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Winter weather on the menu

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — It’s one of the busiest travel days of the year, and snowfall’s in the forecast for The County.
    Meterologist at the National Weather Service office in Caribou Richard Norton expects that Houlton will be hit the hardest with about 8.5 inches of snow.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Photo contributed by Sandy Swan
    Students of the Woodland School shared their holiday spirit with the community during their Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Concert. Performing a Thanksgiving skit were, from left, Riley Connolly, Hannah Landeen, P.J. Thornton, Maddy Zeigler, Halle Greenier, Olivia Saucier, Krysta McLaughlin and Rylan Masse.

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New plan for Caribou’s future

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Outlining the how’s and why’s of Caribou’s vision to being “THE all season community to work, play, grow in and call home” rests in its newly adopted Comprehensive Plan, approved on Monday by the planning board and city council.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Approving the new Caribou Comprehensive Plan on Monday were Planning Board members, from left, Philip McDonough III, Robert White, Phil Cyr, Grahm Freme, Todd Pelletier and Assistant City Manager Tony Mazzucco. Board members Matthew Hunter and Jim Cerrato were unable to attend the meeting.

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Former Birds Eye site clean up falls to city

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Using the state’s dangerous building statute, Caribou’s City Council enacted clean up guidelines for the former Birds Eye site in August and property owner Steven R. Nasiff of the Massachusetts-based Nasiff Land LLC was ordered to remove the dilapidated structures and remediate environmental concerns.

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Fundraiser this Sunday for family of fire tragedy
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Photo contributed by Shannon Gibson
    Norma Skidgel and her three children, 3-year-old Trenton DeLisle and 2-year-old twins Mason and Madison DeLisle, died in a tragic fire mobile home fire on Thursday morning.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Responding to the tragic fire that killed Norma Skidgel and her three children, Trenton, Mason and Madison DeLisle, a fundraiser will be held at the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center on Sunday.   

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Bishop reminds that helping the needy isn’t a seasonal endeavor

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — While a number of organizations amp up efforts to help their neighbors around the holidays, Catholic Charities is not one of them.
    Around this time of the year, people call Dixie Shaw, director of hunger and relief services at Catholic Charities in Caribou, to find out what special programs the organization will be doing for the holidays.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Welcoming the Bishop to Catholic Charities on Monday were, from left, Food Bank Manager for Catholic Charities Fred Schieber, Hunger and Relief Services Director for Catholic Charities Dixie Shaw, Bishop Robert P. Deeley, Catholic Charities of Maine Paris...
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Limestone town manager to retire

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — The Limestone Selectpeople met on Wednesday, Nov. 19 for their regular town meeting.
    The board began by announcing the resignation dates of both Town Manager Donna Bernier and Office Clerk Vicki Page. Page’s resignation date was Nov. 21, while Bernier is set to step down on Dec. 19. The town held a special luncheon for Page on Thursday, which was held at the town office.

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Light parade on Friday

    LIMESTONE — The Limestone Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Holiday Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 29 starting at 6 p.m.

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PDF Download 11.26.2014

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

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