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Aroostook County Tourism hopeful summer season will pick up

Aroostook County Tourism hopeful summer season will pick up

| July 8, 2015

We’re a few weeks into the summer…and Steve Dobson of Aroostook County Tourism said our area had a slow start to the tourism season. He says now though, things are looking up. “Some of the campgrounds I’ve talked to are down…Aroostook State Park is down a little bit, but since the weather has changed and people […]

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Presque Isle man falls asleep at the wheel, strikes car and utility pole

Presque Isle man falls asleep at the wheel, strikes car and utility pole

| July 7, 2015

According to state police, Jacob Turner fell asleep while driving on Route 1 in Connor. His car drifted off the right side of the road and hit an unoccupied vehicle parked in a driveway. That vehicle was formerly owned by 62-year-old Ruth Collins of Presque Isle. Her vehicle spun around and flipped on its side […]

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Team comes together to help paraplegic UMPI professor attempt to climb Mt. Katahdin

Team comes together to help paraplegic UMPI professor attempt to climb Mt. Katahdin

| July 7, 2015

Jacqui Lowman is a big believer in making the impossible, possible. A paraplegic, she was born with spina bifida. Throughout her early years, she heard one word all too often. Can’t. “As I was growing up, people told me I would never go to school, never hold a job…can’t can’t can’t,” she said. While she […]

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Pyro City assistant manager says tragic death by fireworks is a wake up call

Pyro City assistant manager says tragic death by fireworks is a wake up call

| July 6, 2015

Maine State Police say a man celebrating the Fourth of July died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head. Spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety Steve McCausland says 22-year-old Devon Staples of Calais had been setting off fireworks with friends on Saturday night in the backyard of […]

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Wilderness Walk for Warriors expands to honor law enforcement and emergency responders

Wilderness Walk for Warriors expands to honor law enforcement and emergency responders

| June 26, 2015

“We’ll have a lot of blisters and a lot of sore shoulders just like last year. But it’s an honor. It’s a privilege.” And it’s worth it says Chris Robinson. He’s talking about the Wilderness Walk for Warriors Heroes Hike coming up in just a few weeks. The 10 day hike is from Monson to […]

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