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Madawaska selectmen propose vesting power in new town council

on March 30, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.

Lawmakers agree to rename T17 R4 ‘Sinclair’

on March 30, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
JULIA BAYLY
The Rusty Metal Farm ermine pops out from his below the garage den looking for his daily tribute.

When wildlife resorts to extortion

By Julia Bayly on March 30, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
“I have the distinct impression my forest friends have started regarding me not so much as their benign landlord but as their lackey.”
Robert Craig

Florida man, 81, expected to plead guilty to manslaughter in Presque Isle homicide

By Joshua Archer, Presque Isle Star-Herald on March 29, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
Robert Craig, indicted on a murder charge for allegedly strangling his 86-year-old neighbor last summer, will plead guilty to manslaughter.
Michael Bruce of Fort Fairfield follows through on a shot during the Northeast regional qualifying round of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships last fall at Brookline (Massachusetts) Country Club. The 9-year-old won his age group and on Sunday will compete in the national finals at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, site of the Masters Tournament.

9-year-old Mainer to play at historic Augusta National Golf Club

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 29, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
Michael Bruce of Fort Fairfield will be representing Maine in the national Drive, Chip and Putt championships at Augusta National Golf Club.
The Curiosity Mars rover took this 'selfie'on the surface of Mars on May 11, 2016, before it began traversing part of the Red Planet that research scientists have named "Bar Harbor" and which has several features named after places in the Pine Tree State.

Scientists are naming locations on Mars after iconic Maine towns, landmarks

By Alex Acquisto on March 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ogunquit Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Rockport, Isleboro, Isle au Haut and Mt. Katahdin are all locations in Maine — and now on Mars.
Monday's snowy roads apparently caused a New Brunswick woman's vehicle to crash into a log truck on Corner Road in Bridgewater.

Canadian woman drives into logging truck in Bridgewater

on March 27, 2017, at 8:54 p.m.
Monday’s snowy roads apparently caused a New Brunswick woman’s vehicle to crash into a log truck.

Small Maine communities reclaim their say over wind projects

By Darren Fishell on March 27, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
A total of 39 Unorganized Territory communities have taken back the ability to nix wind power projects they don’t like.
Faith Sjoberg of Presque Isle is presented the first-place trophy for the 12-13 year-old girls' age division during the New England Elks Hoop Shoot awards banquet held in South Portland March 25. At left is Andrew Bolz, president of the Maine Elks Association. Sjoberg hit 24 of 25 free throw attempts to advance to the national finals in Chicago on April 22.

Presque Isle girl wins New England free throw title

on March 27, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Faith Sjoberg, a seventh-grader at Presque Isle Middle School, made 24 of 25 attempts, which was two better than the runner-up.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
Salena Sawtelle, a certified nursing assistant at the Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor, talks to Connie Drake before getting her ready for breakfast on Feb. 28

A Maine woman who protects the dying can barely afford to live

on March 27, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.
Rep. David McCrea, D-Fort Fairfield, (second from right) and Sen. Michael Carpenter, D-Houlton, welcome members of the Fort Fairfield/Easton Amish community to the State House on Thursday, March 16. The Amish attended a public hearing that day to testify in support of legislation to allow them to wear red instead of orange during hunting season. Their national church group opposes wearing hunter orange due to its bright color.

Bill could let Amish Mainers wear red instead of orange when hunting

By Anthony Brino on March 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Rep. Dave McCrea, D-Fort Fairfield, wants to let Amish community members hunt wearing red rather than blaze orange in accordance with religious customs.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.
OFFUGO...

Aroostook Outdoor News: 3.24.17 edition

on March 24, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.

Visiting mushers honor young Can-Am volunteer

on March 24, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
John Deveau, president of Caribou-based United Veterans of Maine, in one of five greenhouses at the former Phil's Florist in Caribou where construction is underway to create a homeless shelter with job training for Aroostook County veterans.

Former garden center being converted to farm, housing for homeless veterans

By Kathryn Olmstead on March 23, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
United Veterans of Maine raised more than $45,000 in one day toward conversion of a 12.5-acre garden center into a residence for homeless veterans.

Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

By BDN Staff on March 23, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.
POLL QUESTION
Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”

Frenchville residents approve ordinance banning recreational pot businesses

on March 23, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.

Frenchville voters approve ordinance to oust elected officials

on March 22, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.