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Red Cross Launches Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

| January 16, 2015

“We never know when it’s going to happen, we’ve got to have a plan. You have two minutes to get out of your house or apartment,” said Joyce Knorr, community manager for Aroostook County of the American Red Cross of northern and eastern Maine. The Red Cross doesn’t want to see any more people tragically die […]

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Van Buren Certified Business-Friendly

| January 15, 2015

The town of Van Buren has officially become business-friendly. A ceremony was held yesterday…the town received their signs and certificate from the state of Maine. Local business owners are excited that the town now has the designation, but they say more is still needed to help the town’s economy. Steve Dobson of the Aroostook Hospitality […]

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Organizations in St. John Valley work to improve oral health of young kids

| January 15, 2015

Making little teeth sparkle and shine! Five organizations in the St. John Valley have come together to improve oral health care for young kids. “It’s a lifetime effect. Statistically, children miss a lot of school because of dental decay or pain related to their mouth. And then ongoing through life it’s self esteem or even […]

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Sheriff’s Deputies locate New Limerick brothers wanted on warrants

| January 14, 2015

Two brothers were arrested Sunday evening on several outstanding warrants. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert “Robbie” Brewer, 22, and his brother 19-year-old Cody Brewer, both of New Limerick. According to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff Stewart Kennedy found the men hiding inside their father’s home in New Limerick on the Station Road. They were taken […]

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Animals taken from Littleton home settling in at shelters statewide

| January 14, 2015

“It was almost unimaginable when we pulled in down there, the barking that was going on. I can’t even imagine living in that,” said Betsy Hallett, manager of the Central Aroostook Humane Society. The Central Aroostook Humane Society was one of many agencies that responded to a seizure of more than fifty animals from a […]

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