Aroostook

 
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.
Quoggy Jo Mountain can be seen early Tuesday afternoon at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle.

Warm November ends with more snow in Aroostook County

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 29, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
As of Tuesday, the station is projecting that the month will end with an average temperature of 36.8 degrees, tying with November 2009 for second warmest, said Todd Foisy.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.
Anthony Lord

Man accused of two-county rampage that left 2 dead gets new lawyers

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
Anthony Lord was scheduled to plead guilty Monday to charges related to an alleged two-county rampage last year that left two people dead.
Two teens were injured after the 2000 GMC Sierra pickup they were  in slid off a snowy road in Linneus and overturned onto the driver's side Saturday night.

Teens injured after pickup slides off snow-covered road in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
The two teens were injured late Saturday when the pickup truck they were in went off snow-covered Route 2A and overturned on the driver’s side.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.
Andrew Dolley, a GIS student at the University of Maine Presque Isle, working with a drone at King Grove Cemetery in Mars Hill as a part of a community mapping project with the town.

Presque Isle geographers get their hands on drones

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 27, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
Students and professors at UMaine Presque Isle have been getting acquainted with two new drones.
John Cancelarich, 86, shared his story about efforts to start a sugar beet processing plant in Aroostook in the 1960s during a recent presentation at the Easton High School library.

Remembering the sugar beet fiasco in Aroostook County and its aftermath

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:11 a.m.
This time 50 years ago, the Maine Sugar Industries plant in Easton was getting ready to start churning out its first batches of sugar made from beets grown in Aroostook County. What followed is now known as an epic failure of big business and government.

Births at NMMC and Houlton Regional Hospital

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
A healthy, mature ash tree growing street-side in Caribou is also part of a statewide monitoring project for the emerald ash borer.

Still no sign of destructive ash borer in Maine — yet

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 25, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
The invasive emerald ash borer that has been decimating American ash trees has not been found in Maine — not yet, at least.
Before allegedly stealing a rental van and driving it south from Fort Kent, Pierre Triplett met with Fiddlehead Focus reporter Jessica Potila to be interviewed for a feature on being homeless. Potila had offered to let Triplett sleep in her rental van that night.

Homeless man accused of stealing van from Maine reporter trying to help him

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
All Jessica Potila of Fort Kent wanted to do was help a homeless man get home in time for Thanksgiving.
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.
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A Dead River fuel truck and string of cars driving east and uphill on Academy Street in Presque Isle on Tuesday morning, amid the first measurable snowfall of the season in central Aroostook County.

First measurable snow of season for northern Maine misses record

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 22, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
The first snowfall of any significance in Aroostook County arrived overnight Tuesday morning.
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.

State police search for suspect in Smyrna hit-and-run

By Joseph Cyr on Nov. 22, 2016, at 7:37 a.m.
Maine State Police are searching for the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash Monday evening on Interstate 95 that sent one woman to the hospital.

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.
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 Outdoor News: 11.17.16 edition

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at Houlton Knights of Columbus

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.

Dropped cigarette caused Mapleton crash, police say

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 15, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
Police say a women driving through Mapleton crashed into a pickup and hit a home’s front porch after she dropped a cigarette on herself.
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.