Senate vote to save net neutrality set for Wednesday

Net neutrality will be voted on again this week. This time, the senate is voting on whether or not to repeal the repeal. At the end of last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules. Senator Angus King says this means big carriers could slow down some websites while speeding up others. He says they could charge tolls and favor one website or business over another. King says this could hurt a lot of areas, including Aroostook County. "We had a good net neutrality rule that kept it open and fair to everyone," said King. "This federal communications commission, for reasons that frankly I don't understand, repealed it. So, we're going to try in the congress in a week or so to stop that. I think it's one of the most important votes any of us will take." If it passes, the 2015 Open Internet Order that prohibited internet service providers from blocking, slowing down or discriminating against content online would be fully restored. The vote is set for Wednesday.

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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