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Contributed photo/jMavor Photography
    Jacinta Deschaine of the Limestone-MSSM Eagles tries to outrace Madawaska’s Emily Boucher to the ball during Thursday’s varsity soccer match played in Limestone. The Owls defeated the Eagles, 5-0. The regular season for local high school soccer team concludes early next week and the playoffs get underway Oct. 24 and 25. See our Sports section for more coverage.

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Secession group noting progress with petition

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Since organizers began circulating a petition this summer aimed at removing 80 percent of the rural landmass from Caribou to secede into the town of Lyndon, only one thing has really changed.
    “Before it was the mosquitoes, but now it’s the cold weather,” joked Caribou Secession Committee spokesperson Paul Camping. It’s been a pretty mild fall for the region, all things considered, but 40-degree weather hasn’t been nearly enough to deter Camping from going house-to-house with his clipboard.

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School board looks to new security system

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    WOODLAND — The Woodland school board met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 13 at the Woodland Consolidated School.
    One agenda item discussed during Monday’s meeting was the consideration of a quote from Inlution for a new security system the school is planning to install in the near future. As previously reported, the school board has been discussing the concept of installing a security system for little more than a month, and during that time the board members, along with Union 122 Superintendent Karla Michaud, have placed a significant amount of emphasis on the project, and according to Michaud, they hope to have something in place by the end of 2014.

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Collaboration focus of APP/LEAD meeting
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Photo courtesy of Jon Gulliver
    Jennifer Flynn, at center, receives a new APP investor plaque from APP President Bob Dorsey, at right, as APP Chairman Larry Shaw looks on. The award was presented during the APP/LEAD annual meeting on Oct. 1 in Presque Isle.

By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Collaborative efforts and teamwork were the focus of the Aroostook Partnership for Progress/LEADers Encouraging Aroostook Development annual meeting, held Oct. 1 at Northern Maine Community College.

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Council gives nod to Caribou-based Winterama

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Yesterday’s balmy 60 degrees attests to the fact that it’s been a pretty mild October, but Vaughn Keaton has been thinking about snow — and piles of it.
    Keaton is the Scoutmaster of Caribou Boy Scout Troop 184; every winter, Boy Scouts of the North Star District get together for a big Winterama that’s filled with game, challenges and camaraderie — and more hats that you can shake a glove at.

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Humane Society brings their fair bear hunting initiative to Caribou
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Aroostook Republican photo/Theron Larkins
    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) held a special meeting at the home of Norma Milton, where HSUS President Wayne Pacelle and Maine State Director for the HSUS Katie Hansberry visited to discuss and spread awareness about the upcoming ballot question number 1, otherwise known as the Bear referendum. The HSUS has been campaigning to ban the practice of hunting bear with bait, traps or dogs. Question 1 will be the only citizen referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot. Pictured at the meeting are, from left, Milton, Sue Beil, Pacelle, Lynn Cross and Connie Michaud of PAWS network in Fort Kent. 

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

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These turkeys ain’t chicken ...

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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    ... but they crossed the road OK. Clearly they survived Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday by hiding in the eastern Limestone woods. The flock was seen yesterday heading south after crossing the Access Highway, however, possibly trying to escape our looming Thanksgiving feast.

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Students rise and shine for early morning lunar eclipse

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — As it happened, both lunar eclipses of 2014 occurred during overcast nights in Aroostook County — but that didn’t stop students from craning their necks skyward trying to catch a glimpse through a break in the clouds.

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PDF Download 10.15.2014

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

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