Cross Lake Township, ME

44th Madawaska Acadian Festival Mass set for Grand Isle on Aug. 15

GRAND ISLE, Maine – The 44th annual Madawaska Acadian Festival will include the celebration of Mass on Monday, August 15, at 1 p.m. at Mizpah, a retreat center located at 129 Doucette Road in Grand Isle. All are welcome to attend. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jacques...
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UMaine Fort Kent Is Totally Happy To Let You Have Your Kitty On Campus

It's hard enough to find an apartment that'll let you have pets. For years, I had cats. Not a collection of them or anything, but it seemed like in my younger days living with girlfriends, there were always cats involved. And at times, it can be hard to find a place to live when you have pets. It's easier to find places that allow cats as opposed to dogs, but even then it can still be a pain.
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Joe Lachance Receives 2022 SCMA Legacy Award

Madawaska, Maine (WAGM) - A Madawaska Man has received an award from the Southern California Motorcycle Association, Newssource 8′s Jonathon Eigenmann has more on the story. Joe Lachance, the President, and Founder of the Madawaska Four Corners Park received the 2022 Southern California Motorcycle Association Legacy award. Lachance was honored by the SCMA for his contribution to the motorcycle lifestyle along with creating a motorcycle tourist destination in Madawaska. This is the 12th year the SCMA is giving out the award. The Awards board came to Madawaska to present this award to him. When talking about the award, Lachance says he loves the simple things when it comes to motorcycling.

UMFK professor presents on Webster Ashburton Treaty for Maine Speaks

FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Associate Professor of History and Education Dr. Paul Buck II will present on the “Webster Ashburton Treaty (1842) and Maine’s Northern Border” on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel in Lille, Maine. The event is free and open to the public.

One Of The Deadliest Roads In The Country Is In Maine

According to a recent report by esurance, one of the most dangerous roads in the country is in Maine. Nearly ten people a year lose their lives on US Rt 1. The fact that US Route 1, which starts at Maine's border with New Hampshire and ends in Fort Kent, is the longest road in Maine is a contributing factor. Additionally, the scenic highway is not just traveled by locals driving to work, school, shopping, and just going about their lives. The road is also heavily traveled by visitors to our state. And, in most cases, these visitors are not as familiar with the road as the locals are.

Historical Society honors longtime Fort Kent residents with bench dedication

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent Historical Society at its annual picnic on Sunday honored longtime Fort Kent residents Jim and Gerry Robinson by dedicating a bench to the couple. The granite bench, which the Robinsons’ nephew Dr. David Smith purchased, was installed outside the historical society’s Paul...

New director wants Fort Kent Public Library to unite community

FORT KENT, Maine – The new director of Fort Kent Public Library has some innovative plans to provide services he hopes will increase public use of the facility. Andrew Birden, 58, of Fort Kent replaces previous director Michelle Raymond. Fort Kent Public Library currently serves between 30 and 40...

Recognizing the Frenchville Fire department’s 75th anniversary

On July 31 Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, presented the Frenchville Fire Department with a Legislative Sentiment recognizing the department’s 75th anniversary. The department is entirely volunteer-run and works with fire departments in Fort Kent, Madawaska and St. Agatha to serve much of the St. John Valley. “I was so glad to recognize this big anniversary for the Frenchville Fire Department. The fact that this is a volunteer department is such a testament to the dedication of those who serve as firefighters in their communities,” said Jackson. “The department’s long history of keeping Frenchville safe is really remarkable and I’m grateful to them for their commitment to others. It was especially great to have firefighters from Madawaska, Fort Kent and St. Agatha there as well in celebration of the long history of working together for all our communities.” The department celebrated with a weekend of events, including an open house, dinner and dancing, and a parade.

Jackson to host veterans town hall meeting in Caribou

CARIBOU, Maine – Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, will host a veterans town hall meeting in Caribou on Sunday, Aug. 14 to provide updates on efforts to support the Caribou Veterans Home, protect rural VA clinics and bolster benefits for veterans. The veterans town hall begins at 5 p.m....

Two Events will be held on Loring Runway this weekend

LIMESTONE, Maine (WAGM) - It’s a busy weekend on the Loring Runway. The annual Cumberland Motor Club Autcross event begins tomorrow morning as drivers showcase their skills behind the wheel. Rich Drangmeister):” More focused on vehicle control and handling as opposed to top speed. We are more about learning...

Castle Hill man accused of double murder back in court

CARIBOU — The bodies of 25-year-old Allen Curtis and 51-year-old Roger Ellis were found in a truck on route 227 in Castle Hill on August 13. A week later, Bobby Nightingale was charged with their murders. Nightingale is also charged with burglary, robbery and possession of a firearm by...