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Light Parade marches forward

Snow advisory did not stop Limestone tradition

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — While Limestone and surrounding towns received their first big dose of snow last weekend, the community still held their popular holiday light parade as scheduled.

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus light the Christmas Tree in Rotary Park and sing Christmas Carols with guests just minutes before Limestone’s Nov. 26 Light Parade.

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Councilors vote 5-1 to waive permit fees

City reconsiders school decision despite liability issues

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — City Council members have reconsidered their Nov. 14 vote against waiving building permit fees for a new preK-8 school where Teague Park currently stands. On Monday night, they voted 5-1 to waive the fees.

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Council passes marijuana ban
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — When Maine voters narrowly passed Question 1, legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, the City of Caribou voted in an emergency ordinance banning any pot-related establishments within its borders.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Caribou City Council discussed the recent vote on downtown mall parking lots during their Nov. 28 meeting, and decided not to take any further action. City Manager Austin Bleess said that the matter is considered settled and that staff will not accept any offers from outside individuals or organizations to purchase the lots.

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NHS gives to the less fortunate
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Twenty-five National Honor Society students are helping out children in war-torn countries across the world by packaging Christmas boxes at the Caribou Baptist Church.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

The Caribou High School National Honor Society recently donated 43 boxes worth of gifts for children living in war-torn countries across the world. Front, from left, are Erin Kashian, Meagan Dube, Heather LaMothe, Maddie Doucette, Kaitlyn Nadeau, Emma Belyea, Ciara Richards and Ashley Matlock. Middle row: Anya O’Meara, Rachel Ring, Kendra Furber, Julia Page, Madeline Gudde and Gabrielle Marquis. Back row: Rachel Soucy, Camden Dumont, Emerson Duplissie-Cyr, Nicholas Sleeper and Evan Desmond.

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Warm November ends with snow
By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — As one of the warmest Novembers wraps up in central Aroostook County, another round of snowfall is destined for the region, offering a good start for local winter recreationists.

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Members of the Caribou Snowmobile Club have been pitching in during the month of November to finish up off-season projects like brush removal, washout repair and re-decking of bridges along the trail network. Putting a new surface on a 45-foot bridge on the railbed trail between the Rista and Jemtland roads recently were Reggie Thibodeau, Nick Morrill, Dwight Stickles, Tom Ayer, Maynard Plourde, Nate Germain, Robbie Mockler, Sebastian Marquis, Denis Orthaus and Gary Marquis.  

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PDF Download 11.30.2016

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

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