East Coast River Relay launches from Calais

 

by Lura Jackson

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Cub and Boy Scout registration opening

Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 139 from Cherryfield are accepting registration forms for the 2017-18 year. The pack covers the towns of Cherryfield, Milbridge, Harrington, Addison and Steuben and surrounding towns. However, if you do not have a troop or pack nearby, your son is welcome to join us. 

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Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

by Susan Faloon 

There are many things we may regret in life, but being prepared for emergencies is not one of them.   You might say I have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I was forced to evacuate summer camp at

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Editors Desk

As a general rule, people rarely visit the tourist sites closest to home, and we are no exception here in Washington County. Now that the weather is getting cooler and the bugs are slowing down, it’s the perfect time to seek out the attractions in your own backyard.

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Governor appoints Rabinowitz as press secretary

Governor Paul R. LePage announced today he has appointed Julie Dumont Rabinowitz as his Press Secretary. Rabinowitz now serves as the Director of Policy, Operations and Communication for the Maine Department of Labor.

“Julie has worked closely with our communications team and our policy advisors in her role at the labor department, and I am looking forward to her continued service as my press secretary,” said Governor LePage.

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Mainers urged to sign up for free disposal of unusable pesticides

This October, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will team up with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help Mainers dispose of unusable and waste pesticides. The Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program, jointly sponsored by the BPC and DEP, and funded through pesticide product registration fees, has kept more than 99 tons of pesticides out of the waste stream since its start in 1982.

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Solving the smells and stains of 92 Second Street

Take one imaginative first-time author and one unsolved violent family murder and you have a tale unique to New England. A bloody good story that remains shrouded in mystery even after 125 years.

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Merrill Library offers ‘Let’s Talk About It’ book group

Merrill Library at the University of Maine at Machias has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It,” a free public reading and discussion group, with copies of books available for loan through the library.

The program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book, in cooperation with the Maine State Library.

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Poliquin launches Veterans Advisory Panel

 

Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has launched the Veteran Advisory Panel, a new body consisting of Maine Veterans that will assist the Congressman in more effectively hearing from and conveying the interests of Veterans across Maine’s 2nd District to Congress.

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Columbia News

Another busy week for us, Sometimes I wonder if I will ever have a slow week. Anyway we were out and about on the barrens a few times, I did stop at the Greenwood Cemetery on the Tibbettstown Road and cleaned a couple of stones. Two foot stones need more to do on them and my great great Grandfather James & Hannah (Worcester) Grant’s stone needs more especially on the sides and the back. The front needs a bit more to really get it clean. I just don’t have enough time to do a whole lot of cleaning with school starting up again. Where has the summer gone?

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