Patrick D. Walsh

​Patrick was a beloved husband and father, who passed away January 25, 2015, and will be sadly missed by his wife of 48 years, Helen M. Walsh (Sprague), his children, grandchildren, friends and co­workers. His children are Coleen Walsh of New Port Richey, FL, Kimberly Wrick and husband, James and granddaughter Kristin of Saginaw, TX, Tammy Steinmetz and husband

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  • Dangerous Passage Causes Dike Closure
  • Dangerous Passage Causes Dike Closure

Dangerous Passage Causes Dike Closure

by Cat Cannon

Even though the 2015 Valentine’s weekend blizzard had stopped dumping more snow on Washington County, the wind continued to rage Monday forcing the DOT and  Machias PD to close Route 1 for the length of the dike over Middle River. Whiteout conditions were responsible for four separate vehicular accidents throughout the morning. Despite the fact that several cars were totaled, there were no serious injuries.

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Michael Kelley, Principal, Jonesport Beals High School, announces the honor roll for the second ranking period:

 

Grade 12

High Honors

Kali Alley

Tristan Alley

Kasden Beal

Christopher Crowley

Dustin Robinson

Grade 12

Honors

Meagan Alley

Cary Carver, Jr.

Jessica Fukushima

Catherine McDonald

Seth Milliken

Grade 11

High Honors

Benjamin Beal

Kylie Hinkley

Grade 11

Honors

Kaitlynn Crowley

Brooke Draper

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Become A DECH Auxiliary Member

Down East Community Hospital (DECH) Auxiliary is holding a membership drive! Auxiliary membership is an excellent way to support DECH, our community hospital, which has served us well for the past 50 years! Perhaps you or a loved one has been helped directly? Auxiliary membership is a great way to give back!

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Birth Notice

Abigale and Brian Bell from Edmunds had  a 9lb - 4oz baby boy on Feb. 5th named Foster Aubrey Bell. Ebonica Newman from Baileyville, had a 9lb-3oz baby boy; named Sabre Newman on Feb. 11, 2015. Kendra and Powell from Jonesport, had a 8lb-3oz baby boy on Jan. 26, 2015

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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

Machias

 

Malcolm Roger Donovan Sr, 82, died Feb 8, 2015 at a Machias hospital. He was born April 10, 1932 in Jonesport the youngest of ten children of Harriet H. (Hartford) and Melvin J. Donovan Sr. He had a great fondness for Mason Bay where he grew up as a child. 

He attended Jonesport High School, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force . He worked for many years as the manager for the State Agency Liquor Store in Machias. 

He was an avid trout fisherman, and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of Harwood Masonic Lodge in Machias.

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Shirley H. Vane

Machias

 

Shirley (Harmon) Vane , 88, passed away Feb.6,2015 at Marshall Healthcare Facility in Machias. 

She was born in East Machias August 17, 1926 ,one of nine children, of the late Earl and Leo (Scott) Harmon.

She attended Washington Academy and proudly received her GED from Machias Adult Ed. She worked for many years at Marshall’s Boarding Home as a C.N.A. And Med Aide . After her retirement she worked for Whitney Wreaths, where she loved being with many special friends.

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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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