Beaulieu’s Garage celebrates 75 years of service | Print |
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:39
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By Christopher Bouchard
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     CARIBOU — 75-year milestones are rarely achieved by small businesses, and the staff of Beaulieu’s Garage in Caribou have no intentions of slowing down. Operated by Jeff Robertson and his family, the business encompasses four generations of a family.


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Jeff Robertson represents the third generation in a family business that has been operating for over seven decades. Beaulieu’s Garage, located on 490 Main street in Caribou, is celebrating its 75 years of service and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Long-standing Caribou business faces challenges | Print |
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:37

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C & J Service has been owned by Milo Haney for 40 years

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer 

     CARIBOU — C & J Service, a business that offers gasoline, auto repair, towing, and light shopping, is up against an obstacle that may result in the closure of the business and the loss of five jobs. Milo Haney, who has owned the business for 40 years, is applying for a grant to cover the high cost of replacing gas tanks and pumps.

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Sherwin Williams keeps colors popping for 150 years | Print |
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:32

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Houlton location celebrates 60th anniversary

By Joseph Cyr
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     HOULTON — When it comes to paint and paint supplies, the Sherwin-Williams Company seeks excellence above all else.

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Sherwin Williams store manager Alfred Hanscom and assistant manager Murray Williams stand ready to help with all your painting needs.  

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FAPCO awards employees a ‘Golden Paperclip’ | Print |
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:30

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     HOULTON — Every once in awhile a satisfied customer will send a note of thanks to an employee or to their supervisor for a job well done. Those unsolicited ‘job well done’ accolades eventually move up the ladder to the president’s office.

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Chelsie Hand of F.A. Peabody Company shows off the new Golden Paperclip award that will be presented to employees on a rotating basis.

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Maine’s senators urge support for ARCH aid | Print |
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:27

     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Angus King and Jerry Moran (R-KS) have sent a letter to Robert McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, urging him to provide support for the crucial Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) program for veterans who live in rural communities.  

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Collins welcomes vet alum | Print |
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:25

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently welcomed fellow Caribou High School alum, Marilla Giberson Cushman, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (retired), to her Washington office. Marilla Cushman is one of the members of the senior leadership team for the Women in the Military Service for America Memorial Foundation. The foundation was established in 1985 as a private/public partnership to honor all women who served in or with the U.S. Armed Forces. Their mission is to educate the public about the achievements and contributions of military women and to operate and maintain the memorial foundation.  


Honor Flight Maine honors Maine’s 45 WWII veterans with trip to D.C. | Print |
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:24

     AUGUSTA -- Coordinators of Honor Flight Maine announced recently that 45 Maine veterans were able to take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice to the nation. It was the fifth Honor Flight trip to be planned and executed for veterans currently living in Maine.

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A brief history of Veterans Day | Print |
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:19
By Paula Brewer
Staff Writer

     Veterans Day is one of few holidays that is celebrated on its own actual date, not moved to the nearest Monday. It wasn’t always that way. We know, of course, that it celebrates veterans who have honored this country with their military service, but when did it start, and why?

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Legacy of Loring | Print |
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:16

By Capt. Raymond Hildebrand, Ret.

     Editor’s note: The following keynote speech honoring former Loring Air Force Base military personnel and civilian workers was given Sept. 25 in Presque Isle at the annual Take Flight event, sponsored by TAMC.


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Capt. Ray Hildebrand of Stockholm, a former Radar-Navigator Bombardier assigned to the 69th Bombardment Squadron, 42nd Bombardment Wing, Loring Air Force Base, 1976-84, delivered the keynote address at the Take Flight event in Presque Isle on Sept. 25.  

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Area events honor veterans | Print |
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:11
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     A number of events and ceremonies are planned this Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, to honor and remember those who have served. The following are among the activities taking place.

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Last year’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Caribou was well attended despite chilly temperatures and snow-covered grounds. The keynote speaker was Brigadier General Gerard F. Bolduc, commander and adjutant general of the Maine National Air Guard. NMVCC will host another Veterans Day program this year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th at 11 a.m. with Colonel David Cote, retired from the U.S. Air Force, offering the keynote address.  

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