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One year later, BigRock Mountain financially in better shape, not out of the red

| September 12, 2014

It would be an understatement to say that people in Mars Hill think of Big Rock Mountain as a staple in their community. “Everything. This is everything. This is probably the centerpiece of Mars Hill,” said Darrin Muray. “I’ve had a season pass since I was like 8 years old,” said Matthew Shaw. But the […]

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On 13th anniversary of 9/11, county folks remember past, mindful of future

| September 11, 2014

On the 13th anniversary of one of the most profound tragedies in our nation’s history, people in Aroostook County are still mourning…mourning the almost 3 thousand lives so quickly taken away on September 11th, 2001. “I remember everything that happened that day and I’m very sad when I talk about it,” said Flo Thompson. They’re […]

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Wood pellet producers and stove companies gearing up for a busy season

| September 10, 2014

Tiny wood pellets are being produced ’round the clock at Northeast Pellets in Ashland. “The fair has come and gone so now it’s time to start heating,” said president Matt Bell. This is the first summer the company has run 24 hours a day. Starting up Monday morning, and finishing Friday afternoon. President Matt Bell […]

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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’s a long strenuous process,” said vice chair Jim Bubar. The school board voted Wednesday […]

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