University of Maine announces spring 2017 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,303 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2017 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,727 are from Maine, 533 are from 29 other states and 43 are from 22 countries other than the U.S.Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for spring 2017, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Please note that some students have requested that their information not be released; therefore, their names are not included.

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Critical Language Scholarship awarded

Kierstin Brewton, of Eastport, a major in the University of Vermont Class has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese in Tainan, Taiwan during the summer of 2017.

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WA alum takes Husson honors

 

Matthew Plaisted was recently honored at the Husson University School of Education Awards Ceremony as the recipient of the 2017 Watch Award.  The Watch Award is presented each year to the student with the highest GPA (Grade Point Average) in the School of Education.

 During his years as a student at Husson, Matthew was employed by the Husson Financial Aid Office, United Cerebral Palsy of Maine and, most recently, the Suzanne M. Smith Elementary School in Levant.

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Fort O’ Brien School honor roll

Grade 3: High honors: Maya Henderson, Kieli Smith. Honors: Dawson Fielder. 

Grade 4: High honors: Thaddeus Bridges, Ava Fitzhenry, Chloe Gibson, Kaiden Wood. 

Grade 5: High honors: Austin Fitzhenry, Harland Inglis. Honors: Naomi Lauze. 

Grade 6: High honors: Ryley Ingrish, Jonathan O’Donnell, Garrett Sprague, Eli Tremblay. Honors: Lacy Gibson. 

Grade 7: High honors: Aviva Bridges, Elesia Berry. Honors: Caitlyn Link. Grade 8: High Honors - Caleb Sawyer. Honors - Blaze Luna.

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Washington Academy 4th quarter honor roll

Judson L. McBrine, Head of School at Washington Academy in East Machias, has announced the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016/2017 year as follows:

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Maine AARP opposes Senate health care act

After working behind closed doors, Senate leadership finally released their health care bill - The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – on June 22nd.  It is now clear why the Senate bill was crafted in secret. This legislation could make adequate health insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of older Americans and would be a travesty for Maine.  Mainers have a right to know what is included in this proposal.

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Land Transfers by Deed June 16, 2017 through June 29, 2017

The Inhabitants of Jonesport to Devere V. Carney, Jr. of Florida and Kathleen Carney Arman (n/k/a Kathleen Carney Page) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina a certain parcel of land with buildings thereon located in the Town of Jonesport (Map 1, Section 12, Lot 39C)

Yoho Head, LLC of Ellsworth to Myron A. Rife, Jr. of Marion, Ohio a certain lot or parcel of land together with buildings thereon situated in Machiasport (Lot No. 20 of the Yoho Head Subdivision)

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All lined up

Painting trucks were a familiar sight in downtown Machias last week as the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) put the finishing touches on newly resurfaced roads like Free Street, Court Street and Broadway. The Machias Selectboard discussed the work at their meeting last Wednesday night. They said the MDOT has informed them that a crosswalk cannot be repainted on Court Street between Porter Memorial Library and the US Post Office because regulations require there to be no parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

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Tea and history

The Machiasport Historical Society hosted an early summer tea last Saturday June 24th, at the Gates House. Sandra Campbell, a talented local artist and member, was responsible for setting the stage for our Oriental themed Early Summer Tea; including the authentic Chinese music playing in the background.  Photos courtesy Shar Landers

 

 

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Machias airport receives $270k for new terminal, road reconstruction

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced this month that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved $3.3M in funding for 10 airports in Maine, which includes $270k earmarked for the Machias Valley Airport. “Maine’s regional airports are vital pieces of our transportation system that help bolster the tourism industry and support jobs across our state,” said the senators in a joint statement.  

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