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Food drive collects $6,000 for Catholic Charities
By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer
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Dixie Shaw, director of hunger and relief services for Catholic Charities, leads the way during Saturday's food drive at the Potato Blossom parade in Fort Fairfield.

FORT FAIRFIELD -- Teamsters Joint Council 10 New England food truck left Massachusetts last week and made its way from Kittery to Fort Kent collecting food for Catholic Charities with a final “hoorah” in Fort Fairfield during Saturday’s Potato Blossom parade.

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Noise complaints burden Caribou PD

By Joshua Archer

Staff Writer

 

CARIBOU, Maine -- The barking of a dog, the laughter of children playing in the yard, and the sound of an early morning lawn mower are just a few elements that create the soundtrack of a suburban neighborhood. When the Caribou police department receives a complaint, even something as trivial as a noise complaint, they make an effort to respond, but this puts a strain on the city’s resources.

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Limestone leaders cool to proposal to send students to Caribou HS
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Photo courtesy of Christopher Bouchard

  Attending the July 15 Board of Selectpeople’s meeting were, from left, Town Manager Fred Ventresco, Selectpeople Melissa Devoe, Gregory A. Ward, Tom Albert, Paul Poitras and Fred Pelletier, and Limestone Chief of Police Stacey Mahan.

By Christopher Bouchard

Special to the Aroostook Republican

 

LIMESTONE -- A proposal from RSU 39 to move Limestone Highs School students to Caribou was one of several key issues discussed by Limestone Selectpeople during their July meeting.

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Panel hopes to boost business development in unorganized areas
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Aroostook Republican Photo/Joshua Archer
Aroostook County Community Guided Planning and Zoning Steering Committee members met last Wednesday to hear public comment on their small business development subdistrict. Participants included, from left, Jim May, Hugh Coxe, Ben Godsoe, Jay Kamm, Jim Nadeau, Mark Draper and Fred Corey.

By Joshua Archer

Staff Writer

 

CARIBOU-- The Aroostook County Community Guided Planning and Zoning Steering Committee met last Wednesday night to hear input from the public on their plan to create a new development subdistrict in the unorganized and deorganized areas of Aroostook County.

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Rain does little to dampen Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade

By Christopher Bouchard

Special to the Aroostook Republican

 

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Photo courtesy of Christopher Bouchard

  Elvis impersonator Quentin Warren entertains Potato Blossom Festival Parade spectators Saturday while the star's hits play from a speaker on the car behind him.

FORT FAIRFIELD -- Fort Fairfield held the 68th annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade on July 18th, despite random intervals of rain.

 

An assortment of vintage cars kicked off the rainy parade. Drivers, along with local police, cruised through Main Street in a variety retro vehicles such as a Dodge Charger and Volkswagen bus. The rain stopped for the remainder of the parade, and a plethora of cars, trucks, tractors, and floats moved through Fort Fairfield.

  

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Bancroft marks three-year process to disband without fanfare
By Christopher Burns
BDN Staff  

     Some 126 years after the town of Bancroft was formed, Wednesday marked the day it ceased to be a town and joined the vast tract of Unorganized Territory in northern Maine. But there was neither fanfare nor taps to mark the occasion.

     Bancroft’s deorganization had been nearly three years in the making, as the town tied off loose ends and navigated the long process of transferring management responsibilities over to the state and Aroostook County. During the past 100 years, 41 towns have closed their town halls and deorganized. The last time it happened was in 2004, following a vote by the 26 residents of Centerville in Washington County.

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PDF Download 7.22.2015

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

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