Jen Lynds

Aroostook County Bureau

 
Hatchimals, made by Spinmaster, a US company, are the hottest children's toy on the market this Dec. 2016 holiday season. It is also the hardest to get.

Maine parents pained by Hatchimals hunt

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 02, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
“I am very afraid that my daughter is going to be disappointed.”
Chip Wilde of Houlton clears snow from his driveway Wednesday morning after nearly a foot of snow fell in the Shiretown. Another storm was expected to hit the area Wednesday night into Thursday.

Aroostook towns get about a foot of snow, more on the way

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 30, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
A winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service in Caribou on Wednesday forecast another blast of snow for northern Maine late Wednesday into Thursday.
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Apple donates easement on 32,400 acres in Aroostook

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
One of the world’s largest tech companies and a top-ranked conservation organization are joining forces to donate a conservation easement on the more than 32,400 acres in Aroostook County known as Reed Forest.
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Aroostook towns consider impact of marijuana vote

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
Officials from several towns across Aroostook are considering the impact of the legalization of marijuana on their communities, with at least one imposing an emergency moratorium to temporarily prevent marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop.
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Aroostook towns consider impact of marijuana vote

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
Officials from several towns across Aroostook are considering the impact of the legalization of marijuana on their communities, with at least one imposing an emergency moratorium to temporarily prevent marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop.
A 2007 Camry driven by Karen Lewis, 38, of Houlton was forced off the road Monday evening when it was struck by another vehicle on the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near Smyrna. That vehicle did not stop and Maine State Police are searching for that operator.

Texas man summoned in Smyrna hit and run crash

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
A Texas man was summoned on several charges Tuesday after he allegedly left the scene of an accident that sent a woman to the hospital.
This undated aerial photo shows Wytopitlock Stream in an area of Reed Plantation in southern Aroostook County. Apple announced this week that in partnership with The Conservation Fund it has donated a conservation easement on more than 32,400 acres known as Reed Forest that it acquired last year.

Apple, conservation group donate easement on 32,400 acres in Aroostook County

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
“These conservation easements are a real gain for the people of Maine, because they allow landowners to keep the forests as forests.”
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Aroostook Grand Jury – Nov. 10, 2016

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
The Aroostook Grand Jury handed down indictments on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
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Aroostook Grand Jury – Nov. 10, 2016

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
The Aroostook Grand Jury handed down indictments on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Timothy DeLuca

Old Orchard Beach officer hired as Houlton police chief

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 15, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Timothy DeLuca was officially hired for post by the Houlton Town council Monday.
Nearly 44 years ago, Lewis Hogan Jr.'s (pictured) plane went missing. Neither his body nor the plane have ever been found.

Searchers ask hunters, hikers to lookout for clues pertaining to missing Houlton pilot

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 14, 2016, at 2 a.m.
Hunters and hikers out in the woods this fall are being asked to keep an eye out for the remains of a Houlton-based pilot or his plane that disappeared on a stormy day 44 years ago.
A low Piscataquis River flows by Browns Mill Park in Dover-Foxcroft. With drought conditions affecting the region, the Dover & Foxcroft Water District issued a water conservation request to its customers earlier this fall.

Most of Maine still is parched from our very dry summer

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 14, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Mark Bloomer of the National Weather Service said that 70 percent of the state — including central, coastal and western parts of Maine — were considered to be in “moderate drought.”

Three suspects indicted in Sherman murder

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 10, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
Three Massachusetts residents were indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury Thursday in connection with the death of an Oakfield man.
The crumpled remains of a plane that crashed in a man-made pond in Houlton on Aug. 27, 2015, are removed from the site on the back of a flatbed trailer.

Final report on fatal Houlton plane crash still pending a year later

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 27, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
More than a year after a plane crashed into a wooded area in the community, killing the pilot, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are still compiling a report about the aviation accident.
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Recent rain not enough to quench Maine drought

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 1:07 a.m.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Caribou said that despite the recent rainfall, it would “not be nearly enough” to temper drought conditions affecting much of Maine.
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County programs, police work together to end domestic violence

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 1:06 a.m.
The Enhanced Police Intervention Collaboration, or EPIC program, is helping to reach more domestic violence victims and convincing those that are ready to seek help.
Casey Faulkingham of Houlton is the prevention and training coordinator for the Hope and Justice Project in northern Maine.

Aroostook County programs, police work together to combat domestic violence

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 22, 2016, at 2 p.m.
“Ending the problem is going to take a great deal of hands.”
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

Eight indicted on conspiracy, methamphetamine charges in The County

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
The Aroostook County grand jury during its September session indicted two Orient residents who were allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab.
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Drug abuse prevention program in need of funding

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 1:05 a.m.
For the second time in the past 15 months, a statewide prescription drug abuse prevention program is facing a struggle to secure long-term funding.