Matter of Finance 01.2.18

In this edition of Matter of Finance,Thompson-Hamel LLC. consultant Brian Hamel dolls advice to get your financial houses in order for 2018.

Houlton town council looking at town manager applications

The search for a new town manager in Houlton is moving forward. So far 14 applications have come in for the spot. In September, Houlton's town manager resigned without reason. William MacDonald held the position for less than a year. Now the council is looking at applications.

AM Chat with Shawn Cunningham: ACAP Wic Program

TIME FOR THIS MORNINGS AM CHAT. TODAY WE TALK WITH AN OFFICIAL FROM ACAP TO FIND OUT HOW FOLKS IN NEED CAN APPLY FOR AND UTILIZE AN IMPORTANT FOOD PROGRAM...

The State parks of Maine had a record breaking camping season

State Parks in Maine - including ours right here in Aroostook County- are celebrating what turned out to be a record breaking camping season. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and lands announced recently that through September, 255,553 campers had been recorded for the 2018 year.

County healthcare providers open new advocacy center to help kids

County healthcare providers say the opening of a new advocacy center to help children who've been sexually abused is a huge positive in this community. Providers of the Northern Light A.R. Gould hospital say there were huge challenges in treating kids who have experienced sexual trauma in that many of the resources and services were located Bangor south. To now have a site that's county based opens the door to more kids and families getting access to services and treatment to cope and eventually heal the wounds of trauma. ###

All aboard for the PI historical society foliage molly trolley ride

The Presque Isle Historical Society hosted a fall foliage ride aboard Molly the Trolley on Saturday. Kim Smith, secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors, served as tour guide, narrated the trip, providing historical information along the journey, including discussion of the area's first settlers.

A former County advocate for domestic violence was back for a local event

A former County advocate for domestic violence awareness who now works at the state level was back in this neck of the woods recently. Francine Garland Stark is the Executive Director of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. She was formerly the executive director of the Hope and Justice Project. She recently took part in the Walk It Up Presque Isle event put on by her former organization. Garland Stark says she enjoys getting out and visiting her member agencies often, especially during domestic violence awareness month.

 

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