Police in Presque Isle say there are risks involved when clearing snow, for drivers and those doing the cleanup. A major concern every year is individuals plowing snow across roads, which not only creates dangerous driving conditions for drivers, it could mean a day in court.
ON THIS VETERANS' DAY, SHAWN TALKS WITH TWO COUNTY VETERANS THAT PARTICIPATED IN A LIFECHANGING EXPERIENCE...AN HONOR FLIGHT WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHER VETERANS DOWN TO WASHINGTON D.C.
What does it mean to be a real hero? The definition may mean different things to different people, but if you know someone who you think is a hero, the American Red Cross of Aroostook County wants to hear from you! The Red Cross is putting a call out for nominees for their Real Hero awards. Each year in the spring, the Red Cross recognizes and celebrates individuals and groups who are making a difference in other people's lives. Community manager Mary Green says they want the community to make their nominations now. She says the Red Cross has a mission to end all human suffering- and real heroes are people who have those same values and work towards that same mission. The deadline to submit heroes is December 1st.
WAGM, in partnership with ACAP and the United Way of Aroostook, is raising money for an emergency fund for those who need assistance with heating costs. Last year more than 43 thousand dollars was raised. That money went towards helping approximately 205 families.
The home energy assistance program is making some changes. Jason Parent and Christine Dyment explain how these new guidelines could help more people. This time from the perspective of two seniors.