Route 11 in Fort Kent reopens following overnight standoff

By Jessica Potila, SJVT/FhF Staff Writer on Feb. 25, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
A section of Route 11 just south of Fort Kent has reopened after police closed the section during an apparent standoff that came to an end late in the evening on Friday, Feb. 24.
Officer Connor Lapierre of the Fort Kent Police Department mans a roadblock on Aroostook Road as three law enforcement agencies respond to an incident in a residence there on Friday.

Police block off Route 11 in Fort Kent

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on Feb. 24, 2017, at 8:26 p.m.
Police blocked off a section of Route 11 just south of Fort Kent at approximately 6 p.m. Friday.

Police block off Route 11 in Fort Kent

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
A large number of law enforcement vehicles are in the area of Route 11 in Fort Kent.

Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.
Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.

Trio accused of making up armed robbery story to conceal an alleged theft

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
Three local residents face charges after allegedly making a false report in December about an armed robbery at the Thirsty Dawg, a redemption center and beer store, to hide their involvement in the theft of an undisclosed amount of money.
 A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus being serviced can be seen on Sept. 28, 2016, at the Maine Military Authority's facility at the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone.

Extra $7 million for Maine Military Authority clears key hurdle

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
A $7 million financial rescue package for the Maine Military Authority in Limestone cleared a major hurdle Friday, when the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs committee approved a supplemental budget for a future vote by the state House and Senate.

February thaw leads to roof collapse, damaged deck

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.

Aroostook Outdoor News: 2.24.17 edition

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
Southern Arroostook's Jackson Mathers drives the lane during their Class D boys basketball semifinal game against Central Aroostook at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Southern Aroostook star rebounds from battle with Crohn’s disease

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Jackson Mathers’ good news is bad news for rival basketball teams.
The former Presque Isle eatery Winnie's on Parson Street is set to open under a new owner by March of 2017.

New owner to reopen Winnie’s eatery in Presque Isle

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
A beginning entrepreneur from Caribou is reopening the former Winnie’s eatery in Presque Isle.
Work by contractor Soderberg Construction in January 2017 on Route 11 at Soucy Hill. The 5.6-mile stretch of roadway is the last section of Route 11 between Ashland and Fort Kent to be rebuilt, and will have a 1.5-mile long truck lane, one of the longest in the state.

Roadwork underway at Soucy Hill on Route 11

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 20, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The reconstruction of a 5.6 mile section of Route 11 between Portage and Eagle Lake will create one of the state’s longest truck lanes.

Madawaska firefighters respond to second propane leak in a week

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
Scott Carlin (with stopwatch), owner of the local Hillside IGA, times two of the competitors at the Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield on July 14, 2016.

Three central Aroostook IGAs being sold

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
The three IGA grocery stores in central Aroostook County are changing ownership next month.
Contributed photo/Aroostook County Sheriffs Office | Houlton Pioneer Times

Former Houlton police chief McKenna joining sheriff’s office

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 3 p.m.

Aroostook Outdoor News: 2.17.17 edition

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.

Propane gas leaks send two to hospital in Madawaska

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
Crews from contractor Ed Pelletier & Sons at work on Feb. 14 in the early stages of demolition of Presque Isle's former Haskell Recreation Center.

Demolition starts on old Presque Isle recreation center

By Anthony Brino on Feb. 15, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
The property is destined to become part of a local car dealership.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.
Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb

Maine educators look beyond testing to measure student success

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
While school funding is at the center of public debate right now, educators are wrestling with another problem, too: how to measure student success.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.