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Community, Lowe's build playground at Trafton

Foundation set for future waterside improvements

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     LIMESTONE — Local volunteers and Lowe’s employees donated their time Sunday morning to build a new playground at Trafton Lake as part of the home improvement chain’s “Heroes” project.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Shawn Dumais, far right, manager of Lowe’s in Presque Isle, oversees a volunteer project in which store employees and community members came together to build a playground at Trafton Lake in Limestone on Sunday, July 24.  

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Police investigate P.I. death

86-year-old victim enjoyed being outside and clearing land to make a living

By Anthony Brino
Star-Herald Staff
 
    PRESQUE ISLE — The 86-year-old man who died as a result of a homicide Saturday is being remembered as a loving father and good neighbor who enjoyed being outside. 
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Leo Corriveau

 
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Vendors join fight against cancer

Brian’s Ride fundraiser helps out Cary Center

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — The Legion basement was packed with small businesses on Saturday morning for a charitable “Vendor Blender,” in which homemade food, crafts, jewelry, art, and a multitude of other items were sold by local businesses.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Bright decorations and varied merchants filled the Caribou Legion’s basement on Saturday, July 23 for the Brian’s Ride Vendor Blender fundraiser, in which a portion of proceeds from all sales went to the Jefferson Cary Cancer Center.

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Youth groups help feed hungry

Volunteers from Job Corps and Massachusetts give kitchen a facelift

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — The Bread of Life Kitchen will be opening up in August and volunteers from Loring Job Corps and the St. Catherine of Alexandria Youth Mission have been donating their time and labor in an effort to improve the kitchen’s appearance and efficiency.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Loring Job Corps students help build two handicapped-accessible bathrooms in the Caribou Bread of Life Kitchen on July 20. Pitching in, from left, are Darnell Velez, carpentry Instructor James Hayes, R-J Jackson, Tiny Gibson, Mitchell Burgess, Espoir Nijiwa, Devin Smart, Jeremy Maynard and Austin Phillips. In front is Justin Taylor.  

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RSU 39 fills positions

     CARIBOU — The RSU 39 Board accepted three faculty nominations during their July 21 meeting. Eric McGough will be leaving his position as a special education teacher at Caribou High School and taking on assistant principal, athletic director, and Title 1 teacher duties at Limestone Community School.

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Fort landfill gets watershed grant
By Anthony Brino
Star-Herald Staff

     FORT FAIRFIELD — The Tri-Community Recycling and Sanitary Landfill in Fort Fairfield will receive a $94,700 grant to restore a former wetland at its property.

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PDF Download 07.27.2016

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

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