Legislation proposed by Rep. Will Tuell

Representative Will Tuell (R-E. Machias) won re-election in November and sits on the Marine Resources Committee. Tuell represents House District 139, which includes the towns of Cutler, East Machias, Eastport, Lubec, Machias, Machiasport, Roque Bluffs, Whiting, and Trescott Township.

 

An Act to Reopen the Downeast Correctional Facility 

 

Resolve, Naming a Highway and Renaming a Bridge in the Town of Whiting

 

An Act Concerning the Composition of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission 

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Budget season, telebusiness center sale and vacant fifth seat top agenda at Machias selectboard meeting

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

During their bi-weekly meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 9 the Machias Board of Selectmen made plans to meet regularly to review the town’s 2019-20 budget.

The board agreed to hold their budget review meetings on the first and third Wednesdays at 6 p.m., which means those meetings will alternate with their regular bi-weekly meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The full board was present at the meeting together with Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien.

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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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DECU CEO David Tozier retires

 

by Lura Jackson

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Ringing in the New Year

 

by Wayne Smith

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Fiddler to perform at H.D. Moore library

 

The H. D. Moore Library and Community Center in Steuben will host a concert with Acadian fiddler Gus La Casse 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.

La Casse, who is described as a passionate and masterful player who values tradition, has a repertoire that reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions. He plays both standards of the genre and his original material.

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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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Fearing store’s closure, community rallies to support consignment shop

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Elissa Sieber went online Dec. 27 to make a sad announcement. After struggling to stay open for many months, Sieber and her husband, Ryan Sieber, decided to close their Machias-based consignment shop, Posh: Home of the Frugal Fashionista, but an automated suggestion from Facebook changed their course.

“As soon as I made the post, right on the top of it Facebook suggested ‘Ask your community for support,’” said Elissa Sieber, “and I thought well, I could try this one last thing.” 

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Revenue sharing, childhood hunger and DCF top Moore’s legislative agenda

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

State Senator Marianne Moore (R-Washington) won election to the Maine Senate in November and has come out of the gate sponsoring 13 bills for the 2019 legislative session.

At the top of Moore’s list are two bills that would restore full revenue sharing to Maine municipalities. Under Governor LePage, revenue sharing was cut from 5 percent to 2 percent, creating a reduction in municipal revenues. 

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Machias veterinarian receives $10,000 fine for negligence, practicing without a license

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Maine Board of Veterinary Medicine has issued a formal reprimand to Dr. Cynthia Teer for practicing veterinary medicine without a license and for “gross negligence, incompetence, misconduct or violation of an applicable code of ethics.” Dr. Teer practices at the Machias Animal Hospital.

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