Great hiking in the fall

 

by Phil Stuart

The months of September and October are probably the best two hiking months of the year whether you are on your way up Mt. Katahdin or doing the Machias River Trail.

Maine offers hikes of all degrees of difficulty, but you won’t find that situation in Downeast Maine.

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The Quoddy League in 1965

by Phil Stuart

The Quoddy Baseball League in 1965 featured seven teams, which included the Beals Braves, Campobello Islanders, Cutler  Naval Base, Bucks Harbor Air Base, Cutler Cardinals, Machias Bruins and  Pleasant Point Indians.

The Indians got off to their best start ever that year with aging veteran Bobby Wade on the mound and some solid hitters like Jiggs Mitchell, Tim Newel, Red Sapiel, Billy Altvator, Togue Small and Bill Holman.

The Indians got off to an  8-0 start and would try to win number 9 on August 10 at Machias against the Bruins.

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Land Transfers by deed August 11 through August 24, 2017

Helene Dilks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the United States of America of Warwick, Rhode Island a

certain lot or parcel of land together with any buildings and improvements thereon situated in

Harrington (The United States Coast Guard-34.1 acres more or less on the Narraguagus River)

Warren M. Orcutt, Sr. and Velma L. Orcutt of Steuben to Warren M. Orcutt, Jr. of Steuben, Warren M.

Orcutt, Sr. and Velma L. Orcutt of Steuben a certain lot or parcel of land situated in Township No. 18, M.

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UMM recognizes dedicated staff, key initiatives as fall semester begins

 

UMM’s leadership team attended, as did leadership from the University of Maine System and the University of Maine, including President Susan Hunter.

 More than fifty UMM faculty and staff members were present to honor each other, the beginning of the partnership with UMaine, and significant UMM achievements and initiatives.

 UMM Head of Campus Kay Kimball described the university community as a group of people here by choice. 

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Final wording of November referendums announced

  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has finalized the wording of the two citizens’ initiative questions that will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Referendum Election ballot. Below is the title of each initiative and the final question that will appear on the ballot:

**QUESTION 1: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County.** “Do you want to allow a certain company to operate table games and/or slot machines in York County, subject to state and local approval, with part of the profits going to the specific programs described in the initiative?”

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New Fall library programs with Beau the Dog

This fall, Porter Memorial Library will offer two new children’s programs – “Dog Days at the Library”, and “Kids’ Story Hour” - led by library volunteer Diane Parker with her certified Pet Therapy Dog, Beau. Dog Days at the Library will meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., beginning September 23. The first session is a meet-and-greet event featuring Beau, a black Labrador retriever. Children of all ages are invited to read to Beau, who listens without saying a word while kids practice their reading skills.

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Court News

Burton G. Poole of Calais: 1-Disorderly Conduct, Loud Unreasonable Noise on July 30, 2017 in Calais. (SNTC Date 7/31/2017, Washington County Jail 30 Days). 2-Criminal Mischief on July 20, 2017 in Calais. GLTY, DISP

Maine Trucking LT Inc. of Machiasport, Maine: 7 Counts Rule Violations, Compliance Review on February 22, 2017 in Machiasport. (SNTC Date 7/18/2017, Fine $6,494 for each). ADJ. 7 Counts Rule Violations, Compliance Review on February 22, 2017 in Machiasport. DISP

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Maine joins $3.5M multistate settlement with Lenovo

Attorney General Janet Mills today announced that Maine has joined 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to Maine consumers that made consumers’ personal information vulnerable to hackers. The settlement was negotiated and finalized in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Heavy Weather

By V. Paul Reynolds

How does that saying go? “Fool me once shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me?”  Why is it that some of us never learn from our mistakes?

In my book, “Backtrack,” chapter four is titled The Lightning Thing. Here is an excerpt:

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Harvey brings Maine to Texas

Ashmore posted video updates of his journey from Maine to Texas onto the ”Downeast MAINE helping flood victims in TEXAS” Facebook page. He was met in Texas by a group of volunteers who helped sort and unload the goods.

Photo courtesy Fred Ashmore

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