Jen Lynds

Aroostook County Bureau


Two men escape injury in Aroostook County crash

By Jen Lynds on June 28, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
Two men escaped injury after a crash in Portage on Sunday.
Cancer survivor Wendell Boyd, 10, of Mars Hill poses recently with his purple “Flush Out Cancer” toilet, which he has used to raise awareness and money for the Maine chapter of the American Cancer Society.

10-year-old Mars Hill cancer survivor raises funds, awareness with purple toilet

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff on June 27, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
To have the not-so-elegant lawn ornament removed, or to have it put on someone else’s lawn, the recipient would have to donate $10 to $20 to the American Cancer Society.

Grand jury indicts Houlton man on charges of kidnapping, terrorizing

By Jen Lynds on June 21, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
A Houlton man charged with kidnapping in March has been indicted on numerous related charges.
Growing flowers are visible amidst the campaign signs on June 14 by the garden at the entrance to Market Square in Houlton.

Gardeners lament loss of Houlton Garden Club

By Jen Lynds on June 20, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
The Houlton Garden Club not only served as an outlet to provide planting and gardening tips to other members, the club also hosted discussions that were open to the community.
A pile of rubble is all that remains of a vacant building seen Thursday on Bangor Street in Houlton. The building was torn down for safety reasons.

Building collapses in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
A construction firm was busy Thursday and Friday tearing down the remnants of a building that collapsed into itself Thursday afternoon.
A local woman swerved to avoid hitting an animal on Lake Road in Monticello on Friday and ended up rolling her 1996 Chevrolet Blazer down a small embankment before it came to rest against some trees.

Monticello woman rolls vehicle after swerving to avoid animal

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
A local woman swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road and ended up rolling her vehicle down a small embankment Friday.
A loaded logging truck took out a utility pole around noon Friday on Danforth, temporarily knocking out power to residents of this small northern Washington County community.

Logging truck careens into pole in Danforth

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
A loaded logging truck took out a utility pole Friday, which knocked out power to residents of this small town in northern Washington County.
Jesse Marquis, the 40-year-old St. Francis man accused of murder in the death of his longtime girlfriend in June 2014, appears in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on Tuesday.

Prosecutor: Killer stabbed victim 11 times, shot her at close range

By Jen Lynds on June 14, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
Assistant Attorney General John Alsop told the jury that Jesse Marquis killed Amy Theriault in a rage the day after she ended their little more than 1-year-old live-in relationship.
Jesse Marquis

Jury selection starts for trial of County man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

By Jen Lynds on June 13, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Jesse Marquis is accused of killing Amy Theriault, a 31-year-old mother of two. The state medical examiner said Theriault died of a gunshot wound to the chest and multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck.

Caribou and Bangor recorded dry, warm month of May

By Jen Lynds on June 08, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
The month was marked by above average temperatures and below average precipitation across northern and eastern Maine.

Maine school put on lockdown after girl allegedly threatens to kill teacher

By Jen Lynds on June 03, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
A deputy was told that the juvenile was in possession of a knife and had threatened to kill a teacher.
A kitten climbs on a ladder at the Houlton Humane Society animal shelter Jan. 29, 2014.

Houlton Humane Society trying to move forward after upheaval

By Jen Lynds on June 02, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
Cathy Davis, who is back at the helm of the Houlton Humane Society as chairman of the board, said it is time for a new beginning.
Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall

Sheriff decries spate of domestic violence cases in Aroostook

By Jen Lynds on June 01, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
A recent uptick in the number of domestic violence cases handled by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is drawing the attention of administrators.

Blasting caps found, detonated in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on May 31, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
The homeowner found them on the ground when he was doing yard work.
A Bangor woman escaped injury when her vehicle hit a moose Thursday afternoon on Route 11 just south of Masardis in Aroostook County. Michelle Warhola, 60, was not hurt, but the moose was killed and her 2007 Honda CR-V was severely damaged, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office.

Bangor woman survives after hitting moose in The County

By Jen Lynds on May 27, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
“Moose are pretty active right now, and people need to be on the lookout,” the sheriff said.
Timothy Frost

Woodland woman reportedly stabs boyfriend in self-defense

By Jen Lynds on May 27, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
The woman, who told police she was pregnant, was taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou for medical evaluation and later released.
Thunderstorms pass over a potato field in Fort Kent in this August 2015 file photo/

Northern Maine could see thunderstorms, hail

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
There is potential for storms to produce quarter-size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph.
Myles Bolstridge (far right) seen in court March 27, 2015.

Portage man summoned on probation violation

By Jen Lynds on May 24, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
A Portage man who was incarcerated last year for driving drunk and causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of his 33-year-old cousin has been accused of violating his probation by driving a snowmobile without a license.
Business and economic leaders and town officials listen to a presentation during a summit sponsored by Aroostook County Tourism on Friday at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton.

Leaders meet for Aroostook County tourism summit

By Jen Lynds on May 23, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
“This is a great opportunity for the Maine Office of Tourism to outline its plans for marketing in the next year.”
Thomas Wilson (right), marketing director for Gritty'’s of Portland, hands a sample of one of Gritty's products to a consumer during the first Blackfly Brewfest on May 14 in Houlton.

Officials planning second Blackfly Brewfest in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on May 23, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Jane Torres said the overall event was a success, as it brought in a number of new business owners, tourists and contacts for other entrepreneurs in the community.