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 …
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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. …
Firefighters work in a field that was hit by the Carlton Complex Fire, near Brewster, Washington July 20, 2014.

Smoke from western fires on its way to Maine

By Julia Bayly on July 21, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Smoke from wildfires in the western United States created hazy conditions and dramatic sunsets in northern Maine this past weekend and more may be on the way. The air cleared on Monday, but state and national forecasters predict the smoke will drift back over Maine again …

Acadian Queen

By Julia Bayly on July 20, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
Group in Grand Isle building a ferry boat to reenact St. John River crossing during World Acadian Congress.

Underage drinking party at Wallagrass gravel pit leads to charges against 18 minors

on July 20, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
WALLAGRASS, Maine — A drinking party at a local gravel pit led to charges being filed against 18 minors, according to a release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Maine State Troopers and Game Wardens responded on Saturday to a wooded area in Wallagrass for a report of a …
Boat builders Patrick Ayotte Jr. (left), Dave Wylie (center) and Gerald Soucy discuss the final plans for the Acadian Queen, a historical replica of a St. John River ferry boat.

Acadian Queen to make maiden ferry crossing for World Acadian Congress

By Julia Bayly on July 19, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
GRAND ISLE, Maine — For decades, the only way communities moved people and goods across the St. John River between Maine and Canada was on the ferry boats dotting the shorelines. But in the early 1900s, the demise of the sturdy, cable-operated river boats began with construction of the first …

Six students from China to attend Presque Isle High School this fall

By Scott Mitchell Johnson, Presque Isle Star-Herald on July 18, 2014, at 5:59 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — As part of SAD 1’s growing Chinese Initiative at Presque Isle High School, the district will be enrolling six Chinese students for the 2014-15 school year. At the July 9 board meeting, Superintendent Gehrig Johnson updated the board on the students’ arrival. “We have six students …
Warden divers recovered the body of Jacob Caldwell last May after a canoe he was in with two other men capsized on Echo Lake.

Presque Isle man charged with furnishing alcohol to 19-year-old who drowned

By Kathy McCarty, Presque Isle Star-Herald on July 18, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Officials with the Maine Warden Service have charged a Presque Isle man in connection with a May 11 drowning at Echo Lake that claimed the life of Jacob Caldwell, 19. “Stephen Davenport, of 15 Pine Village Trailer Park, Presque Isle, was issued a summons for furnishing …

Fort Kent hospital cited for altering medical records of patient who reported domestic abuse

By Jackie Farwell on July 18, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Northern Maine Medical Center violated federal standards when its chief executive ordered the alteration of a patient’s medical records, according to an investigation by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. NMMC CEO Peter Sirois ordered changes to the records of a patient who visited …
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World Acadian Congress expected to attract 50,000 visitors, organizers say

By Julia Bayly on July 17, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Acadians in northern Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec are throwing a two-week-long party and everyone is invited. The 2014 World Acadian Congress kicks off Aug. 8 and for the first time in the event’s 25-year history the host region covers two countries as it straddles the …
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