Lennox Crosby Ramsay - Addison

Lennox Crosby Ramsay, 90, of Addison, died March 28, 2018, at the Down East Community Hospital.

He was born on April 27, 1927, to Florence May Ramsay and Walter Robert Ramsay in Bear River, Nova Scotia.

Lennox moved with his family from Canada to Addison, Maine when he was seven years old. He made Addison his home for the rest of his life. 

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Court News

Martha J. Matthews of Lubec, Maine:  OUI (Alcohol) 1 prior on 7/29/2017 in Lubec.  DISC

Richard Faas of Machias, Maine:  Theft of services on 7/9/2017 in Jonesport.  SNTC date 1/16/2018, fine $150, restitution $100.  GLTY

Hardy Preston of Edmunds, Maine:  OUI (Alcohol) in Perry on 7/29/2017.  NG

Emily L. Bosley of Milbridge, Maine:  OUI (Alcohol) on 8/13/2017 in Machias.  SNTC date 1/16/2018, fine $500, Washington County Jail 30 days all suspended, probation 1 year, license suspended 150 days, community service 25 hours.  GLTY

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How to write a will

Dear Savvy Senior,

Though it may seem hard to believe, at age 65, I never have gotten around to making a will, but I’d like to now. My question is: Do I need to hire a lawyer to write my will, or can I do it myself? I want to get my affairs in order, but I hate paying an attorney fee if I don’t have to. 

Getting Organized

Dear Getting,

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Cole Museum instrumental to Machias

Machias Music Director Nadine Baker leads both the elementary and high school bands in a medley of musical numbers at a program recognizing the generosity of the Cole Family Foundation in donating musical instruments to the music department.  “This is such a thrill to be recognized and receive a gift of this magnitude,” said Baker. Photo by RJ Heller

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Maine awarded NOAA grant to improve whale protection data

The Maine Department of Marine Resources has been awarded a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the data used to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

The $714,245 grant is funded through the Section 6 Species Recovery Grants to States Program administered by NOAA. The three-year project, which begins in the summer of 2018, will support work that improves and adds data on fishing gear that can inform future whale protection regulations.

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The boat life

by V. Paul Reynolds

The sun-drenched Florida Keys with its cobalt skies, swaying palm fronds and gliding pelicans got under my skin more than 40 years ago. As a Maine Naval Reservist, official orders sent me down there more than once for a two-week training tour at the Key West Naval Air Station. 

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Job Notice

The Machias Valley News Observer is looking for a motivated sales person to handle full-time ad sales in Washington County.

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Blueberry crisp

It was a hot time on the old town last Saturday night when the Machias Fire Department led a controlled training burn on the Cherryfield Foods blueberry warehouse. The parking lot of the adjoining Pellon Center began filling with carloads of onlookers one hour before the spectacular blaze took hold. Machias was assisted by Marshfield and East Machias fire departments. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Indie film streams Moose Peak Light worldwide

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

It’s been nearly four years since New York-based director/actor Erica Fae packed up her lights, cameras and crew to finish production on her film “To Keep the Light.” 

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Partners join forces to combat domestic violence

by Ruth Leubecker

Accustomed to a shortage of resources, area stakeholders remain buoyed by a network of help within their ranks when tackling domestic violence.

“It seems like the numbers are fairly stable when talking about domestic violence, but it’s complicated today by aging, substance abuse and a lack of affordable housing,” explains Dorathy Martel, Next Step executive director. “We face particular issues in Washington County because it’s so rural, and it’s hard to keep confidentiality because everyone knows everyone else.”

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