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Staff photo/Kevin Sjoberg

From left, Adam Goode of Bangor, Justin Fereshetian of Mars Hill, Evan Graves of Caribou, Curtis Wheeler of New Sweden, Erik McCarthy of Old Town and Alex Praschma of Cambridge, Mass. lead the field off the starting line at Sunday's inaugural Caribou Marathon. McCarthy was the overall champion in a time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 5 seconds.  See more photos on page two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staff photo/Kevin Sjoberg

Evan Graves of Caribou is joined by his daughter, Emma, as he crosses the finish line at the Caribou Marathon, held Sunday. Graves came in second place with a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes and 3 seconds.  

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Festival draws many community organizations
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

    CARIBOU — While the Caribou Marathon brought racers from across the United States and Canada, the festival at the Rec Center brought music, food, and a variety of community organizations the country’s most northeastern city.

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McCarthy and Guerrette capture race victories
By Kevin Sjoberg
Sports Reporter

     CARIBOU — Not unlike most marathons, the inaugural Caribou Marathon course offered some real challenges, but Erik McCarthy still was able to capture his first victory at the distance.

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Veterans cemetery honors soldiers

POW/MIA Ceremony featured 21-gun salute

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer
 
      CARIBOU — Caribou’s annual POW/MIA ceremony featured a keynote speaker who is not only a veteran, but also an owner of Virtual Managed Solutions, a local call center.

     C.B. Smith, born in Presque Isle, served in the U.S. Air Force, and is proud to be contributing to the area’s economic development through his business, which was selected in one of the best places to work in Maine in 2016.

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Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery Board Chairman Harry Hafford (left) and Keynote Speaker C.B. Smith, a former Air Force veteran and an owner of Virtual Managed Solutions, participate in the ceremonial laying of the wreath during POW/MIA Day, held on September 16 at 1:00 p.m.  

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New sidewalks top Limestone agenda
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     LIMESTONE — The town of Limestone is going to let residents decide whether or not they spend approximately $54,000 of the undesignated fund balance to use as a 10 percent share of an MDOT project, which will provide sidewalks for children as they walk to school.

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PDF Download 09.21.2016

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

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