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  • Author: Kennebec Journal

Date: 2007 August 12

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Photo of the 1947 St. Augustine Drum and Bugle Corps performing in Augusta, Maine. The caption includes a list of members of the corps from that period.

  • Author: Metzler, Rebekah

Date: 2010 March 18

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Four Maine residents - Severin Beliveau, Norman Angers, Annette Daigle, and Jean Dionne - were inducted into the Franco-American Hall of Fame at the State House in Augusta, Maine.

  • Author: Cartwright, Steve

Date: 1993 December 20

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Ernie Gagne, humorist and Maine talk radio voice of the controversial "Frenchie" character, releases a cassette tape of his ethnically-driven jokes.

  • Author: Manlove, George

Date: 1989 December 4

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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As the discontinued Edwards Mill began to burn more strongly at the foot of Sand Hill in Augusta, Maine, in 1991, many firefighters were called back to the site from which they had already left.

  • Author: Capital Weekly
  • Author: Bates News (1960)

Date: 1996 November 6

Publication: Capital Weekly

Language: English

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1926 photo taken of workers in the Edwards Mill (weave rooms 33 and 53), Augusta, Maine. The featured caption seeks out newspaper readers who might be able to identify the faces in the picture.

  • Author: Farkas, Tom

Date: 1996 January 18

Publication: Capital Weekly

Language: English

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Augusta, Maine, resident Paul Labbe helps the local Capital Weekly newspaper to identify a 1940s photo of a store and gas station. Article features the picture itself, as well as claims from others who attempted to make an identification of the…

  • Author: Cartwright, Steve

Date: 1993 March 5

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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After stepping down from his radio personality post at WBLM, Ernie Gagne, a.k.a. 'Frenchie,' takes part in a televised panel discussion about his ethnically-driven humor, its dissidents, and the cultural and historical issues it exhumes. The panel…

  • Author: MacDonald, David

Date: 1991 March 6

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Captioned photo of man shoveling snow on Monroe Street, adjacent to the former Labbe's Market on Augusta, Maine's Sand Hill.

  • Author: Brack, Ken

Date: 1989 December 2-3

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Article recounts burning of Augusta, Maine's Edwards Mill in November and December of 1991. Discusses the melange of firefighting efforts from many parts of Central Maine, as well as the early stages of investigating the fire's cause.

  • Author: Hale, Karlene K.

Date: 1989 December 2-3

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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In the aftermath of the burning of the Edwards Mill in Augusta, Maine, some former workers look back on their many years spent there during its time of operation. This article focuses on the stories of Edward Doyon, Valmond Rodrigue, Robert Beaudoin,…

  • Author: Brack, Ken

Date: 1989 December 1

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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A fire consumes the Edwards Mill in Augusta, Maine, beginning in the afternoon of November 30, 1989. Article includes a picture of the smoke and fire at the base of Sand Hill, a neighborhood in the north part of the city.

  • Author: Kennebec Journal

Date: 1989 December 4

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Selection of pictures and a brief article on the sentiments surrounding the burning of the Edwards (cotton) Mill in Augusta, Maine.

  • Author: Rooks, Douglas

Date: 1989 December 2-3

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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This editorial reflects on the recent burning of the Edwards Mill in Augusta, Maine, in contrast with the anticipation of a new shopping mall to be built in the same city, not far from the mill site.

  • Author: Brack, Ken

Date: 1989 December 8

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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After the defunct Edwards Mill of Augusta, Maine, is devastated by fire in 1989, it comes to light that its owner had been trying for nearly a year to sell the property.

  • Author: Associated Press

Date: 1989 December 7

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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The Maine Fire Marshall's office finds no certain cause of Augusta, Maine's 1989 Edwards Mill fire, and mentions that either "a discarded cigarette or broken elevator" was probably what sparked the blaze.

