Car accident causes power outage to more than 1,200 Emera Maine customers in Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on July 27, 2014, at 5:39 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Crews with Emera Maine were on the scene Saturday night replacing a pole damaged in a motor vehicle accident that cut power to more than 1,200 customers. The accident occurred on Market Street just after 8 p.m., according to information released by Emera on Saturday evening. …
Ben Sprague, chairman of the Bangor City Council, said, “You need to help building the supply side by helping the farmers with logistics and getting their goods to market and working on the demand side so there is the demand for local food all over the state.”

Maine Food Strategy looking to connect state’s producers with consumers

By Julia Bayly on July 26, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — There is a conversation starting in Maine about how the state can help feed itself and the rest of the world and organizers are inviting everyone to the table. “We are trying to get together different groups and businesses with interests in food systems to start …
Smoke traveling thousands of miles to Maine from the western United States is creating hazy conditions over the state this weekend, partially obscuring the sun in Caribou Saturday morning and prompting air quality warnings.

Maine firefighters battle wildfires in Oregon as smoke continues to drift east over New England

By Julia Bayly on July 26, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — A crew of 20 Maine firefighters has spent a week battling wildfires in Oregon even as smoke from those fires drifts more than 3,000 miles to the east creating hazy conditions over northern New England this weekend. Dozens of fires are burning hundreds of thousands of …
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3 charged after allegedly threatening at gunpoint a Bangor Daily News delivery driver, wife

By Julia Bayly on July 26, 2014, at 8:58 a.m.
MAPLETON, Maine — Three people were charged with aggravated criminal threatening and aggravated criminal mischief on Friday after they mistook a newspaper delivery driver for someone else and viciously attacked his vehicle, according to police. Three adults and two juveniles were involved in the incident early Friday morning when the …

Two accused of threatening newspaper delivery driver in Mapleton

By WGME Staff on July 26, 2014, at 6:07 a.m.
MAPLETON, Maine — Two people are accused of threatening a delivery driver while he was out delivering newspapers. Investigators said the incident happened early Friday morning in the northern Maine town of Mapleton. Police said 18-year-old Brandon Green chased down the driver and threatened him with a gun. Green was …
Teachers from across the state got a lesson about how foresters make decisions about harvesting trees from Thomas Coleman, a forester with the LandVest Timberland Division.

‘We need laborers’: Maine forest-products industry urging teachers to steer students its way

By Nell Gluckman on July 26, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
JACKMAN, Maine — A tour bus carrying 25 teachers bounced down a dirt road into the forest on a recent July morning, close enough to Canada that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer pulled it over. He explained he’s not used to seeing this type of vehicle traveling on …

Aroostook County Births

By Julie Harris on July 25, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
Houlton Regional Hospital To Stephanie Stamper and Craig Grover, Houlton, a son, Camren Jace Grover, on June 3, 2014. To Tara and Mark Phillips, Houlton, a son, Oliver Grant Phillips, on June 4, 2014. To Travis and Ebony Milton, Hodgdon, a daughter, Aria Harper Milton, on June 7, 2014. To …

New international bridge at Fort Kent to open for traffic

By Julia Bayly on July 25, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Years of planning, negotiating, construction, detours and delays comes to an end on July 31 with the official opening of the new international bridge connecting Maine to Clair, New Brunswick. “Traffic will be able to fully use the new bridge on July 31,” Jennifer Paul, Maine …
Two Gorham teens who got lost hiking in Deboullie Township are shown with Red River Camps owner Jen Brophy and Maine game wardens at Gardner Pond.

Maine wardens find lost teens in Aroostook County, fisherman in Casco

By Dawn Gagnon on July 24, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Searches at opposite ends of the state kept game wardens busy Wednesday but both ended successfully. One of the searches was conducted in Deboullie Township in northwestern Aroostook County, where two Gorham teenagers took the wrong trail back to their campsite and wound up in a remote …
A map of the proposed town of Lyndon, which would secede from Caribou.

