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The former Presque Isle eatery Winnie's on Parson Street is set to open under a new owner by March of 2017.

New owner to reopen Winnie’s eatery in Presque Isle

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
A beginning entrepreneur from Caribou is reopening the former Winnie’s eatery in Presque Isle.
Work by contractor Soderberg Construction in January 2017 on Route 11 at Soucy Hill. The 5.6-mile stretch of roadway is the last section of Route 11 between Ashland and Fort Kent to be rebuilt, and will have a 1.5-mile long truck lane, one of the longest in the state.

Roadwork underway at Soucy Hill on Route 11

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 20, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The reconstruction of a 5.6 mile section of Route 11 between Portage and Eagle Lake will create one of the state’s longest truck lanes.

Madawaska firefighters respond to second propane leak in a week

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
Scott Carlin (with stopwatch), owner of the local Hillside IGA, times two of the competitors at the Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield on July 14, 2016.

Three central Aroostook IGAs being sold

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
The three IGA grocery stores in central Aroostook County are changing ownership next month.
Contributed photo/Aroostook County Sheriffs Office | Houlton Pioneer Times

Former Houlton police chief McKenna joining sheriff’s office

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3 p.m.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 2.17.17 edition

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.

Propane gas leaks send two to hospital in Madawaska

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
Crews from contractor Ed Pelletier & Sons at work on Feb. 14 in the early stages of demolition of Presque Isle's former Haskell Recreation Center.

Demolition starts on old Presque Isle recreation center

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 15, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
The property is destined to become part of a local car dealership.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb

Maine educators look beyond testing to measure student success

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
While school funding is at the center of public debate right now, educators are wrestling with another problem, too: how to measure student success.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.
Members of the Aroostook County business community gathered Feb. 9 at the University of Maine-Presque Isle to talk about immigration and global trade issues at a forum with the Maine International Trade Center and others.

Forum brings northern Maine into loop on global trade opportunities

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 13, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
More than 2,200 Maine companies are selling goods and services in the international marketplace and the state is attracting interest abroad, according to Wade Merritt, vice president of the Maine International Trade Center.
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Driver in wrong lanes for several miles causes multiple accidents

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
Pedestrians walk down Garland Street in Bangor Thursday afternoon.

See where the storm dumped the most snow in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
More snow is on the way Monday afternoon.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Feb. 5, 2016. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

A blizzard blast from Maine’s past

By Christopher Burns on Feb. 12, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Snowstorms are a fact of life in Maine. So here’s a look at back a few of nastiest storms in recent memory.
A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
According to police, Douglas Hise, was driving this Cadillac Escalade in the wrong lane on U.S. Route 1, late Saturday morning in St. David, when he struck two vehicles within a few miles of one another.

Driver in wrong lane for several miles causes multiple accidents in County

By Don Eno, SJVT/FhF Staff Writer on Feb. 12, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
Matthew Davis, who was convicted of murdering an Oakfield couple in 2013, reads from a prepared statement during his sentencing on Friday in Houlton Superior Court in Houlton.

Man sentenced to life for Oakfield slayings, crime spree in 2013

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 10, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Matthew Davis was convicted of shooting to death Michael Kitchen, 51, and Heidi Pratt, 49, in the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 2013, in the Oakfield home they shared, setting their house ablaze and fleeing in a stolen pickup truck.
The entrance to The Aroostook Medical Center's emergency department and day surgery center.

New Presque Isle EMS service starts with compromise but not a contract

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 10, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
Presque Isle’s new city-run E911 emergency ambulance service is set to start in April.
The scene of a single-vehicle crash on Route 11 in Portage Thursday afternoon, Feb. 9.

Crash in Portage sends one to the hospital

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 10, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.
A driver escaped major injuries after being ejected from her car during a single vehicle crash in Portage.