Articles by Anthony Brino

 

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Masardis

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
The operator, who was not wearing a helmet, lost control of the motorcycle, hit an embankment and went airborne into a patch of trees.
An Amish driver, horse and buggy travel on Forest Avenue in Fort Fairfield in September 2011.

Amish community celebrates a decade in central Aroostook

By Anthony Brino on Aug. 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The Amish are one of the few demographic groups that are growing in ranks in northern Maine.
An Amish driver, horse and buggy travel on Forest Avenue in Fort Fairfield in September 2011.


Paul Cyr Photography (paulcyr.zenfolio.com)

Fort Fairfield group, Amish community partner on road safety

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
They are distributing a brochure called “Sharing the Road Safely: Amish Horse Drawn Vehicles and Motor Vehicles,” and aiming to have the publication included in local driver training classes. They are distributing a brochure called “Sharing the Road Safely: Amish Horse Drawn Vehicles and Motor Vehicles,” and aiming to have the publication included in local driver training classes.

Anti-Islam leaflets left on cars in Presque Isle

on July 19, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
The “Camel’s in the Tent” alleges that Muslims are secretly plotting a worldwide “takeover” and offers what experts say is an inaccurate and stereotype-filled perspective on the creation of Islam and its modern practice.
As snow begins to fall, an Amish man in a horse-drawn buggy carrying furniture heads east on Academy Street in Presque Isle in December 2015.

Complaints over horse manure prompt County officials to discuss issue with Amish

By Anthony Brino on July 11, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
A number of residents have called the city to complain about the droppings left by horses hauling Amish buggies to Presque Isle from Easton and Fort Fairfield.

Amish buggy riders, horse survive accident with truck in Presque Isle

on July 05, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
“One of the reins that Glick used to steer the horse let go for an unknown reason, and the horse and buggy went through all four lanes of traffic.”
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PI man who died in shootout fell in with wrong crowd, sister says

By Anthony Brino on June 21, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
“I wish I would have got to say goodbye to my brother. We were very close growing up.”

PIPD seek man in connection with sexual assault

on June 15, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Michael Brown, 39, has been missing since June 7 when he was accused of a sexual assault in Presque Isle.

Trainees involved in shooting at police academy violated rules, director says

By Anthony Brino on June 14, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
“It’s against academy rules to have guns on campus,” Rogers said in an interview Wednesday.

MAPLETON, Maine -- 06/07/17 -- On Wednesday, Tom Mastro, co-owner of the Mapleton One Stop, points to a spot on the floor where a customer started losing blood from a surgical wound and lost consciousness on Monday. Mastro

Mapleton store worker performs CPR, saves life of bleeding, unconscious customer

on June 08, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
“I thought he spilled something on him. All of a sudden blood was flowing out of the bottom of his pants. I can’t even explain how much blood he lost.”
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine -- 05/30/2017 -- A crew from Hemphill Farms plants a field with potatoes in Presque Isle on May 30, 2017. Seed potato growers like Hemphill Farms sometimes finish planting later than other farmers as they wait for the soil to warm.

Potato planting wrapping up in Aroostook County

on June 07, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.
Although the number of acres planted in potatoes has fallen by 28 percent since 2000, Maine is still among the top 10 potato-producing states.

Plans moving along for $16.1 million National Guard center in Presque Isle

on May 26, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
The readiness center will be home to the Maine Army National Guard’s 185th Engineer Support Company, and it will replace an older building with significant repair needs currently used in Caribou.
Sam Blackstone of Circle B Farms prepares to go pick up the bean pot for a group lunch at an open house and apple class at his Caribou farm in May 2016.

Caribou farm named northern Maine food aggregator for UMaine system

By Anthony Brino on May 22, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
A major University of Maine system food service provider is partnering with Circle B Farms of Caribou to bring more locally grown food to four UMaine campuses.
Bald Mountain seen from nearby Carr Pond, in the North Maine Woods 10 miles west of Portage. Earning its name when it was logged in the 1970s, the 1,526-foot mountain holds deposits of copper, gold, silver and other minerals that could be extracted through an open pit mine.

Maine Senate unanimously votes to ban open-pit mining

By Anthony Brino on May 09, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
Act To Protect Maine’s Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution passed in the Senate Tuesday morning by a vote of 34-0.
Bald Mountain seen in September 2016 from nearby Carr Pond, in the North Maine Woods 10 miles west of Portage. Earning its name when it was logged in the 1970s, the 1,526-foot mountain holds deposits of copper, gold, silver and other minerals.

Mining bill clears major hurdle, divides environmental activists

By Anthony Brino on April 26, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
LD 820 would amend the controversial 2012 Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act and add a range of new conditions for permitting metal mining.
POLL QUESTION
Teachers take a tour of the Moose River Lumber sawmill in Jackman, which is planning to expand in light of the recent tariffs on Canadian softwood.

Citing new tariff, Jackman lumber mill to add jobs, second shift

By Anthony Brino on April 25, 2017, at 5:41 p.m.
Pleasant River Lumber company is expanding its Jackman sawmill in anticipation of increased demand for American lumber amid the U.S. government’s plans to levy tariffs on Canadian softwood.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin watches logs being cut while visiting a sawmill in Richmond just south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on December 14, 2005.

U.S. to impose up to 24 percent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

By Anthony Brino on April 25, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.
An aerial view of Portage Lake, one of the gateways to the North Maine Woods and the home of a waterbody some feel could be threatened by open pit mining at Bald Mountain.

Open pits, water contamination banned in new protections added to mining bill

By Anthony Brino on April 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
LD 820, a bill introduced by Sen. Everett “Brownie” Carson, D-Harpswell, would amend the 2012 mining law to add a range of new conditions for permitting metal mining.
Rep. David McCrea, D-Fort Fairfield, (second from right) and Sen. Michael Carpenter, D-Houlton, welcome members of the Fort Fairfield/Easton Amish community to the State House on Thursday, March 16. The Amish attended a public hearing that day to testify in support of legislation to allow them to wear red instead of orange during hunting season. Their national church group opposes wearing hunter orange due to its bright color.

Bill could let Amish Mainers wear red instead of orange when hunting

By Anthony Brino on March 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Rep. Dave McCrea, D-Fort Fairfield, wants to let Amish community members hunt wearing red rather than blaze orange in accordance with religious customs.
This archived aerial photo shows the Northern Maine Regional Airport and vicinity in Presque Isle. The airport received a $250,000 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission in 2016 to  help construct a five unit, heated airport hangar for medical evacuation aircraft and business clients.

Agency that brought $5 million to rural Maine on Trump’s chopping block

By Anthony Brino on March 21, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
Since 2010, The Northern Border Regional Commission has funded 26 projects in Maine with a total of $5.4 million in grants