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Caribou man injured after truck spills load
By Jen Lynds
BDN Staff

     CONNOR — A Caribou man was injured in a midmorning tractor-trailer crash after police say the bulk truck he was operating Monday overturned and spilled its load of potatoes in Connor Township.

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Contributed photo/Aroostook County Sheriff's Department

A Caribou man was injured in a mid-morning tractor trailer crash on Monday,after police say the bulk truck that he was operating overturned and spilled its load of potatoes in Connor Township. Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall said that the truck driver suffered non life threatening injuries.  

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LePage puts brakes on MMA contract

Refurbishing Massachusetts public transit fleet costing more than anticipated

By Jen Lynds
BDN Staff

     LIMESTONE — A contract executed by the Maine Military Authority was halted by Gov. Paul LePage Friday after he announced that it had been underbid, a move that he said resulted in unexpected costs to taxpayers while also threatening jobs at the Aroostook County facility.

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Aroostook Republican Photo/Chris Bouchard

Hugh Corbett, executive director of the Maine Military Authority, shows Gov. Paul LePage a fixed-route transit bus refurbished by the company on Jan. 16, 2014, in Augusta.

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Limestone voters nix sidewalk project

Fourteen vote in favor with 42 in opposition

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

     LIMESTONE — A small portion of the audience began applauding when Special Town Meeting Moderator Patrick St. Peter announced the secret ballot results for a proposed sidewalk project.

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Aroostook Republican photo/Christopher Bouchard

Moderator Patrick St. Peter (on stage, left) and Town Manager Fred Ventresco watch as residents of Limestone cast their vote on a potential MDOT sidewalk project in the town during a Special Town Meeting in the Limestone Community School Auditorium on September 21.  

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Agency to set up ionosphere monitors

Loring Development Authority will start contract with U.S. Air Force

By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer

    LIMESTONE — The LDA board recently gave President Carl Flora authority to enter into a contract with the U.S. Air Force for a project that would involve a 100-foot antenna tower designed to monitor the ionosphere.

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LDA President Carl Flora presented this image during their September 21st board meeting, which displays a couple options for the Air Force Weather Agency to set up ionosphere monitoring equipment. The triangle indicates the proposed location of a 100-foot antenna, and the two squares represent two different options for a support facility, with the one on the right being adjacent to the DFAS parking lot.  

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AAI’s ‘Night with the Stars’ Gala celebrates scholars

     PRESQUE ISLE — The third annual Night With the Stars Gala, hosted by Aroostook Aspirations Initiative, took place Sept. 17 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

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Aroostook Aspirations Initiative's third annual Night with the Stars Gala was held Sept. 17 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. At the event are this year's Gauvin Scholars, from left, front row: Kelsey Farr of Washburn; Megan Cole, Sherman; Haley Perkins, Westfield; Kaitlyn Parady, Fort Fairfield; Sarah Watt, Fort Fairfield; Meghan Everitt, Fort Fairfield; Emilia Churchill, Washburn; founders Sandy Gauvin and Ray Gauvin, and Mariah Lane, Oakfield. Back row: Mariah Boyd, Houlton; Bailee Getchell, Easton; Samantha Williams, Hodgdon; Kyle Rider, Presque Isle; Jarrett Olson, Washburn; Kaitlyn Condon, Houlton; Brittany Corey, Washburn; and Liam Daniels, Presque Isle. Missing from photo: Molly Anthony, Bridgewater; Savannah Flint, Ashland; and Stephanie Currie, Caribou.

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PDF Download 09.28.2016

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

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