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Too soon to detail RSU 39’s school building project

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Hilltop, Teague Park and the Caribou Middle School buildings are all slated to receive structural attention from the state, but someone has to first come in to determine what needs to be done.

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Mazzucco to lead Mass. town
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Caribou’s Assistant City Manager Tony Mazzucco will be leaving Caribou next month to lead the Massachusetts town of Adams.

Last day with the city is Jan. 7

By Natalie De La Garza
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — Caribou’s Assistant City Manager Tony Mazzucco will be leaving the nation’s most northeastern city and heading down to Adams, Massachusetts, where he will take the helm as town administrator.

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New Sweden School hosts annual St. Lucia Festival

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    NEW SWEDEN — The New Sweden Consolidated School was the site for this year’s annual St. Lucia Festival.
    The celebration kicked off early Friday morning at the school, as students participated in their ceremonial precession that began at 8:20 a.m.

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    New Sweden Consolidated School’s St. Lucia Festival took place this past Friday at the New Sweden School’s gymnasium, where a number of students participated in both the St. Lucia Festival’s procession, as well as a holiday-themed concert put on by grades K-8. Pictured at left is this year’s St. Lucia, Brianna Moutinho. At right, K-8 students dance around the ceremonial Christmas tree, led by Lukas Lagasse.

 

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Wreaths Across America ceremony held in Caribou

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    This time of year, with the holidays fast approaching and everyone gearing up for Christmas and the New Year, it is when families join together to celebrate the festive season. However, as many families sit down for their holiday meals, there’s an empty seat that was once occupied by a family member or loved one who is serving overseas, or for veterans who have passed away while making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. That’s why on December 13, veterans and community members gathered at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery for national “Wreaths Across America Day.” The ceremony was held at veterans cemeteries across the nation, in honor of all those veterans who have passed on, as well as those that are still alive today.    

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Van Buren segeant wants missing county deputy honored, 100 years later
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie De La Garza
    Luke Dyer of Van Buren, a sergeant with the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, is hoping that the time is finally right to get Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Harold C. Hillman’s name added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

    ISLAND FALLS — On Dec. 21, 1914, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Harold C. Hillman left his Island Falls home for what his wife thought was a routine police matter.
    But when he never returned home, it sparked a massive manhunt that generated the interest of news organizations from as far away as Boston. Hillman’s body was never found and no one ever served a prison sentence for this crime.

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Caribou High School Drama Club presents ‘You Can’t Take it With You’
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Aroostook Republican photo/Theron Larkins
    The Caribou High School Drama Club performed the play “You Can’t Take it With You” on Dec. 12 and 13 at the Caribou Performing Arts Center. Pictured, from left, are Ethan Caron, Sarah Draper, Dominick Judd and Conner Spencer.

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — The Caribou Performing Arts Center was the site for the Caribou High School Drama Club's presentation of the play "You Can't Take it With You." On Dec. 12 and 13, the drama club performed their rendition of the play, originally written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Both nights saw the play begin at 7:30 p.m., with a large community presence turning out for the three-act play.

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PDF Download 12.17.2014

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

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