Jonesporters vote 2-1 to buy campground

by Nancy Beal

At Jonesport’s town meeting March 12, the article that generated most discussion was the proposed purchase of a seven-acre spit of land on the southeast side of Sawyer’s Cove where, for over 100 years, the owners have allowed the town to operate a campground.

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Armed robbery in Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

On the afternoon of Monday, March 12, a man armed with a weapon robbed another man outside of the Dollar Tree store on Route 1 in Machias. The victim was not physically harmed, and the robber escaped the scene.

The Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School notified parents that the school was put on a “soft lockdown” after the event occurred out of an abundance of caution. Though the regular school day had ended, students were still on the premises for afterschool activities.

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Dental clinic returns to Machias

NYU Dentistry and Washington County Children’s Program (WCCP), a program of Sunrise Opportunities, continues to partner to bring no-cost dental care to Downeast Maine. The 11th Dental Outreach in Machias will take place April 9 – April 13 (closed Thursday, April 12) at the Lee Pellon Event Center located at 90 Main Street, behind the Subway Restaurant.

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G.L.O. Volleyball Tournament returns to UMM

G.L.O (get lit on) Volleyball night will take place from 5 – 10 p.m. at the University of Maine at Machias on Saturday, March 24.  Organized by University of Maine at Machias senior Samantha Penn, the event is a fundraiser for The Next Step Domestic Violence Project. Teams comprising UMM students and people from the community will compete against each other in this family-friendly event. To add to the fun, the event will be held under black lights, and the equipment and players will glow in the dark. 

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Machias Area Little League registration closing March 24

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming little league baseball season. Visit us today at to register. New and returning players must be registered no later than Saturday, March 24. New major baseball players must attend tryouts on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at Machias High School Gym.T-Ball, minor and softball registration closes on Monday, March 26.

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