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Nickerson returns to his roots with Windham Singers  The County

Rick Nickerson, was just 7 years old and in Lynn Tweedie's second grade classroom when Houlton Elementary School opened in 1972.



Rotary Bingo returns for 11th year  The County

The Houlton Rotary Club will present its 11th annual Community Bingo Night on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Hall.



Houlton High School students earn scholarships  The County

More than $120000 in scholarships was presented to the Class of 2018 during Houlton High School's recent Last Chapel Senior Awards Night.



Houlton, Hodgdon announce new high school principals  The County

HOULTON, Maine — With the start of school just one month away, two local school districts have filled vacant principal positions this past week. James Hodgkin ...



Stearns girls punch ticket to Bangor with C North prelim win over Houlton  Bangor Daily News

Stearns (15-4) advances to face No. 1 Central Aroostook of Mars Hill (15-3) in the quarterfinals at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Cross Insurance Center.



Hodgdon High School at Houlton High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Houlton Hodgdon (8-5): Drew 2-2-6, McGillicuddy 3-0-9, Polchies 1-0-2, 1-0-3, Scott 5-0-10, Mooers 5-0-10, Lambert 3-0-6 ​Houlton (6-6): Johnson 1-1-3, ...



Longtime Houlton physician, community leader dies  The County

A long time local physician and community leader has died. Dr. Paul Romanelli, 72, died Feb 9 at his home, according to his obituary.



Houlton captures Class C golf team state championship  Bangor Daily News

Wyatt Harvey shot an 81 for the Shires, who received an 82 from Nick Brewer and 85s from Isaac Vega and Collin Moody.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...



Houlton High School at Southern Aroostook Community School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Dyer Brook Houlton: Ewings, Johnson 1-0-2, Graham, M Henderson 4-1-9, Ivey, Ardell 3-0-6, O Henderson 3-0-6, Condon 2-0-4, Worthly 4-0-10, Buzzeo ...



Houlton area 2018 Year in Review  The County

Editor's Note: The following is an article highlighting the top news stories of 2018 for the Houlton area.



Houlton unveils 2018 honor parts  The County

Houlton High School Principal Marty Bouchard announced April 23 the honor parts for the Class of 2018.



Houlton High School ranked among top schools in state  The County

U.S. News and World Report's newest list of best high schools in the country ranks Houlton High School 18th among the top schools in Maine.



Presque Isle High School at Houlton High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Houlton, overtime Presque Isle (6-5) top scorers: Faith Sjoberg 17, Maggie Castonguay 14 Houlton (5-6) top scorers: Mia Henderson 16, Abbie Worthley 13 ...



Bouchard stepping down as Houlton High School principal  The County

Marty Bouchard, Houlton High School's principal for the past 14 years, announced Monday that he was stepping down from his post at the end of the school ...



Fitzpatrick tabbed as next SAD 70 superintendent  The County

The SAD 70 school board has looked inward to find its next superintendent.



Houlton High School Threat Was a Prank  WABI

On Thursday, January 18th the school received a threat on Facebook.



Houlton native making name for himself as consultant for 'S.W.A.T.' TV show  The County

Like many youths who grew up in Houlton in the 1970s and 1980s, Otis “Odie” Gallop grew up using his imagination as a child to entertain himself.



Houlton Police Department hires 2 new officers  The County

The Houlton Police Department announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, the addition of two to its force with the hiring of officers Errol Andrews and Jason Matheson.



Houlton High School girls basketball team celebrated regional championship success  The County

Machias Savings Bank proudly celebrated the regional championship success of the Houlton High School girls basketball team by presenting the Shires with ...



County Faces: Joe Fagnant of Houlton  fiddleheadfocus.com

Joe Fagnant may not have been born and raised in Aroostook County, but he has certainly grown fond of the area.



Former Houlton coach Plourde remembered by players  The County

A former Houlton coach and physical education teacher, who guided the Shire boys basketball team for several years in the 1980s, died Wednesday, May 2, in a ...



Houlton's Brewer earns share of 'C' title at state individual golf championships  Bangor Daily News

Nick Brewer of Houlton High School shot a 3-over-par 75 on Saturday to earn a share of the Class C title at the Maine Principals' Association individual golf state ...



Houlton Rotarians recognize student achievements  The County

Houlton Rotarians hosted the 20th annual Student Recognition Day luncheon during the regular meeting of Monday, May 7.



Outgoing Maine Basketball Commissioner shares six decades of tourney memories  Bangor Daily News

Peter Webb's connections with the high school basketball tournaments span more than six decades.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries ...



Caribou High School to host statewide drama festival  The County

Caribou High School will host the Maine Regional Drama Festival for the first time in six years on March 8 and 9.



