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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The Green Team

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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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Spotlight on world famous Russian concert pianist in Machias

The Machias Bay Chamber Concerts Board is proud to present Russian Concert Pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov’s performance at 7 p.m. at Centre Street Church in Machias on Tuesday, July 31.

Kharitonov’s performance repertoire consists of Bach and Siloti preludes, two Schubert compositions, a Rachmaninoff variation, Respighi’s “Valse Caressante & Notturno” and ending with Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

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Summer League action

 

by Phil Stuart

The Narraguagus Girls’ Varsity squad is the only remaining undefeated team in the University of Maine at Machias High School Summer Basketball League.

The Lady Knights are 6-0 and are followed by Calais 3-1, Woodland 2-3, Washington Academy 2-3, Jonesport-Beals 2-3 and Sumner High School 0-5.

On June 22 girls action saw Narraguagus roll over Jonesport-Beals 62-30 while Woodland kept Sumner winless with a 38-21 win. Narraguagus remained unbeaten by topping Washington Academy 44-26.

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Congratulations to the Machias Major League 11/12 District 1 Champions!

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