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Flood Anniversary Retrospective Part Two: Businesses Remember The Disaster

| April 18, 2014
Flood Anniversary Retrospective Part Two: Businesses Remember The Disaster

We continue our look back at the 1994 ice jam flooding of Fort Fairfield. It’s the 20th anniversary of that flooding disaster. Shawn Cunningham reports on the impact the disaster had on local businesses. (ARCHIVED FOOTAGE FROM JON GULLIVER’S 1994 PACKAGE) “Its a scene that won’t soon be forgotten in Fort Fairfield…” Twenty years later, […]

A Drop In Snowmobile Registrations Could Result In Less Trails Next Season

| April 18, 2014
A Drop In Snowmobile Registrations Could Result In Less Trails Next Season

One of the big economic drivers in Aroostook County is snowmobiling.  Registration numbers for the state aren’t in yet, but the numbers are down, and this could have a significant impact on next season. About 80 to 90 thousand snowmobile registrations for the season in Maine used to be typical. In the last three years, Caribou […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/18/2014

| April 18, 2014
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 04/18/2014

Maine’s Democratic-led Legislature has approved roughly $50 million in bond proposals yesterday.  The Director of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency, Darren Woods, will be joining us here on set to tell us about the flood concerns, road closures and more. It’s been 20 years since the devastating flooding that occurred in Fort Fairfield in 1994. […]

FitSource 04/18/2014

| April 18, 2014
FitSource 04/18/2014

Well our FitSource guest today is Renee Ennis from Live Well United in Presque Isle, and she’s says we’re working on some pilates today.

Northern Maine Turkey Season Suspended

| April 17, 2014
Northern Maine Turkey Season Suspended

AUGUSTA, Maine — Due to the impact of this year’s severe winter in northern Maine, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and wildlife has suspended the spring wild turkey hunt in portions of northern Maine, specifically Wildlife Management Districts 1-6. The spring turkey season will remain unchanged in all other areas of the state. “Late […]

NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.17.14

| April 17, 2014
NewsSource 8 at 6pm 4.17.14

Dunn Signs Professional Soccer Contract

| April 17, 2014
Dunn Signs Professional Soccer Contract

A former University  of Maine Fort Kent soccer player has signed a pro contract with Major League Soccer. Matt Dunn has signed with Chivas USA based in Los Angeles. UMFK Coach Bill Ashby says this is great news for Dunn and the University Ashby:” It’s very exciting, anytime one of our Student Athletes have a chance […]

Perth-Andover announces voluntary flood evacuation

| April 17, 2014
Perth-Andover announces voluntary flood evacuation

The New Brunswick community of Perth-Andover announced a voluntary evacuation for low lying areas last night due to an anticipated rise in water and ice levels. And as News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos reports, that voluntary evacuation has still been in effect all day today… Perth-Andover Resident Larry Sutherland said, “The river here yesterday was about, for about […]

Seared Lamb with Warm Lemon Potato Salad

| April 17, 2014
Seared Lamb with Warm Lemon Potato Salad

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT  Seared Lamb with Warm Lemon Potato Salad Served with a delicious lemon-flavored potato salad, this is a quick-cooking dish that you can prepare any night of the week. Ingredients   Serves 4   2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized chunks     4 cloves garlic, left […]

Legislature Wrapping Up

| April 17, 2014
Legislature Wrapping Up

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are quickly wrapping up their short legislative session filled with partisan battles over welfare and Medicaid expansion. The Legislature is spending Thursday voting on the last pieces of legislation on their agenda for the session. They’re expected to finish their work this week and then return in early May […]