Robert Craig

Florida man accused of strangling 86-year-old Presque Isle man

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 28, 2016, at 8:29 p.m.
The two men were neighbors in Clearwater, Florida, and had lived across the street from each other for three to four years, spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Aroostook Outdoor News: 7.28.16 edition

on July 28, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
We’ve cooked up a new calendar feature: #AroostookThing of the week. 1 event, 1 minute to read, 1 more reason to share w/family and friends! In this edition: 1) A celebration of #trails and #outdoorlifestyle in #PresqueIsle. 2) A #5k #walk and a #canoe and #kayak race in #IslandFalls. 3) …
Kathryn Olmstead

Rare heart condition causes scare

By Kathryn Olmstead on July 28, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
My friend was eager to convey the message: “If it does not feel normal for your body, that’s the time to call your doctor.”
A Patten man suffered injuries Tuesday, July 27, 2016, after his tractor-trailer went off the road in Hodgdon. State police said he was negotiating a curve too quickly when he lost control of the vehicle.

Patten man seriously injured in Hodgdon tractor-trailer crash

By Jen Lynds on July 28, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
A Patten man suffered serious injuries Tuesday in a tractor-trailer crash on U.S. Route 1 in Hodgdon.
One of several storyboards that depict the history of Houlton is pictured near Gateway Crossing, the town's pedestrian footbridge in Riverfront Park in July 2009. The town is considering drafting an ordinance to ban smoking in the park due to an escalating issue with cigarette butts being left on the ground and in the picnic areas.

Houlton council to consider ordinance to ban smoking in Riverfront Park

By Jen Lynds on July 27, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
Town officials in Houlton are considering an ordinance to prohibit smoking in Riverfront Park due to an escalating issue with litter in the newest such area in the community.
A man dives into the cool water of the Atlantic Ocean in Northport Tuesday early afternoon.

Hot weather in Maine predicted to last into August

By Jen Lynds on July 27, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
Officials at the National Weather Service in Caribou said Wednesday that a warming trend that began in June has continued into July, and the outlook for August calls for the above-average temperatures to stick around.
Cassandra Bell, 34, of Houlton.

Missing Houlton woman found alive

By Joseph Cyr on July 26, 2016, at 5:06 p.m.
A 34-year-old Houlton woman missing since early Monday morning was discovered alive Tuesday afternoon just a short distance from the home where she had last been seen Sunday night.
Houlton police Chief Joe McKenna speaks outside the police department Tuesday afternoon.

Police ramp up search for missing Houlton woman

By Jen Lynds on July 26, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home where a woman who is considered missing and endangered was last seen, extending their grid search area in the community.
Presque Isle resident Leo Corriveau died at age 86 as a result of a homicide that is still under investigation.

Presque Isle homicide victim, 86, remembered by family, friends

By Anthony Brino on July 26, 2016, at 1:31 p.m.
The 86-year-old man who died as a result of a homicide Saturday is being remembered as a loving father and good neighbor who enjoyed being outside.
A team from the Maine State Police investigating the homicide death of Leo Corriveau, 86, at home Route 1 in Presque Isle.

Death of Presque Isle man, 86, being investigated as homicide

By Anthony Brino on July 25, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
The Maine State Police and the local police department are investigating the death of an 86-year-old man in Presque Isle as a homicide.
The Houlton Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Cassandra Bell, 34, of Houlton. Bell was last accounted for at 9 p.m. Sunday and was reported missing at 3:30 a.m. Monday. Anyone with information is asked to call the Houlton police at 532-2287.

Houlton police search for missing woman

By Joseph Cyr, Staff Writer on July 25, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Cassandra Nicole Bell, 34, was reported missing at 3:30 a.m. Monday. She was last accounted for around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Ralph Boyington of Houlton mows the grass on a section of Evergreen Cemetery known as Angel's Hill while his colleague James Wallace trims nearby with a weed whacker on Friday, July 15, 2016. The two are a dedicated tag-team who carefully maintain municipal resting places with a sense of duty to the deceased while also caring for the needs of the living, according to Milton Cone, the town’'s fire chief and cemetery superintendent. They are the unsung heroes in this place.”

‘Unsung heroes:’ Dedicated cemetery employees work through sun, wind, rain

By Jen Lynds on July 25, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
“You will never find a more dedicated crew than these two, and they certainly do not get the recognition they deserve. They are the unsung heroes in this place.”
Delegates from Seeds of Peace and local residents gathered Monday night, July 18, at the home of John and Amy Hebert in Van Buren. The delegates traveled to the St. John Valley as part of a trip to Maine.

Local family offers Seeds of Peace group a glimpse of St. John Valley

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on July 23, 2016, at 1 a.m.
At one point, one was teaching the dance to an enthusiastic delegate from Israel. “You would never see that in the Middle East. It just isn’t allowed.”
Nurses with The Aroostook Medical Center began a two-day strike Friday morning, holding a sidewalk rally near the hospital's entrance in Presque Isle.

Presque Isle hospital remains open as nurses strike

By Anthony Brino on July 22, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
After a 10-day notice, TAMC nurses represented by the Maine State Nurses Association began the strike at 6:45 a.m. Friday.

Madawaska continues exploring drug testing for General Assistance

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on July 22, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
The community continues to pursue a controversial proposal to randomly drug test applicants for municipal General Assistance as the town manager gathers more information for selectmen before they take a vote. Town Manager Ryan Pelletier told selectmen this week that much of the feedback on the proposal …
The sun sets on the State House in Augusta in this June 2015 file photo.

State law blocks northern Maine businesses from energy cost reduction aid

By Darren Fishell on July 21, 2016, at 6:25 p.m.
Aroostook and Washington counties will see no money from a new $3 million program to reduce power rates for “energy intensive” manufacturers.
Sherry Sullivan (right) and her father, Geoffrey Francis Sullivan, pose for a picture during an outing at an unspecified beach in an undated family photograph.

After a 30-year search, will new relations with Cuba help Mainer find her missing father?

By Abigail Curtis on July 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find out what happened to my father,” Sherry Sullivan said. “It’s a matter of principle for me. For justice for my father.”
Four people were injured in a crash on Tuesday afternoon on Route 1 in Van Buren.

Victims of Van Buren car crash suffered ‘significant injuries’

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on July 20, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
“I heard today that at least two of them were still in an induced coma. They had significant injuries,” the Van Buren police chief said.
Tim Hobbs (left) of the Maine Potato Board stands with Bruce and Jerry Flewelling of Easton, the board's farm family of the year.

Potato board honors family, young farmer, longtime staffer

By Anthony Brino on July 20, 2016, at 12:35 p.m.
Maine potato farmers and their supporters gathered recently for an annual meeting at the Farm Park in Fort Fairfield to enjoy an evening dinner and celebrate reasons for optimism in the industry.
Four people were injured in a crash on Tuesday afternoon on Route 1 in Van Buren.

Four injured in Route 1 collision in Van Buren

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on July 19, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
Emergency responders used the Jaws of Life to extricate one of the individuals involved in the crash, according to the Police Department’s Facebook post.

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