Synergy with Orono and student excellence top priorities for new UMM VP and Head of Campus

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

 Dr. Andy Egan’s bags are unpacked, he’s over his jet lag and he’s hard at work on his top priority — gathering his community’s input, both on campus and off. 

Two months ago Egan arrived in Machias fresh from a tour with the Peace Corps in Liberia to assume his new role as vice president and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias.

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Former Machias smoke shop operator arrested for trafficking

 

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Kristian Crowley of Jonesport and Machias is currently being held at the Washington County jail in Machias. Bail was initially set at $25,000, then reduced to $3,000 cash or $30,000 surety on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Crowley was previously on probation and therefore remains at the jail. His attorney is Jeffrey Davidson of Machias.

State Police arrested Crowley on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and charged him with unlawful traffickig of scheduled drugs.

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Axiom grant to improve digital equity, inclusion Downeast

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A recent grant to Axiom’s National Digital Equity Center will translate into free public trainings for Mainers who want to improve their digital literacy in pursuit of better jobs, a better quality of life, or even a better experience aging at home. 

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Machias board discusses replacement compactor

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

At an extra meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 5 the Machias Board of Selectmen began with a moment of silence in honor of Warren Gay who passed away in Machias on Aug. 29. Gay served on the board since 2005, and spent many years as the board chairman.

The board also reviewed quotes for a new replacement trash compactor. The town’s previous compactor is broken beyond repair.

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Mermaid shines as versatile musician

 

by Ruth Leubecker

 A Mermaid’s Tail, this year’s Wild Blueberry Festival musical, received rave reviews from many attendees. A big part of the applause was attributed to the stage presence and impressive voice of the mermaid, as played by Eustacia Landrum.

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Problems with your project? The doctor is in.

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Memories of my father

by Wayne Smith

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The Nature of Phenology

Cluster flies

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Machias Bay Harvest Fair celebrates autumn Downeast

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Bay Harvest Fair is celebrating its fifth birthday this year, staying true to its roots as a family celebration while adding a few new attractions for good measure.

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1st Annual Machias Fiber Festival to bring vendors, artists to harvest fair

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Starting a local fiber festival is something Rhonda Craven dreamed of for many years, but when she and a local group of yarn enthusiasts got down to work, the event came together in only six weeks. 

“At the end of July we just said, ‘Let’s do this,’” said Craven. “In a month and a half, everything has just fallen into place and has gone very smoothly. I’ve got a great group of ladies. They just have been over the top wanting to help, volunteering.”

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