New Listing: Mapleton, Maine

Mapleton – on the corner of Griffin Ridge Rd and Creasey Ridge Rd
2 bed/2 bath 1487 sq ft
3 car garage
2 acres
Living room with cathedral ceiling
2 pellet stoves
Appliances: Washer, dryer, dishwasher, electric range, refrigerator
Roof – shingled 2015
Heat Pumps / AC installed 2013 (3 total)
$189,999

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Aroostook Photos from the Weekend

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Before Monday’s snow storm in Madawaska. Photo credit: Chris Michaud
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Monday’s sunrise in Aroostook County. Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Congrats to Reyce Dube on a spectacular catch while ice fishing on Saturday!

๐Ÿ“ท Jennifer Dube
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Late day sunshine at Madawaska Lake 

๐Ÿ“ธ Brenda Ketch
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The bears are waking up and coming out of their dens…just in time for the 5″ to 11″ of snow ! ๐Ÿ“ท Jeremy Dugal
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Grand Falls, NB

Grand Falls is a town located in Victoria County, New Brunswick, Canada. Grand Falls is situated on the Saint John River. The town derives its name from a waterfall created by a series of rock ledges over which the river drops 23 metres.

๐Ÿ“ธ Chris Michaud
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Sunset Halo

๐Ÿ“ธ Mary Ann Brown-Oliver
Sunrise. Photo credit: Earlene Dyer Lawrence

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White out Conditions on Aroostook Roads Today

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Abrupt end of the road in Fort Fairfield. Photo Credit: Fort Fairfield Police Dept
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Centerline Rd. in Presque Isle. Photo Credit: Laurie Archer

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Aroostook Photos 4/2/2019

Photos from around Aroostook County Maine over the past week.

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Morning on the Bangor Rd. In Easton

๐Ÿ“ธ Earlene Dyer Lawrence
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Northern Aroostook

๐Ÿ“ท Mike Cyr
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Maple Syrup Season in Northern Maine 

๐Ÿ“ธ Chris Michaud
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Ahhh, the Thaw …… welcome to the #stjohnvalley, but PLEASE be gentle!
Taken in Frenchville last week

๐Ÿ“ธ Chris Michaud

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Country Road Sunrise

๐Ÿ“ธ Anna Lightbown

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3 Arrested for Poaching Fiddleheads in Fort Fairfield

Fort Fairfield, Maine (AP) – Fort Fairfield Police with backup from the Maine State Police, U.S. Border Patrol and Maine Warden Service arrested three individuals Saturday afternoon on the South Caribou road in Fort Fairfield. No names have been released.

An anonymous tip led Fort Fairfield police to 3 individuals harvesting young fiddleheads out of season on the banks of the Aroostook River around 4pm. “We weren’t expecting any problems with this so early in the season,” said Fort Fairfield patrol office Jim Simmons. “The snow is still so deep which provides sprouting fiddleheads some protection from being harvested out of season.” The individuals had to dig through almost three feet of solid packed snow to reach the sprouting plants. When apprehended, they had filled almost three 5 gallon coolers with the green delicacies.

A cooler of illegally harvested fiddleheads

The young plants were estimated to have a street value in New York of almost $5,000. Officer Simmons says the confiscated plants will be donated to local food pantries.

Law enforcement officers pile confiscated fiddleheads near a building on the South Caribou Rd. in Fort Fairfield

In Aroostook County, fiddlehead season runs from April 25th to May 25th explains Fiddlehead Warden Lucas Green of the Maine Warden Service. While no permits are required to pick them, out of season poaching has become an increasing problem with each passing year. “As word spreads and popularity of the plants grow we have more people trying to make a quick buck from them”, says Green. “Picking the plants too early hurts the sustainability of the species. We encourage everyone to harvest fiddleheads in season only.” Harvesting fiddleheads out of season carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $10,000 fine.


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Allagash Flooding of 1991

During the 1991 ice-out season, Allagash experienced some of the worst flooding on record! Check out the video below from WAGM.

Flooding along the St. John river in 1991 by WAGM
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Fiddle-heading is a rite of passage in Aroostook County, marking the transition from harsh winters to the warm summer days ahead. As the snow and ice recede, locals take to river banks and other favorite places in search of the baby ferns. Pickers guard their favorite fiddleheading spots as tightly as their best fishing holes! Fiddleheads have a very short harvest season so pickers need to be on their toes and ready to go. Dream about warm Spring days ahead harvesting these green delicacies with our fiddlehead mugs, clothing and totes!

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Aroostook County Photos

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Fish River flowing northward to St John and the banks of Clair, NB. Canada

Captured Yesterday at First Light off the Tressel in Ft. Kent.

๐Ÿ“ธ Chris Michaud
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Sunset at Madawaska Lake 

๐Ÿ“ธ Brenda Ketch
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Spring in Aroostook County

๐Ÿ“ธ Chris Robinson
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Posing for a pic in Houlton

๐Ÿ“ธ Stacy Jones
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Sunset on Blackstone Hill in Perham

๐Ÿ“ท โ€ŽGeorge McLaughlinโ€Ž
Ice conditions in Fort Kent
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Sunset at the Masardis boat landing

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Deer Rides Ice Chunk Down River in the Allagash [video]

In April of 2018 a young deer went for the ride of its life. The Spring thaw was underway and ice in the St. John river was on the move. The deer, apparently trying to cross the river, got stuck on a chunk of ice and started floating downstream.

Young deer trapped on a ice flow in the Allagash by Tylor Kellys Camps

Luckily this story does have a happy ending! Farther down stream, Bev Jandreau also noticed the deer floating by and was able to record it making it to safety.


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Presque Isle Flight Missed Runway says NTSB

The preliminary report on the accident of United Flight 4933 says that on March 4th at 11:43 am United Express landed between runway 1 and the taxiway in light to moderate snow at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. The failed landing was the second attempt to land. An earlier approach had been aborted.

A damaged United Flight 4933 sits damaged in the snow after missing the runway on March 4th, 2019. Photo Credit: Nathan Theriault
NTSB crews examining United 4933 a few days after the accident

The report says radar track data shows the aircraft was aligned right of runway 1 during both approaches.

The preliminary NTSB report can be found here:

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190304X65511&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA&fbclid=IwAR2Vyy3JAkuPrQM_aprv1qWWGZ5IM7GJHthSjQlZm24LqmmhkCON0OuDkKc


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