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Aroostook Aspirations Helping County Youth Achieve Educational Dreams and Pursue Career Excellence

| August 27, 2014

Aroostook students will turn college dreams into degree realities with a little help from the Maine Community Foundation. Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Meander Fund of Maine and the Pine Tree Fund.  The two grants helped to jumpstart a supporting pillar of the Gauvin Scholar program become […]

Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud Praises $800 Thousand Dollars EPA Investment for Brownfield Cleanups in Maine

| August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is praising an $800 thousand dollars investment from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfield revolving loan fund to help address contaminated Brownfield sites in the state. According to the EPA, the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council will receive $300,000 and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will […]


| August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maine Senator Susan Collins today announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded two Maine fire departments grant funding through the “Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.”  The Old Town Fire Rescue Department will receive $72,675, and the Monroe Fire Department will receive $61,275.  “Our career and volunteer firefighters are among our bravest public […]

New Refurbished Buildings and Apartments In Downtown Presque Isle Could Revitalize District To Attract New Families and Businesses

| August 27, 2014

Presque Isle City officials are touting a building refurbishment project to attract new residents and new business to the downtown district. Shawn Cunningham has more on the revitalization renaissance taking place. Some of these old buildings in Presque Isle are getting a makeover top to bottom…inside and out. City officials are hoping that could MAKE […]

St. Agatha Greenhouse Entrepreneur Realizes Business Dream Thanks to World Acadian Congress 2014

| August 27, 2014

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — A St. Agatha entrepreneur has been selected as the Maine winner of the “Realize Your Business Dream” competition as part of the economic component of the recently completed World Acadian Congress. Nicholas Textor of Textor’s Greenhouse received the honor Thursday evening at a gala in Edmundston, N.B. to celebrate the winners from […]

Heating Oil Prices

| August 27, 2014

  PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 6 cents from a month ago.  It is now $3.39 per gallon. The Governor’s Energy Office said Tuesday that the average statewide price for a gallon of heating oil ranged from $3.08 to $3.87. […]

Canadian National Rail Drops Service to Auburn Facility

| August 27, 2014

AUBURN, Maine (AP) – Officials in Lewiston and Auburn are determining the impact of a Canadian National Rail decision to suspend service to Auburn’s truck-and-rail hub. Canadian National announced it’s discontinuing service effective Nov. 15. Spokesman Mark Hallman said shipping via the Auburn facility no longer made financial sense. The Auburn hub opened in 1994 and was […]

Shoplifting Spree in Presque Isle Lands One Local Man Behind Bars

| August 27, 2014

A man is in police custody tonight after a daylong crime spree that ended with a foot and car chase in Presque Isle. Shawn Cunningham has more on what really motivated one man to steal? Marden’s in Presque Isle is a lot quieter than it was just 24 hours ago. Monday afternoon this Marden’s parking […]

NewsSource 8 The Morning Edition 08.27.2014

| August 27, 2014

An American journalist, who was kidnapped in Syria, is back home today.  A man ends up in police custody after a day-long crime spree in Presque Isle. Plus, two County facilities have a substantial amount of USDA grant money headed their way. The search continues for a police chief in the Shiretown. Also in the […]

NewSource8 The Evening Edition 08.26.14

| August 26, 2014