LePage vetoes potentially hurt communities

Twenty-seven gubernatorial turndowns have slammed into rural Maine, once again causing Mainers to speculate about the rationale that drives this state’s leader.

Twenty-seven vetoes saying no to everything from phoning while driving to selling flame-retardant furniture gummed up the wheels of decision-making in Augusta.

While Gov. Paul LePage spews forth a hefty stream of bombastic dialogue on a daily basis he seems to have added a new twist lately with his concern over “social engineering.”

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Secretary Dunlap denies commission’s second request for voter data

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap  is standing by his decision to deny the voter data request of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

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Northfield collision kills one, injures two

On August 7 at approximately 2:13 p.m. the Washington County Regional Communications Center (RCC)  received a 911 call from an off-duty Deputy that had come upon a serious two-vehicle crash on Rt 192 in Northfield in the vicinity of mailbox 1580. The RCC dispatched the Machias ambulance, Machias Fire Department as well as additional Deputies to the scene.

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Wesley News

Dianne and Maddy left on July 27 and headed for Watertown, New York. They ran into a lot of construction in New York, so didn’t get to Chris and Carrie’s until after 7 p.m. It was a long day but made it safely. 

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Harrington News

Mike and Tracey Peterson are making headway on their house lot. It is going to be so nice. Jannie and Junior Caler were up to visit on Saturday.

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Columbia News

 

This week I have been busy painting my deck, I have worked on it for three days straight. I still have a lot more to do before I can say it is completely done.

Friday evening, Aug. 4,  about thirty folks gathered to attend the performance The Wild Goose Chase dance -Measuring Time – a work evolving… at the Union Hall in Columbia Falls.

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Jonesport’s Kelley’s Point Cemetery gets attention

by Nancy Beal

Jody Alley came to the July 26 Jonesport selectmen’s meeting to raise the possibility of reviving a small cemetery on Kelley’s Point. He told selectmen that it was weed choked and that the fence needed replacing. He wanted to know if there was money available to “make it look respectable.”

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Update from the Addison Board

by Mary Thompson

The Addison Planning Board met on Wednesday, August  2 and issued the following permits:

#11-2017 to Betram Merchant at Map 4, Lot 24-1 at 378 Ridge Road to erect a 10’x24’ deck and bring in a 10’x55’ storage unit (trailer), both items already in place. No concrete pour on either. CEO has inspected and approved locations. All fees ($120 plus the after-the-fact fee) have been paid. Permit issued subject to no conditions. Vote 4/0.

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Downeast Native American series to explore first contact Aug. 11

Pleasant River Historical Society is continuing its Summer Series concentrating on Native people who may have inhabited the Downeast area with Dr. Ed Jessiman, retired professor of Sociology at UMM, who will be speaking on the cultural distinctions between traditional Native cultures and those of the early Europeans’ and how both cultures changed on contact. This program will be held at Church on the Hill in Addison on Friday, August 11 at 7 p.m. All are welcome! The free program will be preceded by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Unique trail run experience along the Machias River this fall

 

An exciting, new trail run is coming to the area this fall. Hosted by Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC), the Bad Little Trail Run will be held on October 1 and the course will weave through the Machias River Preserve. This inaugural event celebrates the organization’s 30 years of conservation in Washington county and will introduce participants from across the region to the scenic beauty of the Machias River.

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