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Secession committee preparing petition for submission

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The five leaders of the Caribou Secession Committee are preparing to submit a petition to the City Council that will begin the process of breaking the community into two parts — the proposed Town of Lyndon, which would encompass 80 percent of Caribou’s current rural mass, and 20 percent of the municipality around the downtown area to remain the city of Caribou.
    The secession process is a long one, requiring a local public hearing followed by state senate authorization before the idea is brought back to the city for a local vote on the matter. It’s a long road, and Secession Committee members are getting ready to take one more step down it.

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Second-graders’ sealants help keep smiles sparkling
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Hilltop Elementary School second-grader Damian Brigman had a big smile as he popped up from the dentist hygienist’s chair. Brigman is one of many Aroostook County second-graders to have sealants placed on their six-year molars and a fluoride varnish applied to their teeth to prevent decay; the preventative dental work is done through a state grant. Applying Brigman’s sealants was Susan Sager, RDH at Academy Dental in Presque Isle.

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Hilltop Elementary School students were the most recent round of Aroostook County second-graders stepping up to the dentist’s chair for a small procedure tha

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Sjostedt elected RSU 39 school board chairman

By Joshua Archer
Special to the Aroostook Republican

    RSU 39’s school board gathered for their first meeting of the new year at the Caribou Learning Center and saw Superintendent Susan White acting as interim chairman, only for a few minutes, before board members unanimously elected this year’s chairman John Sjostedt and vice chair Kent Forbes. The new year also brought new board members, Jan Umphrey-Tompkins and Ron Willey.

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Former Limestone secretary indicted

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    Of the 39 indictments handed up by the Aroostook County grand jury this month, one indictment was for the former secretary of the Limestone Town Office.

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Speeds exceeding 120 mph expected during Sunday’s Snowmobile Drag Race
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Contributed photo by Gary Marquis
    This weekend’s snowmobile drag racing at the former Van Buren Lodge site has been in the works for months; pictured here helping build the track are, at right, from left, snowmobile club volunteers Mike Quimby and Del Halbert.

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — This Sunday’s Snowmobile Drag Race in Caribou is expected to be as much of a spectator event as it will be a sports spectacle.
    Volunteers and club members have been preparing for the race since the fall, grooming the track to a pristine two lanes for 650 feet of head-to-head racing for sledders over 18 years old, plus one special category for the little 120 mi

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Prospective students get an inside look at MSSM
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Contribute photo
    MSSM students Jacinca Deschaine, a junior from Van Buren at left, and Allison Johnson, a sophomore from Winthrop, build sodium acetate towers during an open house demonstration by David Dougan’s chemistry class.

By Joshua Archer
Special to the Aroostook Republican

    LIMESTONE — The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) in Limestone opened its doors to 30 prospective students and their family members for the first open house of the new year Monday.

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PDF Download 01.21.2015

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

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