AROOSTOOK COUNTY – For runners who want more of a challenge than the traditional 5K race, or families looking for a fun weekend activity, the Midsummers Night Glow Run 5K/10K taking place on Saturday, July 12, can fill both of those needs.
ST. JOHN VALLEY - Local author Dottie Hutchins and Paul Cyr Photography recently announced the publication of their new book, “Acadian Roots: Images of the St. John Valley.” The recently released bilingual, 186-page, full-color photo book is out in time to help celebrate the upcoming Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) 2014.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The Northern Region of Maine Sports Legends has selected Clara Collins of Caribou High School and Nicholas LaJoie from Van Buren District Secondary School as their Scholar-Athletes for 2014 to receive a $1,000 scholarship at the Annual Banquet of the Alfond Girls and Boys Club on Oct. 12.
AUGUSTA - Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash and Democratic Representative Ken Theriault of Madawaska have convinced the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council to ease regulations on Fish River in Fort Kent.
“Before, it was difficult for kids to fish in the river that runs through the heart and soul of our community,” said Jackson. “I am pleased to say now the residents of Fort Kent and Aroostook County can reap all that Fish River has to offer without any unnecessary restrictions.”
AROOSTOOK COUNTY – Emera donated thousands of dollars of computer equipment to Northern Maine Community College for its Computer Electronics Program. Emera Maine (the electricity delivery utility) is updating and consolidating its own computer technology and NMCC will benefit from the extra equipment.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $1.5 million in grant funding to profit and non-profit service providers including—but not limited to—universities, trade and professional associations, firms, and other organizations for special projects to promote the development, success, and long-term survival of small disadvantaged businesses that participate in the agency’s 8(a) Business Development Program.
FORT FAIRFIELD – Rita M. Gagnon, 90, wife of the late Patrick R. Gagnon, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 14, at a Presque Isle healthcare facility, following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 13, 1923 in Winterville, the daughter of Alphie and Cecile (Marquis) Godin.
AUGUSTA - Based on communications with law enforcement and substance abuse professionals about a spate of overdoses this week, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills warns that a fatal mix of heroin, caffeine and fentanyl, and a new admixture called acetyl fentanyl, appear to cause users to overdose more quickly than in cases of straight heroin.
AUGUSTA - The Maine Agricultural Fair Season has begun with the Houlton Agricultural Fair on July 3-6, which is the season's first of 24 fairs that take place over the next few months. The season ends in October with Maine's largest agricultural fair, the Fryeburg Fair.
For four days, the Houlton Agricultural Fair will feature over 25 games for children, livestock shows, 4H shows, 4 horse shows, a demolition derby, truck pulls, mud runs and antique tractor pulls.
In 1988 in Maine, a 12-year old babysitter named Sarah Cherry was murdered. Police reasonably focused on a farmer named Dennis Dechaine. Convicted, he was given life imprisonment. In Maine, that means "until you're dead."