Caribou residents intrigued by secession effort

By Natalie De La Garza, Aroostook Republican & News on July 24, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — A proposal for 80 percent of Caribou’s geographic area to break away and form a new town called Lyndon in an effort to lower property taxes has taken many residents by surprise and it’s been the topic of discussion around town since it was unveiled last week. …
Shown is what used to be the corner of the main building of the Birds Eye vegetable processing plant on the corner of Route 1 and Fort Street in Caribou.

Caribou steps in to secure dilapidated former Birds Eye site

By Natalie De La Garza, Aroostook Republican & News on July 24, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — Concerned about safety issues, the City Council has agreed to contract fencing work to secure part of the dilapidated former Birds Eye industrial complex on Fort Street. The councilors gave the owner a seven-day deadline on June 23 to secure the site, which was not met. The …
From the community
Back Row: Patrick Belanger, Andrew White, Jessica Tucker, Elizabeth Knowles, Katelynn Perkins, Kaylin Blood, Brielle Boutilier, Krista Beaupre, Shyanna Smith; Front Row: Teya Lizotte, Meghan Hebert, Elizabeth Guimond, Mariah Hebert and PenAir PI Manager Ellen Nickerson; Absent from photo: Nicholas Belanger, Brittany Drost, Stephanie Hammond.

16 Aroostook County students named Gauvin Scholars

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — June 7 was a big day for 16 Aroostook County students.  The Gauvin Scholars, the students awarded the Aroostook Aspirations Scholarship and programming resources, attended a celebration of their success that day at Aroostook Centre Mall.  They also received an incredible surprise. PenAir donated a round trip …
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TAMC to hold free seminar on planned giving

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine – Individuals who volunteer to raise money for worthy causes or who just want to find out how to best plan for their families are invited to take part in a free planned giving seminar being hosted by the TAMC Foundation 1-4 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the hospital’s …
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TAMC announces Recent Births

By TAMC Communication and Development on July 23, 2014, at 8:21 a.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC welcomed the following babies born at A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle this spring. Ashland A Boy, Landon Eric Boyles, born May 26, to Danielle and Eric Boyles of Ashland. Maternal grandparents are Patrick and Tracy Long of Ashland. Paternal grandparents are Scott and Gail …
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British author to discuss expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 8:02 a.m.
GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick – In 1755, thousands of French-speaking settlers were expelled by the British from their homeland of Nova Scotia. They were called Acadians and they were fishermen and farmers. More than 250 years later, a British novelist has brought this harrowing episode in North American history to life in his …
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FORMER LILLE CHURCH - The 2014 Levesque family reunion committee invites all former parishionners of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Catholic church in Lille to join them for the Levesque family Mass in the former Lille church on Sunday, August 17.

Former parishioners invited to attend Levesque family Mass in Lille

By Don Levesque on July 23, 2014, at 6:24 a.m.
ST. JOHN VALLEY – Former parishioners of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Catholic Church in Lille are invited to the French-language Levesque family Mass held in the former church on Sunday, August 17. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Guy Levesque, originally of Saint-Basile, NB. The Mass will also feature the renown …
John Doe

Man accused of touring US hospitals, injuring himself to get painkillers, arrested in Maine

By Julia Bayly on July 22, 2014, at 6:42 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — A man who intentionally injured himself and used at least 10 different aliases while trying to obtain painkillers at hospitals around the country was apprehended in Maine last week, according to local, state and federal officials. Inspectors with the United States Postal Inspection Service are still …

Single-vehicle accident in Caribou sends multiple people to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 22, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — Local police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that sent multiple people to the hospital Monday night. Joseph Poisson, 30, of Limestone was heading east on Route 89 shortly after 7:30 p.m. when he lost control of his Buick, according to Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan. Gahagan said …
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Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Acadian Heritage Air Show Aug. 9 and 10 at Frenchville

on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Northern Aroostook Regional Airport, 74 Airport Ave., Frenchville For more information: 207-543-6300 By Anne Ward, Public Affairs FRENCHVILLE, Maine –  This is the fifth year the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport will host the …
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Madawaska Chamber decoration contest, lighting pole sponsors

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska Chamber of Commerce is reminding residents that the town has a Light Up Main Street for the 2014 World Acadian Congress, and for Christmastime. The cost is $6 per lighting pole. Checks may be mailed to Madawaska Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 144, Madawaska, Maine 04756. …
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