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07.01.2015

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New Swedeners approve $1M school budget

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    NEW SWEDEN — Over 50 New Sweden town residents gathered at the school gym on June 24. It was a long evening of voting, and citizens managed to pass 53 out of 54 articles.
    Most articles carried with minor opposition throughout the night. Some residents were confused on the phrasing of a few articles and wanted things spelled out for them. Town selectmen and school board members were on hand to articulate and clear away any confu

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CFD muster up to round two

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Photo courtesy of Kathy McCarty

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Chief says concealed permit bill bad for Caribou

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The prospect of Mainers having the freedom to conceal a weapon without a permit is up in the air and Caribou Police Chief, Michael Gahagan, said, “at this point nothing has changed.”
    It’s business as usual in Caribou. If you want to go about your business with a concealed weapon you need a permit. “We think the best process is knowing that a person who comes in to get their permit has the training and the know

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Wilderness Walk for Warriors hiking for Maine’s veterans

By Susan Feeney-Hopkins
Special to Aroostook Republican

    MONSON — A team of 10 hikers will embark on a 118-mile trek through what is known as Maine’s “100 mile wilderness” trail in honor of our countries fallen heroes. This year’s hike is aptly called the ‘Heroes Hike’ and has expanded to include and honor Maine’s fallen service members as well as fallen first responders (fire fighters and law enforcement).

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Pleasant Street blossoms with community garden

By Nicole Duplessis
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — What was once an unattractive sight at 23 Pleasant Street, is now a blossoming garden for community members to partake in. Landlords Kevin and Kate McCartney purchased the property and had it demolished a little less than a year ago, and are thankful they did so.
    In the time since, the McCartneys, along with two tenants, took the initiative to start a community garden.

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Woodland selectmen unanimously OK 20 mill 2015 tax rate

By Christopher Bouchard
Special to the Aroostook Republican

    WOODLAND — Selectmen unanimously approved a 2015 mill rate of $20 per thousand in property value during their June 23 town meeting. The figure is 50 cents lower than the 2014 tax level.
    In other business, a grant proposal to replace a culvert on the Margison Road was considered by the selectmen and residents. The application was filled out and signed during the meeting.

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Senate panel drops NWS consolidation plan

By Jen Lynds
BDN Staff

    CARIBOU — The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee dropped a poorly received proposal that would have consolidated 122 National Weather Service forecast offices to six regional offices.
    Some feared the action would lead to the closing of NWS offices in Caribou and Gray to the detriment of Maine residents, farmers, recreational areas and other businesses that rely on the localized forecasts.

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Cary honors employees for 1,200 years of combined service

    CARIBOU — Cary Medical Center recently held its annual Employee Longevity Awards Banquet at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center. A total of 74 employees were recognized for a combined 1,205 years of employment at the hospital.
    Greg Collins, chairman of hospital’s board of directors, opened up the evening with remarks complimenting the employees who were receiving longevity awards.

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    Marian “Mary Lou” Nelson, seat...
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