Monica Pettengill Jerkins

Stories from Monica Pettengill Jerkins

6 June 2013

MADAWASKA - Elementary school students in Madawaska have let the dogs out and are raising funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

29 May 2013

MADAWASKA - As of approximately 8:30 p.m., there is no danger as Maine Public Service has raised a neutral power cable from the ground in Madawaska on Wednesday night.

Earlier, at 7:30 p.m., May 29, police were reporting there was a live power line down on the corner of French Street and 7th Ave.

Due to the rain, police said the conditions could be dangerous.

resized fire pic
25 May 2013

UPDATED - Tuesday, May 28 at 9:45 a.m.

ORIGINAL POST - 12:15 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013. Firefighters are on the scene. Fiddlehead Focus will update as more details become available. 

FRENCHVILLE - Before noon on a rainy Memorial weekend Saturday, Frenchville firefighters responded to a structure fire on U.S. Route 1 located diagonally across the road from Michaud Funeral Home.

22 May 2013

MOOSE-ING AROUND JIGSAW — Near the town of Daigle, Monica Pettengill Jerkins caught this image as the moose was calmly munching grass by the side of Route 161. This was only one of four separate moose she sighted on Saturday, all on Route 161. Watch out on the roads. — Pettengill Jerkins image

15 May 2013

I have a special, albeit unhealthy, relationship with food – right down to the way I eat certain things.

Derosier family pic
9 May 2013

ST. AGATHA – Many people will remember the former Lakeview Restaurant co-owner Carol (Lizotte) Derosier of St. Agatha greeting her customers with a cheerful smile, or engaged in some thoughtful conversation with a member of her restaurant staff, but each of Carol’s three daughters have inherited traits from their mother that, even after her passing in early April, keep her presence in the St. John Valley community alive and well.

7 May 2013

Originally posted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. Firefighters were still battling the blaze when we posted this. Fiddlehead Focus will provide an update in the morning. 

ST. DAVID - At least two fire departments are on the scene of a large structure fire in Lavertu Settlement in St. David on Tuesday afternoon, May 7.

5 May 2013

MADAWASKA - Some might say that the Central Building Supply annual open house has become an anticipated spring event over the years, and this year plenty of people showed up to enjoy free hot dogs and beverages, to sign up for door prizes, and also to take advantage of a store-wide 20 percent off sale on selected items. Vendors were on hand to answer customers questions about various products, which include some new lines this year.

Bike accident
2 May 2013

UPDATED: 7 a.m. with additional information from Northern Maine Medical Center. 

UPDATED: 8 p.m. with additional information provided by Aroostook County Sheriff's Deputy Kris Malmborg.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED at 7:15 p.m. Fiddlehead Focus will report additional details as they become available. 

FRENCHVILLE- Aroostook Country Sheriff's Deputy Kris Malmborg said a Frenchville man is stable after losing control of his motorcycle while driving on Starbarn Avenue in Frenchville Thursday evening.

1 May 2013

MADAWASKA – After a permitted prescribed burn escaped those attending it Tuesday evening, Madawaska Fire Chief James Soucy ordered that the town join the ranks of other communities and cancel all existing permits effective immediately.

25 April 2013

Correction - An earlier version of this article referred to the building that now houses the Inn of Acadia as the former Acadia House. Actually, it is on the former Wisdom House. 

23 April 2013

Colors are great. I like color – a lot. Purple is my favorite, but I also like big yellow flowers and a clear blue sky, red apples, green grass, orange pumpkins, and rainbows.

So why is 90 percent of my wardrobe black?

I think most fellow fat people would agree, black is our friend.

19 April 2013

WATERTOWN, Mass. / Madawaska – Lori Ann (Michaud) Richardson, a 28-year-old 2002 Madawaska High School graduate, joined nearly a million other Boston area residents under lockdown Friday morning as police and military conducted an unprecedented search for one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings less than two miles from her home in Watertown, Mass.

15 April 2013

BOSTON/Fort Kent - Nick Bouchard, 29, had just a half hour before completed his first Boston Marathon when the first bomb exploded.

The 2001 Fort Kent Community High School graduate and son of John and Caroline Bouchard of Fort Kent lives in Columbus, Ohio now. He’s completed about ten marathons, but said he was particularly excited when he qualified for the Boston Marathon last year – he had no way of knowing what fateful events would unfurl shortly after he crossed the finish line.

13 April 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY - At 3:19 a.m., the National Weather Service in Caribou cancelled a winter weather advisory that was originally supposed to remain in effect until 8 a.m. this morning citing that most of the heaviest precipitation had already passed through the region.