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Caribou Adult Education receives Citizenship Award during annual Loring banquet
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Aroostook Republican photo/Natalie de La Garza
    Loring Job Corps Center’s annual Citizenship Award was presented to Caribou Adult Education during an Evening with the North Stars banquet on Feb. 25. Pictured are, from left, Loring Job Corps Center Director Kristie Moir, Loring Academic Manager David Barbosa, Adult Basic Education Academic Coordinator and College Transitions Coordinator Lyn Michaud-Smith, and Adult Education Director Dan MacDonald.

By Natalie de La Garza
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — For its dedication to enriching the lives of Loring Job Corps Center students, Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education was presented with the center’s Citizenship Award.
  

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Program connects crime fighters and kids
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Staff photo/Joshua Archer
    Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan was a special guest Monday at the Caribou Head Start Center where he and others introduced the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids program to children and staff. Here the chief spends play time with preschooler Leander “Andy” Kim.

By Joshua Archer
Staff writer

    CARIBOU — Rep. Carol McElwee (R-Caribou) and County law enforceers met at the Caribou Head Start Center Monday where they took time to socialize with young children.
    Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan and Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall are part of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. An anti-crime organization, Fight Crime’s goal is to expose yo

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Program connects crime fighters and kids
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Staff photo/Joshua Archer
    Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan was a special guest Monday at the Caribou Head Start Center where he and others introduced the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids program to children and staff. Here the chief spends play time with preschooler Leander “Andy” Kim.

By Joshua Archer
Staff writer

    CARIBOU — Rep. Carol McElwee (R-Caribou) and County law enforceers met at the Caribou Head Start Center Monday where they took time to socialize with young children.
    Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan and Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall are part of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. An anti-crime organization, Fight Crime’s goal is to expose yo

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High-schoolers may earn associate degree through UMPI, MSSM deal
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Photo courtesy of UMPI
    University of Maine at Presque Isle President Linda Schott and Luke Shorty, Maine School of Science and Mathematics executive director, shake hands after signing a groundbreaking learning agreement on Feb. 27 that establishes Maine’s fastest and most affordable path to a college degree.

By Jen Lynds
BDN Staff

    PRESQUE ISLE — Amid coping with the rigorous academic structure and navigating the difficult social waters of high school, most students in Maine are not ready to combine high school and college classes at the same time.
    Students at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone have been more accepting of the idea, however,

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Mother Nature favors Caribou’s downtown ski festival
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Staff photo/Joshua Archer
    Taking part in Caribou’s annual Ski Frolic over the weekend were participants in the girls’ middle school sprint cross-country ski race, from left, Paige Espling of Caribou, Willow Hall of Ashland and Sydney Thompson of Caribou.

By Joshua Archer
Staff writer

    CARIBOU — Skiers young and old took to the trails in Caribou over the weekend at the Caribou Ski Center and Caribou Country Club.
    What was once a multi-weekend downtown event has evolved into a two-day festival with the Caribou Ski Frolic on Saturday and the annual Henry Anderson Ski Dag on Sunday.

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Group sees educated workforce as key to region’s future

By Kathy McCarty 
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — Participants of a business forum, hosted by the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club and held Feb. 26 at the Presque Isle Middle School, agree that an educated workforce is a necessity to ensure the region grows and prospers in coming years. They also concluded that more collaboration is needed to ensure the survival of all communities, not just a select few.

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PDF Download 03.04.2015

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

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