The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are stressing the importance of children’s car seats. Child Passenger Safety Week encourages parents and caregivers to get their child’s car seat checked by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
Houlton has its first Free Little Library and it will be open year-round at the JFK Playground. This little library is a cupboard filled with children’s books that are free for young ones wanting to read more. It was made possible by one teacher who wanted to make sure kids could have access to books while at home.
As of October 1st, students with federal student loans will be expected to start making payments on those loans. Federal student loan repayments were paused for three years due to the pandemic. Interest on these loans started accruing again at the beginning of this month. Here’s more about what borrowers are experiencing and the steps they can take to help them plan to pay back these loans.
A hike up Haystack Mountain honored soldiers and veterans. The hikers took part in the Summit Project carrying 21 stones in honor of 21 soldiers and veterans who have passed away. For the first time ever, the Summit Project brought the memorial stones to Aroostook County for a hike up Haystack Mountain. Many hikers gathered at the bottom of Haystack at noon on Sunday, Sept. 17
43 year old Tina Caron of Easton, Maine, 23 year old Tyana Brittany McLaughlin of Caribou, Maine, and 33 year old Anthony Mathew Vangel of Indialantic, Florida, has been arrested and charged with the following Criminal offences:
WAGM and the United Way have a long standing partnership, and have held many telethons throughout the decades. In this week’s Throwback Thursday we’ll dial the time machine back to 2001, where we’ll take a look at that year’s United Way Telethon and see how the United Way’s support helped provide childcare opportunities in Aroostook County.
The boil water order issued by the Caribou Utilities District on September 14 has been terminated effective immediately. Testing has confirmed the water is safe to drink, make ice cubes, washing foods, brushing teeth or any other activity involving the consumption of water, and meets or exceeds all Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.
Every year the United Way helps fund countless programs and organizations aimed at improving the lives of area residents. But one initiative supported by the United Way itself aims to provide Mainers with information and resources… day or night.
A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that 85% cannot go a day without being online with the average checking their phone around 96 times a day. While this digital addiction may seem like a new phenomena, the origins date back to some of the earliest forms of digital entertainment and it’s the focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday.
Over the past few days Air quality warnings have been issued for Northern Maine. Smoke from both the Western wildfires and from the few remaining wildfires in Northern Quebec has been drifting into Maine forcing some residents with breathing problems to remain indoors.
Catholic Charities Maine is renting a 20,000-square-foot space at the Aroostook Centre Mall. The Hope Chest Boutique and the Threads of Hope Thrift Store will be moving into the former Staples and Porteous building in the Aroostook Centre Mall.