Public invited to tour new DECH Emergency Department

A community open house will take place at the new Emergency Department at Down East Community Hospital on August 31 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Stop by and take this opportunity to see the state-of-the-art facility that was built to give you and your family more privacy and comfort for your emergency medical care needs. 

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Blueberry Festival

 

 

For all the photos, please get your Digital Copy and go to page 14 and 15.

Doug Guy manned the grill at the Washington County Children’s Chorus food tent, where fairgoers could find everything from hamburgers to oysters on the half shell. Photo courtesy Joshua Maker

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UMM Action shots of Narraguagus Boys

At UMM summer league Trevor Fenderson secures a rebound.

Nice shot inside over the defense by Zane Strout.

Zac Smith elevates for two in summer basketball action at Machias

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Early fall running options

by Phil Stuart

The fall is regarded by many veteran runners as the best season to get into a road race. In Washington County there are a few spring races, a large number in the summer and another few in the fall. There are other options if you are willing to drive a few miles, but the fall offers a lot of races for area runners to compete.

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Shrine Club Tourney results

by Phil Stuart

The Washington County Shrine Club held their annual golf tourney at Barren View Golf Club on July 30.

The event, also known as the Melrose Beal Tourney was won by Nate Mugford, Shane Alley and Zach Fenton.

The trio won low gross with a score of 70, and a four stroke lead over Brad Prout, Steve Trimm and Charlie Pray with 74. Third place went to Lester Vandergriff, Sid Vandergriff and Bob Hale who also carded a 74. Fourth place honors with a score of 81 went to Earl Tracy, Craig Pulkkinen and Lennie Espling.

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Bruins out of hibernation

by Phil Stuart

The Machias Bruins men’s baseball team had been in hibernation for a decade and a half which would change in 1965.

The Bruins always had a team represented in the Quoddy League but it had been years since they were competitive. They weren’t in the class of the East Lobsters, Dixie Eagles and Jonesboro Jets in the fifties or the Dennysville AA or Cutler Cardinals in the early sixties.

In 1964, the Bruins were knocking on the door but got eliminated by the Jonesport Eagles in the semi-finals.

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Calais teams dominate

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) concluded its six-week high school summer basketball league on July 27, with Calais High School winning three out of the four titles.

In junior varsity girls basketball, Calais had a huge advantage because most of their varsity players were used due to a lack of numbers.

Calais finished on top of the regular season standings with an 8-0 record followed by Narraguagus 3-5, Woodland 2-6, and East Grand 2-8.

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Higher education initiative offers $100 toward WaCo college accounts

The children in our community truly are the future faces of Washington County; we can and should do all that we can to help them succeed. Future success is more possible – and children have more options open to them – when young people continue their education after high school. Several partners have come forward to help give the youth of Washington County a boost in planning for higher education – whether it be college, trade school or a certificate program.

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Cutler News

by  Dee Wheeler 

The students’ first day of school at Bay Ridge Elementary will be Tuesday, September 5.

School starts at 8:15 a.m. with dismissal at 2:45 p.m.  Students should bring a snack for recess.  Breakfast and lunch will be served starting on September 5th.  Registration packets will be given to each child on the first day of school.

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Washington County Retired Teachers news

by Mary McFadden

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