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First responders, others learn autism safety
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Aroostook Republican photo/
Theron Larkins
    Matt Brown, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement and a proud parent of a child with autism, made his way north to Caribou on Monday to provide Autism Safety Education Training (ASET) at the Caribou Performing Arts Center.

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    Eastern Aroostook RSU 39 and their Awe-tism Connections Team, along with the Caribou, Limestone and Stockholm Special Education Departments, hosted their first-ever Autism Safety Education Training (ASET) on Monday at the Caribou Performing Arts Center. The program was sponsored in part by RSU 39, Cary Medical Center, Aroostook Chiefs of Police and the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department.

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Pioneering pupils

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Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Fifth-graders of Vaughn Martin’s class at Teague Park are in the middle of a pioneer adventure, taking the Hacker Trail across country. Students have a pioneer identity that they’ll keep for the six weeks of the project, during which they’ll do things like make butter, cook old recipes and even create quilt squares. Students also created some fantastic pioneer projects. Displaying their hard work are, from left, Marienna St. Peter, Natalie Lucier, Brannon Hall and Logan Martin.

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NMDC funding targets spoiled sites

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) held their executive board of directors meeting on Thursday in the NMDC board room.
    Prior to the meeting, a special lunch was served for the board members in attendance, which began at 11:45 a.m. in order to make sure everyone was fully nourished before the meeting commenced.

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Talent show raises $1,600
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Aroostook Republican photo/Theron Larkins
    Nick Levesque, at left, and Jordan Bevins, juniors at Caribou High School, gave a stirring performance of “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith during this year’s second annual “So You Think You’ve Got Talent” competition held Friday. The Caribou Performing Arts Center event raised $1,600 for the Class of 2017.

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    Caribou High School’s Class of 2017 hosted their second annual “So You Think You’ve Got Talent” showcase at the Caribou Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 14. This year’s sophomore class, along with help from class advisors Pat Sterris, planned the event to not only raise

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Winter parking ban for Caribou city streets

    The Caribou Police Department would like to remind everyone that as per “City-Code, Section 12-407 All Night Parking” is prohibited on any city streets in Caribou between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to May 1.
    In a message from Chief Michael Gahagan, he states, “This is a reminder, to make sure you do not leave your vehicle(s) parked on the streets, especially during times of inclement weather. If you do, you may receive a parking ticket as a minimum and if your vehicle impedes snow removal it may be towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your cooperation.”

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Caribou native is Monson town manager
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By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    MONSON — A former Caribou resident with a background in municipal and state government operations as well as outdoor recreation is the new Monson town manager.
    Lucas Butler officially started his full-time duties on Nov. 12, although he spent one or two days a week in the town office prior to finding housing in town.

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Agent Orange is meeting topic

    CARIBOU — Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell recently announced a town hall meeting to provide information concerning Agent Orange exposure at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown this Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lister-Knowlton VFW Post No. 9389, at 253 Van Buren Road, Caribou, ME.

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Welcome home veterans

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Contributed photo/Lisa Wilcox
    Brigadier General Gerard F. Bolduc, commander and assistant adjutant general, Maine Air National Guard, was the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day ceremony at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Caribou. He apologized to the Vietnam veterans in the audience who did not, in many cases, get a warm welcome after the war. See story and more photos in Your Community.

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High school to participate in Great American Smokeout

By Julie Daigle
Power of Prevention coordinator

    Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit using tobacco for at least 24 hours. This year, the date is Thursday, Nov. 20, and Power of Prevention staff members extend a warm invitation to all those wanting to quit to take an important step toward reducing their cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease risk by trying it for at least one day.

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PDF Download 11.19.2014

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

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