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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.
OFFUGO...

Aroostook Outdoor News: 4.7.17 edition

on April 07, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
Former Old Town High School basketball star Don Sturgeon (left) blocks a shot during a game against John Bapst. Sturgeon was a member of the BDN's first All-Maine Schoolboy Basketball Team in 1956.

Basketball memories still resonate with first BDN All-Maine boys team

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
More than 60 years after being named to the BDN’s first All-Maine boys team, Terry Spurling is watching his grandchildren, Kyle Bouchard and Kolleen Bouchard, build storied careers of their own.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
Cast members for "We Are Monsters" take time from practice at Wintergreen Arts Center in Presque Isle to pose with music director Aaron Swanson (back row, from left), choreographer Emily Sjoberg, director Darci Faye, assistant director Alexandra Kruczek and assistant music directors Tom Watson and Sawyer O'Donnell.

Caribou native gives up NYC to inspire Maine youngsters on stage

By Kathryn Olmstead on April 06, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
Darci Faye, whose play “Infinitely Yours” recently was nominated for five awards at New York’s Planet Connections Theatre Festival, is directing the youth theatre production of “We Are Monsters.”
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.