Top Stories

Tag: veterans

LePage Wants President to Overhaul VA

| June 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is one of six Republican governors asking President Barack Obama to initiate reforms in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The governors sent a letter to Obama this week following news of an attempt to cover up delays by veterans seeking getting health care. In the letter, the […]

Continue Reading

The 2014 Presque Isle Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

| May 27, 2014

Fire trucks, police cars, the young marines, veterans, boy scouts, the Presque Isle High School Marching Band, and many more marched down Main Street in Presque Isle to honor the men and woman who have fought for our Freedom. The skies weren’t looking too good, but the rain managed to hold off until the end. “Today […]

Continue Reading

On Memorial Day, Fallen Heroes Remembered

| May 26, 2014

Whether they came to the ceremony at the Northern Maine Veteran’s Cemetery in Caribou or had a meal at the VFW in Presque Isle, on this day veterans all over the county had fallen heroes on their minds. Korean War veteran Floyd Belmain said,  “I have a good friend while I was over there that […]

Continue Reading

Maine Gives $10,000 for Aroostook War Memorial

| May 6, 2014

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) – Maine will give $10,000 to a VFW group to build a war veterans memorial in Fort Fairfield. Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday that he has designated the amount from contingency funds to support the construction of the memorial. The memorial will be located on land donated by VFW Post 6187. […]

Continue Reading

Collins and King Request ARCH Pilot Program Be Extended

| December 6, 2013

  U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have sent a letter to Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which requests that the VA indefinitely extend the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) pilot program in Caribou.   “Maine has one of the highest ratios in the nation of veterans to […]

Continue Reading