From Key West to Fort Kent, trio walks for overdose awareness

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

After losing his sister Brittany to an opioid overdose, Brett Bramble walked from Delaware to San Francisco to raise awareness about opioid overdose deaths. “It engaged with quite a lot of people,” said Bramble. “When I got back home to Atlanta it was only a couple of months before I was planning the next one.” 

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Lubec widow blazes trail with self-help book

 

by Ruth Leubecker

As an older widow facing the initial trauma of life alone, Lucille Ann Meltz came to grips with her future while embarking on a mission to help others. 

“This is a personal story,” says Meltz of her book, The Elder Widow’s Walk. “My husband and I were married for 47 years. He was ill for a very long time. It seemed like I should be ready. I wasn’t.”

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“Peter Rabbit” next in free boxcar movie series

 

Watching movies outdoors might be a thing of the past in some places, but the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has made it a regular occurence in Machias. Every other Saturday night families can stretch out in front of historic Station 1898 and watch current movies projected onto a real boxcar.

On Saturday, Aug. 4, MBACC will be showing 2018’s family film “Peter Rabbit” at dusk, as soon as it’s dark enough to project the movie. Sunset is at 7 p.m. that day, making start time approximately 7:30 p.m.

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Grier arraigned in district court

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias’ Kehben Grier appeared in Washington County District Court on Tuesday, July 24 to enter a plea of not guilty in the matter of State vs. Kimberly E. Grier, her legal name. The charges of Aggravated Criminal Mischief, Criminal Mischief and Theft by Unauthorized Taking stem from an April 5 event in which Grier is accused of breaking the window of the Downeast Smoke and Vape Shop, a medical marijuana outlet, using a baseball bat. The shop is located at 25 Main Street in the Machias Hardware Co. building.

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Library director featured artist at Henry D. Moore

 

Library Director Jeanne Benedict will be the August Featured Artist at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben. The show will be available for viewing during library hours for the month with an opening reception on Monday, Aug. 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. Jeanne’s work includes counted cross stitch pictures, crocheted baby-blankets and lap blankets, and other smaller knit, crocheted and cross stitched items. www.moorelibrary.org

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‘Low-lying’ Machias seeks options for flood protection

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A joint project of the Town of Machias, the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), and the Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) hopes to protect downtown Machias from increasing flood events. At a June 27 presentation, members of the public learned about the Machias Waterfront Resilience & Renewal Study.

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Machias Bay Chamber seeks feedback

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

In many towns the Chamber of Commerce works directly with businesses and rarely crosses paths with residents, but the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) takes a different approach.

“We serve the businesses, but we serve them best by serving the people who live here and visit here,” said MBACC Executive Director Sharon Mack. 

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Welsh resigns from DECH

 

by Ruth Leubecker

Following three years of renewed stability and capital improvements, Dennis Welsh, Down East Community Hospital CEO, has announced his plans to leave the Machias hospital in January, 2019.

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Obadiah’s serves up atmosphere on Open Mic Night

 

by Reagan Davenport

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