PML readies for Downeast Fashion Show Gala capital campaign kick-off

On Friday, Oct. 19 hometown pride teams up with the local funny bone when Porter Memorial Library presents The Downeast Fashion Show Gala to kick off its capital fundraising campaign. The library is raising money for major construction at its 92 Court Street location. The expansion will create access for everyone by means of a new addition and elevator.

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Rotary meetings feature local candidates

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 25 district attorney Matthew Foster presented to the Rotary. The public is invited to attend the meetings which begin with socializing and dinner ordered individually from the menu at 5:15 p.m., and a speaker presentation at 6 p.m. Photos by Bob McCollum

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Trash and school security on September board agenda in Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A.O.S. 96 Superintendent Scott Porter spoke with the Machias Selectboard during their normal bi-weekly meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 12. Porter updated the board on the Machias schools’ effort to hire a resource officer, a position the district advertised to no avail. A school resource officer provides a law enforcement presence on school campuses.

Porter said Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien suggested a candidate for the part-time officer role, Bill Sternberg, who then interviewed successfully with the school. 

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Migliorelli brings music to Milbridge

 

by Wayne Smith

Frank Migliorelli brought his music to the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage in one of the last concerts of the season. He wore a blue, long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots. His gray hair was parted in the middle. The crowd was taking it in. Migliorelli talked to the crowd in between his songs. As the sun went down he took off his sunglasses and perched on a wooden stool, moving it around several times, just to get it right. He brought two guitars with him to play.

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Blue Devils name race after Coty, Five teams compete in event

 

by John Rogers

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Holmes celebrates 20 years of massage, looks ahead to new chapter

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Katherine Holmes was studying to be an occupational therapist when a comment from her teacher shifted her career trajectory.

“There was a piece on learning about massage and one my instructors said, ‘You’re really good at this,’” said Holmes. 

She finished her bachelors degree in occupational therapy but after 14 years turned her sights toward massage therapy. 

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Movie set built and burned for Downeast history film

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

When America thinks of redcoats and patriots our minds go to scenes set in present-day Massachusetts and iconic battles we learned about in school, such as Concord and Lexington.

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Area schools collaborate to expand career and tech education

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

M.S.A.D. 37 Superintendent Ron Ramsay is leading a collaborative effort between schools stretching from Harrington to East Machias that could secure the region its first ever dedicated Career and Technical Education (CTE) facility.

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Struggle for control ignores Downeast Senate seat

by Ruth Leubecker

Power splits in the upcoming election have focused on the effects of term limits and key seats, but little attention given to incumbent Joyce Maker’s decision not to run.

The popular legislator from Calais, in deciding to step down, has Christina Therrien, Machias town manager, and Marianne Moore, former Calais mayor, vying for the spot. Therrien, a Democrat, and Moore, a Republican, are both strong and accomplished civic leaders. 

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11th WaCo Cancer Conference to spotlight new therapies

by Nancy Beal

Dr. Philip Brooks of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine will be the featured speaker at next month’s Washington County Cancer Conference entitled “Cancer: There is Hope Here in Washington County,” scheduled for Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pellon Center in Machias. It will be the eleventh year that a consortium of health care providers and supporters has mounted the daylong event in the Sunrise County.

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