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Houlton area From our Files – Week of August 19, 2019  The County

115 Years Ago - Aug. 19, 1904 New truck — The fire department has recently received a new ladder truck. It is not as large or as good as the one burned in the ...



Memories of Houlton wooden playground remain vibrant  The County

HOULTON, Maine — Heather Steeves of Hartford, Connecticut, always looked forward to summertime trips to visit her relatives in Caribou when she was a child.



Houlton High School holds 40th reunion  The County

The Houlton High School Class of 1979 held its 40th class reunion on July 5 at the Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snow Sled Club in Littleton.



Wilde tabbed as Houlton valedictorian  The County

Honor parts for the Class of 2019 were announced Wednesday, May 22, for Houlton High School by Principal James Hodgkin during an awards ceremony.



From the Bunkers – Week of August 21, 2019 – The County  The County

Life is beautiful here in Aroostook County. And golf is a wonderful part of it. This week we got some much needed rain and the fairways and roughs are greening ...



County Faces: Richard Cowperthwaite of Monticello  fiddleheadfocus.com

Richard Cowperthwaite has spent most of his 84 years living in the community where he was born. In fact, his cozy home on the Station Road sits on property ...



Houlton seniors embark on next chapter  The County

Houlton Middle-High School bid a fond farewell to its graduating senior class Thursday evening. And for the 68 seniors who marched out of the John A. Millar ...



JMG students place flags at Houlton cemetery  The County

Students from the Houlton High School JMG program were at Evergreen Cemetery Thursday morning helping place flags in preparation for Monday's Memorial ...



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

HOULTON, Maine — Stearns coach Nick Cullen was hopeful his girls basketball team could pull off the preliminary round upset victory Tuesday against Houlton ...



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 ...



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 Class Reunion of 1989  The County

The Houlton High School Class of 1989 gathered July 6 for its 30th class reunion at the Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowmobile Club in Littleton.



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 artist, chess master Morin passes  The County

For years, Houlton artist and chess master Roger Morin honed his craft in the Shiretown and readily passed that knowledge on to others.



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.



Memorial Day events slated for southern Aroostook County  The County

A number of communities will gather Monday, May 27, to remember those men and women who gave their lives while serving their country.



Fitzpatrick tabbed as next SAD 70 superintendent  The County

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



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, ...



Houlton unveils 2018 honor parts  The County

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



Crone named East Grand valedictorian  The County

East Grand School has announced its Honor Parts for the 2019 graduating class. This year's valedictorian is Jennifer Crone and the salutatorian is Mallory ...



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.



Obituary: Roger J. Morin  Lewiston Sun Journal

HOULTON – Roger J. Morin, 74, passed away in the loving care of his wife, Monday July 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born Dec. 23, 1944, in Auburn, the ...



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 ...



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 ...



Peaslee snaps at witness in court  The County

HOULTON, Maine — All parties rested their cases Monday afternoon in the trial of an Easton man who is accused of killing his stepfather. This came after an ...



Houlton captures Class C golf team state championship  Bangor Daily News

Wyatt Harvey led a balanced group of golfers with scores in the 80s on Saturday to help the Houlton Shiretowners claim the Class C golf state team ...



Maine man accused of killing his stepfather snapped at witness to 'stop lying' in court  Bangor Daily News

The state rested its case Monday afternoon against an Easton man who is accused of killing his stepfather.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...



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.



MADD Walk raises more than $8000 in Houlton  The County

The third annual Walk Like MADD event held Saturday in Houlton once again proved to be a financial success and emotional experience for the many ...



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 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.



Houlton Rotarians present annual awards  The County

The Houlton Rotary Club met for its Annual Dinner on June 17, at the Shiretown Motor Inn Conference room.



Houlton hammers Mattanawcook for 'C' North baseball crown  Bangor Daily News

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



Border Patrol explorer program gets national attention  WABI

A program in Aroostook County that gives youth a chance to explore law enforcement is getting national attention.



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 ...



County trio to be inducted Maine Sports Legends' Hall of Honors  The County

BREWER, Maine — Three Aroostook County natives are among those being inducted into the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honors next month. According to ...



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.



WWII vet receives reissued medals  The County

Merle E. Fenlason, a native of Calais, was just 17 years old when he hopped on a train and headed to Bangor to enlist in the United States Navy in 1944.



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.



Memorial Day events slated in local Houlton area communities  The County

HOULTON, Maine — A number of communities will gather Monday, May 28, to remember those men and women who gave their lives serving their country.



Caribou boys and Orono girls win team titles at PVC small school meet  WABI

BUCKSPORT, MAINE (WABI) - PVC SMALL SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD MEET AT BUCKSPORT BOYS 1) Caribou High School 176 2) Orono High School ...



Where to find Memorial Day events throughout Maine  Bangor Daily News

A roundup of parades, services and more to celebrate Memorial Day weekend throughout the state, from Biddeford to Houlton.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



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 ...



Aroostook Aspirations names 2019 Gauvin Scholars  The County

Aroostook Aspirations Initiative has announced the newest additions to its scholarship program: the 2019 Gauvin Scholars.



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.



