The possible Government shutdown threatens to slow down and stop many services. This would make it hard for many people on a day-to-day basis. Organizations around the county are preparing in case the shutdown happens. With the possibility of a government shutdown looming, organizations in the County, such as ACAP and Catholic Charities are working to ensure County folks who rely on these services won’t see an interruption.
With a government shutdown looming, federal court proceedings would also be affected. We spoke to the US Attorney of the District of Maine to find out what impact the shutdown would have on the federal court system.
The Maine Community College System Board of Trustees met on the NMCC Campus earlier today. One of the items that was discussed and approved by the board will benefit NMCC and could help the childcare shortage in Aroostook County.
Fort Kent’s Valley Rivers Middle Schoolers hiked Deboulie Mountain. This has been a 30-year tradition for SAD 27. The Deboullie field trip is a two-day event where the kids get to experience tenting, hiking, and more.
Students, Staff, Alumni and Members of the Community have all gathered Friday evening, not just to celebrate another Homecoming weekend here in Fort Kent, but to remember one of their own. Tonight, what was formerly the Alumni Memorial Field has been dedicated the Michael Simon Field.
Fort Kent native, small businessman, state representative, and championship-winning race car driver, Austin Theriault, has filed formal paperwork announcing his intention to run for Maine’s battleground 2nd Congressional District seat.
As harvest season gets into full swing for farmer’s across the County, accurate weather predictions become a critical factor to getting the job done on time. While modern meteorology has its state-of-the-art tools, some people still look to age-old methods for guidance.
A New MRI was installed today at Cary Medical Center. This is their second big installation this year. The first was their new CT scanner. Cary Medical Center has been working towards getting a new MRI in their facility for some time. And now it’s finally happened.
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.