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County Retirement Community Goes Green

| June 29, 2015
County Retirement Community Goes Green

This retirement community in Presque Isle has reduced their carbon footprint. “Over the past 6 months we have been changing out our light fixtures from an old T8 style fluorescent, to all new LED’s,” says Manager of Leisure Gardens/Leisure Village, Doug Cyr.  “We took the complete fixture down. You don’t just change the bulbs and […]

“Jurassic World” Stays at Number-One

| June 29, 2015
“Jurassic World” Stays at Number-One

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dinosaurs are anything but extinct, at your local multiplex. “Jurassic World” stays number-one for a third straight weekend, taking in another $54.2 million. Its domestic total now tops a-half billion, only the fifth film ever to reach that mark. “Inside Out” stays in a strong second. But the R-rated comedy […]

Tunisia Searches Nationwide for Attack Suspects

| June 29, 2015
Tunisia Searches Nationwide for Attack Suspects

SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) – Police in Tunisia are searching nationwide for more suspects after the slaughter of at least 38 people on a beach on Friday. Police say the student who massacred vacationers on the beach of a resort hotel acted alone during the attack but had accomplices who supported him beforehand. The Interior Ministry says the […]

Escaped Prisoner Sweat, Faces Charges, If He Survives

| June 29, 2015
Escaped Prisoner Sweat, Faces Charges, If He Survives

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities in upstate New York say a convicted killer who broke out of prison June 6 will be charged with escape, burglary and other charges, if he survives. David Sweat was captured Sunday afternoon when a state police sergeant spotted him in the town of Constable and gave chase, shooting Sweat twice […]

Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

| June 27, 2015
Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Critics say his decision to retreat to his office and issue a flurry of vetoes shows a lack of leadership and […]

Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers

| June 27, 2015
Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Farmers welcomed the rain after a dry spring but an abundance of it in June has saturated some crops, made fields too muddy for farm machinery and delayed the crucial first cutting of hay for livestock in some areas of Northern New England. Now they’re hoping a bout of rain-free days […]

NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 06.26.15

| June 26, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 06.26.15

UM Presque Isle Will Induct Three Into Owls Hall of Fame

| June 26, 2015
UM Presque Isle Will Induct Three Into Owls Hall of Fame

THE University of Maine Presque Isle will induct three new members into the Owls Athletics Hall of Fame. All three made significant contributions to the Owls success during their time on Campus. Sara Richard had her success on the cross country trails . Richard attended four NAIA National Cross country Championships . Steve Babineau made significant […]

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

| June 26, 2015
Wilderness Walk for Warriors expands to honor law enforcement and emergency responders

“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 […]

Tri Aroostook Kids Triathlon is Saturday

| June 26, 2015
Tri Aroostook Kids Triathlon is Saturday

One triathlon will be held tomorrow and another has been cancelled because of a lack of entrants. The adult Tri Aroostook that was set for tomorrow morning has been cancelled, but the Kids triathlon set for tomorrow afternoon is being held as scheduled with 39 youngsters taking part. Kelley:” We have the Tri Aroostook Kids […]