1. Feds Respond to Union River Fish Kill

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  2. Washington County Democrats Meet, Elect Officers

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  3. Freshman Legislator Making Waves in Augusta

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  4. Reintroduce Bill to Improve Support for First Responders After Crude Oil Train Derailments

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  5. McBrady Tills New Ground For Blueberries

    With the blueberry barrens in the background, Nancy McBrady is firmly ensconced in her first year as head of Maine’s Wild Blueberry Commission. (photo courtesy of McBrady)
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  6. Irene Kennedy Porter

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  7. Wayne P. Torrey

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  8. Grace Baron Marion, MA

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  9. Ruth Verlyn Carver

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  10. Conservancy Breaks In Trails

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  11. Christian School Forges Toward Reopening

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  12. Snow Removal Demands All Hands on Deck

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  13. Zablotny Verdict Set For May in Machias

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  14. Case Against Chamber Dismissed, Possibly to Be Reopened

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  15. Cabin Fever Chess Club Makers Opening Move

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  16. University of Maine at Machias Closes 102-year-old Kimball Hall

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  17. Record Keeping Workshop

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  18. UMM Hosts Marijuana Forum

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  19. Pleasant River Fishermen Challenged By Winter Smelting

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  20. David Howard Blake

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  21. Patrick D. Walsh

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    • Dangerous Passage Causes Dike Closure
    • Dangerous Passage Causes Dike Closure

    Dangerous Passage Causes Dike Closure

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  22. Wesley

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  23. Columbia

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  24. Whitneyville

    by Pamelia Dowling

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  25. Michael Kelley, Principal, Jonesport Beals High School, announces the honor roll for the second ranking period:

     

    Grade 12

    High Honors

    Kali Alley

    Tristan Alley

    Kasden Beal

    Christopher Crowley

    Dustin Robinson

    Grade 12

    Honors

    Meagan Alley

    Cary Carver, Jr.

    Jessica Fukushima

    Catherine McDonald

    Seth Milliken

    Grade 11

    High Honors

    Benjamin Beal

    Kylie Hinkley

    Grade 11

    Honors

    Kaitlynn Crowley

    Brooke Draper

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  26. Become A DECH Auxiliary Member

    Down East Community Hospital (DECH) Auxiliary is holding a membership drive! Auxiliary membership is an excellent way to support DECH, our community hospital, which has served us well for the past 50 years! Perhaps you or a loved one has been helped directly? Auxiliary membership is a great way to give back!

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  27. Harrington

    by Hulda Peterson  

    Get well wishes to Forrest Caler who is still a patient in Boston Mass General Hospital.

    Get well wishes to Mildred Bagley Beal, daughter of Irene Bagley of Harrington. She is a patient in Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

    Condolences to the family of Merton Allen of Columbia Falls who passed away this past week.  He was a fine husband, father, and friend who will be missed.

    Martha and David Weaver and their grandson, Zak have been up to Island Falls riding snowmobiles.  It was very cold, but fun.

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  28. Birth Notice

    Abigale and Brian Bell from Edmunds had  a 9lb - 4oz baby boy on Feb. 5th named Foster Aubrey Bell. Ebonica Newman from Baileyville, had a 9lb-3oz baby boy; named Sabre Newman on Feb. 11, 2015. Kendra and Powell from Jonesport, had a 8lb-3oz baby boy on Jan. 26, 2015

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  29. Julia May (Merritt) MacLean

    Jonesport

     

    Julia MacLean, 70, passed away peacefully January 29, 2015 at a local hospital following her long, courageous battle with cancer.

     

    She was born April 29, 1944, the first born daughter of Lorna and Shirley Merritt Sr.

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  30. Stanley A. Willey Jr

    Cherryfield

    Stanley Arthur Willey, 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. He was born in Cherryfield, Sept. 9, 1938. The son of the late Nina M.(Grant )and Stanley A. Willey Sr.

    He worked as a carpenter in his younger years, then went to work for A. L. Stewart & Sons, then later Cherryfield Foods INC. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working, and gardening. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and loved his grandchildren.

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  31. Malcolm Roger Donovan Sr

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  32. Shirley H. Vane

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  33. Hilda B. Peabody

     

    Jonesport

     

    Hilda B. Peabody, 100, a lifelong resident of Jonesport went to be with her Lord February 11, 2015 at the Down East Community Hospital in Machias. 

    She was born in Jonesport on August 21, 1914. She worked from a young age as a child packing sardines in several local factories. After they closed she continued working with her husband Myron, on their lobster boat. Then, after being home alone, she enjoyed watching television, doing jigsaw puzzles, and going shopping with her sister Debora. She attended the Jonesport Wesleyan Church.

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  34. Ambrose Snow Brooks, 72

    Ambrose “Chip” Snow Brooks, 72, passed away from cancer, on December 1, 2014 in Mount Airy,  NC. Chip was born November 17, 1942 in Milbridge, ME to Meddie Joseph and Charlotte Brooks.

    Chip grew up in Milbridge, ME with his 9 brothers and sisters. Chip is survived by 3 sisters, Viola, Sally, and Norma and 1 brother, Bliss. He is remembered with smiles, love and laughter by his 7 children, Deborah, Frank, Billy, Michael, Patrick, Sarina and Melissa, as well as 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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  35. Do You Need to File A Tax Return in 2015?

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  36. Couselors Corner

    Some time back I heard an individual say, “You are only as strong as the people you surround yourself with.”  Taking a look at this statement as it relates to our partners, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, and significant others could be revealing.  I became acutely aware that not everyone, many times women and girls, understands that it is NEVER OK to overlook verbal degradation by those who say they love us.  We might ask ourselves these questions to determine if we are being verbally and emotionally abused by our mates:

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  37. Sen. Collins Statement on Federal District Court Ruling Against President Obama’s November 2014 Executive Action

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement today after a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against the President’s November 2014 immigration executive action:

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  38. Maine Shooting Ranges

    Unless you belong to a private rifle and pistol club, finding a place to sight in your deer rifle or simply to practice with a firearm is becoming increasingly problematic in Maine.

    There was a day when all you needed to do was to find an old gravel pit, set up a target and plink away. Not anymore. Pit owners, mindful of all the new legal liabilities that seem to be the scourge of the 21st century, are posting their properties.

    Organized shooting clubs and ranges don’t have it so easy either as anti-gun factions and other detractors try yo put them out of business.

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  39. Following Report from Maine Panel, King Renews Call for Action on Ocean Acidification

    In response to the release of the Maine Ocean Acidification Commission Report today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, renewed his call for action to address the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on Maine’s fishing industry:

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  40. ​Mike Musante wins the Cathance Winter Fest Ice Fishing Derby with a 21” salmon

    Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, was celebrated in a big way in Cooper with all-day benefit events including an ice fishing derby on Cathance Lake, a poker drive with designated spots around Cooper and Cathance Township, children’s crafts and games at the Cooper Community Center, and a “souper” supper which featured an abundance of food generously donated by many local residents.

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  41. Machiasport

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  42. Washington Academy Raider

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  43. Narraguagus Lady Knights

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  44. Seawolves Snapp / Clippers Streak

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