An anonymous donation will allow the Wintergreen Arts Center in Presque Isle to continue and even expand an arts program they launched last summer.
Today the village of Perth-Andover held a press conference to recognize the anniversary of a flood the village experienced six years ago. The flood caused a large amount of damage and hardship to residents in the area. During the conference, a number of subjects were discussed, including an update on efforts towards a business mitigation program. Another big item on the agenda is a road realignment project. This Project will re-route routes 105 and 109 away from the river bank and up to a higher area. All this in hope that the hospital will be more accessible during a flood. This may hurt some businesses, but the hope is that they will be able to relocate. Marianne Bell is the Mayor of Perth Andover, and she says rather than risk the damage caused by flooding every spring, they want most businesses to move to higher ground.
Safety is a concern many seniors have when considering housing options later in life. NewsSource 8's Kathy McCarty has more on how a local program is helping fix problems, one home at a time.
Acadian heritage and maple sugar were celebrated today in Fort Kent for the annual "Sucrerie." NewsSource 8's Brandon Beville was there and tells us how this event shines a light on Acadian culture.
A County man won the grand prize at National Nail's CAMO Screw Off! competition. The event took place at the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association's LBM Expo in Providence, Rhode Island. Otis Nelson, of Modern Roofing and Siding in Ashland, first qualified at SW Collins in Presque Isle and then moved on to the final event, beating out 28 other competitors along the way. During the event, finalists faced off in a series of speed competitions with the winner moving onto the next round. The "Elite 8" then battled down to two finalists, with Nelson taking first place with the winning time of 41.5 seconds. Nelson won a brand new 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle as his grand prize.
A program is helping local seniors make safety improvements to their homes. NewsSource 8's Kathy McCarty visited the Fort Fairfield agency to see how the program has helped local seniors.