Letter for the Editor - Let’s talk trash

Editor’s note: This letter originally ran in our March 28 edition, but we reprint it here this week  to freshen readers’ memories when they read  the response from the PRSWDD Board of Directors below. 

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Letter for the Editor - PRSWDD responds to ‘Let’s talk trash’

The Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District (PRSWDD) is a quasi-municipal, nonprofit organization that was formed more than 20 years ago because towns were under a State mandate to recycle.  PRSWDD, governed by a board of directors, with representatives appointed by the Selectmen of each participating town (Addison, Beals Island, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Jonesboro and Jonesport has been committed to transparency for more than 20 years. Monthly financials and minutes of all Board meetings are sent to member towns and are available to the public. 

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Congressional hopeful Lucas St. Clair visits Washington County Democrats

by Nancy Beal

Lucas St. Clair, one of three Democrats vying in next month’s primary election for a chance to go up against Bruce Poliquin for Maine’s second congressional seat in Washington, addressed Washington County Democrats in East Machias May 6. During his hour-long presentation and while answering questions that followed, he talked about climate change, infrastructure and the economy, farming, health care (including opioids) and his mother.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

KinderArts with Tarah Waters, Thursdays,  May 17, 24 and 31, 9:30-10:15 am, for children up to age 5 with caregivers, free, Eastport Arts Center.

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May 18 at 7 pm & May 20 at 3 p.m., Quoddy Voices spring concerts, ‘Something About Love, Eastport Arts Center.

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Cherryfield and Milbridge

The Downeast Table of Plenty, located in Cherryfield, is a place where families and friends can come together and have a free meal on Sundays.

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Columbia

 

The Spring Shop-A-Palooza held Sunday, May 6, at the Harrington Elementary School was a success. There were a lot of nice items to be had, and I was able to get a couple of birthday presents while I was there. Another one will be held in the fall for your Christmas shopping.

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News from VFW Auxiliary Post 11553

On Tuesday, April 10, the VFW Auxiliary met for its monthly meeting.  After the meeting we held elections of officers.  Officers for 2018-2019 are:

President - Barbara Tibbetts

Senior Vice - Ann Merchant

Junior Vice - Addie Alley

Treasurer - Sonya Grant

Secretary - Ann Merchant

Chaplain - Peggy Warden

Conductress - Sharon Tibbetts

Patriotic Instructor - Laura Merrill

Grand - Jeannette Perry

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Wesley

Carola got home on May 6 from visiting with family. She was able to take the cast off her elbow while she was gone, and she has a doctor’s appointment to check on her rehab.

Barbara had a great weekend with grandson Ayden in his wheelchair. He’s doing really well with his recovery from a broken leg.

Saw my first hummingbird at Mcleods in Crawford on Tuesday. Phylis had her first hummingbird on Monday the 7th. My first was at Fox Hill Farm on Wednesday morning and Wednesday night. 

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Pembroke Historical Society resumes monthly chantey sing

Monday, May 21, will mark the start of the Pembroke Historical Society’s 2018 monthly program series. Combined with the Pembroke Library’s monthly “Chantey Sing,” the event will feature Jim Sherman’s presentation “Where River Meets the Rail: Lumbering, River Driving and Railroading on the Machias River.” Jim, who is active with the Machiasport Historical Society and UMM’s Sunrise Senior College, will tell the history of logging and river log driving on the Machias River, and the operation of the Whitneyville & Machiasport Railroad.

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Local author to give talk for widows

Author and personal coach Lucille Ann Meltz of Lubec will discuss The Elder Widow’s Walk and sign copies of her book at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at Porter Memorial Library. Meltz’ insightful story, subtitled A Personal Inner Journey and Guide for Bereaved Widows 65 and Beyond, is based on her own experience with grief following the death of her husband. She writes “This book is my foremost attempt to reach a larger group, to offer any wisdom that I have gained to help other elder widows find their own renewal.

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