High school coach with 557 victories earns Maine Basketball Hall of Fame nod  Bangor Daily News

John Donato's relationship with Maine high school basketball dates back to his own interscholastic upbringing in Middleborough, Massachusetts, back in the ...



Sizzling good times at Houlton Fair  The County

As temperatures soared into the 90s to start the week, the red-hot times were prevalent at this year's Houlton Agricultural Fair.



Swallow Announces Run for Maine House District #144  The County

Gregg Swallow, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the Maine House of Representatives District 144 serving citizens from Houlton to Weston to ...



Harbison steps down as Hodgdon High School principal  The County

Hodgdon High School Principal Mary Harbison has decided to step down from her post and is leaving the education field.



Houlton girls roll by PCHS in C North quarterfinal  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — The Cross Insurance Center has been like a home away from home for the Houlton High School girls basketball team. On Tuesday night ...



Katahdin Trust announces 3 promotions to vice president  fiddleheadfocus.com

Jon Prescott, Katahdin Trust president and CEO, announced Jan. 30 the promotions of the three employees in administration and operations.



Houlton hammers Mattanawcook for 'C' North baseball crown  The County

Houlton High School had some decent scoring chances during the first three innings of Tuesday night's Class C North baseball title game against Mattanawcook ...



Monmouth Academy girls hold off Houlton to repeat as Class C basketball state champs  Bangor Daily News

A record-setting performance from behind the 3-point arc powered the Monmouth Academy girls basketball team to a 56-50 victory over Houlton Saturday ...



Smith Brothers Plumbing and Heating returns to Shiretown  The County

A five-generation family legacy continues following the opening of Smith Brothers of Houlton Plumbing and Heating.



Here are the semifinalists for Maine's 2019 Mr. and Miss Basketball  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

The two semifinal lists for Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball were released Wednesday.



With tourney time come traditions, superstitions  The County

Although Caroline Sanders has not been in high school for more than 25 years, she still loves the excitement of high school basketball tournament time.



Houlton Rotary Club plans 10th annual Bingo event  The County

The Houlton Rotary Club will present its 10th annual Community Bingo Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Anthony's Hall.



George Stevens Academy takes down Mattanawcook Academy in overtime thriller  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

BANGOR, Maine — The Cross Insurance Center was rocking as the George Stevens Academy Eagles and the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx went into overtime.



Houlton High basketball standout joining her brother at Bentley University  Bangor Daily News

Kolleen Bouchard wanted a first-class education as well as to play for a top-notch basketball program.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...



'Pioneers of the varsity program': Houlton High School football is reborn  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — It's a debut eight years in the making. On Wednesday, the progress was twofold. At the Maliseet Sports Complex, Masons from Monument ...



Young singers wow judges at Houlton Northern Star event  The County

A pair of singer-songwriters and a Houlton High School senior were the top performers to earn golden tickets to the regional Northern Star competition Sunday ...



Teen without arms finds his place on Houlton High School football team  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — A warm late-summer afternoon was like any other practice opportunity for the Houlton High School football team. More than 35 ...



Stout defense leads Houlton girls past Madison for 'C' soccer title  Bangor Daily News

HAMPDEN, Maine — The Houlton High School girls soccer team amassed 88 goals over the course of their first 17 games this season. On Saturday afternoon ...



Snow days pose challenges for local school districts  The County

Winters in Aroostook County can be tough on school administrators who must decide whether to have classes during a storm or take the day off.



Love of basketball sparks Houlton family's gold-ball successes  Bangor Daily News

The Bouchard household has no shortage of gold balls.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



Houlton's Bouchard, Portland's Moss named state's Miss, Mr. Basketball  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — It was a big Friday night for Kolleen Bouchard of Houlton and Terion Moss of Portland as the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches ...



Former championship coach returning to lead Houlton boys basketball  Bangor Daily News

Tim Brewer, who guided his alma mater to four state championships, five Eastern Maine Class D titles and a 251-64 record record good for a .797 winning ...



Fort Kent drama club takes second place in regional competition  fiddleheadfocus.com

Fort Kent Community High School students took second place in a regional drama festival over the weekend for their performance of the one-act play “For Whom ...



Teen suspect in death of Houlton man enjoyed horses, football  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Samuel Geary of Houlton was a typical 16-year-old boy who had received a Christian education, enjoyed playing football and caring for ...



8-man football could preserve the sport at some Maine high schools, says coach  Bangor Daily News

The fact there are fewer players can be attributed to multiple reasons, including a statewide drop in student enrollment, more interscholastic activities being ...



Veronica Rita Walsh, 56 | Obituaries  The Laconia Daily Sun

LACONIA — Veronica Rita Walsh, 56, of Pleasant Street, Laconia, left us for the angels on Sept. 15, 2018. Veronica passed away after a period of failing health ...



