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Three weeks into school year, Wellington students and staff say transition to Houlton has gone well

| September 17, 2014

For kindergarten teacher Susan McMann, every new school year brings something different. But this year more than most. “We were a little anxious this is so much bigger than what we’ve been used to however with everybody’s help, and just doing it for a few days it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was […]

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Aroostook State Park makes upgrades in time for foliage season

| September 15, 2014

With the swinging of a pickaxe, the rolling of rocks, and some pretty intense digging..the puzzle that is the Aroostook State Park trail system continues to come together. “This is better…this is like getting your first bike you know as a kid…it’s exciting,” said Park Manager Scott Thompson. Seven crew members from the Maine Conservation […]

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One year later, BigRock Mountain financially in better shape, not out of the red

| September 12, 2014

It would be an understatement to say that people in Mars Hill think of Big Rock Mountain as a staple in their community. “Everything. This is everything. This is probably the centerpiece of Mars Hill,” said Darrin Muray. “I’ve had a season pass since I was like 8 years old,” said Matthew Shaw. But the […]

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On 13th anniversary of 9/11, county folks remember past, mindful of future

| September 11, 2014

On the 13th anniversary of one of the most profound tragedies in our nation’s history, people in Aroostook County are still mourning…mourning the almost 3 thousand lives so quickly taken away on September 11th, 2001. “I remember everything that happened that day and I’m very sad when I talk about it,” said Flo Thompson. They’re […]

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Wood pellet producers and stove companies gearing up for a busy season

| September 10, 2014

Tiny wood pellets are being produced ’round the clock at Northeast Pellets in Ashland. “The fair has come and gone so now it’s time to start heating,” said president Matt Bell. This is the first summer the company has run 24 hours a day. Starting up Monday morning, and finishing Friday afternoon. President Matt Bell […]

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