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Car Hits Horse-Drawn Buggy in Island Falls

| May 12, 2014

  A horse drawn buggy operated by four Amish children were struck by a vehicle In Island Falls earlier Monday¬†afternoon. State Police received the call shortly after 2:30. 63-year old Stephen Porter of Sherman was driving his 2003 Volkswagen station wagon on Route 2. He was passing an Amish residence when 4 children, ages 9, […]

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Two Tragic Deaths, Three Fires In and Around Oakfield

| September 23, 2013

Neighbors say they just can’t believe it. It was just before dawn on Monday that firefighters responded to a fire at this home at 331 Oakfield-Smyrna road, and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside — both suspected to have been shot. This was one of three fires in the Oakfield Island […]

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Maine State Police Step Up Presence on I-95 Northbound Detour

| August 19, 2013

Zooming cars and blue lights have been seen constantly on the interstate 95 northbound detour this summer. State police say the closure of that part of the highway has dramatically increased traffic through the small towns of Island Falls and Oakfield, and with that, has come a huge increase in traffic violations. John Cote of […]

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