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Welcome Back; School Starts Today For Students in Mars Hill

Summer is over for students at MSAD #42 in Mars Hill as they go back to school today to begin the 2022-23 academic year. The district will release students for the harvest break on September 15. MSAD #42 serves students from Blaine, Bridgewater, E Plantation, and Mars Hill. It's nice...
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Focused on the Community – New Food Truck in Aroostook County, Maine

The New Owners of Hometown Proud BBQ and Catering Trailer. Josh Tweedie and Shawn Gillen are the new owners of the Hometown Proud BBQ and Catering Trailer. Josh Tweedie is the owner of Mars Hill, Hillside and Star City IGA, and Shawn Gillen is the Sheriff for the Aroostook Sheriff’s Office. They are doing local events and have plans to set up at least one night a week at the Mars Hill IGA.
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Isolated Showers Today Lead to Overcast Skies Through the Evening

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday. We had some heavy rain move through the area overnight. In far eastern portions of the county, they picked up just over an inch of rain since midnight in Presque Isle. In western portions of the county, they picked up around a half inch in some places. That is because the bulk of the rain came through that area before midnight. We do need the rain in some places, but this was too much to receive all at once. That is why the national weather service had placed us in a flood watch overnight. All of this was courtesy of a low pressure system that stretched all the way across the country into the Midwest. We will have some more chances for rain today, but they will be isolated and won’t really add to our rainfall totals. Any shower that moves through will be short lived. Into the overnight hours, we will be left with some clouds blanketing the region. High pressure is in place to our south and that will allow us to see the sun in the near future.
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“We know that no one likes to hear that their electricity bill is increasing...”

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Versant Power announced Thursday they would be seeking a 28% increase of their distribution rate on electricity bills for the Summer of 2023. Both the Office of the Public Advocate, as well as Governor Janet Mills expressed doubt in Versant’s need for a rate increase, with Governor Mills calling on Versant to abandon the rate increase all together. WAGM reached out to Versant Power for comment regarding the lack of support for their proposed rate increase, Judy Long, Communications Manager for Versant Power had this to say:
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Rabies Vaccines Dropped Over Northeastern Maine

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - The annual raccoon rabies vaccination program has begun. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will begin its annual rabies vaccination program, in cooperation with the Maine CDC. They will distribute approximately 385,000 oral rabies vaccine baits across northeastern Maine from August 6 through August 10.
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Heavy Rainfall Expected Overnight Tonight Leads to Flooding Concerns

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Good evening everyone and happy Monday. This evening’s weather setup shows the low pressure system and stationary front currently splitting the state in half in terms of weather. Through the southern part of the state, hot and humid weather has continued throughout the day as sunshine did make an appearance further south. For us, we’ve been stuck on the cold side of the system, leading to showers this morning, and a lack of sunshine during the afternoon keeping temperatures on the cooler side.
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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....
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This Intersection in Ashland Separates Locals from Tourists

There's nothing complicated about it, you just need to read the road signs. For some, that's clearly too much of a task. It's a small intersection in The County that, at times, can make a driver's blood boil. The convergence of the Presque Isle Road (Route 163) and Route 11 is nothing crazy. There isn't an elaborate traffic pattern, there's only one stop sign, and it isn't all that busy. There's even a sign that explains how the flow of traffic works, but people clearly don't read said sign.
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A Sound Mind: Youth Prevention Services

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - While much of the talk regarding the topics of Mental Health Disorders revolves around Treatment, Prevention also plays an important role in combating the crisis affecting communities nationwide. In our continuing series, A Sound Mind, Brian Bouchard takes a look at one service aiming to give kids the tools they need to succeed.
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