Local students aim for space in CubeSat Challenge

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A group of students have embarked on a mission which could launch a Washington County-built satellite into space. And like many space missions, this one could take a very long time.

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Machiasport urges residents to weigh in on embattled Pettegrow Point purchase at special town meeting

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The town of Machiasport has scheduled a special town meeting to discuss how to proceed with its proposed purchase of 37 acres of land abutting Bucks Harbor. The town’s plans to purchase the property were thwarted when it came to light that a residential covenant applies to all 37 acres. That means that without the approval of abutting landowners, the land may only be used for private housing, and not to expand harbor parking and public harbor access.

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Hospital CEO announces new projects, the end of Northern Light connection

 

by Ruth Leubecker

Steve Lail, Down East Community Hospital CEO, reporting a first-quarter loss of $27,733, nonetheless anticipates a productive and eventful year at the Machias hospital.

“We’ve had an increase in temporary personnel and lab positions,” he said. “Nursing is still a very big expense. And about 10 of our nurses are pregnant, so that means more temps.”

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Whiting School alums return for Service Day

 

by Lauren Koss

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Drug raid targets residences in Beals

by Nancy Beal

Luke Crowley may have been the first Moosabecker to notice the new sheriff in town when he was coming over the Beals-Jonesport bridge before 5 a.m. on May 2 to go to haul with his father. While stopped for the traffic light, he watched a significant contingent of law enforcement vehicles pull out around him and burn through the red light. He phoned his parents, who were up and waiting for him, to tell them of the strange sight he had just witnessed.

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Machias grad wins Bangor leadership award

Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI) is proud to announce the 2019 G. Clifton Eames Leadership Award will be presented to Jillian Piehler, BRLI Class of 2014.

The G. Clifton Eames Leadership Award is presented each spring to an outstanding BRLI Alumni who has demonstrated exceptional community leadership and whose efforts have made a lasting positive impact on the Bangor Region. The award is named for Clif Eames, who is a model of leadership in the Bangor region, and an example of what BRLI graduates should strive to be in the community.

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The Nature of Phenology: Bluets

 

by Hazel Stark

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Machias board talks marijuana, moving forward after setbacks

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Maine Wild Blueberry / Cherryfield Foods has withdrawn their offer to purchase the Machias Telebusiness Center. “The cost to convert it to housing was too high,” said Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien. Maine Wild would have used the center to house seasonal workers and had offered $250,000. The town has returned their $1,000 in earnest money.

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Cancer Foundation rep visits Downeast

 

by Nancy Beal

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Chamber celebrates vibrant Machias Bay business scene

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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