Stories by Jessica Potila

1 year ago

Top O’ Maine Trade Show brings in more than 2,200 visitors

MADAWASKA, Maine — The Top O’ Maine Trade Show lived up to its reputation over the weekend as the biggest trade show north of Bangor when more than 2,200 people and 82 vendors participated in the annual event. The trade show not only draws tourists to the area but also serves as the year’s largest […]

1 year ago

Wallagrass group plans Mother’s Day supper, PondFest return

WALLAGRASS, Maine — The Wallagrass/Soldier Pond Revitalization Committee will host a lasagna supper on Mother’s Day and has announced the date of the 9th annual PondFest celebration.  Both events will raise funds for new benches at a veterans memorial and a planned gazebo at the Fish River boat landing in Soldier Pond. The Mother’s Day […]

1 year ago

Eagle Lake pilot is Maine Game Warden of the Year

FORT KENT, Maine — Some people show up for work each day. Some people like Game Warden Jeff Spencer show up for work, rescue people and earn the 2022 Maine Game Warden of the Year Award.

1 year ago

22-year veteran officer is Madawaska’s interim police chief

MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska is on the hunt for a new police chief after Ross DuBois retired April 8, but in the meantime a 22-year veteran of the department is keeping the watch. Lt. Jamie Pelletier is serving as interim police chief and has applied for the job on a permanent basis. Madawaska town manager […]

1 year ago

Top O’ Maine Trade Show to return

Billed by organizers as the biggest trade show north of Bangor, the ever popular Top O’ Maine Trade Show will return to Madawaska the weekend of April 29-30. The show brings together vendors from multiple community sectors including entrepreneurs, crafters, volunteers and student athletes. Red Cross will host a booth at the fair for the […]

1 year ago

Hospital adds two orthopedic surgeons

FORT KENT, Maine — The need to travel downstate for major orthopedic surgical repairs could become a thing of the past for patients of Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. Two new orthopedic surgeons have joined the hospital. The Surgical Specialties Office at Northern Maine Medical recently added Dr. Ian Dickey, who began seeing […]

1 year ago

Fort Kent students advance to national trivia competition

It was just their first year of participation in the Maine Quiz Bowl, but Fort Kent students gave it their all and qualified for the upcoming national competition.  The team from Fort Kent Community High School — Daniel Hafford, Ethan Raymond, Mitchell Harvey and Quinn Michaud — finished fifth in the state out of 16 […]

1 year ago

Wisdom athlete Abbie Lerman commits to Thomas College soccer

ST. AGATHA, Maine — The tiny town of St. Agatha will see one of its own shine her talents on the soccer pitch at Thomas College come fall.  Wisdom High School senior Abbie Lerman has committed to play for the Thomas College Terriers women’s soccer team.  Lerman has been a standout athlete in multiple sports […]

1 year ago

St. John Valley Chamber honors John Ezzy for community service

MADAWASKA, Maine — Local businessman and community leader John Ezzy received the 2022 Outstanding Community Service Award at the St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce and Tourism annual dinner and awards ceremony on Friday. Ezzy is volunteer executive director of Four Seasons Trail Association in Madawaska. Colin Jandreau presented the award to Ezzy. “His forward vision […]