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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Letter for the Editor - Reisman supports Mason

Reisman supports Mason

Three reasons to support Garrett Mason for Governor

He’ll be an education governor, backing school choice, affordable higher education and workforce training.

He’ll be a freedom governor, backing first amendment guarantees of free speech and religious liberty.

He’ll be a unifying “one Maine” governor, opposing progressive interest groups who have abused the referendum process to promote class warfare and identity politics.

Jon Reisman

Cooper

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Letter for the Editor - Support Ranked Choice Voting

Support Ranked Choice Voting

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Ballads of Newfoundland to be shared at Calais Celtic Concert

 

by  Lura Jackson

As part of the award-winning Calais Celtic Concert Series, acclaimed solo singer Matthew Byrne of Newfoundland will be bringing his world-class act to Calais on Wednesday, June 13. Byrne, who comes from a family embedded in traditional music, has performed in locations all around the globe.

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Calais senior accepted to Air Force Academy

 

by  Lura Jackson

One of the most selective military programs in the country – the United States Air Force Academy – is about to receive a graduate from Calais Middle High School [CMHS]. Haley “Boosta” Donovan will be among the cadets at the elite academy when classes start at the end of June. After four years, if she is among the approximately 1,000 students that successfully graduate each year, she will be awarded with a Bachelor of Science and an officer position in the Air Force.

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WA co-Valedictorians urge facing future with ‘hope and promise,’ offer thanks

 Editor’s note: On Monday, June 4 Washington Academy’s class of 2018 received their diplomas. This year WA had two valedictorians, and below are excerpts from the speeches they made at the ceremony. 

Cameryn Farnsworth

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Lottiemae Margaret (Durrett) Mattes - Cutler

Lottiemae Margaret (Durrett) Mattes, 82, passed away May 8, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 11, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Capt. Alfred William Durrett, Sr. and Dolores Mae (Schock) Durrett.

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