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Grimes Road at Caribou Fort Fairfield Line closed due to ice jam

Grimes Road at Caribou Fort Fairfield Line closed due to ice jam

| April 15, 2015

    Fort Fairfield police want to warn residents about an ice jam on the Aroostook River. The Grimes Road is currently closed at the Caribou and Fort Fairfield town line due to rising waters from the river. Recent snowmelt is causing the rising waters which are causing ice movement. According to the National Weather Service, River […]

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Sheriff’s Deputies arrest fugitive in Washburn

Sheriff’s Deputies arrest fugitive in Washburn

| April 15, 2015

  Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Presque Isle man after he failed to report to jail. 34-year-old Robert Van Houten was arrested on the Washburn Road in Washburn. Van Houten was convicted of aggravated trafficking of cocaine and marijuana in January and was sentenced to seven years in prison with all but three years suspended. Van Houten […]

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Disconnection restriction lifted today for Emera Maine

Disconnection restriction lifted today for Emera Maine

| April 15, 2015

Today is not just the tax deadline…it’s also an important date for Emera Maine customers. Today their disconnection restriction is lifted. That means customers could see an increase in the number of collection calls. According to spokesman Bob Potts, the Public Utilities Commission puts a restriction on from October through April to make it more […]

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Part of Dorsey Road in Fort Fairfield washed out, temporarily closed

Part of Dorsey Road in Fort Fairfield washed out, temporarily closed

| April 15, 2015

According to the town of Fort Fairfield’s Facebook page, Dorsey Road is closed about 2.4 miles from Main Street due to runoff washing out part of the road. The town is asking residents to use Forest Ave to access Gray Road and the Monson Pond area for the time being. They said that public works […]

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Aroostook County Emergency Management Officials prepare for flood season

Aroostook County Emergency Management Officials prepare for flood season

| April 10, 2015

As winter weather makes its way out and spring weather rolls in, Aroostook County emergency management officials are preparing for flood season. “We do have a heightened awareness we’ve been monitoring our area closely, we’ve been participating in statewide calls and doing some regional meetings as well for preparedness,” said Darren Woods. Woods is the […]

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