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Two people injured when tractor trailer truck collides with car

Two people injured when tractor trailer truck collides with car

| February 16, 2015

  State Police responded to a crash on Rt 1A in Hamlin this morning for a report of a crash involving a tractor trailer and a car. Michel Gauvreau was driving the empty log trailer when he collided with a ford car. That car was driven by Josh Bresett of Van Buren. They collided head […]

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State ski championships a boost for local economy

State ski championships a boost for local economy

| February 16, 2015

It’s not your average Monday at the Hampton Inn in Presque Isle. A lobby that’s normally relatively quiet is packed with teenagers- all waiting to hit the slopes. “When I came in this morning it was like a sea of high school kids,” said general manager Adam Cyr. These kids from all over the state […]

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County called on to help with snowstorm downstate and beyond

County called on to help with snowstorm downstate and beyond

| February 13, 2015

While our area isn’t getting hit the hardest with the snow, our people are being asked to help the ones that are. Folks from downstate have contacted the Aroostook County Emergency management agency  requesting heavy duty snow removal tools. “They’re getting hit hard over the Down East region, the Coast, and Southern Maine..and those parts of […]

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Neighbors say Smyrna man killed in police confrontation suffered from mental illness

Neighbors say Smyrna man killed in police confrontation suffered from mental illness

| February 11, 2015

Residents of Smyrna Center Road are stunned. Their 61-year-old neighbor Kenneth Kreyssig is dead after an armed confrontation with police on Tuesday night. Police were called to the home at 645 Smyrna Center Road just after 6:30. According the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, it was for a well-being check on his elderly mother. Not many […]

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High demand for wood pellets puts stress on manufacturers

High demand for wood pellets puts stress on manufacturers

| February 10, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, Northeast Pellets was supplying SW Collins with an order of wood pellets. Later on, Daigle Oil Company would come and pick up a bulk order. And in between, different people will come in to buy a few bags at a time. It’s extremely busy at the mill in Ashland and has been since early January. […]

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