Connor Unorganized Territory, ME

EMCC offering free commercial driving license course

BANGOR, Maine — Instructors from Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) in Presque Isle made their way south to Bangor to train the next wave of truck drivers. These instructors brought their free commercial driver's license course to Eastern Maine Community College for the summer. The course, an eight-week program...
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Betty Grant (Hamilton) Dysart

Betty J. Dysart, 86, passed away May 9, 2022 surrounded by family. She was born in Presque Isle Sept. 18, 1935, the daughter of Arthur M. and Mabel G. (Bates) Grant. Betty graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1954. She was an Avon representative for 31 years from 1967 to 1998 in South Brewer. During this time she was on the Wednesday night league at Bangor Brewer Bowling Lanes. She then retired and moved to Lakeville with her husband Milton. She worked as a town clerk for the town of Lakeville for 15 years. She was married to her first husband, Frank (Hank) Hamilton for 24 years until his passing in 1980. She met Milton B. Dysart in 1987, they were married for 29 years, until his passing in 2018. They spent their time in “paradise” fishing and snowmobiling.
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Wisdom Last Inning Comeback Completes Sweep Over Van Buren

The Wisdom Pioneers baseball team had a quick turnaround on Tuesday, as they hosted a double-header after travelling to play Southern Aroostook on Monday. Wisdom defeated Southern Aroostook 12-3, and Tuesday's double-header with Van Buren was a matchup of Class D North teams looking to move up in the standings.

Wear a Helmet: The Importance of Bike Safety

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - With the beautiful weather we’ve had lately comes more bicycles on the road. News Source 8s Scott Maloney has more on road safety for both drivers and bicyclists. As the old saying goes, a helmet on your head will keep you from a hospital...

Weather on the Web

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday. We had a gloomy day yesterday with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers around. While some spots did see some peaks of sunshine, that was the exception and not the rule. Heading into the day today, we’re waking up with clouds and scattered showers across the region. This will lead to clearing skies as we head throughout the day today thanks to northwesterly winds that look to be gusty throughout the afternoon. We could see a few clouds move in during the overnight hours, otherwise we’ll cool off quite a bit heading into tomorrow. That leads to a nice start to the day tomorrow, before more clouds and showers filter in, mainly for southern areas, during the afternoon hours.
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Shriners screenings scheduled

BANGOR — The Anah Shriners will once again be holding no cost screening clinics available to any child who is in need of care in the following areas: scoliosis, burn care, spina bifida, orthopedics, cerebral palsy, cleft lip/palate, pediatric surgery, spinal cord injury, sports injuries/fractures and more. These clinics will be held simultaneously at five locations on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m.- noon. Walk-ins are welcome.

Woodland Teacher Named County Teacher of the Year

Sixteen Maine teachers were announced last week as 2022 County Teachers of the Year. Governor Janet Mills joined Education Commissioner Pender Makin, Educate Maine Executive Director Jason Judd, State Board of Education Chair Fern Desjardins, 2022 Maine Teacher of the Year Kelsey Stoyanova, and Maine County and State Teachers of the Year Association Co-President Shana Goodall to announce the new class of County Teachers of the Year.

Castle Hill Crash is a Good Sign to Look for Wildlife in the Road

A crash in Castle Hill over the weekend is a good reminder that it's time to start watching for wildlife in the roadway. It's true that there's never really a time in Maine when we shouldn't be watching for deer, moose, and other animals on the roads. But in the Spring, those animals are as excited about the budding leaves as we are. More, actually, since they now have a food source that's been missing all winter. And much like a kid who's running after the ice cream truck with Mom's dollar bill, the animals are zipping across the road after a tasty treat, without looking both ways first.

Horse racing returns to Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Horse racing has returned to Presque Isle Downs & Casino as races kicked off on Monday afternoon. Here is the latest on the season and Monday’s turnout. Despite some rain, dozens of dedicated spectators came out for the races on opening day. It was the first day of a 100 day season as horse racing […]

Rollover Crash on Route 163 in Castle Hill, Maine

A 57-year-old man from Mapleton, Maine sustained minor injuries Sunday evening after a rollover crash on Route 163 in Castle Hill. The Maine State Police said David Bernier was traveling east around 5:08 p.m. when he swerved to avoid hitting an animal that entered the roadway. He lost control of his 2013 Chevrolet Silverado on the side of the road when he hit the loose gravel. He overcorrected the vehicle trying to regain control and went into a patch of trees off the left side of Route 163, said police. The pickup truck then rolled over on the passenger’s side. Police said “it is believed that an animal entering the roadway and speed were factors in the crash.”