Court denies motion, rockweed still private property

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A legal attempt to define rockweed as a marine organism held in the public trust failed last week when the Maine Supreme Court issued a denial on Friday, April 26.

Acadian Seaplants, defendants in a three-year lawsuit originally filed in Machias, filed the Motion of Reconsideration on March 28 after the seven-justice Court declared rockweed to be a privately owned resource.

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Gendron speaks at Rotary, ‘There’s no such thing as a perfect hockey player’

 

by Ruth Leubecker

Red Gendron in 2013 became the fifth head coach in University of Maine history to coach men’s ice hockey.

His stellar career has constantly built on the steady achieving that led him back to Maine. From the New Jersey Devils to the Albany River Rats to the Indiana Ice, he then moved to coaching positions at the University of Massachusetts and Yale, where he guided that team to their first national championship in the school’s history in 2013.

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MVNO named Business of the Year

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Blevins brings his musical talents Downeast

 

by Wayne Smith

Randy Blevins and Crossroads were playing at the VFW in Harrington on a recent cool Saturday night when the moon was full. People came in with beer and beer coolers. Equipment came in from the back door where Blevins was dressed in a nice shirt. He had the long hair and mustache. He likes Downeast Maine, he said It was his second home. His best place to play. He hopes that anybody within 100 miles comes out and joins in the party.

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IGA building, boarding dogs, police protection

 

by Nancy Beal

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Hitchings named WCCOG Destination Director

 

Washington County Council of Governments Executive Director Judy East is very pleased to announce the promotion of Regional Planner Crystal Hitchings to the position of Destination Development Director.

Ms. Hitchings has proven herself as an exceptional promoter of the Bold Coast Region (https://discoverboldcoast.com/) and has developed solid working relationships with businesses, Chambers, municipalities and schools to help us all see this beautiful region in which we live through the fresh eyes of an eager new visitor.

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Porter Memorial Library calls for homeschool student art

Porter Memorial Library celebrates the accomplishments of homeschooling families by sponsoring an annual art exhibit to showcase the work of homeschool students who live in Machias and surrounding towns.

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The Nature of Phenology: Rhubarb

 

by Joseph Horn

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Rep. Alley’s bill to provide internet access in rural Maine signed by governor

A bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Alley, D-Beals, to allow rural Mainers to check out mobile wi-fi devices from their local libraries was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Mills. The bill was enacted unanimously in both the House and the Senate.

“We had a grant a couple of years ago that paid for devices people could check out of the local library and have wireless internet service in their homes,” Alley said. “This was a great benefit to people, especially students who don’t have regular access to the internet at home. Then the grant ran out.”

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Machias talks grease traps, speeding and an unlicensed marijuana shop

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

An unusual assortment of subjects made up the agenda of the Machias Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, April 10.

First, Maine Coast Heritage Trust representative Jacob Van de Sande answered questions regarding the trust’s offer to donate the Machias River Redemption Center to the town for demolition, to create a new green space alongside Main Street. The town will vote on that question on Tuesday, April 23.

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