From Our Files — November 15, 2017

50 Years Ago — Nov. 16, 1967

Madawaska High Students Honor Departing Secretary — Mrs. Betty Harris, center, is leaving her position as secretary at Madawaska High, but students showed appreciation for her two years of duty last Friday when they presented her with a check gathered from the classes.

2 Canadian Helicopters Cruise In at Fort Kent — The first “pupils” at the new school grounds here were two Canadian Army helicopters, one that dropped in on Veteran’s Day ceremonies on Nov. 11 due to control problems and the other that came from Montreal on Monday to repair the ground whirly bird. Crew members stayed at the Fort Kent Armory during their visit here. They said the hospitality of Fort Kent citizens amazed them.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 18, 1992

Fire Cause $250,000 Damage To NARIF Facility –– Flames swept through the Northern Aroostook Regional Incinerator facility in Frenchville early Wednesday, destroying most of the buildings contents and causing damages estimated at $250,000. The building was insured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to have started when hot domestic ash was disposed of at the facility.

Maine Residents Restricted in Liquor Transport — The Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement is reminding residents about the legal limits of alcohol that can be transported into Maine. Bureau Director John Martin said Maine law allows one gallon of white wine, one gallon of hard liquor and a single case of beer, per vehicle, can be transported into the state without being purchased here. Martin said, “Any driver caught transporting more than the legal limit is subject to arrest, a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail.”                                                                                                                        

10 Years Ago — Nov. 14, 2007

It’s A Public Transportation Thing — Transportation Consultant Tom Crikelair explained the problems and opportunities that may impact a possible bus line connecting the St. John Valley to Caribou and the rest of the world. The meeting occurred last Wednesday at the Madawaska Town Offices. Joining Crikelair were Representative Ken Theriault, June Cyr, Andy Shepard, and Christina Therrien.

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