PRSWDD towns mull waste disposal options

by Nancy Beal

Jonesport has long chafed under its share of costs at Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District, the Route 1 transfer station in Columbia Falls to which it and five other neighboring towns take their household waste, recyclables and demolition debris. (In addition to Jonesport, PRSWDD is made up of Addison, Beals Columbia, Columbia Falls and Jonesboro.) Several years ago, a move to withdraw from that trash cooperative was defeated at Jonesport’s town meeting. Another choice to stay or leave could be in the near future.

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Machias veterinarian operating without license

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The state suspended Dr. Cynthia Teer’s veterinary license effective Jan. 24, 2018, but the doctor continues to see patients in her Machias Animal Hospital office.

The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation confirmed that Dr. Teer’s license was suspended on the evening of Jan. 23. The agency did not specify the reason for the license suspension, saying only that she can no longer see patients or write prescriptions. 

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Maine Maritime Security Team runs training op to prepare for threats-at-sea

 

The Maine Maritime Security Team, including the Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police Tactical Team and the US Coast Guard, took part in a training exercise Thursday, May 10 in Bar Harbor to prepare for potential security threats-at-sea.

Different scenarios, including a hostage situation, an active shooter and an improvised explosive device carried by a passenger were the basis of the day’s training exercise.

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Police Academy graduates headed our way

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Matching jobs to workers a mounting challenge in 2018

In 1918 Washington County flourished with an enterprising workforce set against a humming economic landscape, the entire picture maximizing the area’s natural-resource-based economy.

Not so in 2018. A century later technology, outsourcing and robots infiltrating the workplace have transformed that landscape into something headed toward downright alien. Those days of graduating from high school and finding a first-class job -- one that would support a household and finance a great life right here at home in rural Maine -- are long gone.

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Nancy Rose Tancredi - White Plains, New York,

Nancy Rose Tancredi, beloved mother, cherished grandmother, loyal sister-in-law and dear friend, died unexpectedly following surgery in White Plains, New York, on May 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years old. 

She leaves behind by her three children, Robert Sapiro and his wife Eleanor Mitten of Eliot, Emily Tancredi-Brice Agbenyega and her husband Tsiri of Pelham Manor, New York, and Constance Girvan and her husband Andrew of Edinburgh, Scotland. She also leaves behind an adopted daughter, Brittney Sampson of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Susan A. Hawkins - Cutler

Susan Amelia (Foss) Hawkins, 84, passed unexpectedly on May 13, 2018 at her home. She was born in Machias June 12, 1933 the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Foss.

She enjoyed reading and doing puzzles, listening to country and western music, and in her earlier years going fishing. She especially enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and time spent with her family.

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Spring concert celebrates the arts at WA

 

On Tuesday, May 15, Washington Academy hosted the school’s annual Spring Concert.

The concert featured dances from our Contemporary Dance and Creative Movement Class and after- school ballet class, as well as a performances by our Jazz Band, A cappella, Solo Artists, and more! Our guests were also greeted by a display of student artwork as they entered the building. Bravo to all of our talented students who participated! 

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JOY for Porter Memorial Library

 

Students of Machias Memorial High School’s JMG class awarded a $1,000 JOY grant to Porter Memorial Library (PML) in Machias during their closing ceremonies held Thursday, May 17. JOY stands for “Jumpstart our Youth,” a statewide philanthropic initiative that teaches the next generation how to solve local problems through well-researched philanthropy.

The MMHS JMG (Jobs for Maine Graduates) class chose to consider nonprofits that serve Machias-area children, in many cases venturing out to see the nonprofits for themselves.

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Narraguagus Jr/Sr high school honor parts

Principal Lucille Willey is pleased to announce the honor parts for the Class of 2018 at Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School in Harrington. Co-Valedictorians are Sophia DeSchiffart, daughter of Timothy & Joanna DeSchiffart of Cherryfield and River Fenton, son of Chadwick Fenton & Christina Willey of Harrington. Salutatorian is Mary Hammond, daughter of Darin & Jasmine Hammond of Harrington and Michelle Hammond of Milbridge.

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