Community Calendar August 2, 2017

Upcoming events

Public Pot Luck Supper 5 p.m. Aug. 5,  Elm Street School, East Machias. 50/50 raffle to benefit the Jacksonville Cemetery Association New Fence Project. If you would like to make a donation or cook a dish please contact Nate Pennell 254-8230 or Anne Pennell at 255-8496.

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Opioid crisis slipped as legislative priority

by Ruth Leubecker

Although legislators pledged early on that the opioid crisis would be a top priority when the 128th Legislature convened, somehow it lost ground dramatically practically from the  beginning of the session.

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Cherryfield body identified, ruled homicide

State Police Detectives of the Major Crimes Unit North are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on the side of the road in Cherryfield as a homicide. After an autopsy and investigative efforts, the woman has been identified as Sally Shaw, 55. Detectives are urging anyone from the public who may have had contact with Sally to contact them.

In the early morning of July 19, Maine State Police were called to Route 193 in Cherryfield because of a report of a deceased woman located on the side of the road.

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Town Clerk placed on leave

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machiasport Selectboard has placed Donna-Jean Metta on paid administrative leave, according to Metta, who said she was informed of the action after the monthly selectboard meeting on Monday, July 17.

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Lobstermen’s relief fund benefit set for August 13

In July last year, 28-year-old Jon Popham, a Machiasport lobsterman, died when he was pulled overboard after getting tangled in a line on board his lobster boat. Maine’s fishing community promptly extended financial and emotional support to Popham’s widow and 2-year-old son. The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, a non-profit organization whose mission includes charitable support for distressed fishing families, did just a little bit more.

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Town News Steuben, Columbia, Harrington, Wesley

Wesley

Phylis Dennison had her sister from Milbridge, Vonalee Huckins, visiting with her and Tinker for a few days last week. They took her home on Friday. Tinker also brought me some blueberry muffins that Phylis made.  Thank you.

Linda got lobster for Ron’s  birthday and got three for me so Dianne and I could have a special treat. The ducks are also having a great time in their pond.

Thank you to the Johnsons from Bog Lake for leaving bottles here for the Wesley Historical Society.

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Upcoming events

Free program – And Down Came a Spider: Myths, Facts and Urban Legends, 6 p.m. July 27 at Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben. Presented by Dr. Kefyn Catley, professor of biology at Western Carolina University. FMI: email office@eaglehill.us or call 207-546-2821.

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Letter to the Editor - A new threat to ocean health 

A new threat to ocean health 

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Machiasport Historical Society presents concert

The July 24 meeting of the Machiasport Historical Society will feature a concert by “From Away Down East”, America’s easternmost sea chantey group.  The group will present a program of historic songs about Maine Woods and Waters: songs about lumbermen, river drives, fishing and working and sailing on the coastal waters. 

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Jonesboro senior sews heartfelt comfort for sick children

Annie B. White, a native of Jonesboro who now resides at Changing Tides Residential Care Facility in Harrington, has been busy sewing and stuffing felt “Bridges” hearts. 

The Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center is a pediatric hospital located in Tacoma, Washington where the red velvet hearts were originally handed out to children in the cardiac support group. Over the years, this practice has expanded to include many hospitals worldwide. 

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