175 Aroostook County families participated in the Maine Recreation and Park Association Backyard Campout over the weekend. Megan Cole spoke with a couple of families to see what their experience was like.
An independent commission is going to review the performance of Maine’s nursing homes during the pandemic. A commission of 25 experts from across the country, including one from Maine’s veterans’ homes is launching the review as part of a federal effort to analyze nursing homes' response to the coronavirus outbreak.
It is with heavy hearts to inform our students and staff of the loss of Kacie Haney to a tragic car accident on Friday night. School counselors from RSU 39 and surrounding schools systems will be available for students, families, and staff from 1:00 pm - 5:00 PM today. School counselors will be available through the coming week to help students process this great loss to Caribou High School.
Yesterday morning, we looked at the legalities of the George Floyd police brutality case that has sparked worldwide protests. Now in part 2, I report on if these demonstrations can bridge the racial divide in this country and heal a history of pain.
Camping is a time where people can get away and enjoy the outdoors. Camp sites and campgrounds were allowed to open as of June 1st. Megan Cole spoke with the manager of Aroostook State Park about the precautions they are taking with campers.
Another event has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Via their facebook page, the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce of Commerce says quote "After careful consideration of the health and safety of everyone involved in our festival– our pilots, sponsors, volunteers, vendors and of course the larger community – we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest, scheduled for August 27-30, 2020.
The Coronavirus has been difficult for Older Citizens. Many don’t feel comfortable leaving their homes to shop for groceries or to pick up prescriptions. Megan Cole found out what options are available for shut ins.
aine Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that Maine has received a total of $4,339,566 in the second installment of funding to support affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and bolster COVID-19 prevention and response efforts throughout the state.
According to Norma Milton, the president of Halfway home pet rescue, they received a huge donation of food from The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and are giving some of the food to local police departments to help pet owners who need assistance.
Maine Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, joined a bipartisan group of nearly 30 Senators in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. The letter urged him to ensure that as HHS sets guidelines for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF), they do not overlook the providers within nursing homes, skilled nursing centers, senior living communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities who are caring for our nation’s seniors, as well as those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Members of a Fort Kent organization are hoping to spread a little hope throughout the community. Kathy McCarty spoke with the club's president about what they've done during this difficult time to brighten the days - and nights - for others.
Concerns over COVID 19 and self quarantining has caused some people to stock up on supplies. This has left many store shelves either low on items or empty. Megan Cole spoke with some local store owners on how their stores are doing with keeping their store shelves stocked.
Maine U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that five Maine tribal communities have been awarded a total of $1,337,985 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.
The Coronavirus is effecting many businesses. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting how several businesses are handling it. Many businesses have cutback hours or closed their doors as precautionary measures. One business is working on staying open safely, while serving the community during the pandemic. Stephen Durham has the story.
Amero attended a summer program at the University of Chicago in 2019. She says it solidified her goal of going to college and studying biology. She shared her educational experience to show support for the legislation.
Thousands gathered in Fort Kent over the weekend to watch the annual Can Am sled dog competition. Dogs raced down the track and into the woods hoping to be number one in either the 30, 100, or 250 mile race. Megan Cole has more.
It has been over a month since Presque Isle officials submitted their choice for essential air service provider to federal authorities but a decision from the U.S. Department of Transportation is forthcoming.
Sports Director Rene Cloukey caught up with a familiar face at this year's basketball tourney; someone who cheers equally for any player who hails from The County. Meet Joanie Sides of Sherman - One of high school hoop's Mega Fans.