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05.20.2015

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Union 122 signs multi-year pact with Washburn

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    WOODLAND — The Union 122 school board held an informational meeting at the Woodland School Monday and a solid crowd of concerned citizens attended.
    The topic of the meeting was the Union’s new exclusive multi-year contract with Washburn School Department (SAD 45). Woodland and Westmanland will be making the transition to Washburn this fall, but New Sweden school is still under contract with RSU 39 until fall 2016.
  

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NMDC asked to oppose national park

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Ashland Town Manager and NMDC board member Ralph Dwyer asked the board at last Thursday’s meeting to come out against the proposed legislation that could turn 150,000 acres of land in the Katahdin region into a national park.
    Dwyer said that if Katahdin were to become a national park it would be “bad for the community.”

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Dialysis patient giving back

Power to the Pedal event to help treatment center

    PRESQUE ISLE — The wheels are in motion, or at least they will be May 30 at Presque Isle Middle School, as yet another school joins the regional effort to raise money for the County Dialysis Center in Presque Isle.
    The Power to the Pedal fundraiser will take place May 29 with the main site for the event at the County Physical Therapy facility on North Street. There participants will ride on stationary

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Teen gets turkey on Youth Day

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    The early bird may catch the worm, but for Hunter Flynn, 15, of Presque Isle, being up early to hunt got him what's believed to be the first turkey taken since hunting the large fowl became legal in northern Maine.
    After decades of decline, wildlife biologists and others have worked over the past several years to re-establish a rafter of turkeys in various locations in northern Aroostook County, including along Route 11 in

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Great deals abound

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Red Cross joins community to honor Real Heroes during annual breakfast

By Joshua Archer
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Those who dared to be more than ordinary over the past year were honored last Wednesday at the Red Cross Annual Real Heroes Breakfast.
    For the past 17 years the local chapter of the American Red Cross has taken note of heroic acts that occur throughout Aroostook County.
    “Everyday people doing extraordinary things,” Red Cross Regional CEO Patricia Murtagh said. “Heroism is part of our DNA.”

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On stage at CPAC

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    Dancers of The Maine Dance Academy transform the Caribou Performing Arts Center into a scene from “Frozen” during their recent annual recital, a tradition for 21 years.

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