Jen Lynds

Aroostook County Bureau

 
Doug Morin (left), his niece Lillian (center) and his father, Doug Sr., can be seen in this undated family photograph.

Two men indicted on murder charges to return to Maine

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.

Houlton police seeking info on armed robbery in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
Anyone who may have information is asked to call Houlton police at 532-2287.
Richard Nickerson

Windham high school choral director and Houlton high school grad is a finalist for Grammy educator award

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
Richard Nickerson is one of 10 finalists up for the award, created by the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation.
Maine State Police are seeking the public’s help to locate a sport utility vehicle that a Houlton man claimed contributed to an accident on Route 1 in Monticello on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

State Police seeking information on SUV after crash in Monticello

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
He told police that a driver in a black SUV crossed the centerline, forcing him to swerve off the roadway to avoid the vehicle.
The lifts are pictured running at Bigrock Mountain in Mars Hill on Friday, Dec. 2. Travis Kearney, general manager of Big Rock, said late Friday afternoon that the facility is preparing to open on Dec. 10, which is one week earlier than planned. “All of the trails are covered in natural snow this year, which is the first time that this has happened in years.”

Bigrock Mountain to feature natural snow on all ski trails for first time in years

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 08, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.
Mother nature dropped 22 inches of snow on northern Maine during the first week of December.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested three people following the discovery of a meth lab inside a home in Sherman. As part of an ongoing investigation into the illicit manufacturing of methamphetamine, MDEA’s Aroostook County Task Force, assisted by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and US Border Patrol Agents, searched the mobile home at 130 Silver Ridge Road in Sherman Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Found inside were materials consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine and the MDEA lab response team was called to assist with evidence collection and clean-up.

Three people charged in Sherman meth lab case; 123rd such case this year

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 07, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
Three people were arrested Tuesday and charged with crimes related to the alleged unlawful operation of a methamphetamine lab in Sherman, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Police seek help in locating truck stolen from Aroostook County

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Maine State Police are seeking the public’s help to recover a vehicle reported stolen here last week.
According to State Police Sgt. Chad Fuller, Houlton Police Officer Jasmine Cyr, 27, of Oakfield was on routine patrol traveling south and had turned into a business parking lot to turn around and head back north. As Officer Cyr entered US Route 1 from the parking lot, she didn’t see an oncoming 2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV and was struck head-on by the vehicle as she pulled back onto Route 1.

Houlton police truck totaled in third accident in six months, officer injured

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
For the third time in six months, a Houlton Police Department vehicle has been involved in an accident.
Hatchimals, made by Spinmaster, a US company, are the hottest children's toy on the market this Dec. 2016 holiday season. It is also the hardest to get.

Maine parents pained by Hatchimals hunt

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 02, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
“I am very afraid that my daughter is going to be disappointed.”
Chip Wilde of Houlton clears snow from his driveway Wednesday morning after nearly a foot of snow fell in the Shiretown. Another storm was expected to hit the area Wednesday night into Thursday.

Aroostook towns get about a foot of snow, more on the way

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 30, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
A winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service in Caribou on Wednesday forecast another blast of snow for northern Maine late Wednesday into Thursday.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Apple donates easement on 32,400 acres in Aroostook

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
One of the world’s largest tech companies and a top-ranked conservation organization are joining forces to donate a conservation easement on the more than 32,400 acres in Aroostook County known as Reed Forest.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Aroostook towns consider impact of marijuana vote

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
Officials from several towns across Aroostook are considering the impact of the legalization of marijuana on their communities, with at least one imposing an emergency moratorium to temporarily prevent marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Aroostook towns consider impact of marijuana vote

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
Officials from several towns across Aroostook are considering the impact of the legalization of marijuana on their communities, with at least one imposing an emergency moratorium to temporarily prevent marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop.
A 2007 Camry driven by Karen Lewis, 38, of Houlton was forced off the road Monday evening when it was struck by another vehicle on the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near Smyrna. That vehicle did not stop and Maine State Police are searching for that operator.

Texas man summoned in Smyrna hit and run crash

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
A Texas man was summoned on several charges Tuesday after he allegedly left the scene of an accident that sent a woman to the hospital.
This undated aerial photo shows Wytopitlock Stream in an area of Reed Plantation in southern Aroostook County. Apple announced this week that in partnership with The Conservation Fund it has donated a conservation easement on more than 32,400 acres known as Reed Forest that it acquired last year.

Apple, conservation group donate easement on 32,400 acres in Aroostook County

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
“These conservation easements are a real gain for the people of Maine, because they allow landowners to keep the forests as forests.”
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Aroostook Grand Jury – Nov. 10, 2016

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
The Aroostook Grand Jury handed down indictments on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Aroostook Grand Jury – Nov. 10, 2016

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
The Aroostook Grand Jury handed down indictments on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Timothy DeLuca

Old Orchard Beach officer hired as Houlton police chief

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 15, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Timothy DeLuca was officially hired for post by the Houlton Town council Monday.
Nearly 44 years ago, Lewis Hogan Jr.'s (pictured) plane went missing. Neither his body nor the plane have ever been found.

Searchers ask hunters, hikers to lookout for clues pertaining to missing Houlton pilot

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 14, 2016, at 2 a.m.
Hunters and hikers out in the woods this fall are being asked to keep an eye out for the remains of a Houlton-based pilot or his plane that disappeared on a stormy day 44 years ago.
A low Piscataquis River flows by Browns Mill Park in Dover-Foxcroft. With drought conditions affecting the region, the Dover & Foxcroft Water District issued a water conservation request to its customers earlier this fall.

Most of Maine still is parched from our very dry summer

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 14, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Mark Bloomer of the National Weather Service said that 70 percent of the state — including central, coastal and western parts of Maine — were considered to be in “moderate drought.”