Margaretta Days celebrates revolutionary history Downeast

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Festival chair Carlene Holmes said she is often asked why the mid-June event is called Margaretta Days when it only occupies one day? 

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Blackfly Ball moves to new October date

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Kehben Grier of Machias’ Beehive Design Collective announced last week that the Blackfly Ball will move from its traditional Blueberry Festival August time frame to October 6. The Blackfly Ball has become a fixture of summer in Machias, historically taking place on the Saturday night of the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival and drawing large crowds to Bad Little Falls park to hear multiple bands for free.

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Four WCCC students named to All-Maine Academic Team

The All-Maine Academic Team is composed of the high achieving students in the Maine Community College System, with selections picked from each school. Unlike in previous years, when only two students from each school were named, the team has been expanded this year to include students that are in both the “transfer” pathway – meaning they are planning to continue in their academic careers – and in the “career” pathway – meaning they will be going directly into the workforce upon graduation. Every student named to the team received a $500 scholarship.

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Bay Ridge students map Maine’s flora and fauna

 

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Washington Academy’s 2018 Academic Awards

 

Seniors who have been on the honor roll every quarter for all four years (14 consecutive quarters) pose here with their Headmaster’s Golden Apple Award. Congratulations to all award recipients. Photo courtesy Hannah Sprague

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Passages to graduate more than twenty teen parents this year; accepting applications for new school year

This June, Wayfinder Schools’ Passages Program will graduate more than twenty teen parents who have worked hard to earn their high school diplomas while raising their young children. Founded in 1994, Passages is a home-based high school diploma program for young parents living in Knox, Lincoln, Waldo, York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and Washington Counties. 

This year’s Washington County graduates are Isaac J. Collins, Jr. of Robbinston, Daneishalys Fontanez of Machias, Cheyenne Maheu of Lubec, Jessica Milliken of Jonesport and Monica Moffett of Eastport.

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Auschwitz survivor speaks at WA’s Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The juniors and seniors of Washington Academy’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies class organized the school’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony held Tuesday, May 15. Older students from the Elm Street School in East Machias attended the event along with all of Washington Academy’s students and some members of the public.

In the darkened gymnasium, students lit candles for those who survived and those who were murdered in the Holocaust. 

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Collins zeroes in on elder fraud, negotiating prescription costs

by Ruth Leubecker

As seniors struggle and veterans needs go unmet, Sen. Susan Collins continues to join forces with fellow senators in major efforts to achieve fairness on the playing field.

“Seniors who need assistance in managing their affairs should never be exploited and left destitute by an individual a court has appointed to protect them,” said Collins in a recent address on the abuse of power that guardians and others have over the elderly.

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PRSWDD towns mull waste disposal options

by Nancy Beal

Jonesport has long chafed under its share of costs at Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District, the Route 1 transfer station in Columbia Falls to which it and five other neighboring towns take their household waste, recyclables and demolition debris. (In addition to Jonesport, PRSWDD is made up of Addison, Beals Columbia, Columbia Falls and Jonesboro.) Several years ago, a move to withdraw from that trash cooperative was defeated at Jonesport’s town meeting. Another choice to stay or leave could be in the near future.

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Machias veterinarian operating without license

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The state suspended Dr. Cynthia Teer’s veterinary license effective Jan. 24, 2018, but the doctor continues to see patients in her Machias Animal Hospital office.

The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation confirmed that Dr. Teer’s license was suspended on the evening of Jan. 23. The agency did not specify the reason for the license suspension, saying only that she can no longer see patients or write prescriptions. 

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