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Municipal building getting an upgrade

Renovations will improve efficiency of Caribou's city office

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Caribou’s city office may be undergoing renovations, but the clerks are still able to service the community while a team of hard workers improves the building’s layout and appearance.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Electrician Troy Maynard works to complete the rewiring of the new office spaces in the Caribou Municipal Building. Maynard said the project is going smoothly so far.

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Caribou Library will be closed for renovations this week
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — The Caribou Public Library received a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King foundation for new carpeting and will be closed until Monday, Feb. 8 for renovations.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

The Loring Job Corps Honor Guard helped clear out shelves and old carpet to make way for renovations awarded to Caribou Public Library through a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. Volunteers included, front, Jonathan Palmisano. Nicholas Hutchinson, Jason Potts and Ilias Cabrera.  

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Caribou Winter Carnival to offer something for everyone
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer
 
     CARIBOU — The city of Caribou is preparing for a three-day Winter Carnival that is set to take place from Friday, Feb. 12 to the night of Feb. 14.
 
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Woodland Woodchucks learn fine points of chucking wood
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     WOODLAND — The fifth-grade class of Woodland Consolidated school kept their own Groundhog Day tradition and honored their mascot, the woodchuck, by chucking wood on Tuesday morning.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Woodland fifth-grader Jesse Taggett chucks a log for the school's woodchuck event as his classmates look on. From left are Connor Dodd, Cody Ellis, Troy Gilbert, Gage Levesque, Jakob Oliver and Connor Soucy.

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Library to host annual tea party

Tradition dates back 18 years

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Childrens’ tea parties have been a tradition at the Caribou Public Library for nearly 18 years, and each year presents a new opportunity to unveil a unique theme. This year, the theme will be butterflies and the party will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the library’s Caribou room.

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Cultivating hemp for fiber, food, getting close to legal
By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Maine farmers who want to grow industrial hemp, like their counterparts in Canada and Europe, should start writing letters to their representatives in Congress, suggests John Jemison.

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PDF Download 2.3.2016

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

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