John and Mary Freeman of the Rib Truck prepare an order for a customer in Presque Isle in late May.

Presque Isle mulls regulation of street vendors

By Anthony Brino on May 28, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
The Presque Isle City Council is set to consider a new “itinerant vendor” ordinance at its next meeting on June 6, after several conversations about the issue over the last year.
A posted sign warns pedestrians not to cross railroad tracks in Fort Kent, May 17.

Fort Kent police chief warns of train track dangers

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on May 28, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
The local police chief is urging pedestrians to stay off railroad tracks after representatives of the Central Maine and Quebec Railway informed him of children and adults trespassing.
Carl McGlaughlin, 87, of Presque Isle was injured Friday afternoon when his truck went off Route 161 in Woodland, struck a pole and rolled over.

Presque Isle man, 87, injured in rollover accident in Woodland

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
A Presque Isle man was injured Friday afternoon when his pickup truck left Route 161, struck a utility pole and rolled over, according to Maine State Police.
Michael Doucette

Van Buren man accused of sexually assaulting child

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on May 27, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
FORT KENT | A judge ordered a Van Buren man charged with gross sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 12 to remain jailed Friday until he can post bail of $100,000 worth of real estate or $50,000 cash. Michael C. Doucette, 30, who …
Tyler Casey

Massachusetts man charged with trespass, assault in Madawaska

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on May 27, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
It was the second time this week he was arrested.

Rolande R. Levesque

on May 27, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
ST. DAVID, Maine — Rolande R. Levesque, 90, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at a Frenchville healthcare facility. She was born in Madawaska on March 6, 1926, daughter of the late Leonard and Leonie (Fongamie) Michaud. A communicant of St. David Church, she was a member of Daughters …
A Bangor woman escaped injury when her vehicle hit a moose Thursday afternoon on Route 11 just south of Masardis in Aroostook County. Michelle Warhola, 60, was not hurt, but the moose was killed and her 2007 Honda CR-V was severely damaged, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office.

Bangor woman survives after hitting moose in The County

By Jen Lynds on May 27, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
“Moose are pretty active right now, and people need to be on the lookout,” the sheriff said.
Timothy Frost

Woodland woman reportedly stabs boyfriend in self-defense

By Jen Lynds on May 27, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
The woman, who told police she was pregnant, was taken to Cary Medical Center in Caribou for medical evaluation and later released.

Mars Hill home destroyed in overnight fire

By Anthony Brino on May 27, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
The fire appears to have started in a garage, but investigators are trying to confirm the cause.
Houlton firefighters fought an early morning barn fire at the residence of Roger Scott in Ludlow on Wednesday.

Fire marshal’s office investigating Ludlow barn fire

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on May 26, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
The Houlton fire chief said firefighters were called back to the scene five times Wednesday, and twice again on Thursday for flare-ups.

Aroostook Outdoor News: 5.26.16 edition

on May 26, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
We made it: Summer’s here! Enjoy the #LongWeekend #outdoors with friends and family! In this edition: 1) Fundraising and #touring #walks in #Fort Kent, #Houlton, #PresqueIsle, #IslandFalls, #EdmundstonNB & #WoodstockNB. 2) A #5k to honor veterans in Houlton. 3) Sign up opens for #YouthOutdoorAdventure programs in Presque Isle. Plus lots …

Fatal NH shooting involved man who worked in Maine agriculture

By Anthony Brino on May 26, 2016, at 3:35 p.m.
The investigation remains ongoing.

Cecile V. Cyr

on May 26, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
  DERBY, Vermont / HAMLIN, Maine — Cecile V. Cyr, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Newport, Vt. She was born on June 4, 1922 in Caswell, Maine to James and Rose (Fisher) Curless. In 1942 she married Guy G. Cyr who predeceased her. Mrs. Cyr …
Michael Doucette was held in the Oxford County Jail overnight Wednesday, May 25. Maine State Police took Doucette into custody on a probable cause warrant for gross sexual assault.

Police arrest wanted Van Buren man in Rumford

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on May 26, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
A local man the Van Buren Police Department sought the public’s help in locating earlier this week has been arrested in Rumford, some 220 miles away.

Claudette Collin

on May 25, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Claudette Collin, 74, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at a Madawaska healthcare facility. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick on June 1, 1941, daughter of the late Alcide and Marie (Levesque) Michaud. Claudette spent most of her life in Conn. and then moved to …
Emergency responders stand near a truck that crashed on Wednesday off Parsons Road in Presque Isle.

Single-vehicle crash in Presque Isle sends woman to hospital

By Anthony Brino on May 25, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
The driver of a pickup truck that crossed an embankment and crashed into a tree on Wednesday may have been experiencing a health problem.
Thunderstorms pass over a potato field in Fort Kent in this August 2015 file photo/

Northern Maine could see thunderstorms, hail

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
There is potential for storms to produce quarter-size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph.

Houlton launches $35K business pitch contest

By Darren Fishell on May 25, 2016, at 1 p.m.
PORTLAND | The town of Houlton has joined at least two southern Maine towns in promoting a contest to attract new or expanding businesses, with a $25,000 forgivable loan and up to $10,000 in other services. The town, the Southern Aroostook Development Corp. and Machias Savings Bank on Monday …

Line Ads – May 25

on May 25, 2016, at 9 a.m.
CLASSIFIED LINE ADS APARTMENTS FOR RENT SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM APT. — Washer/dryer hookup. No pets. Available June 15. Call 728-7862. PAUL BEAULIEU APTS. — 2 bedroom. 251 Main St., Madawaska. 316-7570. 2 BEDROOM APT — Semi-furnished, garage. For more information, 728-6943. 2 BEDROOM APT — Madawaska. Snow & garbage removal, …

Public Notices – May 25

on May 25, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
PUBLIC NOTICE MSAD NO. 10 PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL SESSION & ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING Proposed 2016-2017 School Budget for MSAD No. 10 FOR THE: Budget for the 2016-2017 School Year 6 p.m., Thurs., May 19, 2016 Allagash Community Center PUBLIC REFERENDUM VOTE MSAD No. 10 June 14, 2016 Allagash Community Center 10 a.m. …

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