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Britta Treu of Ohio, left, and Madeline Gudde of Caribou helped little Sam Chartier of Fort Fairfield carry in the Midsommar Festival banner during the June 18-19 event. 

 

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Amish say barns are over valued by Easton assessors

County commissioners have 30 days to weigh in on tax issue 

By Joshua Archer
Special to the Republican

     CARIBOU — Amish residents of Easton claim their barns have been over evaluated by a recent tax assessment. Several members of the Amish community were given a chance to voice their concerns at a tax abatement appeal hearing in Caribou last week.

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Easton Town Manager Jim Gardner raises his hand to speak while the town’s assessment agent Garnett Robinson gave his testimony before the county commissioners last week.  

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Museum survival includes volunteers

Nylander board shares steps to ‘get off life support’ with Council

By Joshua Archer
Special to the Republican

     CARIBOU — City Council members were given an update about the Nylander Museum at Monday’s council meeting.

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Museum board members Gail Hagelstein and Nylander descendant Nelson Ketch address Caribou City Council members on future plans at Monday’s council meeting.

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Heroes Project chooses Trafton

Playground, more coming this summer

By Joshua Archer
Special to the Republican

     Trafton Lake in Limestone is where families go to camp and enjoy summer. Families with little ones can look forward to a new community playground (similar to this one) coming to Trafton courtesy of the Lowe’s Heroes Project.

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Families with little ones can look forward to a new community playground (similar to this one) coming to Limestone's Trafton Lake park, courtesy of the Lowe’s Heroes Project and matching dollars from the town.  

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Stockholm marks 135th anniversary

Community celebration will begin Friday

     STOCKHOLM — The town of Stockholm is gearing up to celebrate its 135th anniversary with a full long weekend of activities July 1-4.

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Spectators line the route during last year's Fourth of July parade in Stockholm. The town will celebrate its 135th anniversary this coming weekend with numerous activities for all ages, including the annual parade Monday at 11 a.m.

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NMDC elects new slate of executive board of officers

     CARIBOU — Caribou City Manager Austin Bleess will serve as the chairman of the Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) executive board for the upcoming fiscal year. Bleess was elected chair during the NMDC annual meeting held Thursday, June 23 at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.

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Incoming NMDC Executive Board Chairman Austin Bleess presents a gift to outgoing Chairwoman Christy Sirois. The election of officers was held Thursday, June 23 during the organization's annual meeting in Caribou.

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New rec director at home in Limestone

Doug Sharpe a Fort Fairfield native

By Joshua Archer
Special to the Republican

     Just in time for summer, the town of Limestone welcomes its new Recreation Director Doug Sharpe.

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Doug Sharpe

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Washburn family starting life in new home
By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

     It can be hard to afford or find a home, but Melissa Taveras and her family have made it work, thanks in part to a federal program supporting rural homeownership.

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Melissa Taveras, with children Angel, Brielle and Jovanni, and her mother Janet Fitzmaurice. Taveras and her children moved into a new home last August and live close to Janet.  

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PDF Download 6.29.2016

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

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