State Runner-up Lady Raider Volleyball in action shots

Time-out, as Coach Schwinn gives direction to his team.

Good hustle from Jinny Davis getting to the ball at WA.

Teeya Harmon delivers a solid service. Teeya connected for 18/19 serves at the States in MDI, while earning 3-aces.

 

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Robert Palmer Coles Jr Machias

Robert Palmer Coles, Jr, 93, died November 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born December 21, 1923 in Bronx, New York, the son of the late Robert Palmer Coles, Sr. and Martha Surburt.

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Juanita Crosby Choukas Hanover, New Hampshire

Juanita (Nita) Crosby Choukas, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Hanover, New Hampshire on November 11, 2017, surrounded in her final days by her beloved husband of 66 years, Michael Choukas, Jr, her three children, her ten grandchildren, and several of her great grandchildren. 

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Four finalists named for vice president at the University of Maine at Machias

Four finalists have been named for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Head of Campus at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM). Between Nov. 16 and Dec. 6, the candidates will visit both the University of Maine at Machias and the University of Maine campuses.

The search, which has been under way since June, generated over 100 applications. Candidates selected for campus visits, including interviews, presentations, and meetings with campus leaders, community members and students, are:

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Court News

Ryan M. Grant of East Machias, Maine: Operate while license suspended or revoked, prior on June 30, 2017 in Cherryfield. SNTC Date 8/8//2017, Fine $500. GLTY.

Channon J. Jones of Trescott TWP, Maine: Possessing lobster beyond minimum or maximum on June 22, 2017 in Lubec. SNTC Date: 8/2/2017, Fine $2,200. GLTY.

Dennis W. Sargent Jr. of Steuben, Maine: Burning prohibited material on June 5, 2017 in Steuben. SNTC Date: 8/8/2017, Fine $250. GLTY.

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The trail food search

by V. Paul Reynolds

Author’s note: This is part two of a three part column series about my fall elk hunt to Colorado.

Over the years, in pursuit of elk, my sons and I have made a number of backpacking hunts into the Routt National Forest in Western Colorado.

There is a lot of careful preparation for trips of this sort. The central challenge, as you might guess, is to keep the pack weights manageable without leaving behind critical gear.

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Voting results from Nov. 7 Maine Referendum Election

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Maine voters went to the polls to consider four ballot measures. The first question asked voters to approve a license for a casino in York County, which failed statewide. The second question asked voters to approve expansion of Medicaid to give medical coverage to residents earning between 100 and 138 percent of the federal poverty level, and it passed. Question 3 asked voters to approve a $105 million bond for infrastructure, it passed.

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Community grieves Downeast Pearl Harbor survivor

WWII and Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Coles passed away at age 93 on Saturday, Nov. 4. Coles was a beloved local figure and revered for his heroic role in a game-changing battle. This photo was taken during the Fourth of July Celebrations at Cutler’s Little River Lighthouse in 2015. Photo by RJ Heller

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Machias updates traffic ordinance, emergency plans

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias traffic ordinance written in 1971 is slated to receive some updates from the current selectboard. During their Oct. 18 meeting, the board discussed redefining the town’s parking zones. Part of the effort will involve taking measurements and GPS coordinates from landmarks likely to last, such as the bridge, because the existing ordinance defines parking in relation to local businesses, such as Johnson’s Jewelry Store, which are no longer present.

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WBANA aims ‘to turn ship around for growers’

by Ruth Leubecker

As area blueberry growers struggle with the realities of supply and demand, Maine’s official commission this week pledged renewed support.

“We’re absolutely talking about how we can improve things for growers,” said Nancy McBrady, executive director of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine. “We’ve got to turn this ship around.”

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