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Caribou manufacturer gets an upgrade
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — The Porvair facility in Caribou has doubled in size and now contains an advanced clean room.

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Aroostook Republican Photo/Christopher Bouchard

Caribou's Porvair facility recently doubled the size of its manufacturing and office space, and has invested in a state-of-the-art clean room in an effort to ensure that products developed for the microelectric and semiconductor markets are free from contamination. The new two story facility, located on Armco Ave, connects to the existing facility via connector building.  

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Museum opening Memorial Day

Landmark reopening after Chamber merger

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — While the Nylander Museum was most recently used as a building for Caribou’s Chamber of Commerce, their merger with the Central Aroostook Chamber has brought it back into the hands of the city. City Council recently gave the Nylander board an opportunity to reopen the structure and present a plan for returning the museum to its former glory.

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Aroostook Republican Photo/Christopher Bouchard

Jonathan Palmisano, left, and Dashon Hancock of Loring Job Corps apply paint to the room to the left of the Nylander’s main lobby in preparation of the museum’s grand reopening on May 30, Memorial Day at noon. All Job Corps painters were overseen by Pierre Sirois of the Home Builders Institute.  

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CHS graduates join inaugural Hall of Fame

Honorees excel in science, athletics, national leadership

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Six people who went on to do remarkable things, from working in the United States Senate to becoming an astronaut, were honored last Saturday for their shared experience of attending Caribou High School.

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Aroostook Republican Photo/Christopher Bouchard

United States Senator Susan Collins unveils a framed portrait during last Saturday’s inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Caribou Performing Arts Center.  

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Leaders meet for County tourism summit

Ponder ways to advance enterprise and collaboration

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

     LITTLETON — Aroostook County business, economic and municipal leaders gathered at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum on May 20 to brainstorm marketing goals for the region.

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Adult Ed graduates honored
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Eighteen students marched to receive their diploma at the Caribou Learning Center last Thursday. Family and friends packed the gymnasium for the May 19 ceremony, which opened with an introduction by Director Dan McDonald and the pledge of allegiance, led by graduate Courtney Theriault.

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Aroostook Republican Photo/Christopher Bouchard

The Caribou Adult and Community Education Class of 2016 recently held their graduation ceremony at the Caribou Learning Center on May 19. Graduates include, from left, front row: Kiauna Peete, Megan Faulkner, Tanaica Green, Jeff Gireaudore, Katelynn Bilodeau, Megan Duplessie, Courtney Theriault, Jaycee Bevins, Jeremy Biastre, Emily Levesque and Chelsea Theriault. Back row: Jesse Rivera, Richard Bubar, Gary Hewitt, Austin Billingslea and Austin Cyr.  

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Betting on bountiful bargains
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Aroostook Republican Photo/Christopher Bouchard

Melody, Marvin, and Kirsta Jenson offer a unique variety of used items, ranging from exercise equipment to CDs and books on North Main Street during Caribou’s City Wide Yard Sale on May 21.  

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PDF Download 5.25.2016

The pdf version of this week's Aroostook Republican & News is now available for download.

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