Fort Kent skiers take top spots at county alpine championships

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
MARS HILL, Maine — Fork Kent skiers took all three girls’ top spots at last week’s Aroostook League Championship giant slalom races at Bigrock Ski Area in Mars Hill. Less than half a second separated first-place finisher Olivia Martin, from teammates Jordan Tanguay, who came in second, and Alisha Guimond, …

Freestyle races cap the county Nordic ski season

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Madawaska captured the top Nordic freestyle team spot at the final leg of the Aroostook League Ski Championships Monday, with Isabelle Jandreau’s first-place finish, and teammates Chelsea Daigle and Kassie Blanchette coming in fifth and sixth respectively. The Fort Kent Outdoor Center hosted the Boys’ and …

TIF hearing piques interest among business owners

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:42 a.m.
FRENCHVILLE, Maine — Owners and employees of six different businesses gathered at the Frenchville town office Monday for a public hearing on a proposed tax increment finance district. Suzie Paradis, Frenchville’s director of community and economic development, reviewed the TIF program and what would be required in order to take …

Madawaska’s tournament bid ends against Stearns

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 8:54 a.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine  — Stearns High School handed Madawaska Middle / High School a tournament-ending 60-39 loss Tuesday, at Millinocket. The Lady Owls were led by Jenna Dugal with 12 points. Desiree Belanger chipped in 10 in the loss. Jessica Girsa scored a game-high 18 points to lead Stearns to the …

Schenck hands Fort Kent Girls’ prelim loss

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — The Lady Warriors Class C basketball tournament bid ended Tuesday in East Millinocket, with a 39-27 loss to Schenck. Libby Lapointe led the Lady Warriors with 10 points and Cassidy Lovely added seven in the preliminary round loss. Kayla Falone recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds and …

Lady Pioneers move on in tourney with win against Easton

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
ST. AGATHA, Maine — Bailey Bellefleur and Alyssa Banville each sank two three-pointers, and, along with teammate Rhylee Wright, led the Wisdom Lady Pioneers offense in the school’s preliminary Class D basketball playoff game against visiting Easton. Wright and Banville ended the game with 11 points each and Bellefleur put …

Public Notices- Feb. 10, 2016

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
Van Buren Housing Authority A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Van Buren Community Center, Michaud Room, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Equal Opportunity Housing   FOR SALE BY SEALED BID TOWN OF EAGLE LAKE TAX AQUIRED PROPERTY The Town of Eagle Lake …

Limestone man accused of driving drunk

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 09, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
A Limestone man was arrested after a Caribou police officer said he saw the driver speeding in the wrong direction in a roundabout intersection in the city.

Houlton police still on the lookout for stolen goods from Christmas burglary spree

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 09, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
Nearly two months have passed since a rash of burglaries over a six-day stretch leading up to the Christmas holiday deprived residents of cash and gifts. While the thief or thieves made off with a number of goods, evidence left behind was sent to the Maine State …

From Our Files – Feb. 3

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
Valley happenings since 1957 50 Years Ago – Feb. 3, 1966 25 red roses – Students from Van Buren District High School presented Sister St. Eva with one red rose for each year she has been a religious during an assembly that marked her 25th anniversary. Sister is dean of …

Freda (Michaud) Marquis

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine – Freda (Michaud) Marquis, 72, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at a Fort Kent healthcare facility, with her family by her side. She was born in Fort Kent on Jan. 16, 1944, the daughter of Fabien and Elizabeth (Theriault) Michaud. Freda was a member of the …

Simone Anita Cyr

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
LILLE, Maine – Simone Anita Cyr, 93, died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at a Fort Kent healthcare facility. She was born in Lille on Feb. 19, 1922. Simone was the 15th and youngest child of Pierre and Laure (Dumond) Cyr. She was predeceased by her parents; all her siblings …

Rosaire Joseph Albert

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
  LARGO, Florida – Rosaire Joseph Albert, 67, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 at Bay Pines VA Health Care System, Bay Pines, Fla. He was born in St. Agatha on April 5, 1948. Rosie is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janet; son, Michael Albert; daughter, Jennifer …

Houlton council adopts ethics ordinance

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 09, 2016, at 11:41 a.m.
Town councilors on Monday evening voted unanimously to adopt an ethics ordinance that will govern the behavior of elected and appointed officials on all of the municipality’s boards and committees. Town Manager Butch Asselin said the six-section document, which was modified slightly for Houlton, was adopted from …

Fiddlers’ Jamboree draws crowd to UMFK

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — More than 30 performers gathered Sunday at the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus for the annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree. Billed as “the biggest jam session in Aroostook County,” the show regularly draws a full house at UMFK’s Fox Auditorium. This year, 19 acts from the …
A tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of the road on Monday in Alfred.

Slow-moving snowstorm grips Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 08, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations.

Man convicted of manslaughter 25 years ago accused of criminal OUI

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 08, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Troy D. Hastey, 44, was indicted Thursday by the Aroostook County grand jury, Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said Monday.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Friday.

Storm to dump up to 10 inches of fresh snow across Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Coastal Maine was expected to feel the brunt of the storm, with up to 10 inches in the forecast for Hancock and Washington counties.
Police and family members are hoping a $60,000 reward will yield information to help solve the murder of Darrel Smith, seen in this photo with wife, Barbara. The Woodland man was 56 when he was found shot to death in his sawmill Feb. 6, 2008.

After 8 years, wife remains hopeful husband’s murder will be solved

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 06, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
“My hope now is that the new cold case squad will help with my husband’s murder,” Barbara Smith said.
Some 10,000 yards of snow were made nearby and transported to the Nordic Heritage Center to ensure there will be enough snow for the Biathlon World Cup, being held Feb. 11-14.

Volunteers help make, truck snow for biathlon world cup

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 05, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Volunteers and crews made some 10,000 yards of snow from water at a nearby pond.

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