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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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



Bouchard receives MPA Principal's Award for Houlton Middle-High School  The County

Houlton High School Assistant Principal Dan Hodgins announced Wednesday, March 7, that senior Kolleen Bouchard has been selected to receive the 2018 ...



Houlton students experience sights of Washington D.C.  The County

A group of 38 Houlton High School students and three teachers recently returned home from a five-day visit to the nation.



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 ...



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 ...



Giberson estate donates $500000 to alumni association in Houlton  The County

Maxine B. Giberson, and her husband Hamilton, were both strong presences in the SAD 29 system. And now, thanks to her generosity, the Gibersons' presence ...



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 ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



Hall-Dale edges Houlton for 'C' baseball state title  Bangor Daily News

STANDISH, Maine — You can classify Saturday's Class C baseball state championship under the category “finished business” for Hall-Dale High School of ...



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.



Houlton High School placed on 'secure' mode after threat  WAGM

Houlton High School was placed on 'secure' mode this morning. Police say they were called at around 7:55 a.m. and informed that the school had received a ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



After teacher stops knife-wielding student, Houlton High School reflects on policy changes  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Teachers at Houlton High School will “continue to reflect” on possible changes to procedures or policies after a classroom altercation on ...



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 ...



'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 ...



Female teens build confidence through Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute  WAGM

Helping teenage girls grow their confidence so they can become leaders of today and tomorrow. That's the goal of the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership ...



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 ...



High school basketball gives Maine players game to cherish, chance to improve  Bangor Daily News

Conversations with five of the six finalists for 2018 Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball offer an understanding of the issues facing Maine high school basketball.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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, ...



Houlton, Lawrence should be solid threats to defend girls basketball titles next year  Bangor Daily News

The Houlton High School girls basketball team accomplished a rare feat on Saturday. The Shiretowners captured the Class C state championship without a ...



Former President George HW Bush discharged from Houston hospital  WABI

Bush was hospitalized in the intensive care unit on April 22nd, the day after the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, due to a blood infection.



United Airlines to service Presque Isle airport beginning in July  WABI

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - A new airline carrier will be servicing the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. United Airlines is replacing Penair.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Houlton poised for varsity football debut this fall  Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — Anthony Bonilla already has experienced the intensity of playing varsity football. Now he's looking forward to sharing that feeling with his ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Youth lacrosse finally arrives in Aroostook County — Youth Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

The Aroostook County presence now exists through Northern Maine Lacrosse, a fledgling program that offers the sport for more than 30 youths in grades 3-6 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Man's Body Found Off Route 120 in Mexico, Police Say  WABI

According to police, the body was found around 3:30 behind a building off Route 120.



Houlton's Bouchard, Greely's Storey earn Mr., Miss Basketball honors  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Kyle Bouchard played basketball with a secret throughout his senior season at Houlton High School — a torn ligament between two fingers ...



Esposito, Bouchard headline 41st BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team  Bangor Daily News

Emily Esposito has been chosen to the first team of the Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team for the third consecutive season.. Maine news ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Successful Lawrence High School girls basketball coach retires  Bangor Daily News

Lawrence High School girls basketball coach John Donato, who has chalked up over 500 wins, 11 regional championships and five state titles at five schools, ...



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 ...



Toddlers with ties to Houlton die in NYC when radiator bursts  Bangor Daily News

NEW YORK — Two toddlers whose parents grew up in the Houlton area before moving to New York City last year died Thursday when the radiator in the room ...



Tony McLaughlin, former admissions director at UMaine Farmington, dies at 76  Press Herald

Tony McLaughlin, the former longtime director of admissions at the University of Maine at Farmington, died Saturday. He was 76. McLaughlin died at his home in ...



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 ...



Mason and Mikoud among Maine nominees to U.S. service academies  observer-me.com

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Angus King, I-Maine and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine have announced their nominees to the U.S. military ...



Husson teams capture NAC track and field championships  Bangor Daily News

The Husson University men's and women's track and field teams weren't supposed to win North Atlantic Conference championships this spring — until they did.



Nine soccer players earn Butch Shaw awards  WAGM

(WAGM) - "Butch" Shaw Soccer Award is awarded yearly to an Aroostook County boy and girl in Classes B, C, and D who is an outstanding soccer player who ...



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.”



Generations blend at basketball hall of fame induction  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame is following a predictable growth pattern. Its first classes, beginning in 2014, inducted the most obvious ...



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 ...



Standish Woman Snaps Picture of Bobcat in Backyard  WABI

(WMTW)- A Maine woman's quick grab of her iPhone had the internet in a tizzy when she caught a photo of a bobcat in her backyard.



Teen Doing Better Than Expected After Summer Crash  WABI

A teen who was in a car that nearly split in half this summer is doing better than expected.



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 ...



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 ...



Maine high school basketball to expand to five classes  Bangor Daily News

ROCKPORT, Maine — Chris Young has worked on the front lines of the battle among Maine's smallest high school basketball programs to remain competitive ...



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

Locke, 21, a third-year occupational therapy student at Husson and member of the Epsilon Tau Epsilon sorority, was a 2010 graduate of Edward Little High ...



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.



BASKETBALL: Lawrence, Forest Hills, got the red carpet treatment on the way back home  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The ride home following the state championship is one of the best parts of winning the Gold Ball. The Lawrence girls got the escort from Augusta to.



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

Rick Pinette perhaps was best known for being the lead singer and keyboard player for the Maine band Oak.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...



End of Cosgrove coaching era ranks among top Maine sports stories of 2015  Bangor Daily News

T he end of the Jack Cosgrove coaching era with the University of Maine football program and the naming of 29-year-old Joe Harasymiak as the new coach was ...



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 ...



Bouchard, Graham, Worcester, Irving earn Osborne MVP All-Tourney awards  Bangor Daily News

Houlton High School guard Kolleen Bouchard made a lasting impression in her first Eastern Maine Class C girls basketball tournament. Bouchard earned the ...



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.



Principals at Maine's high schools name students for Principal's Awards  Bangor Daily News

Principals across the state have named their 2013 recipients of the Maine Principals Association Maine Principal's Award, which rewards grade 12 students for ...



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 ...



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