Stories from Contributed

25 June 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - To reduce access and abuse of prescription drug abuse, all 11 police departments in Aroostook County are equipped to receive and serve as prescription disposal sites all year long. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

25 June 2015

ST. JOHN VALLEY – Several St. John Valley communities will be the recipients of several grants totaling just over $316,000 from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCW) program and Department of Conservation (DOC) Municipal ATV Grant programs.

25 June 2015

MAINE - Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw is seeking the public's help in locating Robert J. Howarth, whom authorities have indicted in two counties on charges of securities fraud and theft by deception. Mr. Howarth has used the aliases of Robert Chiofolo, Robert Kim Lee, and Robert Sachs.

24 June 2015

VAN BUREN - Richard J. Ayotte, 54, died unexpectedly Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born April 12, 1961 in Grand Falls, NB, Canada, a son of the late Edmund and Joan (Brown) Ayotte.

23 June 2015

FORT KENT - PAWS Animal Welfare Shelter presents Oscar as PAWS Pet of the Week in hopes that this little cat will find his forever home.

23 June 2015

FORT KENT - The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of June 22 - 28, 2015.

23 June 2015

FORT KENT - Richard "Boyd" Daigle, 90, died peacefully June 23, 2015 at a Frenchville Health Care Facility. He was born in Fort Kent on January 2, 1925, the son of Lucien and Helen (Thibodeau) Daigle.

23 June 2015

EAGLE LAKE - Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 22, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a caller's report of an assault on Summer Street in Eagle Lake.

23 June 2015

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Chris and Cindy Johnson, founders of Cubby Thriftstores located across Aroostook County, are celebrating the organization's fifth anniversary by giving back to the communities they say have given them so much.

23 June 2015

IOWA / Fort Kent - Austin Theriault rallied from two laps down to score a respectable 12th place finish in the American Ethanol 200 Friday night, June 19, at Iowa Speedway.

22 June 2015

ALLAGASH - The 39th meeting of the Board of Directors of MSAD No. 10 will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015 in the Allagash Community Center. The meeting will recess at 6 p.m. to conduct the annual MSAD No. 10 budget meeting in the community center gymnasium. The agenda is as follows:

22 June 2015

MAINE - On Thursday, June 18, Governor Paul R. LePage submitted on approximately $60 million in cuts to the 127th Legislature which he has identified in the two-year State budget.

22 June 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the global responsibility to act on climate change, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, took to the Senate floor June 18, 2015 to renew his call for the United States to lead in the effort to protect and preserve the environment for future generations, citing a moral imperative.

22 June 2015

MAINE - State Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette released the following May workforce estimates for Maine on June 19, 2015:

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22 June 2015

MADAWASKA - The following is the agenda for the Madawaska Board of Select People meeting Tuesday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m:

22 June 2015

FORT KENT - MSAD No. 27 will be postponing the following events due to scheduling conflicts with the Statute requirements for the budget process (through the Department of Education): the budget informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.; the budget hearing scheduled for July 7, at 6:00 p.m.; and the budget validation referendum scheduled for July 14. The district will reschedule these events at a later date.

19 June 2015

MAINE - On Friday, June 12, Governor LePage signed a bill into law which will improve the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, and other "vulnerable users" on Maine's roads, according to a June 19 press release by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.