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RSU 39 superintendent retires this week
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    Twelve-year superintendent Frank McElwain will retire at the end of the month.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Retiring RSU 39 superintendent Frank McElwain has been a teacher, a curriculum coordinator, a vice principal and even Maine’s Teacher of the Year in 1992, but starting August first, the longtime educator will transition full-time into the one thing he’s done longer than teach; farming.
    Graduating from the Caribou High School in 1973, McElwain had no intention of becoming a teacher. He studied agriculture at the University of Maine — more specifically, “agricultural mechanization” — b

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Former Loring Air Force Base could be the set for a new film
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    Loring Color Guard members Larry Harrison, at left, and Steven Crowley lead the procession outside the Loring Military Heritage Center prior to the start of the center’s annual open house. The open house was held from July 25-27 at the former Loring Air Force Base. 

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — The Loring Military Heritage Center hosted its annual open house from July 25-27 at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone. The weekend was packed full of reminiscing and nostalgia that could truly be felt throughout the weekend’s events, but perhaps nothing was more emotional than one man’s story about a group of heroic airmen and the excitin

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Sincock Street school building to close at month’s end

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — At the end of the day on July 31, the doors of the current Superintendent’s Building on Sincock Street will close for their last official time.
    The RSU 39’s administrative offices are being moved to a space at the Learning Center on Bennett Drive, where staff with carpentry abilities have been transitioning under-utilized space into offices.

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Sen. Collins and Rep. Michaud work to include ARCH extension in VA reform bill

    U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, lauded the inclusion of a two-year extension of the Access to Received Closer to Home (ARCH) program in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill’s conference report. Sen. Collins had urged members of the Conference Committee tasked with finding a compromise between the Senate and House versions of the bill to include such an extension.
     “I am pleased that the conference report will contain a provision, that I worked hard to include, that would extend the highly-successful ARCH program,” Sen. Collins said. “This program is a literal life-saver, and our veterans in rural areas such as n

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Noble receives special honors during Veterans Recognition Dinner
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Senior Vice Commander at the VFW Roger Felix noted special honors to John Noble during the Veterans Recognition Dinner held on July 26.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery in Caribou would not be where it is today without the generosity of John Noble.
    An entrepreneur and a Korean War veteran, Noble received special honors during the Veterans Recognition Dinner held at the Caribou VFW on July 26. Though Noble had little to say during the honorific presentations, there were many willing to vocalize his impact on the area, including Pete Miesburger.

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Register now for local Acadian family reunions

    Aroostook County residents are reminded to register to attend their family reunions during the World Acadian Congress next month.
    “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most of us, and I hope everyone attends at least one local family reunion,” said CMA 2014 Maine Regional Coordinating Committee President George Dumond.

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PDF Download 07.30.2014

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

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