Stories from Contributed

bill april 24 2014
17 July 2014

MAINE – Cain for Congress recently reported a total of $379,093 in fundraising for the second quarter in Emily Cain's campaign for Maine's 2nd Congressional District. That total includes $270,239 in fundraising since the last reporting deadline on May 21, 2014 and brings the overall total for the campaign cycle to $871,491 raised.

food may 9 2014
17 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY- The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now accepting reservations for its upcoming preservation workshops taking place throughout the County.

scam may 21 2014
16 July 2014

MAINE - Gov. Paul R. LePage joined officials in Maine's Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection in highlighting a recent trend of Mainers receiving unsolicited offers of substantial government grants if they pay an initial advance or administrative fee. In some of these cases, the scammers asked consumers to provide personal and financial information.

loon july 16 2014
16 July 2014

MAINE - The annual Maine Audubon Loon Count takes place at 7 am on Saturday, July 19, and will include more than 900 loon counters in the annual project that gathers valuable data for Maine Audubon about the status of loons in the state. Volunteers interested in participating in this year’s loon count can contact Susan Gallo by email at or call 207.781.6180 ext. 216.

16 July 2014

WASHINGTON– On Wednesday, July 16, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the Fort Kent Fire Department and the Albion Fire Department will receive more than $50,000 in operations and safety grants through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

biomass may 15 2014
15 July 2014

WASHINGTON – Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree helped restore $9 million in funding for a program that has already invested over $18 million in Maine tidal projects since 2008.

paws daisy july 15 2014
15 July 2014

This quiet and friendly little lady is Daisy and she loves to cuddle once she gets comfortable. A PAWS volunteer took her in from the cold after her family abandoned her in early spring. Currently, the rescuer has Daisy in a foster home. She has integrated very well with her foster family and their pets.

15 July 2014

FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus have announced the winner of their ongoing lotto fundraiser for the week of July 14.

This week's Super 50 Lotto winner is Larry Chamberland of Fort Kent. Chamberland won a total of $438.

15 July 2014

FORT KENT - Shantelle and Lucas Guimond of Fort Kent, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Lennox Jeannel Guimond. Lennox was born on July 13, 2014 at the Cary Medical Center.

Maternal grandparents are Jeannel and Theresa Nadeau of Fort Kent. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Guidmond of Fort Kent.

ashland fcu july 15 2014
15 July 2014

ASHLAND- On Friday, July 11, the Acadia Federal Credit Union celebrated its expansion in Ashland with a grand opening celebration at the credit union's latest branch.

equal april 11 2014
14 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - On Friday, July 11 the Aroostook County Grand Jury completed its third session of 2014 and handed down 60 indictments against 55 individuals with only one “no bill,” according to a press release from the Aroostook County District Attorney Office.

The Aroostook County Grand Jury indicted Jesse Marquis for the murder of Amy Theriault on May 31.

14 July 2014

MADAWASKA – On July 15, the Madawaska Board of Select People will hold an executive session followed immediately by board meeting at the Madawaska Town Office.

award 2 april 8 2014
11 July 2014

BANGOR - The New England School of Communications has released the honors list for the 2014 spring semester.

High Honors
Morgan Chasse - Fort Kent,
Brandon Clark - Houlton,
Tyler Michaud - Presque Isle

Seth Majka - Fort Kent
Jacob Tardif - Fort Kent
Nicholas Rush - Houlton

11 July 2014

FORT KENT - The 748th meeting of the Directors of MSAD No. 27 will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Fort Kent Community High School Conference Room.


Roll Call

Adjustment to the Agenda

11 July 2014

Aroostook County Commissioners' Meeting
4:30 p.m. - July 15 - Houlton Sheriff's Office Building


Call to order

Public Comment Period

Approval of Agenda

parent child april 23 2014
11 July 2014

MAINE– Primary care physicians at 124 practices across Maine who participate in the Let’s Go! program will be able to provide their patients and families with more than 10,000 free Maine State Parks passes courtesy of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, Let’s Go! and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. The free passes are good at any of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites, with the exception of Baxter State Park, and are valid through December 2014.

funding june 11 2014
11 July 2014

MAINE - Gov. Paul R. LePage recently released a statement about the Workforce Investment Act Incentive Grant that Maine has earned by hitting 2012 performance goals. It's the first time in 12 years that Maine has qualified for an incentive grant.

11 July 2014

AUGUSTA - On the morning of Thursday, July 10, First Lady Ann LePage in partnership with the Bureau of Veterans Services, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Maine Veterans' Homes, drew 14 names and five alternate hunters for this year's Disabled Veterans' Controlled Moose Hunt. The drawing took place at the Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta.

emera donation july 11 2014
11 July 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Northern Maine Community College recently received a gift for the Diesel Hydraulics program that will benefit the program over the next three to four years.

Emera Maine has donated a digger truck (used to dig post holes) which will provide training to diesel hydraulics students. Instructor Bob Rice had expressed interest in purchasing the 1998 International 4700 just before Emera approved the donation.

11 July 2014

FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Fort Kent Senior Center Club will host its second Acadian Kitchen Party on Friday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Kent Senior Center on 20 Pine St.

The night will include Acadian music by local artists, ployes, and creton. Admission is $5 for the general public and children under 12 attend free.