1. Cherryfield murder suspect pleads not guilty

     

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    One of two people charged with the murder of Sally Shaw was arraigned at the Washington County Courthouse in Machias on Friday, Oct. 6. 

    Quaneysha Greeley, 19, entered the courtroom in handcuffs and stood with her attorneys, Jeff Davidson and Nathan Hodgkins. She entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of intentional or knowing murder. 

    Shaw’s body was found on the side of the road in Cherryfield on the morning of July 19. The autopsy report said that Shaw died of a single gunshot to the head. 

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  2. Nemitz speaks at WaCo Cancer Conference

     

    by Nancy Beal

    When Bill Nemitz opened his remarks at the 10th Annual Washington County Cancer Conference in Machias last week with the familiar “It’s great to be here today,” he added the word “cosmically” since, for nearly 15 years and critically in the last two, he has been living in a universe where cancer has threatened his existence. Nemitz lives by his pen—he is an award-winning journalist for the Portland Press Herald—but it was an oral accounting of his journey through cancer that brought him to the Pellon Center as the keynote speaker October 6.

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  3. Posh consignment shop serves up style with a purpose

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    After an appointment in Bangor, Andrea Guerra had an epiphany. “My guys took me to a store I hadn’t been in,” she said. It was a consignment boutique, and when they left Guerra’s son Brandon said to her, “Mom, you would rock that out.” 

    “That Sunday at family dinner I just announced that I was going to start a consignment shop,” said Guerra. Posh: The Frugal Fashionista is the Machias-based shop born of that announcement, and it just celebrated its third anniversary. 

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  4. Students learn ATV safety

    Sixty nine students and adults attended an ATV Safety Course sponsored by the Down East Trail Riders on Oct. 1.  Thanks to the East Machias Selectmen, the course was held at the East Municipal Building.  Passing the course allows students age 10-18 to drive an ATV on all Maine Trails.

     The lead instructor was Charles Corliss, Recreational Trail Coordinator at Maine Dept. of Transportation.  Jon Southern, Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Joe McBrine, Maine Game Warden, also provided instruction on ATV Trail Safety, Map Reading and Maine State ATV laws.

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  5. A humorous goodbye

    In keeping with its custom of whimsical puns, Machias nursery Jordan Gardens posted a humorous farewell last week, having closed its doors for good last spring. A public auction for the property is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The business includes 11 acres of land. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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  6. Special Olympics swim program opens at University Maine Machias

    The Washington County Special Olympics swim program will begin its third season on Thursday, October 12 from 10 – 11 am at the UMM pool. Special Olympians of all ages are encouraged to participate. The first session will include a skills assessment, so participants should come prepared to get in the pool. Practices will take place every Thursday (excluding holidays and weather closures) until the spring regional meets, usually held in April.

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  7. The Witches at Steuben library

    The Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center will be showing the movie  “The Witches” on Friday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. 

    While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother Helga, young Luke inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. The Grand High Witch reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. Stringer, Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches.  Come enjoy the movie on our big screen.  

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  8. Wonder Woman movie at UMM

    University of Maine at Machias’ student activities organization, SAIL, will host two showings of the movie Wonder Woman on campus. SAIL stands for Student Activities Involvement and Leadership, and the organization hosts events throughout the academic year for students and community members. Wonder Woman will show in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are just $2 for community members and free for UMM students, staff, faculty, and their immediate family members.

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  9. Machias juvenile arrested for threats against area schools

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    Emailed threats to local students led to the closure of the Machias schools on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and all A.O.S 96 schools plus Washington Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 4. 

     “We got some email threats that a person or persons unknown may try to cause harm to the students at Machias High,” said Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley. 

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  10. Strengthening the future of Maine’s manufacturing industry

    by Sen. Angus King

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  11. Editors Desk

    Last week’s news from Las Vegas had a profound impact on almost everyone I know—59 concert attendees murdered in cold blood. 

    But for Washington County parents, that horrible event 2,000 miles away was made more personal by a threat much closer to home. Machias schools closed on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and every school in A.O.S. 96 followed suit on Wednesday, Oct. 4, on reports of emailed threats to students. The Machias Police Department was able to make an arrest by the end of Wednesday. We have that story for you on page three.

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  12. Letter to the Editor

    Frustrated with health care

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  13. Legion makes history, first woman commander visits Maine

    Denise Rohan is no stranger to discrimination. But in a giant step forward for every American she has become the first woman to assume national command of the American Legion. 

