Julia May (Merritt) MacLean

Jonesport

 

Julia MacLean, 70, passed away peacefully January 29, 2015 at a local hospital following her long, courageous battle with cancer.

 

She was born April 29, 1944, the first born daughter of Lorna and Shirley Merritt Sr.

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Stanley A. Willey Jr

Cherryfield

Stanley Arthur Willey, 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. He was born in Cherryfield, Sept. 9, 1938. The son of the late Nina M.(Grant )and Stanley A. Willey Sr.

He worked as a carpenter in his younger years, then went to work for A. L. Stewart & Sons, then later Cherryfield Foods INC. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working, and gardening. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and loved his grandchildren.

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Malcolm Roger Donovan Sr

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Shirley H. Vane

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Hilda B. Peabody

 

Jonesport

 

Hilda B. Peabody, 100, a lifelong resident of Jonesport went to be with her Lord February 11, 2015 at the Down East Community Hospital in Machias. 

She was born in Jonesport on August 21, 1914. She worked from a young age as a child packing sardines in several local factories. After they closed she continued working with her husband Myron, on their lobster boat. Then, after being home alone, she enjoyed watching television, doing jigsaw puzzles, and going shopping with her sister Debora. She attended the Jonesport Wesleyan Church.

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Ambrose Snow Brooks, 72

Ambrose “Chip” Snow Brooks, 72, passed away from cancer, on December 1, 2014 in Mount Airy,  NC. Chip was born November 17, 1942 in Milbridge, ME to Meddie Joseph and Charlotte Brooks.

Chip grew up in Milbridge, ME with his 9 brothers and sisters. Chip is survived by 3 sisters, Viola, Sally, and Norma and 1 brother, Bliss. He is remembered with smiles, love and laughter by his 7 children, Deborah, Frank, Billy, Michael, Patrick, Sarina and Melissa, as well as 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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Do You Need to File A Tax Return in 2015?

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Couselors Corner

Some time back I heard an individual say, “You are only as strong as the people you surround yourself with.”  Taking a look at this statement as it relates to our partners, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, and significant others could be revealing.  I became acutely aware that not everyone, many times women and girls, understands that it is NEVER OK to overlook verbal degradation by those who say they love us.  We might ask ourselves these questions to determine if we are being verbally and emotionally abused by our mates:

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Sen. Collins Statement on Federal District Court Ruling Against President Obama’s November 2014 Executive Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement today after a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against the President’s November 2014 immigration executive action:

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Maine Shooting Ranges

Unless you belong to a private rifle and pistol club, finding a place to sight in your deer rifle or simply to practice with a firearm is becoming increasingly problematic in Maine.

There was a day when all you needed to do was to find an old gravel pit, set up a target and plink away. Not anymore. Pit owners, mindful of all the new legal liabilities that seem to be the scourge of the 21st century, are posting their properties.

Organized shooting clubs and ranges don’t have it so easy either as anti-gun factions and other detractors try yo put them out of business.

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