Community mourns passing of teacher Malcolm Holmes

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Beloved Washington Academy science teacher Malcolm Holmes died on Saturday, Dec. 7 after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer. A celebration of life service in his honor is planned for Saturday, Dec. 21 at the school. The public is invited to attend.

Holmes’ wife, Katherine Holmes, said that the date was chosen to fall close to Malcolm’s birthday, on Dec. 22.

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WA Kicks off the wrestling regular season with 8-2 record in dual matches

by Coach Lupe Soto

As the 2019-20 wrestling season begins, the young Washington Academy

wrestling team is making its mark as a solid dual-meet wrestling team. With eight wins under their belt, they’re coming together as good individual wrestlers and are learning to work as a team to win matches.

You can have three of the best wrestlers in the state on the team, but if you don’t have any other team members you can’t win many dual matches. You can, however, score big in tournaments.

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Malcolm Stephen Holmes

 

EAST MACHIAS - Malcolm Stephen Holmes, passed away December 7, 2019, at home after a hard-fought battle against cancer.  He was surrounded by his family and was loved beyond measure until the very end.

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Washington Academy Wrestlers bring home the hardware

The Washington Academy Raiders have a mix of new and returning wrestlers, both boys and girls, competing in the Class B North Division. WA is starting off the season with the largest squad in recent history. At the Penobscot Valley High School Pre-Season Invitational Wrestling Tournament, the WA wrestlers showed up determined to get their first win.

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WA student Noah Carver to perform at Carnegie Hall

Noah Carver, son of Buzz and Suzanne Carver of Beals Island, was selected to be a member of the Honors Performance Series which will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  The Series is a group comprised of high school music students who will come together in New York to perform, tour the city, and attend a Broadway play of their choice.  

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Whale proposals draw hundreds to E. Machias lobster council meeting

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Due to its controversial agenda, attendance was unusually high at a Zone A Lobster Council Meeting meeting held Tuesday, June 18 at Washington Academy in East Machias. State scientists and regulators came to discuss proposed regulations to reduce mortality risk to the North Atlantic right whale.

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Congratulations Washington Academy Class of 2019

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Washington Academy Class of 2019 Honor Parts

 

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DOC opposes reopening of Machiasport prison, suggests Route 1 sites in East Machias, Machias

 

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

At a public hearing which ran more than three hours on Wednesday, March 27, legislators, former employees and concerned Downeast residents spoke in favor of reopening the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport and Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Randall Liberty spoke in opposition to reopening the site.

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WA girls recognized for great sportsmanship

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