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Days After Tragic Animal Sanctuary Fire, Community Rallies

| March 15, 2014

Days after a devastating fire tore through the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton, the community is already rallying in big ways. “People came out of the woodwork – its just amazing..in 48 hours..less than 48 hours..that this happened,” said Kathryn Knapp. Stunned and saddened by this tragedy that took the lives of sixteen cats, folks […]

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Sixteen Cats Die In Ark Animal Sanctuary Fire

| March 12, 2014

For Lorraine and Robert Monfils, the flowers, visits, and messages of sympathy have been nonstop all day. This after an early morning fire tore through their beloved Ark Animal Sanctuary, taking the lives of sixteen cats. “We’re all just devastated and we’re trying to wrap our minds around this whole thing and try to figure […]

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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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