Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Church Supper — Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall (River Road, Cherryfield), October 11. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.).

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Traditional New England Contra and square dance — Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. Music by O’McCrelli, pot luck refreshments. Crow Town Gallery, 406 South Lubec Road, Lubec. Call A. Briggs at 733-228- for more information.

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Movie -- 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center, Steuben. Showing “Casper.” Free admission. Refreshments sold by donation. FMI: www.moorelibrary.org.

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Turkey Dinner - Church Supper -  Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall (River Road, Cherryfield), October 11. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.).

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East Machias’ Jacksonville Bridge to be dedicated Oct. 12

The Town of East Machias will be holding a bridge dedication ceremony in honor of longtime resident and town official Norman Bagley this October. Bagley, who served as a town selectman, and member of the town’s planning board for over 20 years, passed away in 2015. 

“Mr. Bagley was a well respected member of the community,” Selectman Bucket Davis said. “A neighbor and family friend came to us last year with the idea to name the Jacksonville bridge after him, but didn’t know what we would have to do to make that happen.” 

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Ham supper — Saturday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m., Christian Temple Church, Lubec.

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Shawn Philip Bagley - East Machias

Shawn Philip Bagley of East Machias died peacefully at his Bag End home on September 10, 2017. Shawn was born in Lubec on June 18, 1950 the son of the late Walter R. and Martha A. Bagley.  A 1968 graduate of Machias Memorial High School, he also graduated at the top of his class from the New England School of Broadcasting in Bangor, Maine. Shawn had many things that he held dear, but none as much as his children, Cedar and Sage, of whom he was extremely proud.  He enjoyed attending their events and supporting their interests.

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Verizon Wireless disconnects Downeast

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Two years after Verizon Wireless announced its expansion into eastern Hancock and Washington Counties, Downeast customers received letters stating that their Verizon contracts would be cancelled effective Oct. 17. 

Downeast customers are not the only ones receiving these notices. According to Verizon spokesperson David Weissman, 213 customers and 455 lines have been cut here in Washington County this month, but a total of 8,500 consumers in 13 states will also lose their Verizon service—19,000 lines in all.

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‘Downeast Cowboy’ named finalist in outdoor adventure film contest

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

James Hubisz and Kelly Hinkle are the men behind the mask of Downeast Cowboy, an online filmmaking venture that has grown in popularity since 2011 when they made their first video showcasing Washington County. 

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Machias’ Annual Harvest Fair, Wine and Beer Festival set for Sept. 23

The 2017 Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce Fifth  Annual Harvest Fair and Wine and Beer Tasting Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23. It is sponsored by the Chamber, Machias River Brewing Company and The French Cellar.

The full day of fun begins with a Color Dash sponsored by Healthy  Acadia. Registration is preferred in advance but can be made on the day of the event at 8 a.m. The dash begins at 9 a.m. For more information or to pre-register, contact Angela Fochesato at Healthy Acadia, 255.3741.

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Join the fight to lower taxes and help Maine families prosper

by Governor Paul LePage

It is so refreshing to have a president in the White House who truly understands what it takes to create jobs and grow the economy.

From his long and successful career in business, President Trump knows firsthand that a burdensome tax code doesn’t create jobs, it kills them. When he outlined his vision for tax reform last week, I was pleased to see it will help Maine families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks.

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Fall yard work that yields springtime benefits

Lots of people think that their family yards need less attention in the fall, but autumn is no time to ignore your lawn and landscape.

 “What you do now will determine the quality of your family yard next spring and summer,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. 

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