MADD national representatives speak to students in southern Aroostook  The County

In an effort to continue spreading the word about the dangers of drinking and driving, three representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving visited two ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Students earn Mitchell Institute scholarships  fiddleheadfocus.com

The Mitchell Institute, a Maine-based nonprofit founded by Sen. George J. Mitchell to improve college outcomes for young Mainers, recently announced its 2019 ...



Calais High School at Fort Kent Community High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Class C North prelim At Fort Kent No. 11 Calais (7-12): Blake Collins 7-1-18 (scored 16 points in the third quarter), John Socobasin 5-1-12, John Turner 4-0-8, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



7 honorees to be inducted as Maine Sports Legends  Bangor Daily News

The honorees have been chosen by regional committees for their accomplishments and contributions to youth and sports in Maine.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



Bouchard earns Gatorade Maine Girls Basketball Player of the Year award  Bangor Daily News

Kolleen Bouchard is the first player from Aroostook County and the first player from north of Waterville to win the Gatorade girls basketball player of the year ...



Longtime Maine basketball commissioner hospitalized after brain aneurysm  Bangor Daily News

Longtime Maine basketball commissioner Peter Webb is battling for his life in a Portland hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm at his Stetson home late last ...



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.



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

HOULTON, Maine — When Tim Brewer ended a championship-laden 15-year run as the boys varsity basketball coach at Central Aroostook High School of Mars ...



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 ...



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 ...



Road trips no deterrent for Houlton baseball standout  Bangor Daily News

When Nick Perfitt leaves home Saturday to play in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tournament, he faces one of the longer road trips of ...



Central High School at Calais High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Calais Class C North prelim No. 11 Central (13-6): Cassidy Hanson 0-2–2, Ali Shaw 3-4-12, Erica Noonan 1-0-2, Rachel Smith 3-1-7, Tayla Caruso 0-1-1, ...



Bouchard lifts Houlton girls past Dexter to claim fourth straight regional title  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Houlton High School senior guard Kolleen Bouchard spent time last summer working on a step-back move with her older brother Kyle, who ...



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 ...



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, ...



Monmouth Academy girls hold off Houlton to repeat as Class C basketball state champs  The County

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 ...



Houlton to celebrate life of woman killed by drunken driver with official MADD walk  Bangor Daily News

Friends and family of a Houlton graduate killed by a drunken driver 20 years ago will gather to mark the inaugural Aroostook County Walk Like MADD event.



Mount Desert Island High School at Caribou High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Caribou Class B North quarterfinal No. 1 Caribou (13-1-1) goals: Alex Ezzy 2, Austin Findlen, Ethan Holdsworth; assists: Tom Pinette 2, Ethan Holdsworth No.



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 ...



Sumner Memorial High School at Fort Kent Community High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Fort Kent Fort Kent goals: Kayden Nadeau 2, Noah Martin, Camden Jandreau; assists: Camden Jandreau, ​Noah Martin, Sumner goals: Caelan Billings; ...



Reed, Carter, Good, Simonds among Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductees  Bangor Daily News

Memorable players, legendary coaches and pioneers of the game are among 16 members of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019.. Maine news ...



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 ...



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

The Bouchard household has no shortage of gold balls. Karen (Spurling) Bouchard was a post player on Houlton High teams that won two Class B state girls ...



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 ...



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 ...



See how your school compares on spending, kids in poverty, success  Bangor Daily News

See how your school stacks up against the county and the rest of the state on a variety of measures, from enrollment trends, average teacher salaries and ...



Bouchard, DeWolfe, Holmes headline 42nd BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team  Bangor Daily News

Houlton High School senior guard Kolleen Bouchard headlines the list of premier players named to the 42nd annual Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl ...



Houlton boys top Foxcroft for third straight win  Bangor Daily News

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Tim Brewer is game planning for a lot of unfamiliar opponents this winter, his first as head coach of the Houlton High School boys ...



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 ...



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 ...



Maliseets unveil new sports complex — Aroostook — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton Band of Maliseets built it, and the players came. The Houlton high school football club played its very first game against the ...



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 ...



Teach a man to Phish and he'll jam for a lifetime: A Phish tale  Maine Edge

It's funny how something as ordinary as hearing a new song on the radio can send a person burrowing down a rabbit hole so rich with hidden trails and secret ...



Houlton murder suspect's father believes son is innocent  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Murder suspect Reginald Dobbins' father expressed sadness Saturday at the death of Keith Suitter, a family friend, but said his son is ...



Houlton junior claims third straight Osborne tourney MVP honor  Bangor Daily News

Kolleen Bouchard led Houlton to its third consecutive regional championship and the Shires will be gunning for their third consecutive state championship ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced 2018 winners of Academic Achievement Award  Bangor Daily News

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine has announced the 2018 winners of the Academic Achievement Award. This year, 121 high schools throughout the ...



University of Southern Maine School of Music Presents 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION  Broadway World

A picture is worth 1000 words - what about a song? In 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life ...



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 ...



Houlton man charged with two counts of murder, to appear in court Wednesday  Bangor Daily News

OAKFIELD, Maine — State police charged a Houlton man with two counts of murder Tuesday in connection with the deaths of an Oakfield couple early Monday, ...



County Faces: Marilyn Chase of Presque Isle  fiddleheadfocus.com

Marilyn Chase is a well-accomplished author, journalist and educator -- although she's unlikely to laud her own success. She'll celebrate her 90th birthday this ...



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