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To Raise Minimum Wage or Not?

| March 26, 2015
To Raise Minimum Wage or Not?

7 dollars and 50 cents. Maine’s minimum wage since 2009. According to House Speaker Mark Eves, someone who works full-time at the minimum, makes 15 thousand six hundred dollars a year, 4 thousand 190 dollars below the federal poverty level. “Minimum wage isn’t typically for skilled people. It’s typically for high schoolers that are looking […]

3 years have passed since Perth-Andover’s devastating flood

| March 26, 2015
3 years have passed since Perth-Andover’s devastating flood

A much different scene than 3 years ago here in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. The Saint John River still frozen due to the unseasonably cold temperatures. “This year is way too tense. We just cross our fingers and hope that things work out. We’ve done what we can so far. We’re having our first emergency meeting […]

France Plane Crash Update

| March 25, 2015
France Plane Crash Update

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) – A newspaper is reporting that the voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before a Germanwings jetliner plummeted into a remote Alpine mountainside. The New York Times is citing an investigator it doesn’t identify as saying that the audio shows that after an ordinary […]

NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 03.25.15

| March 25, 2015
NewsSource 8 The Evening Edition 03.25.15

More than 400 students learn financial fitness

| March 25, 2015
More than 400 students learn financial fitness

A big group of students fills the gym of the Loring Job Corps Center…all of them getting a taste of the real world. More than 400 high school juniors from all over the County participated in a financial fitness money management experience  put on by the Aroostook Chapter of Credit Unions. Here’s how it works- students receive […]

Parker Deprey Prepares For New England Championship

| March 25, 2015
Parker Deprey Prepares For New England Championship

A Caribou Youngster will be competing for a New England Foul Shooting Championship this weekend in Portland. Parker Deprey of Caribou will be competing against some of the top foul shooters from around New England. 12 year Old Parker Deprey is working on his shooting touch. On Friday he will be leaving for the New […]

Three County hospitals join with two other to become Maine Rural Health Collaborative, LLC

| March 25, 2015
Three County hospitals join with two other to become Maine Rural Health Collaborative, LLC

Coming together. That’s what five rural hospitals in our state are doing to provide better healthcare in different communities. Three of them are hospitals right here in the County. “We believe the power of five is greater than the power of one. We believe by working together we can certainly improve our collaborative,” said Houlton […]

Hackers Return

| March 25, 2015
Hackers Return

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A group of online hackers is turning its attention to Maine news, tourism and city websites after two days of attacking the state’s Maine.gov site. A Twitter user claimed on Wednesday to have captured dozens of Internet Protocol addresses from users who visited Maine.gov. The group says it shut down several […]

HGTV Premier “Aroostook County, The Crown of Maine”

| March 25, 2015
HGTV Premier “Aroostook County, The Crown of Maine”

Aroostook County  –  When the television production crew from the HGTV (Home and Garden Television) series House Hunters left northern Maine last October after spending several days taping an episode of the network’s most watched program, the question everyone was asking was “when will it air?”  After months of anticipation the answer has finally come, […]

Man dead, Woman Injured After Snowmobile Accident in Nackawic, N.B.

| March 25, 2015
Man dead, Woman Injured After Snowmobile Accident in Nackawic, N.B.

A New Brunswick man is dead after a snowmobile crash in Nackawic.  According to RCMP, a 29 year old man from Durham Bridge, N.B. and a 29 year old woman from Oromocto, N.B. were riding on a snowmobile Tuesday night.  The man died at the scene after loosing control of the snowmobile and crashing into […]