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The classic Stewart's Farm photo that has been taken by hundreds of visitors to the Houlton Road farm stand and seen in publications around the world.

County pumpkin grower pleased to see new farm owners continue tradition

By Kathryn Olmstead on Oct. 20, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
Selling pumpkins for Halloween is more than a business for those who grow them in Aroostook County.

All-you-can-eat chicken stew and ployes dinner at Portage Lake

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Incumbent Bruce Poliquin makes a point while answering a question from a local resident in the 2016 Congressional debate between himself and Challenger Emily Cain held at WAGM Television Station in Presque Isle.

In second debate, Poliquin-Cain turn critical in The County

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
Concerns about a stagnant job market and rising taxes in Aroostook County took center stage in the second debate between incumbent 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and challenger Emily Cain.

Eight indicted on conspiracy, methamphetamine charges in The County

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
The Aroostook County grand jury during its September session indicted two Orient residents who were allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab.
Loring Development Authority President Carl Flora President Carl Flora (right) said during a Wednesday board meeting in Limestone that reports from a meeting between Gov. Paul LePage’s delegation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority had a positive outcome.

Loring president optimistic about Maine Military Authority contract

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Oct. 19, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
Maine Military Authority employees may be able to continue their transit bus repair work with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, according to Carl Flora.

Vehicle stolen from Georgia hurricane evacuees recovered in Ashland

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 19, 2016, at 12:24 p.m.
When asked by the officer why they were in Ashland, the individuals said they had come north to “go fishing for lobster and clams.”
Matthew Davis

Trial in Oakfield double homicide rescheduled to begin in December

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 18, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
Jury selection has now been rescheduled for Dec. 2, with the trial date set for Dec. 6.
Sections of smashed glass and graffiti hint at the damage done inside the former Crow's Nest restaurant during a spate of vandalism this past summer. Five juveniles face class C felony charges in connection with the vandalism.

5 teens face felony charges for $200,000 in vandalism at vacant restaurant

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Five teenagers are facing felony charges for allegedly vandalizing the long-vacant Crow’s Nest restaurant building on Maysville Road during the summer.
Zachary McCarty of New Limerick and his two small children were injured Tuesday morning in a single-car rollover on the Campbell Road.

4-year-old thrown from vehicle in crash

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
A 4-year-old suffered injuries that were not life-threatening after he was ejected from the vehicle.
Twin Rivers Paper Co.

Canadian mill owners apologize for gas leaks in St. John Valley

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 11:07 a.m.
Edmundston’s Twin Rivers pulp and paper mill has issued a public apology for five chlorine dioxide gas leaks over the last five months.
Lise Pelletier, director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, opens a display case containing original maps from the 1500s on display.

Three centuries of mapping ‘you are here’ on display in Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
“It’s so interesting to see how maps of a single area changed over time with new information.”
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.

Boy with rare disease has dream come true with Maine moose hunt

By Nita Johnson, The Sentinel Echo on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:46 p.m.
16-year-old’s dream of big-time hunting became a reality recently when he bagged an 800-pound moose.

Mapleton man charged with OUI, resisting arrest

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 17, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.
A Mapleton man was arrested and charged with OUI after allegedly crashing his car in a field and fleeing from police.
A billboard about 10 miles south of the U.S. border advertises the Trump Ocean Resort Baja. A developer of the Tijuana, Mexico, resort agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 190 buyers who lost $22 million in deposits after the project failed in 2008.

Maine natives in California claim money lost on Trump-branded condos

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:35 p.m.
Linda and Stephen Drake, originally from Allagash and Caribou, are among the people around the country who say they lost money to a business connected with the Republican presidential nominee.
Douglas Morin Sr. (left) talks about his son Doug Jr. with family friend Joshua Boisvert at the Morin family home on Monday. Maine State Police say the younger Morin is a homicide victim.

‘Doug had a huge heart’: Oakfield man’s family shocked by killing

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 17, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
State police are investigating the death of Douglas Morin, 31, of Oakfield as a homicide.
On Nov. 8, voters in the 2nd Congressional District could be motivated to turnout at a higher rate because of a controversial ballot question that would expand background checks to include all private gun sales and transfers. That could be a deciding factor in whether the 2nd District goes red.

In fight over 2nd District, opposition to Question 3 could boost Republicans

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 16, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Numerous voters in the district say defeating Question 3 will motivate how they approach other contests on the November ballot.
James Dumond

Presque Isle man arrested after crashing truck in Easton

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
A man from Presque Isle was arrested and charged with operating under the influence late Friday afternoon after a rollover crash in Easton.

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