Machias “Green Team” wins downtown tree grant

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Maine Department of Agriculture’s Project Canopy program has awarded the Machias Green Space team $8,000 to purchase trees, shrubs, mulch and maintenance for the the plantings. The trees will be used to beautify downtown Machias. 

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Atlantic salmon restoration awarded three grants

Downeast Salmon Federation has been awarded three major grants in support of their holistic ecosystem approach to restoring the endangered Atlantic salmon and other species of sea-run fish. Salmon, river herring, shad, smelt, eel, and other native species once swam up Maine rivers in vast numbers. These fish provided jobs and food for families, and played an important role in of the fabric of life in eastern Maine. However, centuries of damming, polluting, and harmful treatment of our rivers and lakes has resulted in catastrophic declines in all sea-run fish species.

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Pollinator reinforcements arrive

Hundreds of thousands of honey bees were delivered to their new Washington County homes May 4 by Bill Case of Just BeeCause in Whiting. Case’s business provides bees, beekeeping information, honey, wooden ware, bee swarm retrieval, rescue, and rehoming. Bees play a vital role in the health of the Downeast blueberry crop. 

Photos by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Bad little moose

A young adult female moose has been caught on camera, finally after days of hanging around college hill, near bad little falls. She seemed very content with her new surroundings and had no problem lurking around the daily activities of the town’s people. Although, a game warden was successful on encouraging the bad little moose to retreat back into her home grounds of the woods.   Photo Bill Kitchen

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School budget referendum includes new bus, slight cost increase

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias will hold a special town meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. to vote on the 2017 School Budget Validation Referendum. The meeting will be held in the Rose M. Gaffney gymnasium. 

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