Motorists were warned that recent rains have combined with melting snow to push the Aroostook River and its tributaries to flood levels in some low-lying spots in April.

April showers brought more rain than usual to northern Maine

By Jen Lynds on May 09, 2017, at 6:32 a.m.
Statistics from the National Weather Service in Caribou show that precipitation was above average in the state last month except across portions of Down East Maine, where it was slightly below average.

Fort Kent turns swastika vandalism on roadway into tic-tac-toe

on May 03, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
You can’t look at the swastika and see any positive nature of that symbolism based on its recent history.
John Ezzy (center) refutes assertions of his conflicts of interest at Tuesday evening's board of selectmen meeting, while fellow board member Ivan Dube looks on.

Frenchville board reluctantly OKs petition to recall selectman; vote set for June 13

on May 03, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Selectmen lament “flawed” new ordinance they say essentially forced them to a accept citizen petition calling for the ouster of the board’s chairman.
Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton

County senator creates bill to amend sexual assault laws

By Jen Lynds on April 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
In some cases where sexual assault charge has been reported, the state could only charge the offender with furnishing liquor to a minor, one DA said.
A tractor-trailer truck driven by Marlin Hostetler, 40, of Littleton burst into flames on Interstate 95 Wednesday evening. Hostetler was not injured in the April 26 fire. The tractor trailer, which was hauling a load of potatoes south, was destroyed.

Tractor trailer hauling potatoes bursts into flames

on April 27, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
Makenna Pelletier with her parents, Danielle and Chad Pelletier.

Benefit dinner to help Fort Kent toddler fighting brain tumor

on April 26, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
Mark Burson

Maine man sentenced to 9 years in jail following 9th OUI conviction

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A man arrested nine times for operating under the influence pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to the ninth charge and was sentenced to nine years in prison, with all but seven years suspended.
Fort Kent students visited Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy France.

Maine students on school trip took shelter in shop during Paris shooting

on April 21, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
A group of Valley Rivers Middle School and Fort Kent Community High School students on academic vacation to Europe found themselves near the scene of a deadly shooting in France yesterday.
MADAWASKA 04/18/2017

Police taped cordons off the Thibeault home at 507 Main Street in Madawaska, Tuesday afternoon, April 18. Wednesday morning MDEA agents collected evidence inside the home of an alleged meth lab.

Police make ‘one of the largest’ meth busts in downtown Madawaska

on April 19, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
Seized from inside the home was a “considerable amount of materials” used to make the drug, including a quantity of meth and more than 80 containers.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”

Sheriff’s’ Office investigating Island Falls burglary

on April 13, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
he Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving a burglary of a local business in which several thousand dollars in tools were stolen.
Fort Fairfield Police recently blocked off a section of Russell Road, which is currently overwhelmed by water. As of Apr. 12, the road is still unsafe for travel.

Rising river overwhelms Fort Fairfield road

on April 12, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.

Selling visitors center in Houlton challenging, says marketer

By Jen Lynds on April 11, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
“Getting someone up here to take a hard look at this has been challenging.”
HOUSE FIRE IN PI --  A house fire broke out on Friday afternoon, April 7 in Presque Isle at approximately 2:30. There are few details at this time, however the Presque Isle Fire Department was battling a house fire at 4 p.m. on 28 Edgemont Drive in Presque Isle near the Northern Maine Community College campus. Presque Isle Police Department and ambulance personnel are also on scene. Fire officials are currently unavailable for comment and no further details are available at this time. The Star-Herald has a reporter on the scene and will provide further information as it becomes available.

Man dies from injuries suffered in Presque Isle duplex fire

on April 11, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
Libby enjoys a dog treat from an inmate at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Meet the dog teaching Maine’s inmates how to care again

By Jen Lynds on April 11, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
“Dogs are very non-judgmental. They can make anyone feel good about themselves. Everyone needs that.”
WASHBURN, Maine -- 04/07/17 -- A home on the Washburn Road is a complete loss after a devastating fire that occurred late Friday evening.

Fire destroys Washburn home

on April 10, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
The bright yellow pumper tanker from the Middletown, Connecticut Fire Department came already lettered for the Linneus Fire Department.

Linneus fire chief awed by donation of fire truck to his department

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on April 10, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
“This extremely generous donation of the fire truck will affect the lives of more than just those in our community. It will also reach out in a life-saving way to many other communities adjacent to ours during times of mutual aid.”

State police investigating break-in at New Limerick store

By Dawn Gagnon on April 09, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
Edward Wetherell

County man facing several charges after allegedly fleeing from crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 09, 2017, at 1 p.m.
Edward Wetherell, 44, is charged with operating after revocation, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, unauthorized use of property and violation of bail.
Trevor Tompkins

Ashland man indicted in connection with drug death

By Dawn Gagnon on April 09, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
Trevor Tompkins is charged with aggravated unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs resulting in death.