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.
Tyana McLaughlin, 16 of Fort Fairfield, had not been seen since Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. However, she has been located and is safe.

Fort Fairfield teen no longer missing, is safe

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
The girl reportedly turned herself in to police Friday night.
Mother and son Cheryl Morris and Adam MacDonald in their Presque Isle home. MacDonald, who turns 31 on Oct. 20, is thought to be the oldest Mainer alive with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Mainer living with rare muscular disease celebrates 31st birthday

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 15, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
Adam MacDonald is probably the oldest Mainer living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and he’s part of a younger generation finding new ways to keep living, according to his mom, Cheryl Morris.
Joel Parker of Fairfield, who works in Skowhegan, said he usually votes Republican but is unsure whether he can vote for Donald Trump for president because he is concerned about what message Trump's election would send to the rest of the world. Skowhegan is among 2nd Congressional District towns that find themselves in the national spotlight this year because they are battlegrounds in the presidential race.

These voters will decide if Trump or Clinton wins Maine’s 2nd District

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
2016 has created a new reality for the people scratching out livelihoods in the 2nd Congressional District: Life in a national political battleground.
Tyana McLaughlin

Police seek help finding Fort Fairfield teen

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 14, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Tyana McLaughlin, 16, has not been seen since 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Aroostook Outdoor News: 10.13.16 edition

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
The cabled off portion of a town-owned walking trail that runs through Riverfront Park can be seen Wednesday in Houlton. A Houlton couple would like the route opened to motor vehicle traffic once again to use as an additional access point to their home.

Houlton couple wants trail reopened to vehicles to allow additional home access

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
Images captured by Raptor Maps' drones are combined with computer data taken in the field to provide farmers with real-time crop analysis.

Drone technology, computers ushering in a brave new world for northern Maine potatoes

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency sort through evidence seized Tuesday at a suspected methamphetamine lab on Route 1A in Fort Fairfield.

MDEA uncovers alleged meth labs in Fort Fairfield, Troy

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 11, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
Carl Flora, president of the Loring Development Authority, talks about the installation of hundreds of solar panels on the old air force base in September 2014. On Tuesday, the LDA announced a lease agreement with Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar for a project that would use more than 100,000 solar panels and could power between 20,000 and 30,000 homes.

Largest solar power project in New England planned for former Loring air base

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 11, 2016, at 1:58 p.m.
The Loring Development Authority and Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar are moving ahead with a lease agreement that paves the way for New England’s largest solar power project.

New PI recreation center means demolition for old facility

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 10, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
As Presque Isle’s new community center gets ready to open this month, the longtime rec center and the home of much history is set to be demolished.

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