Aroostook

 
Can-Am Crown WJC 100 musher Ward Wallin's sled dogs make their way to the Allagash checkpoint during the race, March 5, 2016.

25 years of Can-Am sled dog event memories come racing back

By Julia Bayly on March 03, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
A quarter-century of racing has produced a lot of stories, tall tales and memories.
Snow and ice on a stretch of Interstate 95 Thursday night caused a rash of crashes, including this one, which set the car ablaze. The driver escaped without injury, according to Maine State Police.

Snow, ice cause fiery crash, multiple other crashes on stretch of I-95

By Nick McCrea on March 03, 2017, at 8:33 a.m.
A snowy, icy stretch of Interstate 95 in Aroostook County contributed to a rash of crashes Thursday night, including one that set a vehicle ablaze.
Bigrock Mountain, seen on Jan. 26, 2017, when it was closed for a two-day stretch because of warm weather. Late February and early March thaws and rains have left Bigrock closed again from Feb. 25 to at least March 2.

Rain closes Bigrock ski area again

By Anthony Brino on March 02, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
This winter started with ample and lush skiing snow at Bigrock Mountain and elsewhere, but it’s progressing with more uncertainty, above-freezing temperatures and rains.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Lord is accused of fatally shooting two men and injuring four others in a July rampage that lasted 18 hours.

Maine court told to reconsider police role in deadly 2015 rampage

By Reuters on March 01, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered a Maine federal court to reconsider whether state police violated a woman’s rights when they notified her ex-boyfriend by voicemail that he had been accused of sexually assaulting her, sparking a violent rampage.
The family of murder victim Amy Theriault gathers in Amy's sister Pam Dubois' St. John home on the eve of speaking before the Maine Legislature in Augusta. From left: Scott Dubois, brother-in-law; Pam Dubois, sister; Carrie Theriault, sister; Barbara Theriault, mother; and Ricky Theriault, father.

Murder victim’s family seeks mandatory life sentence in domestic violence homicides

By Judy Harrison on March 01, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.

Patten Recreation Department burglarized again

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 28, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.
For the second time in the past few months, Patten’s recreation building has been burglarized.

Standoff ends with arrest in Fort Kent

on Feb. 26, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
A plaque on the bridge over the St. Croix River between St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine marks the international boundary line.

Maine border life goes on under Trump

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 26, 2017, at 9:05 a.m.
“I haven’t noticed any sort of change or awkwardness” since Trump’s inauguration, Christopher Yockey said.

Route 11 in Fort Kent reopens following overnight standoff

By Jessica Potila, SJVT/FhF Staff Writer on Feb. 25, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
A section of Route 11 just south of Fort Kent has reopened after police closed the section during an apparent standoff that came to an end late in the evening on Friday, Feb. 24.
Officer Connor Lapierre of the Fort Kent Police Department mans a roadblock on Aroostook Road as three law enforcement agencies respond to an incident in a residence there on Friday.

Police block off Route 11 in Fort Kent

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on Feb. 24, 2017, at 8:26 p.m.
Police blocked off a section of Route 11 just south of Fort Kent at approximately 6 p.m. Friday.

Police block off Route 11 in Fort Kent

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
A large number of law enforcement vehicles are in the area of Route 11 in Fort Kent.

Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.
Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.

Trio accused of making up armed robbery story to conceal an alleged theft

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
Three local residents face charges after allegedly making a false report in December about an armed robbery at the Thirsty Dawg, a redemption center and beer store, to hide their involvement in the theft of an undisclosed amount of money.
 A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus being serviced can be seen on Sept. 28, 2016, at the Maine Military Authority's facility at the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone.

Extra $7 million for Maine Military Authority clears key hurdle

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
A $7 million financial rescue package for the Maine Military Authority in Limestone cleared a major hurdle Friday, when the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs committee approved a supplemental budget for a future vote by the state House and Senate.

February thaw leads to roof collapse, damaged deck

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
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Aroostook Outdoor News: 2.24.17 edition

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
Southern Arroostook's Jackson Mathers drives the lane during their Class D boys basketball semifinal game against Central Aroostook at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Southern Aroostook star rebounds from battle with Crohn’s disease

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Jackson Mathers’ good news is bad news for rival basketball teams.
The former Presque Isle eatery Winnie's on Parson Street is set to open under a new owner by March of 2017.

New owner to reopen Winnie’s eatery in Presque Isle

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
A beginning entrepreneur from Caribou is reopening the former Winnie’s eatery in Presque Isle.
Work by contractor Soderberg Construction in January 2017 on Route 11 at Soucy Hill. The 5.6-mile stretch of roadway is the last section of Route 11 between Ashland and Fort Kent to be rebuilt, and will have a 1.5-mile long truck lane, one of the longest in the state.

Roadwork underway at Soucy Hill on Route 11

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 20, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The reconstruction of a 5.6 mile section of Route 11 between Portage and Eagle Lake will create one of the state’s longest truck lanes.

Madawaska firefighters respond to second propane leak in a week

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.