DOT says East Machias potholes mended, for now

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) has plans to repair 1.79 miles of Route 1 in East Machias but, unfortunately for frustrated local drivers, those repairs can’t take place until 2020. 

The stretch of Route 1 northbound that immediately follows Pope’s Bridge in East Machias has become notorious for its enormous potholes during the winter months. Though DOT crews work regularly to refill the holes, many local drivers complain of damage to their vehicles.

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Pierre Little, the newspaper's publisher, explains how to spot Fake News

Fake News, Facebook and Newspapers

Talk presented to member of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce January 10, 2019 at Helen's Restaurant in Machias, Maine.

Thank you for having me, a special thank you to Sharon Mack and President Steve Richardson at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce for allowing me to speak to you this morning.

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Printing the Newspaper - January 9, 2019 issue.

Printing January 8, 2019 8 a.m. Readers may not know, but we publish the newspaper on Tuesday's early in the morning so they are on the newsstands weather permitting every Tuesday by noon and mailed to subscribers.  Due to snow today, newspapers will be on the newsstands tomorrow before 11 am.  Subscribers are unnaffected and will be mailed today.

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Selectmen pass resolution on Route 1 burned property at emergency meeting in East Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The East Machias Board of Selectmen held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to discuss the matter of a burned property located on Route 1. Deputy Code Enforcement Officer Brodie was also in attendance.

Selectman Will Tuell read from a document drawn up by the town’s legal council, Bryan Dench of Skelton Taintor & Abbott.

In it Dench states that because the property owner has not picked up certified mail and has been non-responsive, the town is within its rights to adopt a resolution.

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BREAKING NEWS - MACHIAS SAVINGS BANK PROPOSES NEW $4M FACILITY ON MAIN STREET

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 Machias Savings Bank presented its next wave of investment in its hometown to the Machias Planning Board.

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Washington Academy Raiders bring home the state title!

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Raider teams enjoy banner weekend

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

On Saturday, Oct. 27 the Washington Academy volleyball, football and track teams all took their games to the next level. In the case of volleyball, they took it all the way to the pinnacle, bringing home the state championship title for the second time in four years.

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Washington Academy Raiders are playoff bound!

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Library a crowning achievement in Whitneyville

 

by Ruth Leubecker

Years of struggle, letter-writing and slow-but-steady progress have paid great dividends in the tiny community of Whitneyville and its ever-evolving library.

The Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Shop, 52 years old and still counting, officially opened its 4,000-square-foot new building on October 20. “We’re completely handicapped-accessible, and we have two bathrooms,” says longtime librarian Pat Brightly, obviously and rightfully proud. 

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Stone Soup Cafe lost to fire on 9/11, firefighters honor the fallen

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A 2 a.m. emergency phone call reported smoke on Route 1 in East Machias on Tuesday, Sept. 11. When fire crews arrived to the Stone Soup Cafe and Market only minutes later, the back of the structure was already fully engulfed.

“There was no interior attack because by the time we got there and got water on it, shortly after it was what we call ‘flashed over,’” said East Machias Fire Chief Jack Gardner.

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