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Houlton Town Officials Say Proposed Casino Could Boost Northern Maine Economy and Tourism

| March 6, 2014

A major construction project that could BOOST Aroostook County’s economy and tourism is being proposed before the state legislature.  The Houlton Band of Maliseets are proposing a casino to be constructed along the North Road Corridor. Houlton Town officials say the idea could be a JACKPOT for economic development and tourism. But before that could […]

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County Casino Given Early Approval

| March 6, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have given new life to bills that would greatly expand gambling in the state. The Democratic-controlled House gave early approval to bills Thursday that would allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe to operate a casino in Washington County and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to start one in Aroostook County, […]

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Helicopter Fire Update

| January 20, 2014

The US Customs and Border Protection Office says it sent an accident investigation team to the site of the crash landing made by a CBP Helicopter this weekend in Houlton.  On Friday night the chopper landed 300 feet off the end of the runway onto the grass… Houlton Police say the engine compartment of the […]

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Helicopter Fire

| January 17, 2014

Reports of a helicopter fire in Houlton. According to Houlton Police, the call came in a little after 8:40 Friday evening and a Border Patrol helicopter was involved. We don’t have many details at this time, but according to scanner reports heard by people posting on Facebook, the chopper was on fire and was trying […]

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Alternative Energy Heating Source Making Resurgence in Maine

| December 13, 2013

Residents looking for inexpensive ways to heat your home might want to pay extra close attention to this next story. Four Maine companies, three of which are in the county have partnered to offer an alternative heating source to oil and propane. Electrical Thermal Storage units aren’t a new source of heat energy in Maine. […]

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