Community Calendar

Upcoming events

The Bay Ridge students will present their annual Christmas Program on December 12, Tues. at 6 p.m. at Thurs., December 14. Santa will be here.

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The annual Christmas tree lighting at the Whitneyville Congregational Church. Sat., December 16, 5 p.m.

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East Machias home invasion leads to Machiasport standoff

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Washington County Sheriff's office reported that on Saturday, Dec. 9 the Washington County Regional Communications Center (RCC) received a 911 call from a woman in East Machias reporting a home invasion.

The woman said that a man had entered her home brandishing a weapon and demanding money. The suspect left on foot, and the RCC dispatched deputies to the scene. The deputies were assisted by the Machias Police Department, Maine State Police and Maine Marine Patrol.

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Washington Academy 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Judson L. McBrine, Head of School at Washington Academy in East Machias, has announced the first-quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 year as follows:

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Congratulations to the WA Raiders – 2017 Hoops For Health Champions

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Court News

Eric H. Hoche of Dennysville, Maine: Operate ATV on public way on May 20, 2017 in Dennysville. SNTC Date 8/18/2017, Fine $100. OFC.

Robbie Smith Webber of Orono, Maine: Violating municipal shellfish ordinance on July 5, 2017 in Harrington. SNTC Date 8/8/2017, Fine $300. OFC.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

Annual Christmas Party - December 3,  Sunday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in The Gates House Parlor. The Machiasport Historical Society invites the public to join us in our traditional 1800s style celebration with mulled cider, holiday treats, music, and carol singing.  (344 Port Road/Rt. 92) .  This is a family fun celebration to kick off the Christmas Season!

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Annual Holiday Market - November 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Eastport Art Center

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Auditions for Stage East New Year’s show, November 28, 7 p.m., Eastport Arts Center. Questions: brian@schuth.com.

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Court News

Ryan M. Grant of East Machias, Maine: Operate while license suspended or revoked, prior on June 30, 2017 in Cherryfield. SNTC Date 8/8//2017, Fine $500. GLTY.

Channon J. Jones of Trescott TWP, Maine: Possessing lobster beyond minimum or maximum on June 22, 2017 in Lubec. SNTC Date: 8/2/2017, Fine $2,200. GLTY.

Dennis W. Sargent Jr. of Steuben, Maine: Burning prohibited material on June 5, 2017 in Steuben. SNTC Date: 8/8/2017, Fine $250. GLTY.

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Volunteer firefighters contain Marshfield forest fire

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Midday reports of smoke in a Marshfield forest led area fire departments to investigate on the ground while the Maine Forest Service investigated from the air. The fire was located on a section of land operated by Wagner Forest Management, and spread to cover roughly six acres. Marshfield Fire Chief Daniel Bowker said the fire was caused by a logging operation.

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Tigers, Devils cross-country winners

 

by Phil Stuart

The Shead High School Tigers and Calais High School Blue Devils were the team winners at the Annual Calais High School Cross Country Invitation at Moosehorn Refuge on Sept. 26.

The Shead girls edged the Narraguagus Knights by the narrowest of margins 35 to 36 while Washington Academy finished a distant 3rd at 72 followed by Machias at 103. Calais and Jonesport-Beals had no team scores.

Sophia McVicar of Calais took individual honors with a winning time of 19:28 as she led a field of 21 runners over the 2.9 mile course.

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