Outpouring of support for We Care

It’s A Box! Actually, it’s over a dozen as the We Care Baby Center of Machias became the proud recipient of a delivery of a different kind: an outpouring of community support, orchestrated by Bold Coast Cannabis, also of Machias. The We Care Baby Center is a nonprofit serving the needs of Washington County children and families, and was the second receiving organization in BCC’s ongoing community outreach initiative. Boxes of formula, diapers, onesies, toys and clothing were assembled and delivered, to be distributed by WCBC.

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Marching to halt domestic violence

Neither rain, nor snow, nor freezing rain stayed this small group of nonetheless mighty marchers, as they set out to make their drizzling trek from the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to UMM last Thursday afternoon. The event was part of the Machias 2017 Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night March, organized by UMM’s Erica Batson and Stacey Cherry, along with the Next Step Domestic Violence Project. The Take Back the Night March is an international event that was created in the 1970s to enable women and men to publicly express opposition to sexual violence.

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Machias food pantry offers caring, community

Photo: Evan Davenport and Kaylee Pettegrow are there to greet the crowds of locavores who descend on the Machias Marketplace every Thursday morning. The marketplace will be opening in its new location across from True Value at 291 Main Street, Machias on Wednesday, May 10.   Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon.

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Marine resources tops $700M for first time

Maine’s commercially harvested marine resources topped $700 million in overall value in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The total reflects yet another all-time high and an increase of nearly $100 million in value over 2015.

“Mainers should take great pride in the success of our commercial fishing industry,” said Gov. Paul LePage. “The hard working men and women who fish for a living along our coast have established Maine as a leader in the responsible management and harvest of seafood.”

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Scallop day turns raucous

On Wednesday, members of the Marine Resources Committee heard four bills concerning the scallop fishery. Two, sponsored by Rep. Robert Alley (D-Beals) would have limited every scallop fisherman to 90 pounds a day statewide, and reduced maximum trawl sizes by as much as four feet in certain fishing areas, while two others sought to implement an owner-operator (OO) system similar to one employed by the lobster industry.

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Tribal elver season ends

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that the Passamaquoddy tribe had met their 2017 quota for elvers. Of the total Maine quota of 9,616 pounds, the Passamaquoddy tribe is allotted 1,284.3 pounds. This year tribal officials licensed fishermen to catch between five and 10 pounds each, until the overall quota was met.

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March for Science draws crowds

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Despite rainy skies and chilly temperatures, more than 75 Washington County residents met at the University of Maine at Machias’ science building to walk through the streets of Machias as part of the global March for Science which took place on Saturday, April 22, Earth Day.

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Marketplace moves to new location

Photo: Evan Davenport and Kaylee Pettegrow are there to greet the crowds of locavores who descend on the Machias Marketplace every Thursday morning. The marketplace will be opening in its new location across from True Value at 291 Main Street, Machias on Wednesday, May 10.   Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon.

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Every Thursday morning a line forms outside the door of the Machias Marketplace. “Some of them arrive as early as nine,” said Inez Lombardo, owner of the Machias Marketplace, which opens at 10. 

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Flood of bills, budget friction impact final weeks of 128th

by Ruth Leubecker

Marked by contention and last-minute strategizing, the principals of the 128th Legislature are daily jockeying for position to promote their bill priorities.

Even though Maine is presently not dealing with fiscal shortages, the bill bottleneck is causing its annual legislative turmoil in Augusta. Over 1,400 bills languish in committees, with only 22% of those having made their way back to the full legislature. 

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Five living generations in Addison, Maine

On April 4, 2017 at 4:56 a.m. Indica Katherine Howland was born. She is the youngest of five living generations. Pictured seated is Adele Alley, baby Indica’s great-great grandmother. Standing, left is Indica’s mom, Lexus Bunker; Indica’s grandmother, Sandy Taylor and her great grandmother, Mona Taylor. There are only one of four living-five generation families. 

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