DEI guides Beals Elementary students in seeding clams on island flats

 

by Nancy Beal

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Lack of markets forces PRSWDD recycling to shut out plastic, mixed paper

 

by Nancy Beal

Two weeks ago at their May 14 meeting, the board of directors of the Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District voted to stop taking plastic, glass and mixed paper as part of their recycling program. The reason: there is no market for glass, the various types of plastic, or the office paper, cereal boxes and other types of printed material that made up the mixed paper category.

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Beals Elementary science fair showcases STEM program

 

by Nancy Beal

What makes elephant toothpaste explode? Do gummy bears “grow” better in water or in soda pop? How many batteries and how many volts does it take to power a light bulb? Does rust come off more quickly in Pepsi or Mountain Dew? Can a rabbit be taught to eat from a blue bowl? Those questions and others were posed—and answered—at the first-ever science fair at Beals Elementary School last week.

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Jonesport to hold special town meeting on school loan, hearing on Ice Hill South, review of Jonesport Ave building permit

 

by Nancy Beal

Jonesporters will be asked their views on a variety of subjects in the coming days, ranging from allowing the school department to borrow from the town’s surplus fund to reviewing a controversial building permit. A hearing at 5:30 p.m. and a special town meeting afterward are slated for today (April 11) in the town office, while the planning board will revisit a permit it issued last fall for a fisherman’s workshop.

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BES students recreate, exhibit Wyeth scenes

 

by Nancy Beal

“Wyeth Interpretations,” an art exhibit featuring paintings by Beals Elementary School seventh and eighth graders modeled on works by Andrew Wyeth, his father N.C. Wyeth and his son Jamie, opened last week at Jonesport’s Peabody Memorial Library with a well attended reception in the community room.

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Jonesport special meeting: abandon Ice Hill South? loan school repair money?

 

by Nancy Beal

Jonesport selectmen finally got a response to their letter to residents on Ice Hill South, a lane that runs from Main Street toward Moosabec Reach where neighbors have been at odds in a standoff that resulted in the town’s snow plow contractor refusing to remove snow from the congested area last winter. The break in the impasse prompted selectmen March 28 to call for a hearing and perhaps a special town meeting.

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Jonesporters gather for annual town meeting

by Nancy Beal

Over 100 Jonesporters gathered for their annual town meeting in the high school gym March 12 and spent five hours dispensing with 38 articles before adjourning at 8:45 p.m.  The issues acted upon included purchase of land for commercial waterfront (see related article), a food sovereignty ordinance, a century-old town clock and the reduction of taxes by tapping the rainy day fund. Following the meeting, there was a discussion on crime in Washington County and a plan to combat it.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Basketball Clinic at Narraguagus Gym- Intramural Athletics will be offering a free Basketball Clinic on March 4 and March 11 at the Narraguagus Gym for grades K-6. Grades K-2 time is 4 – 5 p.m. and Grades 3-6 time is 5:15 to 7 pm. For more information, call Dan at 461-9090 or Mindy at 461-8878.

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High School One Act Review, $5 admission to benefit schools. March 7, 6 p.m.,

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Will Jonesport’s Ice Hill South be abandoned?

by Nancy Beal

The steep, short lane that leads from Jonesport’s Main Street to Moosabec Reach between the bridge to Beals Island and the old O.W. & B.S. Look wharf where Eddie Look buys lobsters is back on the selectmen’s to-do list. Last fall, year-round resident David Wardwell asked that the town either plow the lane or pay him a stipend for private service.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

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Monthly Play Reading with Stage East, free. March 3, 2-4 p.m.,

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Narraguagus Snowmobile Club- The Narraguagus Snowmobile Club will hold their next public bean & casserole supper on March 3 at the club house in Cherryfield at 5:30 p.m.

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Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents the Shead High School Music Program with jazz and rock music and discussion, free.March 4, 3 p.m.

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