    Recently she made her first official trip to Maine dropping in on American Legion posts in the Pine Tree State. Unfortunately, she confined her visits to southern Maine. Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, York, Kezar Falls, Berwick and Sanford were graced with her memorable presence. 

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  14. Gov. directs flags to half-staff for fallen firefighters and fire prevention

    In commemoration of the 36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14), Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered flags on all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Oct. 8.

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  15. Candidate Fulford statement on Rep. Poliquin and the NRA

    Hopes and prayers are not enough 

    Democratic candidate for Maine’s 2nd District, Jonathan Fulford, released the following statement regarding Rep. Poliquin’s National Rifle Association (NRA) ‘standing’:

     “I am a gun owner and I understand the appropriate use of firearms. I also support common sense regulations that safeguard our citizens. I will not accept ‘dark money’ or corporate lobbyist funding and be dictated by them. I will work to represent the people of CD2 and not be in hock to those representing corporate interests that are not the people’s interests.”

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  16. A memorable moose hunt

     

    by Rep. Will Tuell

    The moose hunt is over, but the echoes of a 308 booming in the early morning sunrise fifteen miles down a winding dirt road off another winding dirt road are ones I’ll not soon forget.

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  17. Columbia News

     Tomatoes, tomatoes is what is ripening at my house, I have been putting up more and more as they ripen. Thank goodness to the folks who have shared their bounty with me. I definitely won’t be going hungry for a long while.

    The weather has been good for all the school activities that have been happening. Soccer and volleyball games, and cross country meets have all been held this week.

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  18. Wesley News

    I went to Penobscot for the weekend with the dog. Maddy played volleyball all day Saturday, varsity and junior varsity. Bucksport won 3 and 3. I saw George and Patti on Sunday in Chelsea. Had a nice visit. Nine of us did a corn maze, hay ride and got free pumpkins. 

    On my way home on Monday morning, there was a bad accident on Rt. 9 about six miles from the snack bar on the Bangor side. A paneled truck went through the guard rails on one side of the road and a car on the opposite side.

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  19. Beals Planning Board to meet

    by Nancy Beal

    The Beals Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 19 in the town office to consider applications from Nancy and Vinyl Crowley for a double-wide home on Hard Head Road in Alleys Bay, and Robert and Shirley Beal to enlarge an existing workshop on Bridgeview Road to 16-by-18 feet. Representatives from Nancy Sullivan and Steve Kent’s subdivision at Seaduck Point will also attend to discuss the progress of that subdivision.

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  20. Whitneyville Library News

    Saturday, Sept. 23 was a wonderful day for the Whitneyville Public Library as over 30 friends helped us celebrate as we broke ground for the new library.  After the groundbreaking ceremony friends were invited to the Hillgrove Community Building for light refreshments and to have a look at the construction plans for the library.  The day was made even more special as one of the founding members ,Dorothy Bridges Bodger, was on hand to celebrate with us.  Thank you to everyone that supported us and helped bring us to this special day.

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  21. Harrington News

    The Oktoberfest was a complete success this year.  I watched the parade out on my ramp, David McLaughlin was  the Grand Marshal.  He drove his very nice looking wrecker. There were many vendors at the Bigelow Park.  The children enjoyed the slide and the bounce house.  There was the traditional train giving the children rides around the festivities. There was music to make the day a success.  At nine o’clock the dance started. The music was supplied by the band, Driven. Every thing was a success. Thank you to all the people that helped get everything all together.

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  22. Two Maine high speed internet companies merge

    Bill Varney, CEO of Premium Choice Broadband and Andy Hinkley, President of Cornerstone Communications d/b/a MaineStream Internet, have announced the acquisition of Cornerstone and their interest in North Country Broadband by Premium Choice Broadband.  

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  23. Spaghetti and pie

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  24. Oldtimers recall the great fires that ravaged Maine

    by Ruth Leubecker

    Little did firefighters realize that when a fire started in a cranberry bog near Hulls Cove on MDI that it was only the beginning.

    It was October 17, 1947. Unbeknownst to all at that point, a standout warm spring with snow melting early had set the stage for the greatest conflagration to ever ravage Maine. A succession of fires would sweep across Maine over the next several weeks,  most notably leveling many of the storybook mansions of Bar Harbor and massively damaging the Jackson Laboratory, only 18 years old.

