Stanley Targonski is a health care navigator at the Aroostook County Action Program. He says County folks signing up this year have 3 different companies to choose from: Community Health Options, Harvard Pilgrim, and Anthem. Targonski is available to help people register and select a plan both in person and over the phone. He says signing up can be confusing for some.