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Back to the way our grandfathers farmed | Print |
Thursday, 08 October 2015 07:45

By Angie Wotton

When the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District’s board voted to recognize Greg Schools of Littleton with their 2015 “Outstanding Conservationist” award based on his on-farm work in building his soils, a USDA-NRCS employee summed up the decision by saying, “We just gave Greg the carrot and he’s completely run away with it.”


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RECOGNIZED -- Littleton potato grower Greg Schools, pictured with his wife Leslie, was recently named 2015 “Outstanding Conservationist” by the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District based on his ongoing efforts to “build up” his soils.


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Career/college fair set at Region Two | Print |
Thursday, 08 October 2015 07:39

HOULTON -- Region Two will host a Career/College fair for sophomores and juniors from the area schools on Friday, Oct. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Emergency personnel train for rail attack | Print |
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:25

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON -- First responders from police, fire and ambulance departments from Orono to Madawaska gathered with state and county emergency management officials here over the weekend to train for a dangerous chemical spill from a possible terrorist attack on a rail car.

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The Maine Emergency Management Agency, Aroostook Emergency Management Agency and New Brunswick Southern Railway conducted a technological hazmat release full scale exercise involving a train-railcar on Friday, Oct.2, 2015 and Sat. Oct 3, 2015 in Houlton. Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna,left, said that the police and emergency responders were acting out a scenario where chemicals had spilled inside a railcar, and it quickly became clear that it was a terrorist plot to disrupt rail service. Police, fire, Maine National Guard, U.S. Border Patrol and other first responders from Orono to Madawaska attended the training. "All of these agencies go back to their hometowns and practice these skills on their own," said McKenna. "They know how to respond to hazmat incidents on their own in their communities and things. But it is important to get together and practice and have a layering system so if these events ever do happen, the response is just instant. We all know who does what." At right is Houlton Fire Chief Milton Cone, who was the incident commander, along with Houlton Firefighters Jon Harbison and D.J. Norton.

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Grant aimed at better care of inmate health | Print |
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:28

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON -- A $24,000 state grant will help the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office improve substance abuse and mental health treatment services for inmates at the Aroostook County Jail.


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Driver escapes injury in rollover | Print |
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:23


HAINESVILLE -- A 27-year-old Houlton man avoided serious injury after rolling his vehicle Friday afternoon on Route 2A near Hainesville.

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