Jen Lynds

Aroostook County Bureau

 
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Potato industry touts benefits of potassium

on July 27, 2016, at 1:14 a.m.
The Maine Potato Board is hopeful that adding potassium to FDA food labels will help potato sales and promote one of Maine’s primary crops.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Police ramp up search for missing Houlton woman

on July 26, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home where Cassandra Nicole Bell, who is considered missing and endangered, was last seen, extending their grid search area in the community.
Houlton police Chief Joe McKenna speaks outside the police department Tuesday afternoon.

Police ramp up search for missing Houlton woman

By Jen Lynds on July 26, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home where a woman who is considered missing and endangered was last seen, extending their grid search area in the community.
Ralph Boyington of Houlton mows the grass on a section of Evergreen Cemetery known as Angel's Hill while his colleague James Wallace trims nearby with a weed whacker on Friday, July 15, 2016. The two are a dedicated tag-team who carefully maintain municipal resting places with a sense of duty to the deceased while also caring for the needs of the living, according to Milton Cone, the town’'s fire chief and cemetery superintendent. They are the unsung heroes in this place.”

‘Unsung heroes:’ Dedicated cemetery employees work through sun, wind, rain

By Jen Lynds on July 25, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
“You will never find a more dedicated crew than these two, and they certainly do not get the recognition they deserve. They are the unsung heroes in this place.”
Passengers on the northbound train exit after the ride ends on Saturday in Oakfield. The Maine Northern Railway in Oakfield offered tickets for a passenger rail car ride first in house and then on social media to benefit one of its engineer-conductors, Marvin Collier, who has fighting cancer. All of the money will help him in his battle against non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Community steams to Oakfield railroad to support man in cancer fight

By Jen Lynds on July 19, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
With the assistance of friends and family and his company, Marvin Collier is getting his future back on the rails.
A barrel of potatoes waits to be hauled to storage on the Martin Farm in St. Francis, Sept. 25, 2015.

Potato industry touts FDA label update, benefits of potassium

By Jen Lynds on July 16, 2016, at 12:54 p.m.
Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said the industry encourages anything that can draw more attention to the potato in general.
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A piglet momentarily escapes capture during a pig scramble in Union in this August 2008 file photo.

Mapleton woman seeks to end ‘inhumane’ pig scrambles, sheep riding at ag fairs

By Jen Lynds on July 15, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
“I just feel that kids are born with natural empathy, and we need to nurture that. We don’t need to teach them that it is OK to chase around a pig and then put it in a bag and listen to it squeal.”
A South Portland-based Teamsters Local 340 truck participates in the Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade in Fort Fairfield in this 2015 photo. The union once again is gearing up for the annual statewide Feed The County Food Drive, which benefits Catholic Charities of Maine Hunger and Relief Food Banks in The County through its “Feed The County” collection campaign.

Teamsters union, Catholic Charities Maine readies for annual food drive

By Jen Lynds on July 14, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
FORT FAIRFIELD | Every year for the past six years in the week leading up to the Maine Potato Blossom Festival, Traci Place has had one figure on her mind — 480,000. That is the total pounds of food the business agent for the South Portland-based Teamsters Local 340 …
Three people were arrested and charged with trafficking-manufacturing methamphetamine on Wednesday after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency allegedly uncovered a clandestine lab at a residence in Orient. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely, according to MDEA Commander Peter Arno.

Three charged after methamphetamine bust in Orient

By Jen Lynds on July 14, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
Three people were arrested and charged with trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine on Wednesday after state drug enforcement agents said they uncovered a clandestine lab at a residence in Orient.
Bangor fire Capt. Greg Hodge holds a package of Narcan, July 7, 2016.

New program offers Narcan at tribal clinics to address overdoses

By Jen Lynds on July 12, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
The problem of opioid abuse has impacted residents statewide, resulting in an increase in overdoses across the state, including Maine’s five Native American tribes, according to the head of a nonprofit prescription drug abuse prevention program.
After 27 years of service, Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Kris Miller (in blue shirt) of Ludlow said goodbye to friends, colleagues and a large group of active and retired Aroostook Count Sheriff’s Office employees during her retirement ceremony June 30 at the sheriff's office in Houlton.

Longtime County deputy honored on her retirement

By Jen Lynds on July 11, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
A longtime deputy from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office who performed numerous tasks and did “every one of them with a smile,” Sheriff Darrell Crandall said.
Two women escaped injury on Saturday after a two car crash on the Station Road in Easton, according to Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall.

Mapleton, Greenbush women uninjured in Easton accident

By Jen Lynds on July 11, 2016, at 6:37 a.m.
The sheriff said that both vehicles were significantly damaged.
The severely deformed feet of Abdelkhalek El Malyani are evident in this photo of him taken in 2013 at the Sidi Moumen Cultural Center in Casablanca, Morocco.

County woman raising money for young Moroccan to travel to US for treatment

By Jen Lynds on July 10, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
The Shriners will fund all of the Moroccan’s medical costs but other expenses such as airfare and food will not be covered.

Police: Piglet dies after being left in hot car at Houlton fair

By Jen Lynds on July 05, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
Police are investigating an incident at the Houlton Agricultural Fair in which a woman allegedly left three piglets she won at the fair in a hot car.
Police in Houlton are asking for the public’s help to determine who vandalized the property of one of the better landscaped homes in the community.

Vandals damage landscaping at Houlton home

By Jen Lynds on July 05, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
Police in Houlton are asking for the public’s help to determine who vandalized the property of one of the better landscaped homes in the community.

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.