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As Summer Wraps Up, Local Campgrounds Had Good Season

| September 9, 2014

You can almost hear the end of summer at the Aroostook State Park. The wind is blowing, and the campground is quiet. Park Manager Scott Thompson says though the camping season started slowly, business was up this year. “When people are here, it’s outstanding. We become energetic ourselves,” he said. The park was packed from […]

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MSAD 1 Has Candidate To Take Over For Superintendent Gehrig Johnson

| September 5, 2014

MSAD 1 school board members can almost breathe a sigh of relief. With longtime superintendent Gehrig Johnson getting ready to retire in December, they may have found his replacement. “Great. Wonderful. Knowing that we’re going to have someone hopefully on board..it’s a long strenuous process,” said vice chair Jim Bubar. The school board voted Wednesday […]

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Meth Lab Dismantled in Houlton Neighborhood

| September 5, 2014

Houlton residents that live on and around Hillview Avenue were on edge Friday afternoon. They watched as MDEA agents collected and disposed of evidence from a methamphetamine lab at a home on their street. “You don’t expect it to be made right next door to you,” said Donna McGillicuddy. The Houlton Police department found the […]

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Chief Stands Behind Officer Involved in High Speed Chase

| September 1, 2014

The Presque Isle Police Department may have to deal with a damaged cruiser, but Chief Matt Irwin is standing behind a member of his department. “What Ryan did was in the best interest of the citizen,” said Irwin. On Friday night the PD got a call about a disorderly man walking in the middle of […]

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Wheeler retires after 42 Years with Sheriff’s Office

| August 29, 2014

Keith Wheeler hates talking about himself. He’s also not a fan of having his picture taken. But a man who spends more than four decades committed to a cause greater than himself is well worth getting to know. “We’re there to help the people, that’s what’s important..people come first,” said Wheeler. Wheeler is taking off […]

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