John P. Gray Machias

John Perl Gray, 39, passed away unexpectedly October 29, 2017 in Lewiston. He was born September 22, 1978 in Machias the son of Perley R. Gray and Valerie (Schencks) Look. 

He attended Machias schools, and went on to work in the family concrete business. He loved spending time with family, especially with his children, John Justin and Sabrina Rose.

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Wayne S. Foss December 18, 1968 - October 28, 2017

Wayne S. Foss, 48, of Whitneyville, a loving father of three and beloved husband, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was born December 18, 1968 in Danbury, Connecticut, to Esten Foss and Mildred Reynolds. Wayne graduated from Machias Memorial High School and went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Kim Foss, married for 26 years and together for 29. 

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Leroy Truman Tibbetts Jonesport

Leroy Truman Tibbetts, 58, passed away at the Down East Community Hospital October 20, 2017, after a brief illness of pancreatic cancer. He was born May 12, 1959 in Jonesport, the son of Truman and Marion (Church) Tibbetts. He lived most of his life in Addison. Leroy will be remembered for riding his four-wheeler around the Basin Road, stopping by to visit with friends.

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Ramona G. Emerson Jonesport

Ramona G. Emerson of Jonesport passed away September 27, 2017. She was born December 12, 1943, the daughter of Laurence and Hazel (Carter) Tucker.

She is survived by her sister, Kathleen Call and husband Fred of Harrington, and brother Glenwood Tucker and wife Charlotte of Ellsworth. She is also survived by her sons Michael Emerson, and Dana Emerson and wife April, both of Jonesport, and daughters Crystal Emerson of Jonesport, and Lori Ann Farnsworth and husband Nathaniel of Addison.

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Milton “Milt” Fuller Machias

Milton “Milt” Fuller lived the life that many people dream to live.  He was blessed with true love, a devoted family, living in Maine (the way life should be), traveling the world, and lifetime friends.  Milton died peacefully on November 1, 2017 in Machias, Maine at the age of 92.

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Louise Emerson Columbia Falls

Louise Emerson, 89, passed away November 4, 2017.  She was born March 13, 1928 to Hanford and Edith Grant of Columbia Falls, the third of their four children.  She married Henry Emerson in 1945 and raised three children, Lenora, James and David.  She was a very hard worker, capable, determined, and feisty.  She had many jobs including making wreaths, packing sardines, cooking at Helen’s Restaurant, the Columbia Falls Grammar School, Pleasant River Drive In, and Narraguagus Estates, as a migrant bus driver, and she loved raking blueberries.  Her daughter considered that a form of mental illn

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Aquarium’s right whale team addresses grave concerns for species

Following a harrowing summer when an unprecedented 15 North Atlantic right whales died in Canada and the US, a team of long-serving and dedicated scientists from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium headed to Canada last weekend to discuss the status and future of the most endangered large whale species in the Atlantic.

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CRHH and DECH partnering to bring OB/GYN care to Calais

Staff from both Calais Regional Hospital and Down East Community Hospital in Machias have been working on a plan to provide quality OB/GYN services locally in Calais.  Rod Boula, CRH CEO, and Dennis Welsh, DECH CEO, began discussions with the announcement that delivery services would be ending at CRH.  With all of the logistics of such an endeavor finally worked out, it is exciting to announce that DECH providers Kara Dwight, MD and Christian Inegbenijie, MD will provide office visits in Calais one day a week once clinic licensure is obtained. Dr. Inegbenijie and Dr.

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Court News

Gloria Bragg of East Machias, Maine: Criminal trespass on June 28, 2017. SNTC Date 8/8/2017, Fine $150. GLTY.

Dillon Dowling of Machias, Maine: Disorderly conduct, loud noise, private place. SNTC Date 8/7/2017, Fine $500. GLTY.

Joshua L. Dube of Milbridge, Maine: Operate vehicle without license on June 29, 2017 in Milbridge. SNTC Date 8/8/2017, Fine $100. GLTY.

Michael J. Soule of Sullivan, Maine: Operating while license suspended or revoked on June 28, 2017 in Machias. DISE.

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Hillary: the horse with attitude

by V. Paul Reynolds

Half way down the mountain a creek crosses the road. Approaching the creek, I could tell that the dirt-covered ice was making this horse skittish. At the creek’s edge, Hillary put on the brakes.

Author’s note :This is part one of a three-part column series about my recent elk hunt in Colorado.

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