Expressions to host local artist reception in Machias

Expressions Gallery & Studio, located at 11 Main Street in Machias will host a reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11. The reception will honor three local artists: Kathleen Hart, Erik Ostensjo and Joanne Halpin. Food and drink will be provided and the reception will have live music by Duane Ingalls. This will be an opportunity to meet the artists, learn what has inspired their art, and what techniques they are using.

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Maine on the map & other standouts

by Ruth Leubecker

New England, that uniquely independent region of the USA, albeit frosty and rocky, can claim many firsts in the scheme of memorable events.

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Fulford applauds Collins on health care vote

Congressional candidate Jonathan Fulford released the following statement after last week’s Senate vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

“Today, one party voted to move forward with a process that would strip coverage and protections from tens of thousands of Mainers. Rather than moving towards covering everybody they are moving towards the bill Rep. Poliquin voted for which will decimate health care for seniors in Maine. I commend Sen. Collins for voting “no” and pledge to fight for health care for all.”

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Indivisible Maine group plans Mueller firing protests

Possible protests set for Machias, Eastport

As the nation speculates whether or not Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be fired, activists across the country are gearing up for a nationwide response.  Maine is no different. Local organizers are already making contingency plans for protests in Machias and Eastport.  Everyone participating in these events will be required to abide by all applicable laws and lawful orders of authorities. This event will be nonviolent and will not involve any civil disobedience or other violation of law.  

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Secretary Dunlap reviewing Kobach’s second request for private data

The Maine Department of the Secretary of State received a second letter from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Wednesday, July 26, requesting voter data from the States for the use of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/07/13/presidential-advisory-commiss... . Kobach is the vice chairman of the commission, on which Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap also serves.

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AARP issues Wi-Fi scam alert

Using public Wi-Fi puts you at risk of sharing personal information with criminals.  If you’re on free public Wi-Fi at the gym, a hotel or a coffee shop, anyone else on that same network can tap into the information you’re transferring over the network. This means any bad guy can see what you’re doing, leaving passwords, usernames, and account numbers vulnerable. Stick to browsing the web and checking news when on public Wi-Fi. Avoid online banking, checking email, making credit card purchases or even posting on Facebook while on public Wi-Fi.

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Food mobile in Machias Aug. 2

The Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine Food Mobile is free for anyone in need of food assistance.

It will be parked in Machias on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Pellon Center parking lot on Route 1 next to the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Station 1898.

Bring your own bags or boxes. Questions? Call Susie Maxwell 255-6665

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Machias’ Robish earns Master of Arts

Jennifer Robish of Machias has received her Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary

Education (K-8) from Western Governors University (WGU). 

The university held its 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Salt Palace

Convention Center in Salt Lake City on July 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 10,000 graduates.

Robish said that she student taught at the Rose M. Gaffney School in Machias, and plans to teach 4th grade at the Beatrice Rafferty School in Perry thi s year.

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King Cosponsors Bill for military members seeking commercial driver’s licenses

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced his support for the Jobs for Our Heroes Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would exempt qualified active-duty military members and reservists from certain requirements to obtain a state commercial driver’s license (CDL) if they have the proper military experience.

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Wesley News

Linda and Ron’s garden is producing nicely. The cabbages are huge. Karen and Ruthie and family have been enjoying the greens and Linda has been enjoying green beans and potatoes. Linda has also been making all kinds of her goat milk lotions and soaps this week getting ready for Grand Lake Stream Festival this past weekend in July. I hope to spend at least Saturday with her there selling. Linda is a people person and a great friend.

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