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County called on to help with snowstorm downstate and beyond

County called on to help with snowstorm downstate and beyond

| February 13, 2015

While our area isn’t getting hit the hardest with the snow, our people are being asked to help the ones that are. Folks from downstate have contacted the Aroostook County Emergency management agency  requesting heavy duty snow removal tools. “They’re getting hit hard over the Down East region, the Coast, and Southern Maine..and those parts of […]

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Neighbors say Smyrna man killed in police confrontation suffered from mental illness

Neighbors say Smyrna man killed in police confrontation suffered from mental illness

| February 11, 2015

Residents of Smyrna Center Road are stunned. Their 61-year-old neighbor Kenneth Kreyssig is dead after an armed confrontation with police on Tuesday night. Police were called to the home at 645 Smyrna Center Road just after 6:30. According the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, it was for a well-being check on his elderly mother. Not many […]

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High demand for wood pellets puts stress on manufacturers

High demand for wood pellets puts stress on manufacturers

| February 10, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, Northeast Pellets was supplying SW Collins with an order of wood pellets. Later on, Daigle Oil Company would come and pick up a bulk order. And in between, different people will come in to buy a few bags at a time. It’s extremely busy at the mill in Ashland and has been since early January. […]

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County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

County Retailers and Bulk Distributors Struggling with High Demand for Wood Pellets

| February 9, 2015

If you go into any S.W. Collins store looking to buy wood pellets, you’re going to be out of luck for a little while. All three County stores are out and won’t be getting more until later this month. “Unfortunately they’re just going out faster than they’re even coming in,” said Greg Easter, the store […]

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Caribou firefighters move forward after responding to fatal fires

Caribou firefighters move forward after responding to fatal fires

| February 3, 2015

“Can’t save them all,” said Caribou firefighter and paramedic Justin LaPlante. It’s been a tough few months for the Caribou Fire Department – on Monday they responded to their second fatal fire since November. For this crew, it’s not easy knowing that there were five lives they couldn’t save in just three months. “We don’t […]

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