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Owner of former Birds Eye site says he will not clean up the property without grant funding
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    Steven Nasiff speaks with the Caribou City Council on Monday, while City Manager Austin Bleess, at left, listens.

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The owner of the former Birds Eye vegetable processing plant on the corner of Fort Street and Route 1 told members of the Caribou City Council that he will not clean up the site unless he can obtain “free money” in the form of a grant.

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Limestone seeks new director of recreation department

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — The town of Limestone is currently going through a transformation with much of the town’s staff. The town’s selectpeople met for their regular meeting, as well as a public hearing on Aug. 6 to discuss the opening of the town’s recreation director position, along with a number of other agenda items. The board did, however, have to table some agenda items due to the fact only three of the five selectpersons were able to attend the meeting. Board chairman Tom Devoe made sure to announce prior to the meeting’s start that any items voted on would need to have a unanimous vote in order to pass, as three votes would still be required for a majority.

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Caribou Cares About Kids

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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Somewhere under all that blue ice cream is 4-year-old Isabella Robbins, of Caribou. Robbins enjoyed the dessert during the annual Tie-Dye Extravaganza that took place on Aug. 8.

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Caribou student enrolls in virtual school

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Online schooling is a common practice for college students earning either their undergraduate or post-graduate degrees, however, the notion of completing all of one’s schooling online is quite foreign to most high school students.

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Brother-sister Scout duo achieve the organizations’ highest honors
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Aroostook Republican photo/Theron Larkins
    Keith and Sarah Draper, the son and daughter of Mark and Claudette Draper, of Caribou, were both honored with the highest Scout honor achievable, as Keith earned his Eagle Scout Badge on Sept. 8, 2013 and Sarah received her Gold Award at an award ceremony at the Augusta Civic Center on April 12 of this year.

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    Keith Draper, 17, and his sister Sarah, 16, are two Caribou natives who have both earned the highest honors throughout the Scouting community. Keith earned his Eagle Scout Badge on Sept. 8, 2013, while Sarah received her Gold Award — the Girl Scouts’ equivalent to an Eagle Badge — along with eight other

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PDF Download 08.13.2014

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

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