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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 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 ...

From the Bunkers – Week of June 24, 2019  The County

Summer officially broke this past week. And with it we got our first 80 degree day. Also with it came a couple of rainy nights that helped soak the course.

Houlton seniors return to their roots  The County

Houlton High School graduates began their week of graduation festivities with a school bus ride to Houlton Elementary School and Southside, where many of ...

Bank promotes Lincoln to executive assistant  The County

Katahdin Trust has announced the promotion of Teresa Lincoln to executive assistant.

Washburn High School students create diversity mural, present at state conference  The County

Students in Washburn District High School's Civil Rights Team recently took part in a project that they hope will encourage more students and staff members to ...

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 ...

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 ...

County Faces: Marilyn Chase of Presque Isle

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

From the Bunkers – Week of June 10, 2019  The County

Maine is finally starting to warm up to our expectations. The rainy everyday weather pattern seems to have left and we're getting that warmth we need for the ...

Rotarians honor high school students  The County

The Houlton Rotary Club held its annual Student Recognition luncheon at St. Anthony's Hall at the St. Mary's Church in Houlton on Monday May 5.

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.

Robshaw, Cummings combine to claim three conference track titles

Penquis Valley High School senior Cymeria Robshaw won the 100-meter dash and triple jump and she finished as the long jump runner-up during the 2019 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Class C Quarterfinal Orono 3, Houlton 2 Singles: Sydney Lorom (H) def. Leah Costello 6-2, 6-0; Maddie Grant (H) def. Josie Veilleux 6-0, 6-1; Izzy Baker (O) def.

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 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 ...

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 unveils 2018 honor parts  The County

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

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 ...

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.

County Faces: Joe Fagnant of Houlton

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 Rotarians recognize student achievements  The County

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

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.

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

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

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 ...

Fort Kent drama club takes second place in regional competition

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

Dexter Regional High School at Mattanawcook Academy — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

At Lincoln Top hitters, Mattanawcook Academy (3-2): Jackson Sutherland double, single, Max Woodman double, single, Jackson Weatherbee 2 singles, double ...

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.

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, ...

Nancy A. Duplisea - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Rockland — Nancy Ann Randall Duplisea, formerly of Houlton, sadly passed away at Sussman House in Rockport Sunday, March 24, 2019, after a period of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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; ...

Caribou capture County XC crowns

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

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 ...

Varsity Club: Kolleen Bouchard

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 ...

Tony McLaughlin, longtime admissions director at UMF, dies at 76  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

After his retirement from UMF in 1999, the Wilton resident worked as a college advancement coach for the MELMAC Education Foundation.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Waterville High School at Caribou High School — Local Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Waterville (12-3) 3, Caribou (13-1) 2 Singles: Hailey Holmquist (C) def. Inga Zimba 7-5, 6-3; Belen Ramiro Gonzalez (W) def. Madison Stratton 7-6 (6), 7-6 (8); ...

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 ...

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Chris Morton & The Larry Hall Memorial Fund

When life ends, it's not necessarily the home we owned or the car we drove, but people remember us by the wake we leave behind. Larry Hall left behind quite ...

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 ...

MPR to broadcast live from The County

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

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 ...

Mason and Mikoud among Maine nominees to U.S. service academies

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 ...

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.

Tigers get past Central in C North semifinal for spot in regional championship

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

College student, 21, 'found strangled to death by boyfriend in apartment they shared'  Daily Mail

Brooke Locke, a 21-year-old student at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, was found strangled to death in her apartment on Monday.

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