Kingsbury steps down as Houlton basketball coach  WAGM

Dillon Kingsbury has stepped down as Houlton boys basketball coach.



Ardell wins Houlton Geography Bee  The County

HOULTON, Maine — Eighth-grader Isabella Ardell bested a field of 19 of her peers Jan. 24 to capture the school's Geography Bee crown. Ardell beat out ...



Houlton native to return home as new owner of Temple Theatre  Bangor Daily News

A Houlton native, businessman and writer will be coming back from New Jersey to be the new owner of the Temple Theatre.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



Varsity Club: Kolleen Bouchard  NewsCenterMaine.com

For the last four years, her name has been one of the most announced over the loud speaker at the high school basketball tournament. Turns out, basketball ...



Houlton runner earns spot at national cross country event  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Some student athletes take up the sport of running as a way to get into better physical shape. Some enjoy the endorphin rush they get from ...



Caribou capture County XC crowns  fiddleheadfocus.com

The Caribou boys and girls cross country squads dominated a field of 124 County runners Tuesday to capture the 2017 Aroostook County League ...



County Faces: Donna Grass of Sherman  fiddleheadfocus.com

Donna Grass, a resident of Sherman, recently celebrated her 94th birthday, and clearly that's just a number for this active community member.



It will take four people to replace this Maine sports expert when he retires  Bangor Daily News

Peter Webb has been a caretaker of high school basketball in Maine for generations, from his playing days at Houlton High School and Ricker College to his 55 ...



Mark Putnam hired as commercial sales producer — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON — Chris Anderson, president of the F.A. Peabody Co., announces the hiring of Mark J. Putnam as a commercial sales executive for the business ...



Houlton soccer star sidelined indefinitely — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

If the Houlton High School girls soccer team hopes to make another run at an Eastern Maine Class C championship, it appears as though it will be without ...



Houlton roadside cleanup nets 80 bags of trash, tires and other junk  Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Forest *Service* rangers collaborated this week with Houlton-area groups to conduct a roadside cleanup effort in Houlton. Houlton ...



More than 1,200 mourn soldier in Houlton — Aroostook — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Rev. Randall Burns of Military Street Baptist Church knew Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson for 21 years, way before Henderson became a ...



Maine's top 20 high schools: 3 Maine schools among nation's best  WMTW Portland

U.S. News & World Report has ranked three Maine high schools among its annual list of best in the country.



Houlton boys top Foxcroft for third straight win  Bangor Daily News

In the second half we had to come out and establish ourselves, and the key was the defensive stops.”. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...



Maine Public Radio's Maine Calling To Broadcast Live from Aroostook County  Maine Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE: October 6, 2017CONTACT: Cory Morrissey — 207.330.4606 (Portland/Bangor/Lewiston) — Maine Public announces that ...



Homeschooled teen who never played high school baseball shines as American Legion pitcher  Bangor Daily News

With the decision to be homeschooled for high school, the opportunity to continue playing at the interscholastic level faded away for Matt Cunningham. But he ...



Rural Economic Development  Maine Public

Broadcasting from Houlton High School: What factors lead to the health or decline of rural towns in Maine? We learn about efforts to boost rural economies.



Parady, Cimbollek, Spurling among 19 new Maine Basketball Hall of Famers  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Paul Cook didn't expect to play Division I college basketball when he picked up the sport as a youngster in the tiny coastal town of Lubec.



Late 3-pointer helps Houlton girls hold off Foxcroft for 'B' North championship  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — The defending two-time state champion Houlton High School Shiretowners were clinging to a one-point lead with 2:25 remaining in the ...



Houlton-Hodgdon transfer Sanderson making impact for Bangor hockey  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — When Houlton-Hodgdon hockey coach Joel Trickey learned that second leading scorer Parker Sanderson was going to transfer to Bangor ...



Maine soldier dies from Afghanistan blast  Press Herald

HOULTON — A Special Forces soldier from Maine has died from injuries he sustained in a blast in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Army Sgt. 1st Class ...



Houlton girls pull away from Maranacook to claim Class C state championship  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Kolleen Bouchard was understandably a tad antsy when she picked up her third foul early in the third quarter of Saturday night's Class C ...



Houlton native to walk in honor of sister killed by drunken driver  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Nicole Hutchinson still tears up when she thinks about the last time she saw her younger sister. It was in July 1996, at a family reunion in ...



Houlton's scoring balance sinks PCHS girls in East C semifinal  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — After coming close in recent years, the Houlton High School girls basketball team has finally cleared the hurdle of making it to a regional ...



Page Brown named finalist for 2018 Miss Maine Basketball  Boothbay Register

Boothbay Region High School senior basketball player Page Brown has been chosen as one of three finalists for the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches ...



