Performers sought to act alongside Ed Asner

 

Two performers, one male and one female, age 13 to adult, are sought to act alongside

Ed Asner in the political comedy God Help Us, to be presented Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at Eastport Arts Center. These are non-speaking roles, but acting is required. The performers, who will portray angels, will also be the stagehands during the production.

Those interested in these roles should email chris@eastportartscenter.org by Sept. 20, using the word ‘angels’ in the subject line, or call (207) 853-4650.

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The Nature of Phenology: Fall tomatoes

 

by Joseph Horn

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Rep. Golden hosts congressional hearing on rural broadband at UMM

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

As the first week of school came to a close, something unusual took place in Machias. Two U.S. congressmen sat behind microphones in a University of Maine at Machias classroom. A television camera focused on the congressmen, one of them swung a gavel, and so began a formal U.S. congressional field hearing.

The subject? Rural high-speed internet, or lack thereof.

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Decreased revenues, bad winters lead to East Machias tax increase

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

As their property tax bills arrived in the mail, East Machias residents began calling the town office asking what caused their taxes to go up this year. The town’s mill rate rose from 19.75 mills in 2019 to 25 mills for 2020.

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Still time to vote for two local filmmakers

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Kelly Hinkle and Ryan Malagara made two different films, but they made them for one reason — to show off the region they love.

“It’s just so everyone can view the film to see the small towns we live in, to appreciate that small-town living that we take for granted every day,” said Hinkle, who lives in Columbia Falls.

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Calais nurses vote to strike

by Ruth Leubecker

After a Labor Day, Calais Regional Hospital nurses voted on Wednesday to strike.

“Unions have been under attack across the United States, and the tech staff at Calais Regional Hospital are bucking the trend,” said Chuleenan Svetvilas of National Nurses United. “In June they voted to join the Maine State Nurses Association, which is affiliated with NNU. The techs joining the union was a Labor Day move that would hopefully be a positive one.”

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William Shuttleworth reaches California—early

 

by Nancy Beal

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4-H Tech Changemakers address a growing need

 

National 4-H Council and Microsoft are working together through the 4-H Tech Changemakers program to empower teens to create opportunities for people to participate in today’s increasingly digital world in unique ways. Tech Changemakers began with 43 teen leaders from 12 communities who invested over 1,600 hours in innovative community projects and digital skills training.

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Linwood’s goes Green

 

by Wayne Smith

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Whiting Village School pottery program fundraiser a success

 

by Lauren Koss

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