PRSWDD towns mull waste disposal options

by Nancy Beal

Jonesport has long chafed under its share of costs at Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District, the Route 1 transfer station in Columbia Falls to which it and five other neighboring towns take their household waste, recyclables and demolition debris. (In addition to Jonesport, PRSWDD is made up of Addison, Beals Columbia, Columbia Falls and Jonesboro.) Several years ago, a move to withdraw from that trash cooperative was defeated at Jonesport’s town meeting. Another choice to stay or leave could be in the near future.

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Machias veterinarian operating without license

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The state suspended Dr. Cynthia Teer’s veterinary license effective Jan. 24, 2018, but the doctor continues to see patients in her Machias Animal Hospital office.

The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation confirmed that Dr. Teer’s license was suspended on the evening of Jan. 23. The agency did not specify the reason for the license suspension, saying only that she can no longer see patients or write prescriptions. 

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Maine Maritime Security Team runs training op to prepare for threats-at-sea

 

The Maine Maritime Security Team, including the Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police Tactical Team and the US Coast Guard, took part in a training exercise Thursday, May 10 in Bar Harbor to prepare for potential security threats-at-sea.

Different scenarios, including a hostage situation, an active shooter and an improvised explosive device carried by a passenger were the basis of the day’s training exercise.

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Police Academy graduates headed our way

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Matching jobs to workers a mounting challenge in 2018

In 1918 Washington County flourished with an enterprising workforce set against a humming economic landscape, the entire picture maximizing the area’s natural-resource-based economy.

Not so in 2018. A century later technology, outsourcing and robots infiltrating the workplace have transformed that landscape into something headed toward downright alien. Those days of graduating from high school and finding a first-class job -- one that would support a household and finance a great life right here at home in rural Maine -- are long gone.

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