Firefighters save home in Pembroke after vehicle engulfed in flames

 

by Lura Jackson

A Pembroke family escaped major catastrophe this past week following a fire that began in a vehicle parked between their home and their shed with only a few feet on either side as a buffer. A seemingly spontaneous fire ignited the Lingleys’ 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac in the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 28, but firefighters contained the blaze before it could spread.

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New CEO takes helm of Down East Community Hospital

 

Steve Lail officially took the helm as Down East Community Hospital CEO on November 1, 2018.  With almost two weeks underway, everything is moving smoothly ahead.

Steve is no stranger to the forward movement of Down East Community Hospital.  His notable accomplishments as Chief Operating Officer at DECH was project lead for the Emergency Department expansion, the Rehabilitation expansion, and the transition of Arnold Memorial Medical Center.

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The Lion and Tiger return home to Whitneyville

 

In the early 1980's University of Maine at Machias Art Professor Frank Hamabe

taught the children at the Whitneyville Public Library the art of puppetry.  A good friend to one of the library's founders, Dorothy (Dot) Bodger, Frank shared his love of art with the many children of  Whitneyville.

It was during that time that the Whitneyville Public Library received a  grant for Frank Hamabe to do a pictorial history of the steam engines, The Lion and The Tiger, and their journey on the Whitneyville and Machiasport railroad.

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School bus, three cars involved in Columbia Falls accident

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Maine State Police confirmed that an accident involving multiple passenger cars and a school bus took place on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 1 on Route 1 in Columbia Falls. The bus was transporting students from M.S.A.D 37 and no one was seriously injured, neither on the bus nor in the other cars involved.

Trooper Austin said that three vehicles were damaged, but the car that started the accident left the scene of the accident and was never found.

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New cancer treatments described at WaCo Cancer Conference

 

by Nancy Beal

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Shed permit kicks off town planning dialogue

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A permit request for a storage shed spurred a lively conversation about town planning at a special meeting of the Machias Planning Board meeting held Thursday, Oct. 11.

Nancy Manchester, owner of Smoke Solutions LLC, requested the addition of a storage shed to her property, which contains a retail medical marijuana business as well as a greenhouse. 

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Passamaquoddy website offers new cultural resource

by Lura Jackson

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Undeniable and Savage Management bring rap show back to Eastport Arts Center

 

Eastport Arts Center will host Octobris Natus, a live rap show, on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The organizers are planning a Halloween-themed event with costumes encouraged; the concert is dedicated to raising awareness of suicide in memory of Cedric Altvater, cousin of Ashton Altvater (AKA Undeniable) and good friend to Sebastian Francis of Savage Music.

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KinderArts’ Tiny Yogis extended into November

 

The Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions have been extended and will run weekly on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. through November 15. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation.

Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a certified children’s yoga teacher and a mother of three. She takes a creative approach to teaching children, including games, crafts and sometimes even Minecraft poses. Learn more about her at mainemoonkidsyoga.weebly.com.

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Oldest field recordings in world bring Passamaquoddy language, history to life

 

by Lura Jackson

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