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A 2007 Camry driven by Karen Lewis, 38, of Houlton was forced off the road Monday evening when it was struck by another vehicle on the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near Smyrna. That vehicle did not stop and Maine State Police are searching for that operator.

Texas man summoned in Smyrna hit and run crash

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
A Texas man was summoned on several charges Tuesday after he allegedly left the scene of an accident that sent a woman to the hospital.
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A Dead River fuel truck and string of cars driving east and uphill on Academy Street in Presque Isle on Tuesday morning, amid the first measurable snowfall of the season in central Aroostook County.

First measurable snow of season for northern Maine misses record

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 22, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
The first snowfall of any significance in Aroostook County arrived overnight Tuesday morning.
A 2007 Camry driven by Karen Lewis, 38, of Houlton was forced off the road Monday evening when it was struck by another vehicle on the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near Smyrna. That vehicle did not stop, and Maine State Police are searching for that operator.

State police search for suspect in Smyrna hit-and-run

By Joseph Cyr on Nov. 22, 2016, at 7:37 a.m.
Maine State Police are searching for the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash Monday evening on Interstate 95 that sent one woman to the hospital.

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.
This undated aerial photo shows Wytopitlock Stream in an area of Reed Plantation in southern Aroostook County. Apple announced this week that in partnership with The Conservation Fund it has donated a conservation easement on more than 32,400 acres known as Reed Forest that it acquired last year.

Apple, conservation group donate easement on 32,400 acres in Aroostook County

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
“These conservation easements are a real gain for the people of Maine, because they allow landowners to keep the forests as forests.”
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 11.17.16 edition

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at Houlton Knights of Columbus

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.

Dropped cigarette caused Mapleton crash, police say

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 15, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
Police say a women driving through Mapleton crashed into a pickup and hit a home’s front porch after she dropped a cigarette on herself.
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Old Orchard Beach officer hired as Houlton police chief

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 15, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Timothy DeLuca was officially hired for post by the Houlton Town council Monday.
The seniors center at Presque Isle's new community center features Amish-made rocking chairs and a full kitchen.

Maine’s newest community center is now open

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:47 a.m.
Presque Isle’s new Sargent Family Community Center has been a project long in the making and city leaders hope it will be a vibrant activity space for youth, adults, families and elders from around central Aroostook County for a long time to come.
A bus from the Aroostook Regional Transportation System drops off a rider at an apartment in Presque Isle in late October.

Aroostook bus service shows demand, challenges for rural transit

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:47 a.m.
While most everyone drives to get around as long as they can, seniors, individuals with disabilities and some members of the general public, including the Amish, all use the Aroostook Regional Transportation System.
Nearly 44 years ago, Lewis Hogan Jr.'s (pictured) plane went missing. Neither his body nor the plane have ever been found.

Searchers ask hunters, hikers to lookout for clues pertaining to missing Houlton pilot

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 14, 2016, at 2 a.m.
Hunters and hikers out in the woods this fall are being asked to keep an eye out for the remains of a Houlton-based pilot or his plane that disappeared on a stormy day 44 years ago.
A low Piscataquis River flows by Browns Mill Park in Dover-Foxcroft. With drought conditions affecting the region, the Dover & Foxcroft Water District issued a water conservation request to its customers earlier this fall.

Most of Maine still is parched from our very dry summer

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 14, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Mark Bloomer of the National Weather Service said that 70 percent of the state — including central, coastal and western parts of Maine — were considered to be in “moderate drought.”
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A view of the surrounding hills from a parcel of commercial forestland purchased by Tall Timbers Trust LLC in a package of more than 290,000 acres in the North Maine Woods.

Buyers of North Woods lands hopeful about future of Maine forest products

By Darren Fishell on Nov. 13, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
The private family trust buying up massive tracts of Maine’s North Woods views the acquisitions as long-term investments in the evolution of the state’s forest products industry.
A section of the Presque Isle Bypass under construction, crossing State Street and meeting Route 167 near a site owned by contractor Ed Pelletier & Sons.

First phase of Presque Isle bypass begins construction

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 12, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
The project is aimed at reducing industrial traffic through downtown and residential Presque Isle.

Speed, alcohol cited as factors in fatal rollover crash in The County

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a crash Friday night that claimed the life of a Perham man.
Mars Hill native Bernard Patterson (center) is shown in this BDN file photo from Dec. 6, 1972, being escorted into federal court in Bangor by two U.S. marshals shortly after his capture and return to Maine.

The Mars Hill bank robbery that shocked Maine 45 years ago

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 12, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
Why would a young man rob a bank in the town he grew up in and think he could get away with it? On Nov. 12, 1971 — 45 years ago on Saturday — then-24-year-old Mars Hill native Bernard Patterson did just that.

Twin Rivers to acquire paper mills in New York, Mississippi

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 11, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.

Three suspects indicted in Sherman murder

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 10, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
Three Massachusetts residents were indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury Thursday in connection with the death of an Oakfield man.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 11.10.16 edition

on Nov. 10, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.