Letter to the Editor - Post Office urges proper dog care

Post Office urges proper dog care

 We would  like Machias and surrounding area pet owners to take a moment and look at the world through their dog’s eyes.  Eating, sleeping and playing take up most of their day.  The one job they do have, at least in their minds, is protecting their turf and their family.

 “It’s OK, he won’t bite you” is a phrase heard often by letter carriers.  But the truth is that ALL dogs will bite if they feel their territory or family is being threatened. 

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Letter of the Editor - Poliquin is in it for himself

Poliquin is in it for himself

Did you know Bruce Poliquin’s net financial worth is $12,183, 007? Do you know Poliquin ranks 17th in wealth among U.S. House of Representatives?

Did you know Poliquin voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act six months ago, threatening the health care of 100,00 residents of Maine?  Poliquin also voted for the House version of the GOP tax bill.   Did you know this tax bill included $25,000,000,000 cuts to Medicare annually.  This would have impacted greater than 300,000 Maine seniors.

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Mayhew’s bid for Blaine House


by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Mary Mayhew is the youngest of four children, raised in Pittsfield by parents who were Democrats. Today, she’s working to become the next Republican governor of Maine.

“If my Dad was alive today, I doubt very much he would be a Democrat [anymore],” said Mayhew. “They were both very fiscally and socially conservative. So the party left them, left me.”

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

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Domestic Violence-Training is free of charge

Thursday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. –  4 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Bangor 703 Essex St

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Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents “Sailing to the End of the World: Tales from South America and the Antarctic by Jerry & David Oja,” free, Eastport Arts Center. April 15, 3 p.m., 

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Cherryfield and Milbridge news

Owen Beal, 77, of Milbridge, started lobster fishing with his father, baiting bait bags and measuring lobsters when he was just a teenager. The air outside had a chill to it as I got to Beal’s house for an interview. I walked in as dogs barked. One of his daughters, Mary, was cooking a steak. I could hear the steak splattering while it was cooking in the pan. I felt like I was in some steakhouse.The smell was breathtaking. I turned my attention to Beal whose face was raw and worked. He was happy. I could see the years on the water hadn’t caught up to him quite yet.

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Another week started out slow, but the need for bus drivers to drive students to and from their activities have kept me quite busy.  Students were bussed to the high school on Wednesday for  the “Hoops for Heart,” fundraiser.

The Pee Wee ball games are coming to an end this coming week with play offs.

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There is a can in the entryway at Wesley Elementary School for Box Tops for School Education. If you have any to donate, you can drop them off any time school is in session or when the town office is open. Thank you!

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Whitneyville Library news

Our April 7 public turkey dinner was a great success. It was so nice to see our library friends and supporters come out and enjoy some good company and a great meal. May 5 will be our famous pot roast public dinner. Pot roast with mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, cucumber salad, Janet’s rolls along with homemade cakes and pies will be on the menu. As always, the suppers begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Hillgrove Community Center in Whitneyville. If you haven’t been to one you’ll have mark the date of your calendar and join us. Construction of the library has begun with the placement of the foundation and now begins the framing in of the library. With the funding secured to build the library, the Friends of the Library are now working on funding for new bookcases and furniture for the library and the craft shop. With more space for both the library and the craft shop, the library will be able to host events during the year and the craft shop can feature more new crafters. This week Patricia Brightly is visiting Rose M. Gaffney and Jonesboro Elementary School with books and will read aloud to five classrooms. The children look forward to Whitneyville Library Day and love the stories that are read aloud. This service began in 1972 and continues today. The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. We have two computers for public internet use and have Wi-Fi for those with laptops. We offer interlibrary loan at no cost and there has never been a fee for a library card. All readers from surrounding towns are welcome to join the library. You can visit the library at: www.whitneyville.lib.me.us and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.
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Easter bunny visits Bay Ridge

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Jonesport to hold special town meeting on school loan, hearing on Ice Hill South, review of Jonesport Ave building permit


by Nancy Beal

Jonesporters will be asked their views on a variety of subjects in the coming days, ranging from allowing the school department to borrow from the town’s surplus fund to reviewing a controversial building permit. A hearing at 5:30 p.m. and a special town meeting afterward are slated for today (April 11) in the town office, while the planning board will revisit a permit it issued last fall for a fisherman’s workshop.

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