Wardwell's owner gives winter driving tips | Print |
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:42
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Rod Wardwell, owner of Wardwell’s Service in Caribou, gives advice for winter tires, and explains how to tackle slick roads during the colder months. Wardwell’s Service is located on 55 Herschel Street in Caribou, and the garage specializes in complete automotive service for import and domestic vehicles, as well as assistance with towing and lockouts.  


By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

CARIBOU — Heavy storms and ice-covered roads are an integral part of winter life in Aroostook County. School and work cancellations are far rarer in this region, so drivers need to always be prepared for the worst.

Rod Wardwell, owner of Wardwell’s Service in Caribou, has plenty of advice for safe driving during the frigid months ahead.

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Sheltering your car from a northern Maine winter | Print |
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:38


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A ShelterLogic storage at a home in Blaine. The out-of-a-box shelters can be used as a garage of sorts, or double as storage for bikes, kayaks or equipment.

By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

Driving in winter is one of the biggest and most risk-prone challenges of living in northern Maine, and it’s especially rough for people who don’t have or can’t afford a garage.

The garage and the automobiles inside them may separate the proverbial haves from the have-nots. But well below the cost and hassle of building a garage are a slew of affordable options to avoid the long slog of cleaning off a car with a brush and scraper every time it snows.

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Hardware store manager gives winter prep tips | Print |
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:25
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Todd Pelletier has been with S.W. Collins in Caribou for over 20 years, and now works as store manager. As a result, he has often given advice to those looking to protect their homes against frigid northern Maine winters.

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S.W. Collins Store Manager Todd Pelletier points to one of the store’s more energy efficient windows while explaining that homeowners should be looking for glass with a low U-factor when preparing for the winter months.

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Tips on maximizing your home’s energy efficiency | Print |
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:24
By Don Eno
SJVT/FhF Staff Writer

     ST. JOHN VALLEY — When it comes to preparing your home for maximum energy efficiency heading into the winter Aroostook County Action Program Housing Development Officer Gary “Sonny” Sirois has some suggestions.

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Residents recall attempts, failures | Print |
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:23


By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

     HOULTON — Janice Masterson of Houlton still recalls her friend emailing her a picture a few years ago of a “pretty end table” that she had built herself using instructions she had found on the internet.

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