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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Health care mired in politics, yet remains crucial unknown

by Ruth Leubecker

As legislators sidestep the issue and a leading Maine expert demands congressional attention, whether at the state or federal level, health care planning is notably absent from the table.

“It has unanimous support from the committee, but we don’t know what’s going to happen to it,” says Joe Lendvai, Maine AllCare Downeast chapter leader-advocate of LD 1274, the bill to promote universal health care.

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Hungry for lobster? Hold on to your wallet!

by Nancy Beal

As that herald of summer, July 4, nears, many of the folks who come to Maine for vacation will be looking for lobster, boiled and dipped in butter, skewered and slathered for the grill, or as the chief ingredient in other dishes popular with tourists and locals. Perhaps most notable of the latter is the lobster roll, a feature of most summer take-out eateries.

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Machias attorney Rebecca Irving receives Glassman Award

by Nancy Beal

When members of the Maine State Bar Association came together for their annual meeting last week at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Machias attorney Rebecca Irving was honored with the group’s award Glassman Award, given for “demonstrated excellence” in advancing the position of women in the legal profession and for acting as a role model for younger or less experienced women attorneys. Caroline Duby Glassman was a pioneer in Maine legal history who capped a stellar career as the first woman appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

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