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River closes Grimes Road, again
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Aroostook Republican Photo/Joshua Archer
    Water and ice from the Aroostook River blocked the Grimes Road last Wednesday near the Caribou-Fort Fairfield town line and forced motorists to find another way to work and back home.

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Signs warning motorists of a flooded road were placed on a closed section of the Grimes Road last Wednesday afternoon near the town line between Caribou and Fort Fairfield.

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Caribou F&A commended in Washington, D.C
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    Caribou Fire Chief Scott Susi accepts the Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Masimo Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award from Sen. Susan Collins in Washington recently. The award was won by the staff of Caribou Fire & Ambulance for their emergency medical services efforts. This is the first time a Maine department has received the national honor.

By Paula Brewer
Staff Writer

    Caribou Fire & Ambulance was recently recognized with a national emergency medical services (EMS) excellence award, the first time a fire department from Maine has earned the honor.

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EMA building hopes to expand

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency may get a facelift later this year. EMA Director Darren Woods plans to add an addition to the Sweden Street building, which will give the agency much needed space.

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Citizens recognized for serving others
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Aroostook Republican Photo/Joshua Archer
    Citizen of the Year Bryan Thompson, center, is congratulated by Caribou Chamber of Commerce Director William Tasker and Board  President Laurie Colton during last week’s annual recognition banquet at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.

Thompson challenges students to give back

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    Caribou native, Bryan Thompson, was honored as Citizen of the Year at this year’s Caribou Area Chamber of Commerce recognition dinner on April 16.

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RSU officials ready for architect site visits

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The RSU 39 School Board held their regular meeting on April 15 at the Caribou Learning Center.
    Superintendent Susan White spoke on the progress of the capital construction project. PDT Architects of Portland will work with small groups of staff at the beginning of May to generate a needs list for the project.

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Manufacturer honored by Queen Elizabeth II

    Porvair Filtration Group, an international leader in filtration and separation with a plant in Caribou, has been honored with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade — the United Kingdom’s highest accolade for business success.

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Students jump rope for the health of it
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Aroostook Republican Photo/Joshua Archer
     Maine Senator Peter Edgecomb (R-Caribou) impressed Teague Park students by jumping 100 times at three jumps per second for 33 seconds. The retired teacher/superintendent was one of several special guests at the school last week during Jump Rope for Heart festivities.

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — About 300 students of the Teague Park Elementary School participated in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart event last Friday at the Caribou Wellness Center.

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PDF Download 04.22.2015

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

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