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Houlton Community Votes Down Proposed School Budget…School Officials Have To Revise Again

| July 17, 2014
Houlton Community Votes Down Proposed School Budget…School Officials Have To Revise Again

Houlton area residents voted down a proposed school budget totalling more than twelve million dollars. Now school officials have to revise the budget again before another public referendum vote next month. Could a new school year begin, without a new budget in place? And where might it leave so many youngsters in a school district […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 07.17.2014

| July 17, 2014
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 07.17.2014

Victims and businesses that suffered from the train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec are being compensated by the government.  The president is making a push for money to improve roads and highways.  Plus, a short humanitarian pause in hostilities in the Middle East to allow restocking of food and water in Gaza is underway. The […]

County Men Taking 114 Mile Hike to Honor Our Nation’s Heroes

| July 17, 2014
County Men Taking 114 Mile Hike to Honor Our Nation’s Heroes

Chris Robinson has hiked Mt. Katahdin fourteen times. But his next venture up the mountain may be the most meaningful one yet. “It’s going to be very emotional at the end,” he said. That’s because he and six other men will be walking for our country’s heroes. Starting in the town of Monson and going […]

NewSource 8 The Evening Edition 07.16.14

| July 16, 2014
NewSource 8 The Evening Edition 07.16.14

Arthur Destroys Florenceville-Bristol Bridge

| July 16, 2014
Arthur Destroys Florenceville-Bristol Bridge

The bridge between Florenceville-Bristol and Bath is currently impassable. The land under the bridge gave way during Post-Tropical Storm Arthur, and now the people in both towns have to take a lengthy detour. Bath Deputy mayor Charles McNair says this detour is not just an inconvenience, “The detour which is a twelve kilometer detour is a […]

Food Consumer Survey Report Findings shared at NMDC

| July 16, 2014
Food Consumer Survey Report Findings shared at NMDC

Industry leaders say that agricultural land in the County isn’t being used to it’s full potential, And the findings of a recent survey say that the average Maine household prefers purchasing locally grown food over products from elsewhere. Those results were shared at NMDC today. News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos reports on the findings… Aroostook […]

Woman Police Say Was Pushed Off Cliff Takes Stand

| July 16, 2014
Woman Police Say Was Pushed Off Cliff Takes Stand

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine woman who police say was pushed off a cliff by her then-husband says their marriage was happy at first, but took a dark turn after they moved from Kansas to Maine. WABI-TV reports Lisa Zahn, formerly Lisa Black, took the stand Wednesday in Rockland in the trial of Charles […]

Lobster Season Off to a Slow Start

| July 16, 2014
Lobster Season Off to a Slow Start

Maine (AP): It’s a slow start for the lobster season this year.  Maine’s lobster season typically picks up after the bulk of the lobster population sheds it’s shells and grows to legal harvesting size.  That occurred in late June last year. But state officials and lobstermen say it hasn’t this year, meaning small catches. State […]

Fatal Two Car Accident Update

| July 16, 2014
Fatal Two Car Accident Update

  A car accident that killed two people and injured four others occurred after a westbound car crossed over the center line and collided with another vehicle. Police say Joseph Richard of Mexico, Maine, was traveling west on Route 9 when his vehicle crossed over the line and hit a vehicle driven by Robert Collins of […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 07.16.2014

| July 16, 2014
NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 07.16.2014

A Danforth couple who’s mobile home caught fire and infant son died the same morning have been indicted.  Plus, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has executed it’s 17th meth bust this year.  And, it caught the Caribou City Council by surprise, when a group of residents basically said they plan to form their own town. The […]