Nineties schoolboy tourney picks

by Phil Stuart

The 1990s were a good 10 years for schoolboy basketball Downeast.There were a lot of strong teams with competitive games being the norm rather than the exception.

The Downeast Athletic Conference was fully intact, and the majority of the teams were somewhat competitive with one another.

The 90s started out a little slow with Brian Kubeck of Calais the only all-tourney selection in the new decade’s first year.

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Colbeth gone, but not forgotten

by Phil Stuart

The Ephraim Johnson American Legion Post #9 of Machias does a lot of great things over the course of the year for many individuals or organizations.

The members of that post really do a fantastic job, and the generosity that transpires there is unbelievable.

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Court News

Pepper Beal, Sr. of Marshfield, Maine:  Illegal possession of firearm on 9/16/2017 in Addison.  SNTC date 1/16/2018, Washington County Jail 30 days, stayed 2/6/2018.  GLTY

Jonathan Mark Bunker of Steuben, Maine:  1.)  OUI (Alcohol), 1 prior on 8/15/2017 in Steuben.  DISP  2.)  Driving to endanger on 8/15/2017 in steuben.  SNTC date 1/16/2018, fine $575, Washington County Jail 48 hours, stayed 1/19/2018, license suspended 30 days.  GLTY

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New officer to join Washington County’s Troop J

Maine’s newest state troopers received their badges on Friday, April 13, in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The five troopers completed 10 weeks of specialized State Police training. All are previous graduates of the academy. The new troopers will now patrol with a veteran trooper before beginning to patrol on their own. The graduation speaker was Governor Paul LePage who noted that the five troopers all grew up in Maine and thanked them for wanting to serve their state.

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Wheaton named Legendary Maine Guide

by  V. Paul Reynolds

In 2009, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in conjunction with the Maine Professional Guide’s Association ( MPGA), did a wonderful thing. They created the Wiggie Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award. It was fitting that Robinson was the first (posthumous) recipient of his namesake award. 

The idea was to select annually a deserving Registered Maine Guide for this honor and public recognition.

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American Pickers coming to film in Maine

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Maine!  They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout Maine.
American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques

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DOT announces preferred solution for Machias dike

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A 1930s photograph of the Machias dike shows a structure resembling a giant pile of Lincoln Logs with a road on top. Those old logs are still part of the Route 1 bridge today and though reinforced by concrete in 2008, they’re starting to show their age. Photography taken by divers during a 2016 underwater inspection reveal erosion and decay in the dike’s wooden supports.

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Heroin arrests made in Machiasport after three overdoses

State Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency say three people have been arrested in connection with three heroin overdoses in Washington County taking place within 30 minutes of each other on Friday, April 6. Law Enforcement in six other Maine communities have also reported similar overdoses although none have been fatal. About 4 p.m. Friday, Troopers from Troop J and detectives from the State Police Major Crime Unit responded to two overdoses in Machiasport and a third in East Machias. The victims were two men and a woman, all in their 30s.

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Machias meeting reveals split opinions on marijuana

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

More than 120 people filled the Pellon Center for a marijuana work session recently held in Machias. But when Machias Selectboard Chairman Warren Gay opened the meeting to public comment, the room went silent.  

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Letter to the Editor - Press should stand against racist, bullying language

Press should stand against racist, bullying language

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