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Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.

Regulators want public input on Emera’s rate hike

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday in Presque Isle.

Two arrested in suspected meth lab in Washburn, No. 102 statewide

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating what could be the fifth methamphetamine manufacturing lab busted in Washburn this year and the second within 1,000 feet of a school.
A Caribou man was injured in a midmorning tractor-trailer crash on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, after police say the bulk truck he was operating overturned and spilled its load of potatoes in Connor Township. Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall said that the truck driver suffered non life threatening injuries.

Caribou man injured after truck spills potatoes

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
A Caribou man was injured in a midmorning tractor-trailer crash after police say the bulk truck he was operating Monday overturned and spilled its load of potatoes in Connor Township.
Daren the lion asks for a high-five at a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.

The research isn’t with D.A.R.E — but police love it, and Maine schools still use it

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Around 60 schools in Maine still use D.A.R.E., more than any other packaged program.
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.
Hugh Corbett, executive director of the Maine Military Authority, shows Gov. Paul LePage a fixed-route transit bus refurbished by the company on Jan. 16, 2014, in Augusta.

Military official says bus rehab costing more than the contract pays

By Fred Bever, MPBN on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:23 p.m.
Workers at the former Loring Air Force base are still on the job this week, and the state’s adjutant general says he’s hopeful that Maine and the Boston-area transit system can find a way to complete the project.
Easton High School graduating seniors in June walked the elementary school halls and received well wishes from students and staff members. From front to back are Macey Currier, Emma Bonner, Brandon Hosford (obscured), Jason Gurley and Logan Halvorson.

Easton High School makes national ‘beating the odds’ list

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
Easton Junior-Senior High School has found itself as the lone Maine school on Newsweek’s list of 500 American high schools that are overcoming barriers to student success.
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People look at a moose that was brought in to be tagged and weighed at the Gateway Variety store in Ashland Monday on the first day of moose hunting in 2016. This moose shot by Kenneth Hunt of Phippsburg weighed 965 pounds.

A happy birthday hunt pays off on Maine moose hunt opening day

By John Holyoke on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
Monday marked the opening day of the first session of this year’s moose hunt in Maine, with 72 bull permits allocated in eight Wildlife Management Districts in the northern part of the state.

Moose hunt 2016

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Monday marked the opening day of the first session of this year’s moose hunt in Maine, with 72 bull permits allocated in eight Wildlife Management Districts in the northern part of the state.

Orient woman accidentally run over, killed by husband

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Sept. 26, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
A 74-year-old Orient woman died Saturday evening after she was struck by a vehicle driven by her husband in their driveway.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
A rider manuvers the teeter-totter at the Four Seasons Trails on Sunday.

Four Seasons Trail Fall Foliage Festival deemed a success

By Four Seasons Trails - CVJ on Sept. 25, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
MADAWASKA — Despite cloudy skies, children and their families ventured out to the annual Four Seasons Trail Association Fall Foliage Festival at the Four Seasons’ lodge on Spring Street where they participated in a bicycle obstacle course, horse rides and rode the Misty Meadows farm train. Although the foliage in …
Civil War re-enactors gather behind the new monument of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams in the Hodgdon Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Maine Civil War veteran receives final salute as he’s laid to rest in Hodgdon

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 25, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
“Today there is a celebration as we return someone who was lost home,” Pastor Robert Smith said. “That is the great thing about Aroostook County. People know that no matter how far away they go or for how long, they can always return home.”
One of the bulidings of the Maine Military Authority on the grounds of the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone.

LePage halts contract for Maine Military Authority in Limestone

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
A contract executed by the Maine Military Authority was halted by Gov. Paul LePage today after he announced that it had been underbid, a move that he said resulted in unexpected costs to taxpayers while also threatening jobs at the Aroostook County facility.

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 9.22.16 edition

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
In this edition: 1) An #Allagash waterway trip departing from #Caribou. 2) Awareness and historical information walks in #FortKent and #PresqueIsle. 3) A celebration of the outdoors, trails, and #FallFoliage in #Madawaska. Plus lots more! #offugo… #AroostookThing of the week: the Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Moose and …
The grave markers of Jewett Williams' ancestors, which have been restored in preparation for the return of the Civil War veteran's remains from Oregon to the family burial site, can be seen Sept. 16 in Hodgdon.

Despite dispute, Maine Civil War veteran to be laid to rest in Hodgdon

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
Hodgdon Town Manager Jim Griffin said town officials have been busy over the past week getting the cemetery ready for the ceremony.
Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier uses a magnifying glass and flashlight to examine the authenticity of a $20 bill on Wednesday morning.

Counterfeit bills found circulating in Fort Kent

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:55 p.m.
Thus far, U.S. $20 and $50 bills have been discovered.
 

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