Machiasport teen builds toward Eagle Scout rank

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Before earning their rank, aspiring Eagle Scouts must accomplish a project that both demonstrates their leadership and serves the community. For his final service project, 17 year-old Caleb Norton chose to build a new greenhouse for the Fort O’Brien Elementary School in Machiasport. 

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Verizon Wireless quietly backing out of Downeast

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

This week, Downeast customers of Verizon Wireless received letters stating that their cellular service contracts would be cancelled effective Oct. 17. The letters were titled “Important information regarding interruption to your service.”

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Letter to the Editor - The Pandora’s pot of Maine’s marijuana legalization 

 

Dear Editor,

I am writing as one of the 375,668 “No” voters, asking our legislators, the 17 members of the Joint Select Committee on Medical Marijuana Legalization Implementation and fellow citizens to reflect upon the Pandora’s box that commercialized pot will open in our beautiful state. I’ve been a property owner in Maine since 1988 and year-round resident since 2011.

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

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Movie - Friday, Sept. 15 - 6 p.m. - Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Henry D. Moore Library - free admission - refreshments by donation 207-546-7301

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Bean Supper - Sept 16. West Lubec Methodist Church, 5 p.m. 

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Artist of the Week - Gillyin Gatto

 

by Jessica Griffin - Brown 

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Downeasters rally Facebook to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A local Facebook page connected two strangers who wanted to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and from that connection grew a plan that spread across Washington County. Their combined efforts will culminate in a truckload of supplies bound for Texas this week. Southeastern Texas was struck with Hurricane Harvey on August 29. The flooding is extensive.

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Poliquin launches Veterans Advisory Panel

 

Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has launched the Veteran Advisory Panel, a new body consisting of Maine Veterans that will assist the Congressman in more effectively hearing from and conveying the interests of Veterans across Maine’s 2nd District to Congress.

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Beehive brings BAR boxcar to Machias

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Online shopping sometimes takes a funny turn. Just when you’re ready to checkout, savvy websites bombard you with product suggestions chosen just for you, and those suggestions are often uncanny.  

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Editors Desk

One of my favorite authors is fond of saying that September is the other January. Even if you’re not going back to school, there’s something about September that feels like a fresh beginning. I’m looking forward to the change of the season.

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30th Annual Salmon Festival offers fine food, music, and more

 

by Lura Jackson

What began as a simple way to celebrate one of the major fishing industries in the Passamaquoddy region has evolved into a major foodie event featuring fine dining, local music, arts and crafts, and more. The 30th annual Salmon Festival in Eastport promises to wow its attendees with its artisanal theme and a wide range of new and returning offerings during the two days of events on Sept. 2-3.

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