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  25. ‘Very successful season’ for Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program

     

    Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator Scott Shaw recently outlined for President Scott Planting and the Mission Board of Directors a summary of the Program’s 2017 season.

    Scott Shaw said this year’s “very successful season” involved 15 volunteer crews totaling 214 volunteers, who worked on 20 homes and three non-profit local community outreach facilities.

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  26. Celebrating our veterans: Fred Lund – Korean War

     

    by  Lura Jackson

    It’s never easy to see unpleasant history repeated, and with so much of the country’s attention now focused on the Korean peninsula, the thoughts of many have turned six decades back to the Korean War. For some in the region, including Fred Lund of Pembroke, the Korean War remains a vivid memory punctuated by the chronic pain of injuries sustained in combat.

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  27. Featured Artist

    by Jessica Griffin-Brown

    The Crown Vics, a band known for their high-octane mix of vintage rock, country, and rebel soul, are stopping in Lubec on their 2017 tour. They will be performing from their new album, “HELL YEAH”,  Oct. 21 at the Lubec Legion. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Diane Tyler. 

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  28. Pembroke Library hosts monthly chantey sing Oct. 25

     

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  29. Book reading slated for Nov. 1 at UMM

    Poet Emma Sovich will read from her work at 6 p.m. on November 1 at Merrill Library at the University of Maine at Machias. 

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  30. Community Calendar

    Upcoming events

    Church Supper — Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall (River Road, Cherryfield), October 11. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.).

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    Traditional New England Contra and square dance — Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. Music by O’McCrelli, pot luck refreshments. Crow Town Gallery, 406 South Lubec Road, Lubec. Call A. Briggs at 733-228- for more information.

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  31. Chili Cook-off in Calais

     Who makes the best chili in the region? Here’s your chance to find out. Everyone is invited to cook up his or her favorite chili recipe and submit it for this fabulous Cook-Off to be held Oct. 28, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Artemis’s Attic on Main Street.  This event is part of the downtown Scarecrow Fest sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC). Anyone can participate: organizations, churches, individuals, school classes, businesses, and even restaurants. There is no fee for the chili makers.

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  32. Cross Country runners in action photos - Narraguagus Knights Cross Country team

    Downeast Athletic Conference X-C Champion  - Boys’ Blue Devils Girls’ Lady Knights Win Team Titles

    View more photos on pages 16 & 17 or view on the Digital Version here

    Boys DAC Final results

    1. Evan Merchant, Jonesport-Beals 17:11 - Champions New Course Record

    2. Addison Coty, Calais 17:39

    3. Justice Bassett, Calais 18:27

    4.Travis Hunt, Narraguagus, 18:30

    5. Luke Barnes, Sumner 18:47

    6. Jason Weaver, Machias 19:08

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  33. Cross Country runners in action photos

    View more photos on pages 16 & 17 or view on the Digital Version here

     Narraguagus girls team won the 2017 championship with 19-points, beating second place Machias at 37. Elizabeth Bitar took the individual honors in a time of 22:49 for Calais. The Lady Knights Sophia DeSchiffart earned second place with a 22:55. Unfortunately, three runners ran off-course in the event and had to be disqualified.

     

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  34. Raiders streak hits 41

    by Phil Stuart

    The Washington Academy boys’ soccer team’s consecutive win streak reached 41 as the third week of the 2017 fall sports season ended.

    On Sept. 16, the Raiders traveled to Old Town to face the 2-1-1 Coyotes.

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  35. Bruins win 1965 crown

    by Phil Stuart

    The Machias Bruins ended a three-year championship run by the Cutler Cardinals to win the 1965 Quoddy League Baseball Crown.

    To reach the finals, top seeded Cutler defeated the Pleasant Point Indians in their best of three series 6-2 and 4-0 while second seeded Machias took out Bucks Harbor Air Base 5-0 and 8-4.

    This set up a best of three match-up between the league’s two top seeds starting with a twin gill at Willie Corbett Field in Cutler on Sept. 11.

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  36. Week four sports roundup

    by Phil Stuart

    The Calais High School boys have come on in cross country with a full squad that includes Addison Coty, Justice Bassett and Kyle Richard, all who placed in the top 10 at the recent Seacoast Invitational at Sumner High School which the Blue Devils won.

