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Members of subdivision unhappy with chip seal paving

Council agrees to suspend practice until more info is available

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Four out of six councilors voted to suspend the application of chip seal in Caribou’s Solar Slopes subdivision during their August 8 meeting until they could discuss the matter further with Public Works Director Dave Ouellette.

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Greg Collins spoke to City Council about his concerns with the quality of chip seal paving in Solar Slopes during the August 8 City Council meeting. After hearing from Collins as well as Solar Slopes resident Andrew Bouchard, the city voted to suspend any chip seal paving until they obtained more information regarding the costs associated with asphalt.

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North Woods Law comes to Caribou

Reality show gives Aroostook citizens 'five minutes of fame’

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     CARIBOU — Sweden Street was packed with guests, local and otherwise, on August 12 when the stars of Animal Planet’s North Woods Law reality show made an appearance.

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The cast of North Woods Law, from left, Jonathan Parker, Alan Dudley, Dan Menard, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kris MacCabe and Adrian Marquis, pose next to a trailer set up for them during the August 11 Thursdays on Sweden event in Caribou.

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Big projects could start at Loring

LDA president says developments are at various stages at Commerce Centre

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     LIMESTONE — Governor Paul LePage hinted at the possibility of big developments at the Loring Commerce Centre while he was in Fort Fairfield last month, and while LDA President and CEO Carl Flora is not yet willing to go into detail, he can confirm that a number of large projects are currently in development.

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Washington attends Thursday's on Sweden
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Maine Potato Blossom Queen Kelsie Washington, left, and newly crowned Miss Caribou 2016 Hannah McDonald make an appearance at Caribou’s Thursdays on Sweden festival on August 11.

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Local man carves Marathon medals

Kirk Cote combines coding with woodworking 

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     LIMESTONE — Kirk Cote comes from a long line of master carvers, and has been carrying the torch in a way that utilizes technology without removing the human aspect of the craft.

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Kirk Cote, a craftsman from Limestone, holds up a Caribou Marathon medal and stands in front of his ShopBot machine, which converts computer-aided designs to a computer numeric control language, significantly streamlining the design and creation process.

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Cary’s Doody is CEO of the Year

Award surprises longtime hospital administrator

     Kris Doody, RN, MSB, and chief executive officer at Cary Medical Center in Caribou, has been named CEO of the Year by Quorum Health Resources. The award was presented at the company’s Annual Leadership Week Aug. 5 in Nashville, Tenn.

     Quorum sought nominations for the award from hundreds of participating hospitals across the country. Doody, who has served Cary Medical Center as CEO since 1999, was surprised by the award and praised her organization for the hospital’s achievements.

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Cary Medical Center CEO Kris Doody, center, was named CEO of the Year by Quorum Health Resources. Presenting her with the award are Mickey Milbrey, left, Quorum president and CEO, and Mike Halstead, Quorum division vice president.

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PDF Download 08.17.2016

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

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