Only water treatment program in Maine starting at NMCC

The only water treatment program in the state of Maine will soon start and its happening right here in Aroostook county. Northern Maine Community College is starting a water treatment technology program..News Source 8's Ashley Blackford explains.

Local Relay for Life raises thousands for American Cancer Society

Thousands of dollars were raised Saturday, as hundreds turned out for the annual Relay for Life of Aroostook event. Kathy McCarty attended the event to find out more about what brings participants back each year.

Local clerk says referendum question caused confusion on Election Day

It's been just about a week since the primary election...and reflecting on our state's first ranked choice voting experience, one local clerk says what confused people isn't what you might think.

New business could be coming to Houlton's industrial park

A new business could be coming to Houlton's industrial park. The organizers of Laboratory Feeds of Maine are looking at building a plant near Houlton's International Airport. "That would process a high grade, high end, very specific feeds for animals," said Chamber of Commerce director Jane Torres. "Some animals need a certain type of feed and they've pulled this together. It's taken them a couple of years, but they are now applying for grants and in the end it's going to be probably a six million dollar project for Houlton which would be awesome." If they are successful getting a grant, work could begin on the plant in the spring. Houlton's Chamber of Commerce says this could open up 6 to 10 new jobs.

AM Chat with Shawn Cunningham: Suicide Prevention

On this edition of AM Chat with Shawn Cunningham, we feature an AM Chat on the tough topic of suicide...Its a chronic health problem that's been in the forefront lately because of the recent suicide deaths of public people Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. But apparently, the numbers of everyday people committing suicide is going up. AMHC licenced clinical social worker Christina Wall guests.

Prepping for Relay

Tomorrow's the big day - we've been telling you about Relay for Life for the last two weeks and the event will be happening tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. and running until 11 p.m. Organizers were out on the track preparing this afternoon. News Source 8's Katie Zarrilli brings us our final piece of the series.

Splash pad to open this weekend on limited basis

The splash pad at Riverside Park will open to the public tomorrow. Chris Beaulieu, director of Recreation and Parks, says it will be run on a limited basis as they continue to work to bring the system online.


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Posted: 5:36 PM - Two County teams picked up Sportsmanship Banners on Saturday.

Posted: 06/15/2018 - Mark Stanley has left his position at Ashland.

Posted: 06/15/2018 - A preview of the Class D Baseball State Championship

Updated: 06/14/2018 - Nick Perfitt picks up the WAGM Athlete of the Week award.

Posted: 06/14/2018 - Billy McAvoy is stepping down as SAHS boys coach.