Remembrance ceremony at Maine Veterans’ Home

At last week’s annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Maine Veterans’ Home of Machias, the Machias Memorial High School and Rose M. Gaffney Bands performed, often in concert with the RMG Chorus. Pictured are American Legion Post #65 Honor Guard members, the Anah Highlander Bagpipers, and Bugler Hovey Hall. John Sprague gave the opening and closing prayers, and Lois Hubbard of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #9 also read.     Photo by Bill Kitchen

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John Marchese captures title

Under beautiful weather conditions and the excellent shape of the course John Marchese shot a solid 70 to win the first golf championship in the county at Barren View Golf Club. Following are the full winner results.

GROSS NET - 1st Flight

John Marchese        70                    Nate Mugford        65

Zach Fenton        75                    Ralph Backman, Sr    71

2Nd Flight

Glynn Urquhart        77                    Shane Alley        62

Sid Vandegrift        80                    Jim Alley        65

3rd Flight            

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  • Jonesport-Beals announces valedictorian and salutatorian
  • Jonesport-Beals announces valedictorian and salutatorian

Jonesport-Beals announces valedictorian and salutatorian

Photos: Tyler Sprowl and Jadah Alley

The Faculty and Administration of Jonesport-Beals High School proudly announce the class parts for the school year 2016-17.

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Graveside Service - Harold D. Ingalls

Harold D. Ingalls

There will be a graveside service June 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Jacksonville Cemetery in the Veterans’ Section. Following will be a gathering at the American Legion in Machias.

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Alice Hammond Harrigton

Alice Hammond, 80, of Sunset Point, Harrington, ME passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 10 at 1:30 in the afternoon, surrounded by family. Alice was a loving wife and a wonderful mom, as well as an great grandmother. Alice had many joys in her life. She loved gardening and hummingbirds. Her many bird feeders were always full, and she found pure  delight in watching the birds come everyday. She loved country music, dancing, and playing games, she also enjoyed her game boy. She was always up for a round or two of Scrabble or Yahtzee, or any other game that was suggested.

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Lanier Campbell “Nick” Greer

Lanier Campbell “Nick” Greer, 84, passed away at his home in Machiasport, May 21 following a long illness. A resident of Machiasport Maine since 1977, he was the son of Lanier and Dorothy (nee Campbell) Greer. He grew up in Lynn Massachusetts, Erie Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights Ohio. 

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Land Transfers by deed May 5, 2017 through May 18, 2017

Benjamin W. Reynolds of Machiasport to Oksana V. Klimova and Dmitri K. Klimov of Sykesville, Maryland a certain lot or parcel of land with any buildings thereon situated in the Town of Northfield (Lot 58 of the Two Lakes Subdivision)

The Inhabitants of the Municipality of Steuben to Korel Jellison of Steuben a certain lot or parcel of land situated on the easterly side of Pigeon Hill Road and southerly side of Joe Leighton Road in Steuben (Lot 1)

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The ones that got away

Rose M. Gaffney School students from Mrs. Whitney’s 3rd grade class from the visited the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) last week to assist in the release of Atlantic salmon. The DSF works to conserve stocks and habitat for the Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish.

Submitted photo

 

May 2017

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Prison closure looms despite legislative support

Photo: The Downeast Correctional Facility is still not safe from closure according to Washington County legislative delegates Sen. Joyce Maker (R-Calais) and Rep. Will Tuell (E. Machias). The 128th legislature is working its way through Governor LePage’s 2018-19 biennial budget proposal, in which the governor proposed defunding the prison and shutting its doors. The prison is located in Machiasport.                   Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Machias High School expands alternative education

Photo: ​The future looks bright, and learning just became a little more relevant as Gage Garrison, a student in the expanding MMHS Alternative Education Program, puts his lessons into practice. Gage is working at Mid Town Auto in Machias, where he spends part of his school day earning credits toward graduation. Photo by Bill Kitchen

by Bill Kitchen

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