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GHCA names Quint as new varsity coach | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:33

By Gloria Austin
Staff Writer
    She’s in the right place at the right time. Taylor Quint of Hodgdon was hired July 28 to coach both the varsity cross country and girls basketball teams for the upcoming year.
    We are very pleased to have Taylor join us,” said GHCA Athletic Director Barrett Potter. “She is going to be a great representative for our school and our athletic programs.”
    Quint, a 2012 Hodgdon High School graduate, is readying for the challenges of stepping into a varsity coaching position.
    “I am so excited to be a part of the athletic program of GHCA and sharing my passion for Christ and sports,” she said. “I think with any new job comes a bit of nervousness, but I am more excited! I know there will be a learning curve and adjustment time, but I am thankful for God’s grace in it all.”

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African fugitive nabbed near Houlton border crossing | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:31

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — United States Border Patrol agents arrested an African fugitive last week after he illegally crossed the border into Houlton.
    According to Shelbe Benson-Fuller, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs, a Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Station responded Aug. 3 to a citizen’s report of a suspicious person walking near the international boundary at Houlton.
    The agent responded and encountered a man matching the description by the citizen. Upon questioning, the agent learned the male subject, Jean Leonard Teganya, 42, a native of Rwanda, had entered the United States illegally by walking across the international boundary from Canada. He was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Houlton station for further processing in violation of “8 USC 1325, Entry Without Inspection.”
    Teganya’s last known address was Laval, Quebec.

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Friday crash | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:30

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FRIDAY CRASH — Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Sherman Street (Route 2) in Island Falls at around 1:12 p.m. Friday. The Island Falls Fire Department reported that a vehicle had crashed and was in the ditch and there was a possibility of injuries.

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‘Resident deputy’ approach working well for Sheriff’s Office | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:29

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — If the first six months are any indication, a plan to share police coverage between the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police has yielded positive results.
    Back in January, the law enforcement unit of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office underwent a significant transformation. For 12 years, the Sheriff’s Office had a “call sharing agreement” with the state police. Previously, Aroostook County was divided into five separate patrol zones. The Sheriff’s Department was responsible for one of those zones, while the Maine State Police patrolled the other four. The state police had a larger coverage area because its police force is larger.

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Merrill woman charged with leaving scene of rollover | Print |
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:28

LITTLETON — Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a 28-year-old Merrill woman with leaving the scene of an accident after she allegedly rolled her car over in Littleton.
    Paula Gardiner was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after police found her 2003 Mitsubishi Galant abandoned, on its roof, in a ditch in Littleton. Deputies were called to the crash shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A passerby noticed the Gardiner vehicle on its roof in the ditch beside the Foster Road in Littleton and called 911.

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