Costly Health-Care Trends Highlighted

by Cat Cannon

Down East Community Hospital continues to show strong vital signs, a diagnosis shared by hospital CEO Dennis Welsh and board chair David Whitney at last week’s meeting of the Machias Rotary club.

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Nursing Home Out, Affordable Elderly Housing In

by Ruth Leubecker

At the end, squabbling and working for free, the 127th Legislature nonetheless achieved some positive results, however tenuous, for Washington County.

“It’s been a rocky winter,” said Sen. Dave Burns last week. “I’ve seen things I haven’t seen before, and this is my fourth term. I wish there was more communication between the three of us -- Democrats, Republicans and the second floor. There are three independent branches of government, and I only represent one. It’s so dragged out, and it’s so discouraging.”

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Man Dies After Fireworks Accident

by Jayna Smith

What was to be a fun celebration of America’s birthday turned fatal last Saturday night at a lower South Street residence.  Calais Police Department Sergeant Matt Vinson confirmed the nation-wide reports that at approximately 10:00 pm on July 4th, CPD, Calais Fire-EMS, and Maine State Police responded to a 911 call with a report an accident involving fireworks.

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Brunch Kicks Off Women’s Dive Day

Celebrating great diving off the shores of Eastport and Deer Island, New Brunswick, will take place on Saturday, July 18, when the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, COJO Diving, Inc. of New Brunswick, and The Commons and Landmark 1887 present Women’s Dive Day in Eastport. 

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You Are Invited to an Open House

The Downeast Salmon Federation would like to invite you to their open house at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center (EMARC), 13 Willow St. in East Machias (just behind Archibalds Gulf Station), on Thursday, July 16th at 5:00pm. There will be live music performed by Nathanael Koenig of Eastport, tours of the Atlantic salmon hatchery, refreshments, and an update on the programs that are running at EMARC this year. The open house is free and open to the public!

The Downeast Salmon Federation, a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of Maine (EIN 01-0532938)

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