The Editor’s Desk

The Bay of Fundy International Marathon took place this weekend, drawing more than 1,000 visitors to Washington County and putting 650 runners on the roads of Lubec and Campobello. This year marked the 5th year of the race, which is put on entirely by local volunteers. For me, the marathon and the community spirit evident on race weekend is one of the highlights of the summer, and I don’t even run toward chocolate.  

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Letter to the Editor - Commissioners explore prison legal action

 On Thursday, June 8 the Washington County Commissioners held a special meeting to discuss the ongoing situation surrounding the Downeast Correctional Facility. Obviously the threatened closure of the facility has weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of the people of the county, a county that has long fought to grow and keep every employment opportunity it has. 

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Jonesport, Columbia, Whitneyville Library News, Welsey

Jonesport

by Nancy Beal

 Jonesport selectmen discussed the cost of clam licenses at their June 21 meeting. Presently, resident diggers pay $80 for the privilege, while non-residents, who obtain licenses through a lottery system, pay twice that. Although the authority to set license fees rests with the town’s Shellfish Conservation Committee, selectmen, noting the gap between revenue and costs of running that committee, weighed in last week.

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WA 2017 Recipients of the Cutler-Kantner Scholarships

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Barren View scramble ends in putt-off

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Students in Eastport learn the art of casting metal

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Thank you for years of support

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Prison crisis could spur public hearing

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Future promises delivered today

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Native American role in American revolution honored in Machias Watertown treaty, Battle of the Rim celebrated

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