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County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

| February 9, 2015

If you go into any S.W. Collins store looking to buy wood pellets, you’re going to be out of luck for a little while. All three County stores are out and won’t be getting more until later this month. “Unfortunately they’re just going out faster than they’re even coming in,” said Greg Easter, the store […]

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Concerned community leaders learn more about Governor LePage’s proposed budget

Concerned community leaders learn more about Governor LePage’s proposed budget

| February 5, 2015

Concerned town officials came together Wednesday night to hear more about Governor LePage’s proposed 2016-17 budget. One that many local leaders say, won’t benefit the County. “If changes aren’t made, it is going to affect the property tax owner, and I don’t think right now, in a very positive way,” said Houlton town manager Butch […]

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Caribou firefighters move forward after responding to fatal fires

Caribou firefighters move forward after responding to fatal fires

| February 3, 2015

“Can’t save them all,” said Caribou firefighter and paramedic Justin LaPlante. It’s been a tough few months for the Caribou Fire Department – on Monday they responded to their second fatal fire since November. For this crew, it’s not easy knowing that there were five lives they couldn’t save in just three months. “We don’t […]

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VIP Tires and Service moves into old Sears Auto Center location

VIP Tires and Service moves into old Sears Auto Center location

| February 3, 2015

Employees at VIP tires and service are excited to be in a new location. They officially opened in the old Sears spot at the Aroostook Centre Mall on Sunday. Manager Eric Miranda says it’s been a hectic time moving everything over from their old location on Main Street. He says this location is double the […]

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Young Caribou man dies in mobile home fire that he likely set

Young Caribou man dies in mobile home fire that he likely set

| February 2, 2015

Friends and family members of Jordan McEwen are filled with sadness and disbelief this Monday. The 18-year-old from Caribou died in a morning fire at the mobile home he lived in at 100 Dow Siding Road..a fire that officials believe he may have set. “Too young for something that tragic,” said Julie Waugh of Caribou. […]

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