Art, poetry, music at Jonesport’s Peabody Memorial Library

by Nancy Beal

The summer array of the arts began last weekend at Jonesport’s Peabody Memorial Library, with an artists’ reception and the beginning of a month-long silent auction of whimsical birdhouses fashioned by area students.

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No barriers for Noah Carver

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

He has his own radio show, he’s a successful activist, and he enjoys skiing every chance he gets. He rides horseback, enjoys the music of Broadway and this month he’ll hop on a plane to sing soprano solos with his chorus in France — for the second time. But first, Noah Carver will complete a two-week expedition in Nepal.

Noah Carver is 14 years old.

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Benefit planned after loss of Machiasport family home

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Four generations of Hinermans have lived in the Machiasport home Melissa Hinerman shared with her partner, JJ Tibbetts, but fire destroyed the white-clapboard home on the night of Saturday, June 2. The Machiasport Fire Department responded to the call with Machias, Roque Bluffs, East Machias, Jonesboro and Marshfield departments rendering mutual aid. Machias Fire Chief Joey Dennison served as incident commander. The home was built by Hinerman’s great grandparents.

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Machias town report shows minimal municipal spending increase

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Voters attending next week’s annual town meeting in Machias will find a $4,000 increase in the town’s proposed 2018-19 budget. 

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TiP tackles tough issues facing the elderly, disabled

by Ruth Leubecker

Home repairs, respite for caregivers and initiating an occupational technical program for students were some of the topics discussed at the latest Thriving in Place meeting.

“The gist of it is there are a lot of ideas on the table,” said Christine Laurel, CCC training coordinator. “A lot of people were sitting around this table who are in this category: they make too much money to qualify for help, but not enough to pay to get the work done.”

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Ice Hill South Resolved?

by Nancy Beal

The four residents of Jonesport’s Ice Hill South who have been feuding — at times, bitterly — about property lines and use of each other’s property by visitors, came to the Jonesport selectmen’s May 30 meeting with news of a reconciliation. Selectman Billy Milliken said he had been talking with the four — Anthony Casino, Brian Lawrence, Ray Jones and David Wardwell — earlier that afternoon and the outcome had been agreements all around.

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At the Machias ballot box - Meet candidate Joshua Rolfe

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in our series introducing voters to the four candidates running for two seats on the Machias Selectboard. The town will vote on Tuesday, June 12. 

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Inventing the doughnut hole: it happened in Maine

By now everyone has heard about Chester Greenwood and his earmuffs. And the caterpillar tread, and the zig-zag stitch. All enduring Maine inventions. But how about the doughnut hole?

Hanson Crockett Gregory, so the story goes, was only 16 when, to make the doughnut more palatable and less doughy, he invented the hole in the doughnut. History has it that in a storm-tossed sea on a fishing boat Gregory needed both hands to steer so he shoved his doughnut onto a wheel spoke. This was the beginning.

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2nd CD candidate Jared Golden returns to Washington County

by Nancy Beal

Jared Golden, a state legislator who is hoping to prevail in next week’s primary among Democrats vying to challenge (Republican) 2nd  Congressional District Rep. Bruce Poliquin next November, made a second appearance in Washington County May 27 at a town hall gathering at the University of Maine at Machias. He previously spoke to the county Democratic committee last February.

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Letter for the Editor - Russell will serve Washington County as governor

Russell will serve Washington County as governor

Here in Washington County, it is easy to see the thing Maine needs most: Jobs. What I am not seeing is a lot of action to make that happen, despite the supposedly business-friendly policies of the LePage administration.

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