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Local businesses see boost during moose hunting season

| September 24, 2014

It’s a sunny September day and the Gateway Variety store in Ashland is packed. Dressed in their orange caps and camoflauge suits, hunters are coming in nonstop, tagging their prized possessions. “Today has been crazy busy…a day like this is just awesome for business,” said Dennis Beaulier who owns the Gateway Variety. The 2014 Maine […]

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Stores Miss Out On Equipment Sales Due To Turkey Hunting Suspension

| April 24, 2014

Some local businesses in Aroostook county may feel the effects of the suspended turkey hunting season.  Some stores that orderded equipment for the season are now missing out on the anticipated sales. Now that the turkey hunting season has been suspended in districts 1 through 6, stores like Ben’s Trading Post in Presque Isle, are […]

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Salt in High Demand After Icy Weekend

| January 14, 2014

It’s one hot commodity – after a weekend full of freezing rain that iced up roads and parking lots throughout our area, salt has been in high demand. Maine Department of Transportation Region Manager for the Northern Region Bob Watson said this past weekend MDOT easily used more than one thousand tons of salt to […]

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Police and Ben’s Trading Post on the Lookout for Stolen Guns

| January 14, 2014

Lock your doors. That is what Presque Isle Chief of Police, Matt Irwin is reminding everyone to do at all times. Just that simple step could save you from an incident like what happened over the weekend. Three guns were stolen out of an unlocked car in Presque Isle. “We have received some information. None […]

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Moose Hunting season promotes the economy

| September 25, 2013

Moose hunting season is upon us and Hunters are not the only ones who benefit from this time of year.. Scott King the sports and recreation manger at Walmart tells us they have people coming from all over the east cost to shop during this time. “moose hunting season is the first major season that […]

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