Flowers beautify triangle at intersection

The Bold Coast Byway is a bit more scenic after members and friends of the Green Space Committee spruced up the triangle where Routes 1 and 1A meet in Machias. Whitney’s Tool Rental, Court Street Plants, Pineo’s Hardware, McGuire Seasonal Services and Machias Public Works pitched in. From left are Gail Peters; Sandi Malagara, Green Space Committee Chairperson; Christina Therrien, Machias town manager; Nancy Mirman, Tanya Rucosky and Ann Marie Evans.
Photo by Bill Kitchen

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Group seeking railroad memorabilia, photos

Maine Central engines and cars will be featured in the model train layout that Bernie Vinzani plans to build for Station 1898. The ones shown are from the Maine Central Model Railroad in Jonesport.
Photo by Bill Kitchen

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Independence Day Parade Machias

Robert Coles, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, salutes to parade watchers as his car goes down Main Street July 4.

Members of the Machias Board of Selectmen and town Manager Christina Therrien ride in a Rotary float during the July 4 parade.

A young boy rides a mini bike dressed up in red, white and blue.

A woman in a red dress waves to the crowd during the parade.

Iris Johnson, 9, of Machiasport, points to the stash of candy she and siblings Emma, left, 18 months, and Gage, 11 acquired during the parade July 4.   

 

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Faith-based football program comes to Washington County

The members of the 2016 Machias Lion of Judah Football Team take a single-knee. In back, from left, are Coach Adam Grant, Dylan Lutz, Kaiden Demarest, Cayce Lester, Sam Wallace, Sean Fitzgerald, Kaiden Gaddis, Tyler Demarest, Bobby Richardson and Seamus Moore. In front are Judah Robinson, William Verge, Caleb Jamieson, Sethlen Lester, Donovan Wright, Lucas Robicheau, Luke Ingalls, Jonathan Andrews, Wyatt Jamieson, Ben Neal and Craig Cushing. Missing are Riley Wright and Ethan Libby.
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Consevancy thanks Machias Firefighters

Downeast Coastal Conservancy extends its thanks to the all-volunteer Machias Fire Department for being on hand and spending its Independence Day evening battling a blaze caused by the town’s fireworks display. While crowds of people were enjoying the fireworks, many noticed what appeared to be a fire burning on the ground somewhere on the shores of Middle River. It was impossible, from the public viewing areas, to know exactly what was going on or if anyone was doing anything about it. Fortunately, the volunteers were hard at work in the dark.

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