Artist of the Week - Gillyin Gatto


by Jessica Griffin - Brown 

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Bangor restaurant invites King fans to dine on “It” themed menu

Oriental Jade, a Bangor restaurant serving Chinese and Asian cuisine, is credited as the inspiration for the “Jade of the Orient” restaurant in Stephen King’s #1 best selling novel “It”. The Jade of the Orient was the scene of a rather pivotal moment in the book, where the members of the “The Losers’ Club” gathered and eventually realized that evil clown Pennywise seemed to be everywhere, including sending the group messages through fortune cookies through objects like eyeballs inside the cookies.

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Former Beddington resident publishes late husband’s mystery series


by  Isabelle Hallé 

Writing was always part of Edward’s and Louise’s relationship. It still keeps the two close, even though he is no longer by her side.

Edward and Louise met in kindergarten and started dating as teenagers. Edward wrote poems to Louise during his service in the Air National Guard. He continued his writing after they married in 1969, and, in her spare time, Louise edited and typed his work.

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Action shots of Washington Academy Lady Raiders Soccer

All photos by  John Rogers.  See full photo spread in this week's issue pages 16-17.  Digital version here.

Hailey Wood gets the pass to a leading teammate.

Made Tanggahma battling a Lady Dragon the possession of the ball.

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Fall sports season starting

by Phil Stuart

The 2017-2018 high school sports season is upon us which includes cross country, golf, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer and volleyball.

Cross country is hard to predict but it would be fairly safe to say that Evan Merchant of Jonesport-Beals would be favored to win the DAC championship and that WA, Machias and Narraguagus would be the only schools capable of fielding fall teams.

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Great hiking in the fall


by Phil Stuart

The months of September and October are probably the best two hiking months of the year whether you are on your way up Mt. Katahdin or doing the Machias River Trail.

Maine offers hikes of all degrees of difficulty, but you won’t find that situation in Downeast Maine.

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The Quoddy League in 1965

by Phil Stuart

The Quoddy Baseball League in 1965 featured seven teams, which included the Beals Braves, Campobello Islanders, Cutler  Naval Base, Bucks Harbor Air Base, Cutler Cardinals, Machias Bruins and  Pleasant Point Indians.

The Indians got off to their best start ever that year with aging veteran Bobby Wade on the mound and some solid hitters like Jiggs Mitchell, Tim Newel, Red Sapiel, Billy Altvator, Togue Small and Bill Holman.

The Indians got off to an  8-0 start and would try to win number 9 on August 10 at Machias against the Bruins.

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Land Transfers by deed August 11 through August 24, 2017

Helene Dilks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the United States of America of Warwick, Rhode Island a

certain lot or parcel of land together with any buildings and improvements thereon situated in

Harrington (The United States Coast Guard-34.1 acres more or less on the Narraguagus River)

Warren M. Orcutt, Sr. and Velma L. Orcutt of Steuben to Warren M. Orcutt, Jr. of Steuben, Warren M.

Orcutt, Sr. and Velma L. Orcutt of Steuben a certain lot or parcel of land situated in Township No. 18, M.

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UMM recognizes dedicated staff, key initiatives as fall semester begins


UMM’s leadership team attended, as did leadership from the University of Maine System and the University of Maine, including President Susan Hunter.

 More than fifty UMM faculty and staff members were present to honor each other, the beginning of the partnership with UMaine, and significant UMM achievements and initiatives.

 UMM Head of Campus Kay Kimball described the university community as a group of people here by choice. 

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Final wording of November referendums announced

  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has finalized the wording of the two citizens’ initiative questions that will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Referendum Election ballot. Below is the title of each initiative and the final question that will appear on the ballot:

**QUESTION 1: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County.** “Do you want to allow a certain company to operate table games and/or slot machines in York County, subject to state and local approval, with part of the profits going to the specific programs described in the initiative?”

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