Claudette Collin

on May 25, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Claudette Collin, 74, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at a Madawaska healthcare facility. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick on June 1, 1941, daughter of the late Alcide and Marie (Levesque) Michaud. Claudette spent most of her life in Conn. and then moved to …
Emergency responders stand near a truck that crashed on Wednesday off Parsons Road in Presque Isle.

Single-vehicle crash in Presque Isle sends woman to hospital

By Anthony Brino on May 25, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
The driver of a pickup truck that crossed an embankment and crashed into a tree on Wednesday may have been experiencing a health problem.
Thunderstorms pass over a potato field in Fort Kent in this August 2015 file photo/

Northern Maine could see thunderstorms, hail

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
There is potential for storms to produce quarter-size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph.

Houlton launches $35K business pitch contest

By Darren Fishell on May 25, 2016, at 1 p.m.
PORTLAND | The town of Houlton has joined at least two southern Maine towns in promoting a contest to attract new or expanding businesses, with a $25,000 forgivable loan and up to $10,000 in other services. The town, the Southern Aroostook Development Corp. and Machias Savings Bank on Monday …

Line Ads – May 25

on May 25, 2016, at 9 a.m.
CLASSIFIED LINE ADS APARTMENTS FOR RENT SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM APT. — Washer/dryer hookup. No pets. Available June 15. Call 728-7862. PAUL BEAULIEU APTS. — 2 bedroom. 251 Main St., Madawaska. 316-7570. 2 BEDROOM APT — Semi-furnished, garage. For more information, 728-6943. 2 BEDROOM APT — Madawaska. Snow & garbage removal, …

Public Notices – May 25

on May 25, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
PUBLIC NOTICE MSAD NO. 10 PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL SESSION & ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING Proposed 2016-2017 School Budget for MSAD No. 10 FOR THE: Budget for the 2016-2017 School Year 6 p.m., Thurs., May 19, 2016 Allagash Community Center PUBLIC REFERENDUM VOTE MSAD No. 10 June 14, 2016 Allagash Community Center 10 a.m. …

1,200 in Caribou lose power for more than two hours

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on May 24, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
The outage was caused by a broken insulator.
Myles Bolstridge (far right) seen in court March 27, 2015.

Portage man summoned on probation violation

By Jen Lynds on May 24, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
A Portage man who was incarcerated last year for driving drunk and causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of his 33-year-old cousin has been accused of violating his probation by driving a snowmobile without a license.
Michael C. Doucette

Van Buren police ask public’s help in finding man

Bangor Daily News on May 24, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.
Citizens are warned not to approach Michael Doucette if they spot him or know where he is but to immediately contact dispatch at at 1-800-432-7842 or TEXT info to 207-538-TIPS.

From Our Files – May 18

on May 24, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
Valley happenings since 1957   50 Years Ago — May 19, 1966 Three-way tie for weekly high single — There was a three-way tie for high single in Women’s Summer Bowling League as Jean Lavertu, Gilberte Dufour and Dot Marquis each hit 113. However, Dot Marquis took high three with …

Roger L. Dumais

on May 23, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
FRENCHVILLE, Maine — Roger L. Dumais, 67, died surrounded by his family in Bangor on Thursday, May 12, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born in Eagle Lake on September 27, 1948, the son of Leonard and Jeanne (Lagasse) Dumais. He worked at Fraser Paper as a boiler engineer …
Business and economic leaders and town officials listen to a presentation during a summit sponsored by Aroostook County Tourism on Friday at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton.

Leaders meet for Aroostook County tourism summit

By Jen Lynds on May 23, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
“This is a great opportunity for the Maine Office of Tourism to outline its plans for marketing in the next year.”
Thomas Wilson (right), marketing director for Gritty'’s of Portland, hands a sample of one of Gritty's products to a consumer during the first Blackfly Brewfest on May 14 in Houlton.

Officials planning second Blackfly Brewfest in Houlton

By Jen Lynds on May 23, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Jane Torres said the overall event was a success, as it brought in a number of new business owners, tourists and contacts for other entrepreneurs in the community.
The Mooseshack restaurant in Fort Kent was open for business Friday, May 20.

Mooseshack owner suffers severe burns in fryer accident

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on May 23, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
While Mooseshack restaurant owner Becky Lawn is fighting through some of the worst physical pain imaginable at the burn unit of Maine Medical Center in Portland, her family is doing all they can to keep the business afloat on East Main Street in Fort Kent.

The County commissioners approve meeting switch to save money

By Jen Lynds on May 23, 2016, at 2:12 p.m.
County Administrator Doug Beaulieu said the move could save the county an estimated $10,000 to $12,000 per year.
The Prestile Stream, in August 2015, flowing under Burleigh Road in Westfield.

DEP pioneer sees progress statewide as agency hones in on Aroostook County waters

By Anthony Brino on May 22, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Matt Scott and others worked on water quality standards using new bioindicator methods, as new laws required the state government to classify water bodies with goals set for their quality and new treatment plants were built for industrial and municipal water pollution.
An Ashland man's car went off Route 11 early Saturday morning and struck some trees after he fell asleep at the wheel. Robert Morrow, 25, was unhurt, according to Maine State Police.

Ashland man crashes car after falling asleep but escapes injury

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
An Ashland man escaped injury early Saturday morning after his car went off Route 11 and struck a large group of trees.
Sam Blackstone of Circle B Farms prepares to go pick up the bean pot for a group lunch at an open house and apple class at his Caribou farm.

Can Maine grow more fruit with smaller trees?

By Anthony Brino on May 22, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
After a mild winter, it should be a good year for apple trees in northern Maine.
A local man suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Oakfield on Thursday night, according to the Maine State Police.

Oakfield man injured in crash on I-95

By Jen Lynds on May 20, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
A local man suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Oakfield on Thursday night, according to the Maine State Police. Sgt. Josh Haines said in a written statement late Thursday that the crash happened at 9:26 p.m. in the southbound lane on Interstate 95 in Oakfield. …

Provider agreement means continued services for veterans program

By Jen Lynds on May 20, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
Eligible veterans in northern Maine will now be able to continue to access services through the Access Received Closer to Home program, along with several new services being offered under the initiative.

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