    Matyas Machtiagall of Washington Academy (WA), Evan Merchant of Jonesport-Beals and Addison Coty of Calais are the area’s top runners.

    The WA Raiders pushed their record to 3-1 in football as they defeated the Telstar Rebels of Bethel 58 - 49.

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  37. Margaret Sara Williams - Addison

    Margaret Sara Williams passed away on September 29, 2017.  She was born March 3, 1951.She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Michael Williams of Addison, ME; her mother, Doris Prince and the late Leo Prince of Duxbury, MA; her brother Leo Prince Jr. and his wife Sarah of Milton, NH; her sisters-Mary Camara and her husband Paul and Janet Collins and her husband David, both of Kingston, MA; she leaves several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

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  38. Court News

    Monique J. St. Pierre of Bangor, Maine: 1.) OUI (alcohol), 2 priors on August 13, 2016. DISP. 2.) Assault on August 13, 2016. DISP. 3.) Refusing to submit to arrest or detent, physical force on August 13, 2016. DISP. 4.) Violation conditions of release on August 13, 2016. DISP. SNTC Date 8/31/2017, Washington County Jail 48 hours. GLTY. 5.) Operate vehicle without license-cond/restrict on August 13, 2016. SNTC Date 8/31/2017, Washington County Jail 48 hours. GLTY. 6.) OUI (alcohol) on August 13, 2016.

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  39. Boarstone Mountain

    by V. Paul Reynolds

    “You wimp,” Diane said. “I don’t believe this. The summit is just over that pile of rocks. I’m telling you the view is 360 degrees. It’s fantastic.”

    “Nope,” I said with conviction. “This is far enough. I ain’t goin.”

    “But we have come all this way,” she said, more pleadingly than with scorn.

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  40. Caution

    A new sign erected next to the Machias boat ramp on Route 1 warns drivers of imminent danger should they proceed toward the river. Poor visibility can often mask water until it’s too late, making signs like this a necessity. In 2013, two local women lost their lives after making a wrong turn on a foggy night and driving into the ocean in Roque Bluffs. On Sept. 27, a New York couple drove their car into Bass Harbor after making a wrong turn on a foggy night. The couple was rescued unharmed. Photo by Bill Kitchen

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  41. Crane sightings in Jonesport

    CPM Constructors, the Freeport firm chosen to build the Beals Island bridge replacement, has set up a launching area in Jonesport’s Stevens Creek. Photo by Nancy Beal

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  42. Breathing at the Bog Finding sanctuary at Bog Lake

    After exploring the far reaches of our Downeast home, from Petit Manan in the west to Grand Manan in the east, the time has come to take a breather. As a hometown tourist, it is invigorating to take an adventure to places that are lesser known, but nothing is as fulfilling and comforting as being close to home. Imagine a place where the skies are blue, only to be occupied by eagles and puffy white clouds. Imagine a place where crisp, cool waters rejuvenate your being. Imagine a place that heals with each echoing loon song. Imagine no longer: Bog Lake is near. 

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  43. Wass cherishes Libby Light boyhood

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    Many of us remember our childhood homes as idyllic, magical places. But in the case of Arnold Wass, few could accuse him of nostalgia. Because Wass’ childhood home was next to a lighthouse, and he spent his youth playing on an island.

    Wass’ father was the head keeper of the Libby Island Light from 1919-1940. “I spent my boyhood on that island,” said Wass. “It was a wonderful place to grow up.” 

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  44. Proposed tax could hike home care funding

    by Ruth Leubecker

    An initiative to establish access to home care for thousands of disabled and senior Mainers is gaining signatures in a campaign to be placed on the November 18 ballot.

    “It’s wrong that so many families in Washington County and across Maine have to make impossible choices to care for their loved ones,” said Mike Tipping, communications director of the Maine People’s Alliance. “No one should have to go deep into debt to care for their parents. No veteran should be forced from their home because they can’t afford care.”

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  45. Machias Selectboard moves on mobile vending ordinance, new sewer rates

     

    by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    During the second public hearing on the matter held Sept. 27, the Machias Selectboard took feedback on a proposed mobile vending ordinance which would address merchants who sell on public property. 

    The idea for the ordinance was brought to the selectboard’s attention due to reported conflicts between vendors on the Machias dike, and some concerns that their presence adversely impacts local brick and mortar businesses.

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