  • Author: Brack, Ken

Date: 1989 December 5

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Maine state officials discuss efforts to investigate the cause of the Edwards Mill fire in the winter of 1989, on the shore of the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine.

  • Author: Fossett, Jim

Date: 1989 December 5

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Photo of a firefighter and firetruck on the site of the Edwards Mill, Augusta, Maine, as workers tended to the blaze there in the winter of 1989.

  • Author: Brack, Ken

Date: 1989 December 6

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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State officials determine where - but not yet how - the Edwards Mill fire began in Augusta, Maine, in the winter of 1989. Article also provides an update on the work being done by local firefighters to control the blaze's spread.

  • Author: Brack, Ken

Date: 1990 January 13

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Article getting feedback from Mark Isaacson, vice president of the Edwards Manufacturing Co. whose Augusta, Maine, mill site was demolished by fire one month ago. Includes a picture of Isaacson in front of the mill ruins.

  • Author: Manlove, George

Date: 1989 December 1

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Article on the Edwards Mill fire as a spectacle in Augusta, Maine, where neighbors, former mill workers, and descendants of those who moved to Central Maine to work in the mill watch the industrial building complex go up in flames. The blaze could be…

  • Author: Manlove, George

Date: 1990

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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After its abandonment and destruction by fire, the Edwards Mill on the west side of Augusta, Maine, is finally demolished. Article features picture of mill neighbor and former mill worker Edgard Violette.

  • Author: Long, Robert

Date: 1998 July

Publication: Capital Weekly

Language: English

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Le Club Calumet, the Franco-American social organization in Augusta, Maine, dedicates its youth sports fields in memory of local entrepreneur Albert "Pete" Gagne. Includes pictures of the monument erected at the fields in Gagne's honor.

  • Author: Stone, Matthew

Date: 2009 October 2

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Members of the Kennebec Valley Federal Credit Union vote to reject a merger with Kennebec Savings Bank. Both institutions are located in Augusta, Maine. KVFCU, formerly known as St. Augustine Credit Union, was the financial institution historically…

  • Author: Edwards, Keith

Date: 2009 June 23

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Article on Augusta, Maine, entrepreneur, Frank Pomerleau, written soon after his death. Pomerleau's furniture and appliance store was a staple in the community for over 50 years, with Pomerleau himself being recognized for his success by business and…

  • Author: Edwards, Keith

Date: 2010 February 9

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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French teachers and Franco advocates plan to speak at upcoming Board of Education meeting. Their comments will come in response to the City of Augusta, Maine, school superintendent, Cornelia Brown, in her presentation of an upcoming school budget…

  • Author: Edwards, Keith

Date: 2009 April 28

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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The City of Augusta, Maine seizes the eastside paper mill, formerly known as "Statler Tissue," with the stated purpose of demolition for potential development. According to the Kennebec Journal, the mill closed in 2001.

  • Author: Edwards, Keith

Date: 2010 February 11

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

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Supporters of a number of educational programs - including elementary French - threatened by cuts to the Augusta, Maine, city budget make their voices heard at a Board of Education public forum.

  • Author: Hale, John

Date: 2009 August 20

Publication: Capital Weekly

Language: English

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The demolition of the Augusta, Maine, east-side paper mill, which began June 2010, continues in plain view on the bank of the Kennebec River.

  • Author: Hale, John

Date: 2009 July 30

Publication: Capital Weekly

Language: English

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With a merger pending between Kennebec Savings Bank and KV Federal Credit Union - both of Augusta, Maine - some credit union members voice their opposition, citing the historical value of their institution, its assistance to the Franco-American…

  • Author: Paradis, Patrick

Date: 1980 October 16

Publication: Church World: Maine's Catholic Weekly

Language: English

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Extended article on Augusta, Maine, Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Valmond Gilbert, celebrant of St. Augustine Church. Discusses his community involvement - religious, economic, political, and otherwise. Includes photos of Fr. Gilbert at mass, with…