Aroostook Outdoor News: 1.13.17 edition

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.

Fire damages home in Fort Kent

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:31 p.m.
“There was heavy fire showing when we arrived,” Fort Kent Fire Chief Ed Endee said outside of the home.
Dead River Company's new inter-modal fuel depot in Presque Isle is set to start operations by the end of January 2017.

Dead River set to begin new depot in Presque Isle

By Anthony Brino on Jan. 12, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
A new propane distribution facility is opening in the Skyway Industrial Park, replacing a similar facility in Caribou that’s no longer being serviced by the railroad and state government.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.

Lawmaker proposes bills to abolish MSAD 27, change withdrawal law

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Of the more than dozen bill titles submitted by Rep. John Martin (D-Eagle Lake) at the start of this session, two appear to be be directly related to issues surrounding Maine School Administrative District 27’s recent conflicts with several of its member communities, including Martin’s home town.

Eagle Lake man charged in stabbing incident

BDN staff reports on Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
The 20-year-old victim of an alleged stabbing here on Monday has been transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he is in stable condition, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

After dip, Aroostook County Action Program sees resurgence in heating oil applicants

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 10, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
After seeing a dip in the number of people seeking services last winter, the Aroostook County Action Program is seeing a resurgence in those looking for help to pay their heating bills this winter.
Firefighters battle a structure fire at 250 Hare Road in Monticello on Monday.

Monticello man suffers burns, is homeless after fire

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 10, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
A Monticello man suffered minor burns and lost all of his possessions in a fire Monday.

29-year-old man in custody after stabbing incident in Eagle Lake

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on Jan. 10, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
29-year-old resident of a group home was taken into custody in connection with a stabbing at the facility.

Caribou restaurant reopens within hours of fire

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Jan. 09, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Despite a fire striking about noon Monday at the Jade Palace in the Skyway Plaza, the Chinese restaurant was back in business about four hours later.
Matthew Carr of Houlton

Houlton councilor resigns

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Jan. 09, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
The Houlton Town Council is down one member after the resignation of Matthew Carr.
Firefighters battle a structure fire at 250 Hare Road in Monticello on Monday.

Firefighters battle structure fire in Monticello

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 09, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
Firefighters from more than three departments are on the scene of a structure fire in Monticello.

Police investigate stabbing in Eagle Lake

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing in Eagle Lake which took place this morning.

Aroostook County commissioners re-elect chairman, enter into new animal control contract

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 09, 2017, at 11 a.m.
The county decided to enter into a new contract with the Central Aroostook Humane Society in Presque Isle.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
Items belonging to three ice fisherman lay on top of thin ice on Long Lake in northern Maine in January 2011. The men went through the ice on an ATV and tote sled. All got out safely.

‘The ice is very treacherous,’ Maine Game Warden warns

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 06, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
With reports of a pair of all-terrain vehicles and a snowmobile trail groomer going through lake ice in northern and western Maine this past week, snowmobilers and ice fishermen are being warned to be cautious.

Aroostook Outdoor News: 1.6.17 edition

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
A hunter stands out among brown fall trees in Oxbow on Nov. 8, 2016.

Where Maine is losing its workers the fastest

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Over the last 45 years, Maine had the greatest portion of people in their prime working years in 1999.
Karen Keber Sutton, proprietor of Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe in Houlton, stocks shelves at her Main Street store in this Dec. 2009 photo. The store is closing on Saturday.

Uncle Willy’s Candy Shoppe in Houlton to close

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 06, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It was a very difficult decision for us to make, because we love Houlton so much and that community has been so supportive of us.”
Daylight hits the Aroostook River in Oxbow Plantation, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

The Maine towns with the greatest percentage of empty homes

By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
Maine lost population unevenly over the last 15 years. Some counties hollowed out, while others grew in population.