Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent

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Presque Isle man charged after stealing back car that was repossessed from him

By Julia Bayly on July 10, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Presque Isle man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a car that was repossessed from him by a bank for lack of payment, according to Chief Matthew Irwin of the Presque Isle Police Department. Patrick Keegan, 45, of 45 Reach Road, is charged with violating …
A northern parula warbler sizes up the bay window before launching an attack.

Bird-brained behavior means war at Rusty Metal Farm

By Julia Bayly on July 10, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — It would seem I am at war with nature. Which is a bit odd, given my longtime and unflagging support of all furry and feathered creatures. It is not a battle of my choosing, but here on Rusty Metal Farm, I was left with no choice …

More than 1,300 Emera customers without power in parts of Maine Thursday morning

By Julia Bayly on July 10, 2014, at 9:15 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — More than 1,300 Emera Maine customers in Aroostook, Penobscot and Washington counties were without power Thursday morning and crews were on the ground searching for the cause, according to information posted on the company’s website. The bulk of those affected are in Aroostook County, with about …
Trooper Dennis Quint sustained head and hand injuries when he hit a moose late Tuesday night as he responded to an earlier moose-vehicle collision in Cyr Plt.

Trooper hits moose on his way to respond to moose-vehicle accident

By Julia Bayly on July 09, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
CYR PLANTATION, Maine — A Maine State trooper responding to a moose-vehicle collision late Tuesday night had his own moose encounter while in route. Trooper Dennis Quint of the Houlton Barracks was northbound on U.S. Route 1 in Cyr Plantation in response to an earlier moose-vehicle accident involving Melissa Martin, …
Paul Kendrick stands in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008.

Maine advocates for those abused by priests say pope’s request for forgiveness ‘positive’ but not enough

By Julia Bayly on July 07, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Pope Francis on Monday said the Roman Catholic Church should “weep and make reparation” for the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy, but for at least one advocacy group in Maine, that does not go far enough. “For some time now, I have …

Madawaska school committee to present new budget with zero tax increase to voters

By Julia Bayly on July 03, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — When the Madawaska taxpayers turned down the proposed 2014-2015 school budget at referendum last month, it was a message to school officials — come back with a budget with no increase in the local share over last year. On Wednesday the Madawaska School Committee did them one …

Madawaska school committee to get look at revised school budget

By Julia Bayly on July 01, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — A week after voters rejected the proposed budget at referendum, the Madawaska School Committee will get its first look at the revised fiscal year 2014-15 school budget. Superintendent Ginette Albert said Tuesday she is “very confident” the new budget, which does include some monetary cuts, will meet …

15 central Aroostook teens charged with underage drinking after police break up pit party

By Julia Bayly on July 01, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — State and local law enforcement officials broke up a pit party last week and as of Tuesday had charged 15 with underage drinking with more likely to be charged, according to Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan. Using information received through tips, observation and social media sites, members …

More than 1,700 briefly lose power in Fort Kent area

By Julia Bayly on July 01, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — About 1,700 Emera Maine customers in Fort Kent, Eagle Lake and New Canada were without power for 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon before crews found and repaired the problem. Crews had been in the area already working on upgrading lines in the Wallagrass area when two of …

Two Presque Isle teens charged with theft, assault after allegedly stealing sandwich

By Julia Bayly on June 30, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Two Presque Isle juveniles were charged with assault and theft late Sunday after allegedly stealing a sandwich from the local Walmart and fleeing on foot. On Monday, Presque Isle Police Chief Matthew Irwin said a clerk at the Main Street Walmart attempted to stop the two …

Man arrested in Presque Isle after allegedly flashing a minor

By Julia Bayly on June 30, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A mother’s quick thinking resulted in the capture of a man who allegedly exposed himself to a minor in a drugstore parking lot Sunday afternoon. Jeffrey Robinson, 52, of 17 Terrace Street, Perth Andover, New Brunswick, has been summoned on misdemeanor charges of visual sexual aggression …
Team Houlton Farms Dairy rider Brian Hupe refuels with some Houlton Farms Dairy chocolate milk on a recent ride in Aroostook County. When it comes to proper post-exercise recovery, there is plenty of good science that says chocolate milk is not only tasty, but has a near perfect ratio of carbohydrates to protein.

Houlton cyclists drink chocolate milk as post-workout recovery fuel

By Julia Bayly on June 30, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Health question for the day: Is a vice actually a vice if it’s good for you? When it comes to chocolate milk, a treat often associated with childhood naps and story time, good science supports its use outside of story hour as a go-to, post-exercise recovery …
It was all smiles and wagging tails for Gunner as he embarked on the last few miles of a journey that brought him from Tennessee, where he was rescued from an abusive situation, to northern Maine and a new home with Danielle Cote in St. David.

Dogs seized from animal abuse case in Tenn. safe at Fort Kent rescue organization

By Julia Bayly on June 27, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — It was a tail-wagging, tongue-lolling, paws-up happy ending for three dogs that arrived in Fort Kent on Thursday afternoon as part of a larger animal abuse rescue operation. It was a long way for Gunner, Marilee and Daisy, whose prospects only weeks ago looked dismal. Earlier …

Rescued dogs arrive in northern Maine

By Julia Bayly on June 27, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
Three of the 11 dogs coming to Maine from an abusive situation in Tennessee arrived in Fort Kent on Thursday afternoon.
Diners enjoy lunch at the Inn of Acadia's Voyageur Lounge, where traditional Acadian food is given an upbeat and gourmet twist.

Former Madawaska convent transformed into boutique inn to provide local flavor, St. John Valley experience

By Julia Bayly on June 27, 2014, at 7:37 a.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Somewhere, the sisters of the former Mary of Mediatrix of the Filles de Sagasse, or daughters of wisdom, are smiling. A year ago, local businessman Jonathan Roy converted their old Madawaska convent building into the Inn of Acadia, a boutique-style hotel that this summer was recognized by …

Inn of Acadia

By Julia Bayly on June 27, 2014, at 7:34 a.m.
The Inn of Acadia in Madawaska.
Julia Bayly

I’m no fan of gardening, but the No. 1 fan of those who do

By Julia Bayly on June 26, 2014, at 2 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — I’ve tried, as God is my witness, I’ve tried. But in an area with a rich agricultural history and where each spring greeting is prefaced by, “Got your garden in yet?” I have to face the fact I am not a gardener. In fact, I have …

For second year, Madawaska voters fail to approve school budget in time for new fiscal year

By Julia Bayly on June 25, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — For the second year in a row, the Madawaska School Department is heading into its new fiscal year without an approved budget. It failed to pass at the June 24 validation referendum by a 238-191 vote. Residents did approve the school budget at the annual town meeting …

US Department of Labor announces $157,430 additional funding for Maine Military Authority employees laid off

By Julia Bayly on June 24, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
LIMESTONE, Maine — Workers affected by layoffs at the Maine Military Authority are getting some help from the U.S. Department of Labor thanks to $157,430 in supplemental funding, according to information released Tuesday afternoon by the labor department. The funds are in addition to $869,000 the department has already been …
Jesse Marquis

August bail hearing set for St. Francis man accused of killing girlfriend

By Julia Bayly on June 24, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — A bail hearing postponed earlier this month for a man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend in St. Francis is now set for Aug. 26 at Superior Court in Caribou. The hearing for Jesse Marquis, which was continued on June 12, is at 9 a.m. at the …
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