Letter to the Editor - AARP Maine

AARP Maine and our more than 230,000 members would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all the candidates running in the general election in November. We would also like to remind everyone that November is not that far away.  By far the biggest and most robust voting bloc in the state is that of Mainers over the age of 50.  The issues impacting older Mainers are of particular importance here in Maine, the oldest state in the country.

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Jana Elaine Pettegrow - Bangor

Jana Elaine Pettegrow of Bangor, Maine died from pneumonia complications at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 14, 2018.  Jana was born in Machias on December 26, 1977, the daughter of Wayne L. Pettegrow of Machiasport and Susan Radley of Machias. She was predeceased by grandparents Richard and Nonie Pettegrow of Machiasport, and Robert and Faye Ackley of Cutler. 

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TOWN OF NORTHFIELD ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

The Town of Northfield will hold the Annual Town Meetingon Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Northfield Town Hall.

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Revolutionary spirit honored at Balsam Valley Chapel

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School safety, low revenues discussed at town meeting

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Betsy Fitzgerald moderated the Machias 2018 Annual Town Meeting held Wednesday, June 13. Thirty-eight residents were in attendance for the event which lasted just over one hour.

All of the warrant’s 52 articles passed, some unanimously but most with a handful of votes in opposition.

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WaCo Teacher of the Year advances to semifinals

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Kailee Colbeth was at the circus with her family when she heard the news that she won Washington County Teacher of the Year. “I think I went into shock!” she said. Colbeth teaches math at Washington Academy (WA) in East Machias. Last week Colbeth received more good news — she has advanced to the state semifinals. Colbeth is now one of eight candidates for Maine Teacher of the Year.

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DECH to close Jonesport nursing home August 31

 

by Nancy Beal

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Talk held on restoring justice with the Wabanaki peoples

by  Lura Jackson

The process of reconciling a past of genocide that continues in some ways today was the focus of a talk held at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 3. John Dieffenbacher-Krall was the guest speaker at the event, which outlined the past relationship between the Wabanaki peoples and the European powers that colonized these lands and how today’s continuing relationship is influenced by those events. 

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Jonesport’s Sunrise Care latest in line of WaCo closures

by Ruth Leubecker

Jonesport’s biggest employer, Sunrise Care Facility, will close its doors on August 31, 2018, according to its owner, Down East Community Hospital.

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Letter to the Editor - An open letter to the DECH and Sunrise Care Facility Officials

I am writing today in regards to the closure of Sunrise Care Facility in my hometown of Jonesport. I ask you to read my letter before you send an automated response, or before you send your press release. I’m asking you to consider the thoughts and the feelings of the people who live there, the people who reside at the facility, the employees who work there and are proud to work there. I’m so thankful to have been born and raised in this town. It is bursting with pride.

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