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National Bioenergy Day Recognized at Northern Maine Community College

| October 22, 2014

Today, October 22nd, is National Bioenergy Day. It recognizes the increased use of forests to generate heat and power for homes and institutions. News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos has more on a County college that not only utilizes biomass to heat it’s campus, but also has a program to train students how to use the […]

Political Profile: House District Race 151 Democrat John Martin vs. Republican Incumbent Allan Michael Nadeau

| October 22, 2014

We continue the Political Profiles series to help get you prepared for November’s elections. We introduce you to the two candidates vying for House District 151. Democrat John Martin has an extensive career in public service. He graduated from UMaine Orono with a degree in history & government. Martin was first elected to the Maine […]

30 Maine Guard Members Home From Middle East

| October 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – About 30 members of the Maine National Guard are home from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Thirteen members of the 243rd Engineering Installation Squadron arrived late Tuesday and another 15 arrived shortly before noon Wednesday to waiting family and friends at the Portland International Jetport. During their deployment, the airmen provided […]

Soccer Preliminary Playoff Schedule

| October 22, 2014

Several County teams will be in action on Friday and Saturday. The Preliminary round of the soccer playoffs is this weekend and the winners advance to the quarterfinals next Tuesday and Wednesday Friday’s Schedule Girls Hodgdon at Washburn 12pm Shead at East Grand 2:30pm Boys LCS/MSSM at Fort Fairfield 2pm PCHS at Madawaska 2pm this […]

Mall Shootings in Canada

| October 22, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Police in Ottawa say shots also were fired near a shopping mall close to Parliament. Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy said Wednesday there have been shots fired at three places in the Canadian capital: at the National War Memorial, where a soldier was killed, on Parliament Hill and near the Rideau […]

Developing Story…Shots Fired in Canada

| October 22, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Police are confirming reports that a gunman has been shot and killed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa — where there was gunfire at the country’s National War Memorial and then inside the Parliament building. Police and witnesses say a gunman shot a Canadian soldier, who has died, standing guard at the […]

SEARS Workers Need To Start Looking For New Jobs Now Say Local Labor Officials

| October 22, 2014

In just a little more than three months, SEARS will be permanently closing its doors at the Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle put 63 people out of work. Local employment services and outreach professionals say NOW is the time those workers should be looking for new jobs. Shawn Cunningham reports. SEARS may be closing […]

Maine school confirms 3 cases of whooping cough

| October 22, 2014

  ANSON, Maine (AP) – Three cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at an Anson elementary school and district officials have organized a public meeting to discuss prevention and response measures. Parents and others are invited to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carrabec High School, where representatives from the Maine Center for Disease […]

Political Profiles for House District 150

| October 22, 2014

  Craig Lawrence has been self employed for most of his life. He served our Country for six years in the military before retiring. He then worked at his grandfather’s marina for twenty years before buying his own trucking company. He and his wife then moved to Frenchville , where they own a small farm and […]

Aroostook EMA and the National Weather Service, Team up for River Ice Presentations

| October 22, 2014

Even though it’s only Fall, these people are already thinking about Spring. Especially in terms of ice jams and flooding. Darren Woods of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency says every spring, they get numerous reports from people. “There’s been very little real formal kind of training on what it is exactly we’re looking at as far […]