2019 Citizen of the Year

2019 Ashland Area Citizen of the Year The Citizen of the Year Award is sponsored by the Ashland Area Summer Fest. The recipient is an outstanding individual or group recognized for his/her/their impact on the lives of the citizens of the Ashland Area. This individual(s) shows dedication and spirit beyond what is considered regular duty. Read More …

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The Ashland Area Citizen of the Year application is now available online. Click here to download the application and just follow the instructions for submission. The recipient will be announced July 6, 2018 during the evening festivities at the Ashland bandstand.

Salmon Efforts- Aroostook River Basin

There has been a lot of work done by several people in our area regarding the salmon hatchery system on the Aroostook River.  Anglers, please read the information attached about the recent work happening with salmon management. Thanks to Ron Grover for providing this material and being involved in this great effort to save our Read More …

WorkReady Course Start Date

The Ashland Area Economic Development Committee is pleased to announce the offering of the WorkReady Credential Course through the Ashland Adult Education Program commencing February 26, 2018. The WorkReady Credential is a 60-hour training program approved by Maine’s Department of Education that addresses the “soft skills” needed to be successful in the workplace.  Trainees will Read More …

Successful Open House

The Ashland Area  Economic Development Committee had a successful open house on December 7 with over 30 people in attendance.  The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce assisted in providing the ribbon cutting ceremony at the committee’s new office at 190 Presque Isle St., Ashland. The office is open on Tuesdays from 9 to 3.  The Read More …

Hub Zone Press Release for Aroostook County

Area businesses may be interested in how to do business with the federal government by virtue of their organizations being in Aroostook County, a Hub Zone recognized by the federal government. See the Press Release on an upcoming orientation at Northern Maine Development Commission December 7, to learn more about this program.

Economic Development Office Now Open

The Ashland Area Economic Development committee recently met with Yellow Breen, Executive Director of the Maine Development Foundation, to share what the committee is doing in the Ashland area.  Breen gave the group some insights on what the foundation does to help municipalities in Maine and the networking needed for success in economic development.  The Read More …