Increase in ACL injuries hits close to home for County athletes  Bangor Daily News

Suffering a season-ending injury is something no student athlete wants to endure.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor ...



This 'local legend' still calling games on Maine airwaves after 42 years  Bangor Daily News

The 59-year-old Dale Duff, a 'local legend' on the airwaves in Maine, has compiled an impressive resume during 42-plus years of broadcasting.. Maine news ...



MPR to broadcast live from The County  fiddleheadfocus.com

Maine Public Radio will be in Aroostook County next week for four live broadcasts of its interactive public affairs program “Maine Calling.”



Friend says Bangor homicide victim had recently broken up with man accused of killing her  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Friends of Brooke Locke, the Husson University student who police found strangled in her apartment earlier this week, remembered her as a ...



Marriage proposal brings down house during singing competition in Houlton  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Asking the woman of your dreams to marry you in a public setting has been done in number of creative ways. Some choose to pop the ...



Standards Matter When You're Looking for Your Best  Maine Public

For someone like me who has high standards, doing something well once, like writing a really good essay, is almost a bad thing because I can never lower.



Houlton native takes on role as Maine's zookeeper  Bangor Daily News

GRAY, Maine — The call comes on steamy summer days, when Maine Wildlife Park's most popular residents tend to take their siestas in a shady bed of cool ...



Titles up for grabs in B-C-D North girls tourney as parity reigns  Bangor Daily News

The Mount Desert Island High School and Houlton High School girls basketball teams suffered potentially devastating losses this season when Sierra Tapley ...



Cummings named PI boys basketball coach — Basketball — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Terry Cummings, who recently resigned after three years as the men's basketball coach at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, has been named the new ...



5 years later: First schools dubbed 'persistently lowest-achieving' showing progress  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Five years ago, 10 Maine schools got either a wake-up call, a slap in the face, or both when the state Department of Education released its ...



Successful Lawrence High School girls basketball coach retires  Bangor Daily News

Donato is also stepping down as a science teacher at the Fairfield-based school.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor ...



Tigers get past Central in C North semifinal for spot in regional championship  observer-me.com

DEXTER — When the high school girls soccer teams from Dexter and Central met in the regular season, each game featured a combined nine goals. The Class ...



Former Maine rock star turned pastor Rick Pinette dies at 63  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Chances are that if you are a Mainer of a certain age, you have heard Rick Pinette and the Maine-based band Oak either on the radio or live ...



East wins three of four senior all-star basketball matchups  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Ethan Winglass of Morse of Bath scored 24 points while Old Town's Eric Hoogterp added 20 as the East A-B boys defeated the West 124-91 ...



Maine Principals' Association puts basketball TV coverage out to bid  Bangor Daily News

The Maine Principals' Association announced Tuesday its 36-year relationship with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network appears to be over and it is seeking ...



Scary good time offered on Linneus Haunted Hayride  Bangor Daily News

LINNEUS, Maine — If spooky scenes of horror and things that go bump in the night are your cup of tea, then the Linneus Haunted Hayride is the place for you.



17 stories from this year that restored our faith in humanity  Bangor Daily News

There are plenty of stories out there about horrific crimes and depressing statistics. But we've also published a fair number of pieces that show the good in the ...



Houlton native eliminated from 'America's Got Talent' as death-defying stunt fails to impress judges  Bangor Daily News

Houlton native Sam Johnson was eliminated Tuesday night from the “America's Got Talent” reality TV competition. Johnson, 34, had hinted in an interview late ...



Calais standout Maddy McVicar to play basketball at UMaine  Bangor Daily News

Maddy McVicar has the ability to dictate the tempo and flow of a basketball game from the point guard position. Her physical skills and the intangibles she has ...



Bangor man accused of strangling Husson student, 21, held without bail  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Police on Tuesday identified the woman found strangled at the Essex Street apartment she shared with a 21-year-old local man who is ...



Hampden's Gilpin perseveres through family tragedy — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

HAMPDEN, Maine — Perhaps no basketball game during the last three winters epitomizes the fullness of Zach Gilpin's personality more than this year's Eastern ...



2017 Maine Drama Festival set for March 10-11  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The 86th annual Maine Drama Festival will take place March 10 and11 at nine high school's across the state. High school drama teams from 75 school will ...



23 Maine students receive Red Sox Service Scholarships  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Twenty-three Maine students recently received a Red Sox *Service* Scholarship presented to graduating seniors from Maine public high schools this year.



Former Ashland standout Diana Belskis Trams named new Washburn girls' basketball coach  Bangor Daily News

WASHBURN, Maine — The two-time defending Class D state champion Washburn District High School girl's basketball team has a new coach. Ashland native ...



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