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After devastating fire, owners of RF Chamberland thankful for community support

| November 25, 2014

“It’s quite a feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night with your pager and you see a ball of flames rolling out of your garage that has built your business to what it is today,” said Mark Chamberland, president of RF Chamberland Inc. He and his brother┬áDale are emotional, but determined. […]

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County Agencies Collaborate to Keep Juveniles from Starting Fires

| November 24, 2014

“For any firefighter it hits close to home, said Aroostook County ┬ájuvenile fire safety coordinator Adam Rider. Adam Rider is talking about last week’s tragedy in Caribou…when a three year old boy set a fire inside a mobile home, killing himself and three other family members. Though Rider can’t change what happened, he says the […]

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Community members sending Christmas love to children through Operation Christmas Child

| November 21, 2014

“Every single one of those boxes that goes out has the ability to change a life,” said volunteer Michael Sullivan. A simple gift…with the ability to do so much. Aroostook County residents are sending their Christmas love to children all over the world. “These are children that have never had a Christmas gift, they don’t […]

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Caribou Residents Devastated After Fatal Fire

| November 20, 2014

“Life…it’s just gone,” said Janet McGuinness of Limestone. Caribou area residents are shocked and grief stricken after their city’s most tragic fire in recent years. “Sad and devastated..nobody wants to see this happen,” said Milo Haney. A mother and her three young children died inside this mobile home on Thursday morning according to the State […]

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Fire Claims Life of St. Francis Man

| November 19, 2014

Residents in the small community of St. Francis are in shock at the sudden loss of their neighbor. “Not nice to lose a neighbor….from what I knew of him he was an alright guy,” said Nathalie Jackson. 74-year-old Patrick Deignan was killed in a house fire on Wednesday morning. The St. Francis fire department got […]

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