Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent


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 …
All 13 members of the Jerome and Joyce Jackson family take a moment to relax together on the porch of their new St. Francis home. The family was able to purchase the house thanks to a program through USDA Rural Development.

Family of 13 finds a home, community in northern Maine thanks to USDA program

By Julia Bayly on June 22, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
ST. FRANCIS, Maine — Jerome and Joyce Jackson knew they had found the house of their dreams in St. Francis. What there were not expecting was being embraced by the small community where they just moved to raise their 11 children. “Finding a home for the Jacksons was no easy …
Laurie McIntyre stands on the banks of the St. John River in Fort Kent as her son Eric completes the final few yards of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail which began in Old Forge, New York.

Completing 740-mile canoe trip is one way to spend a 21st birthday

By Julia Bayly on June 22, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Six days into his 38-day, 740-mile canoe trip up the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Eric McIntyre, alone on a New York river, came close to calling it quits. But on Saturday, McIntyre paddled into the trail’s terminus at the Fort Kent boat landing where he celebrated …

New Jersey man completes epic 740-mile canoe adventure

By Julia Bayly on June 22, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
Eric McIntyre through paddles the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and ends his journey in Fort Kent on Saturday – his 21st birthday.

Museums, libraries outnumber gun stores in every Maine county except Aroostook

By Julia Bayly on June 21, 2014, at 6:13 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — It’s not often licensed gun dealers and museums are referenced in the same sentence, much less the same news story. Earlier this week a reporter at The Washington Post did just that when he ran a nationwide, county-by-county statistical comparison on the numbers of federally licensed …

700 Emera customers in Island Falls area without power Friday afternoon as crews search for cause

By Julia Bayly on June 20, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
ISLAND FALLS, Maine — Crews with Emera Maine are looking for the cause of a southern Aroostook outage Friday afternoon which at one point left 2,753 customers in and around Island Falls without power. Customers in Dyer Brook, Oakfield, Crystal, Patten, Sherman and Stacyville were also affected by the outage, …
Maine native Kale Poland celebrates completing and winning the grueling Peak 500 ultra marathon earlier this month in Vermont.

Fueled by pizza and cheese puffs, Maine native wins grueling 500 mile Vermont race — on foot

By Julia Bayly on June 18, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
For some, the idea of sitting behind the wheel and driving 500 miles is an exhausting thought. Now, imagine stepping out of that car and racing 500 miles, under your own power, on your own two feet, up and down a mountain over and over again. Last month, Turner native …

Fort Kent teen suffers broken hip in motorcyle accident

By Julia Bayly on June 18, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — A Fort Kent teenager was taken to the hospital with a reported fractured hip after his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck driven by a friend Monday afternoon, according to information released by the Maine State Police Wednesday morning. Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old male …

County woman set to testify at US Senate hearing exploring shutting down some SSA field offices

By Julia Bayly on June 17, 2014, at 7:07 a.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — When an elderly Aroostook County couple found themselves sharing a medication they were both prescribed because they could not afford to fill their individual prescriptions, they were able to turn to staff at the Presque Isle Social Security Administration field office to get additional benefits. If …
Rev. Jacques LaPointe models the Acadian-themed vestments he hopes every priest and bishop will wear when saying Mass during the World Acadian Congress. "I'm in competition with Captain America," the priest joked during a recent press conference.

Plans for major outdoor Mass, other religious events unveiled for World Acadian Congress

By Julia Bayly on June 13, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — United by a common language, culture and faith, more than 5,000 people are expected to gather for an outdoor Mass in Madawaska officiated by an international group of bishops on Acadia Day during the upcoming World Acadian Congress. In fact, organizers of the spiritual service are confident …
Julia Bayly

Summer may not be long enough to complete to-do list

By Julia Bayly on June 12, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Is it just me, or now that the state has finally shaken off one of the longest, coldest winters anyone can remember, it seems summer is now slipping away at warp speed? According to the calendar, summer has not even officially started yet. June 21 is …
Leon and Sandra Carroll were as much in love the day they died minutes apart last Sunday in Limestone as they were in this photo taken in 1982, according to Carroll's brother Allen Menard.

Elderly couple married more than 40 years die within minutes of each other at home

By Julia Bayly on June 12, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
LIMESTONE Maine — According to a family member, the only thing Leon Carroll Jr. loved more than fishing was his wife, Sandra, and one was rarely seen without the other. This past Sunday, after 40-plus years of marriage, the two died within minutes of each other when Sandra suffered a …
Jesse Marquis

Bail hearing for accused St. Francis killer continued

By Julia Bayly on June 12, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — A bail hearing has been postponed for the St. Francis man accused of shooting and stabbing his girlfriend to death. No reason was given for putting off the hearing that was originally scheduled for Friday, June 13, in superior court in Caribou. A new date has yet …
Jesse Marquis

Accused killer Jesse Marquis makes first court appearance

By Julia Bayly on June 09, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Jesse Marquis, the 38-year-old man arrested in connection with the shooting and stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend, Amy Theriault, made his first court appearance Monday morning in Presque Isle District Court by a satellite link from the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. Flanked by defense …

Memorial walk and vigil for Amy Theriault

By Julia Bayly on June 08, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
A walk and candlelight vigil was held Sunday night for Amy Theriault.
Members of Amy Theriault's family toss purple carnations -- the color of domestic violence awareness -- into the St. John River following the memorial walk and candlelight vigil in her honor.

More than 400 attend vigil to remember Amy Theriault

By Julia Bayly on June 08, 2014, at 9:33 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Thirteen-year-old Ian Dubois learned to fish from his aunt Amy Theriault, and at the memorial vigil held in her honor Sunday evening, the youngster said those fishing trips are some of his best memories. More than 400 family members, friends, co-workers and community members attended the …
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