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Citizens group pushing for rural Caribou to secede from city, form new town

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — At Monday night’s City Council meeting, a group of citizens formally announced their intentions to lead rural Caribou in an attempt to lower tax levels by seceding from the city to form a new municipality, the town of Lyndon. To do so, the 20-person group, calling themselves the Secession Committee, began circulating a petition yesterday.
    “The objective of our petition is to initiate the process of secession,” said Secession Committee Spokesman Paul Camping. “We intend to remove a certain tract of rural land from the jurisdiction of the city of Caribou and form a new municipality, which will be known as the town of Lyndon.”

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Would you live in Lyndon?

    The town of Lyndon, as proposed, will include the rural sections of present day Caribou.

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New energy in Limestone

The Power Company to install Maine’s largest locally owned solar-powered system at Loring

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer


    LIMESTONE — The Power Company of Washington, Maine and the Loring Development Authority of Limestone are jointly announcing the beginning of construction of a 200 kW solar energy project at the former Loring Air Force Base. The project, named “Loring Solar II” is the second solar–powered electrical generation system to be installed for the LDA by the firm and is expected to be completed late this summer.

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‘Rootsakoostik rocks Thomas Park
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Performers flock to Arootsakoostik annually for a chance to perform in the New Sweden amphitheater, but Thomas Park is great for spectators as well, providing ample shade to watch a day’s worth of bands. Shown performing during Saturday’s eighth-annual Arootsakoostik festival were members of the band Muddy Ruckus.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    NEW SWEDEN — In its eighth year, Arootsakoostik saw around 700 patrons for its annual Thomas Park performance — which Fort Kent native Nate Cyr of Dominic and the Lucid says is a good number.
    Cyr and his predominantly Aroostook-based band mates made the trek up from Po
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Spud Speedway brings fair-like atmosphere to Caribou
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Aroostook Republican photo/Theron Larkins
    A ground view of the “Astro” ferris wheel, just one of the rides provided by Smokey’s Greater Shows for the Spud Speedway Motorsports Fair and 50th anniversary celebration.

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — For all the residents of Caribou and its surrounding areas who have missed out on the Fourth of July fair experience for many years, this year was a little different thanks to Spud Speedway’s 50th year Motorsports Fair. Although the Spud Speedway fair was not actually held during the Fourth of July weekend, but rather the weekend after, the anniversary celebration still provided northern Aroostook County residents the oppor

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Two generations of Edgecombs vie for State House seats

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    Two Edgecombs, Peter and A.J. pose after the announcement that A.J. would be the Republican nominee for the upcoming District 148 House election. The nomination was made on July 9, during a special caucus.

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — At a caucus held Wednesday, area Republicans selected A.J. Edgecomb of Fort Fairfield as the candidate for the newly redistricted House District 148 seat. Edgecomb’s grandfather, the Honorable Peter Edgecomb of Caribou, is also running for a seat at the State House. The elder Edgecomb is the candidate for Senate District 1.

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PDF Download 07.16.2014

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

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