Program aims to teach children about law enforcement

A program aimed at helping youngsters have a better understanding and respect for law enforcement happened today at the Presque Isle Regional Career and Technical Center. Presque Isle Police Chief Matt Irwin, Aroostook County Sherriff's Officer Shawn Gillen and State Representative Trey Stewart were all on hand reading to these youngsters who are in the ACAP Early Childhood Program through CTE. The center not only serves the needs of high-quality early learning for small children, but also serves as a learning laboratory for high school youth interested in pursuing early childhood as a career. But it was these law enforcement officers and Stewart who has been an advocate for law enforcement at the State House who were providing the important lessons about good citizenship and character by their interaction with these youngsters. And they're hoping these lessons last for lifetime.

Veterans invited to be honored during August Fest

Veterans from all branches of the military will be honored during August Fest activities in Washburn on Saturday. Hollie Umphrey, chair of the Washburn August Festival, says the entire event is geared toward veterans. She is inviting military personnel - both residents of Washburn and those from elsewhere - to join the day-long celebration.

Organization celebrates 10 years of serving local communities

An organization that serves the southern region of the County is celebrating 10 years. Adopt-a-Block in Houlton started going door to door to meet the needs of a few people. Now, a decade later, they've reached thousands.

Madawaska sets interim budget

Madawaska is operating under an interim budget as officials wait for the revaluation of the local paper mill. Kathy McCarty spoke with the town manager about how this factors into the town's taxes.

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

The sky is putting on a show this weekend! A Meteor Shower that happens every year and will be at its peak Sunday night into Monday. Local science educator and big time universe enthusiast Larry Berz shared with NewsSource 8's Katie Zarrilli the reasons that this is an event you won't want to miss.

Mock plane crash to take place tomorrow

Those traveling through or living in Presque Isle may see a lot of emergency vehicles around tomorrow, but there's no need for alarm.

Easton to see mill rate increase

Easton residents and businesses will soon find their wallets a little bit lighter.

 

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