University partnership pioneers new path to maritime law degree

by Ruth Leubecker

Shaving a year off the overall time to earn two degrees beneficial to Downeast Maine, a two-college partnership aims to boost the number of attorneys in rural practices.

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Local picker finds historic naval lithograph

 

by Lura Jackson

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Award-winning journalist to speak on the search for truth

Whether the journalist’s assignment is about politics, religion, or scallops, there are always at least two sides to every story, and everybody in the story thinks she holds the golden mantle of truth. Perhaps never before – in today’s climate of fake news and sharply divided politics – has this been truer. But the truth, as Edward R. Murrow observed, doesn’t always fall equally on both sides.

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Public hearing answers TIF, cell tower questions before Feb. 7 vote

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Despite unusually cold temperatures a large crowd assembled at the Lee Pellon Center on Jan. 31 to learn more about the proposed Machias Revitalization TIF, a proposed Communications Facility Ordinance and amendment to the town’s building permit procedures.

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Milking days

 

by Wayne Smith

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Local legislators tour Downeast Institute with Congressman Golden

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The Nature of Phenology: Groundhogs

 

by Joseph Horn

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Machias Selectboard’s lively meeting covers police report, senior housing

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley presented to the Machias Board of Selectmen at their bi-weekly meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 23. Dwelley submitted a report for his department’s activity between July and December 2018.

“During that time we issued 37 criminal summons, including terrorizing, theft, criminal mischief, assault, burglary while armed and criminal threatening with a weapon,” said Dwelley.

In total, the Machias Police Department took 676 calls in six months, for an average of 112 calls per month. 

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New chapter in blueberry history debuts Feb. 4

by Ruth Leubecker

On a dramatically significant journey from the blueberry barrens to the far reaches of Iceland, Maine’s signature crop will be the subject of a five-part television series beginning February 4.

Lynn Thurston, owner of Blue Sky Produce, is promoting the series “Ship Me Out”, which will be televised on newscentermaine.com and News Center’s YouTube page during the 5:30 newscasts the week of February 4. (While News Center’s Channel 6 out of Portland may be the sole channel, the series can be found on their web page.)

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Local schools advance in quest for tech education center Downeast

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Washington County may be on the verge of getting its first dedicated Career and Technical Education center for youth. A group of schools who filed a state grant application last November have been told they are one of four grant winners statewide but do not yet know the exact amount of the state’s award. 

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