Articles by Rick Levasseur


Bear sighting results in Westfield crash

on June 23, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
Police say driver caused crash with another vehicle traveling behind her when she attempted to make a U-turn to take a picture of the bear.
Loring Development Authority President and CEO Carl Flora discusses a recently approved letter of intent with an undisclosed aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul company to start up operations on the former Air Force base. As of June 21, 34 truckloads of equipment had already arrived and renovations were underway at several building at the Loring Commerce Centre to accommodate the large-scale project.

Former Loring base preparing for new aviation repair firm

on June 22, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Details are not being release because the company is still going through the regulatory process, but LDA President and CEO Carl Flora said the project has the “potential to be a fairly large operation with a lot of employees.”
A tractor-trailer truck driven by Marlin Hostetler, 40, of Littleton burst into flames on Interstate 95 Wednesday evening. Hostetler was not injured in the April 26 fire. The tractor trailer, which was hauling a load of potatoes south, was destroyed.

Tractor trailer hauling potatoes bursts into flames

on April 27, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.

Acting US attorney for Maine announced

By Rick Levasseur on March 13, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.
Richard W. Murphy has been named the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, replacing Thomas Delahanty.
Ronald Boersma

Brewer man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 23, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Ronald Boersma still faces state charges connected to the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls.
City worker Tobi Smith looks into a 10-foot-deep sinkhole underneath a section of sidewalk along the Banor Waterfront on Wednesday afternoon.

Part of Bangor waterfront walkway remains off limits until sinkhole can be permanently fixed

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 17, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
“With each tide that comes in, we just don’t know.”

Anti-Semitic hackers target UMaine, other schools with fliers

By Rick Levasseur on March 27, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.
The fliers were sent to printers around the UMaine campus, according to officials.

Stacyville man wanted on 2006 warrant facing new drug charges

By Rick Levasseur on Feb. 03, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
A Stacyville man wanted for failing to appear in court was arrested Tuesday on additional charges of drug possession and felony trafficking in prison contraband, according to police.
A 41-year-old Chapman woman was seriously injured Tuesday when her vehicle went off Grendell Road on a curve and overturned, according to Maine State Police.

Woman injured in single-vehicle accident in Chapman

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 03, 2015, at 5:46 p.m.

Corinna man found dead in Dexter lake

By Rick Levasseur on Oct. 01, 2015, at 6:15 p.m.
A 69-year-old Corinna man was found dead Thursday afternoon in Lake Wassookeag, according to the Maine Warden Service.
Stephen W. Gove

Maine Municipal Association names new executive director

By Rick Levasseur on Sept. 18, 2015, at 7:08 p.m.

Ellsworth, Augusta officials join MMA executive committee

By Rick Levasseur on Sept. 01, 2015, at 11:13 a.m.

Delivery of tissue machines may cause traffic delays in Down East

By Rick Levasseur on July 07, 2015, at 6:12 p.m.
A 19-year-old Houlton woman was not injured despite losing control of her vehicle Monday morning on slippery Route 1 in Monticello, striking a snowbank and rolling the car over onto its roof, according to police.

Houlton woman dodges injury despite rolling car over onto roof

By Rick Levasseur on Feb. 02, 2015, at 5:21 p.m.

Emergency outage 1-2 p.m. in Addison area

By Rick Levasseur on Dec. 01, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
A fundraiser will be held Saturday in Searsmont to benefit Bob Perol (right) and his teenaged son, Cody, who lost their dog and all their possessions in a fire on Nov. 23. The benefit, which will include a dinner, auction and music, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Abundant Grace Ministry on the Brierly Road.

Fundraiser in Searsmont to benefit man who lost farm, leg, home in series of bad events

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 28, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
Pratt Chevrolet Buick of Calais has taken over the General Motors Company franchises for all GMC, Chevrolet and Buick vehicles in Washington County, according to owner Ian Pratt.

Pratt Chevrolet Buick in Calais taking over GMC franchises for Washington County

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
Ranger Jasmine Hammond of the Maine Forest Service fights a fire Friday afternoon that burned about an acre of Nature Conservancy land in Pembroke.

Rangers investigating fire that burned acre of Nature Conservancy land in Pembroke

By Rick Levasseur on Oct. 03, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
Geraldine Largay

Reward for missing Appalachian Trail hiker raised to $25,000

By Rick Levasseur on Sept. 24, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.

Emergency outage in Aroostook County planned this afternoon to make repairs to power system

By Rick Levasseur on July 28, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.