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.

Gov. LePage closing out second term

Governor Paul LePage is a little more than half a year away from finishing his term as Maine's governor. LePage has been in office since January of 2011. He was first elected in November of 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. We spoke with LePage via Skype earlier this spring and he listed a few tasks he hopes to accomplish in his remaining months, including getting a bill passed that would allow more seniors to stay in their homes. Though he wishes he could accomplish more before he leaves office, LePage says it's time to pass the torch.

Red Cross honors local heroes

Several local heroes were honored at the 20th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast. According to Mary Green, the Community Manager of the Aroostook County American Red Cross, this was the biggest breakfast ever, with more than 300 people attending the event. 10 heroes were honored and 5 service awards were handed out.

ACAP hosts LGBT support training

Training sessions were held at Northern Maine Community College Friday, with attendees learning ways to support LGBT youth in their communities.

Wardens offer summer safety tips for outdoor enthusiasts

Outdoor recreation can be a blast, if you follow some simple safety tips.

Road work underway throughout the County

Motorists traveling around the County in the coming weeks may want to allow a little extra time. Kathy McCarty spoke with Bob Watson of the Maine Department of Transportation to find out where roadwork is planned.

Police Beat: Body Cameras

Over the past decade, body cameras have become popular with law enforcement across the Nation. In this edition of Police Beat, NewsSource 8's Brandon Beville talks with two agencies right here in the County that require officers to wear body cameras.

 

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