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Yesterday | Bangor Daily News

Grant helps Gauvin Scholars stay the course-

From left to right: Kari Wells-Puckett, Chair of the Aroostook County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation, April Flagg, Executive Director of Aroostook Aspirations, and Gregg Collins, former Chair and current committee member of the Aroostook County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently ... (more)

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Herald Gazette

Civil War encampment makes stop at Harbor Park

People visiting Camden's Harbor Park over the weekend got a chance to catch a glimpse of what it was like to live in a Union encampment during the Civil War Company B, 20th Maine - a living history group - is dedicated to preserving the memory of Maine Civil War volunteer soldiers.

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Related Topix: Maine, Morrill, ME, Piscataquis County, ME, Milo, ME

Electric Energy Online

GE Enables More Wind on New England's Transmission Network

While the integration of wind energy continues to have broad public policy support, consumers are playing a larger role to ensure their electricity provider is using higher levels of renewable power to meet their clean energy expectations.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Minot, Maine Woman Writes 4th Book

Local Minot resident, Martha Stevens-David, is pleased to announce that she has just overseen the publication of her 4th book, "Mainely Memories," a collection of short, humorous stories about life in the small Maine town of Minot and the northern town of Ashland in Aroostook County.

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Related Topix: Minot, ME, Ashland, ME, Norway, ME

Bangor Daily News

MDOT projects to reduce number of moose-vehicle accidents show varying degrees of success

Popular with tourists, the state's largest mammals are the bane of anyone looking to travel safely to their destination, and the Maine Department of Transportation has taken steps to reduce the number of moose-vehicle collisions.

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Related Topix: Van Buren, ME

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Bangor Daily News

St. Francis man pleads not guilty to murder in connection with death of longtime girlfriend

A St. Francis man pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Caribou Superior Court to a murder charge in connection with the death of his longtime girlfriend Amy Theriault, according to John Alsop of the Maine Attorney General's Office.

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Related Topix: Caribou, ME

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Lieutenant to retire after 42 years with Aroostook County Sheriff's Department

When planning for the immediate future before retiring after 42 years working for the same employer, many people would contemplate traveling on a long vacation.

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Related Topix: Houlton, ME, Drugs

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Houlton town manager seeks financial support from nearby towns to...

Now that summer is winding down, fewer vehicles are pulling into the Tourist Information Center in Houlton, which is located just off Interstate 95. That hasn't stopped town officials from thinking about it, especially since they took over the property in 2011 .

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Related Topix: Houlton, ME

Bangor Daily News

164th Springfield Fair to be held Aug. 29-Sept. 1

It all started back in 1851. It has been known as Elmwood Park, Springfield Trotting Park, Northern Penobscot Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and - more infamously - throughout the mid to late 1900s as the "drunkard's reunion."

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Penobscot, ME, Horse, Pets

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Oakfield man arrested in meth lab bust

Drug agents on Tuesday raided a suspected methamphetamine lab in Aroostook County - the 18th in the state this year - and an Oakfield man was arrested as a result.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Why Aroostook County needs Eliot Cutler as governor

I have lived in Aroostook County most of my life. My wife and I raised our family here because of the honest, hard-working people, the beauty and the safety.

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Related Topix: Eliot, ME, Maine, Maine Government, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Jury begins deliberating in case alleging excessive force by Bangor police officers

Deliberations began about 11:30 a.m. Friday in a federal civil trial over two Bangor police officers' alleged use of excessive force when they arrested an Aroostook County man more than two years ago in the parking lot outside a dance club.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Facing the primary care fiscal cliff

What do lobstermen on Vinalhaven, ski patrol workers in Bethel, farmers and migrant workers in Northern Aroostook County, snowmobile repair technicians in Jackman, and restaurant owners in Eastport have in common? They represent some of the approximately 200,000 hard-working Mainers who are patients of their local community health center.

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Related Topix: Vinalhaven, ME, Jackman, ME, Maine, Eastport, ME, Medicare, Health, Opinion

Bangor Daily News

Civil trial over Bangor officers' alleged use of excessive force begins Wednesday

A civil jury trial pitting an Aroostook County man against two Bangor police officers he accuses of using excessive force when arresting him on Dec. 3, 2011, is scheduled to begin Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME

Tue Aug 12, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Innovators key to Maine's economy

The bad news is Maine's economic growth ranks 47th in a new study by the leading business publication Business Insider.

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Related Topix: Maine, Inventions, Science / Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance, University of Maine, Skowhegan, ME, Opinion

WCAX-TV Burlington

Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press

A stunt pilot who landed his biplane on a road in Maine says he wants to apologize to motorists "for scaring the heck out of them."

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Related Topix: Maine, Boat Disaster, Air Accidents

WMTW-TV Auburn

Monday Evening headlines from WMTW News 8

AND, I'M STEVE MINICH. THE F-A-A IS INVESTIGATING A PLANE CRASH. AN EXPERIENCED STUNT PILOT WHO FLIES UPSIDE-DOWN HAD TO MAKE A CRASH-LANDING ON ROUTE 35 IN STANDISH LAST NIGHT.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Wildlife officials airdrop oral rabies vaccine in Aroostook County through Aug. 18

Oral rabies vaccine baits are being distributed by air and land this week in Aroostook as part of an ongoing federal and state effort to control and reduce rabies in the raccoon population.

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Related Topix: Canada, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Fairfield, ME, Caribou, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Experienced pilot talks about decision to land on busy road

Billy Werth found himself in a tough situation Sunday evening and had to make a hard landing on a busy road.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

Sun Aug 10, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Pilot describes challenges leading up to crash landing in Standish

Billy Werth is an experienced pilot, but he was forced into an unfamiliar situation Sunday when he made an emergency landing in Standish.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME, Cumberland County, ME, Air Accidents

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