William R. “Bill” Fraser Albany Township

William R. “Bill” Fraser, 70, of Albany Twp, died April 9, 2018 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris.

Bill was born April 26, 1947, in Harrington, Maine, son of the late Ritchie Francis Fraser and Winifred (Steele) Peabody of Jonesport.

He was a graduate of the class of 1966 Waltham Vocational High School in Massachusetts.  

A veteran of the Army,  he served in the Vietnam War.          

Bill worked as a carpenter and owned his own business, Sideline Carpentry, after having been a millwright at General Dynamics (fomerly GTE) for 15 years. 

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Edith Louise Heter, Ashland, Ohio

Homes of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018 while under hospice care. 

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Aubrey “Skip” Vaughn Carter Machias

Aubrey “Skip” Vaughn Carter, 73, died April 4, 2018 at a Machias hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lubec May 26, 1944 the son of the late Vaughn Aubrey and Christine Mae (Farmer) Carter.

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SNAP access has shaky presence in farmers’ markets

by Ruth Leubecker

Many rural farmers’ markets have stopped food stamp access -- or never had it -- due to increasing challenges in handling the SNAP program.

“Some of the markets don’t carry SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aka food stamps). Part of this has to do with cell phone access,” explains Lee Hallett, executive director, Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets. “Then it’s so expensive to have a machine. And the machine requires a lot of care and feeding.”

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Selectboard ties up loose ends before close of fiscal year

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Selectboard could not review bids for the new Machias Memorial High School gymnasium roof at their meeting last week because no bids were received. Three companies visited the facility to take a mandatory walk-through, but did not follow-up with timely bid proposals.

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