The greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War

by Conrad Black

The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.

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Bags O Rags ‘Not-a-Fire Sale' to benefit area firefighters

The Machias and Marshfield Fire Departments will be the beneficiaries of a special Pop-Up sale, to be held at Bags O Rags on 15 Main Street. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used towards the purchase of a special washer and dryer for first responder's turnout gear, designed to significantly reduce cancer-causing contaminants that cling to their clothing after a fire.

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Downeast youth demonstrate tech and business innovations at Fishermen’s Forum

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

An app that connects seafood shoppers to local boats, an ultra-lightweight flotation device for fishermen and a more fuel-efficient design for a fishing vessel were some of the answers local students gave when asked how technology could support safe, sustainable fisheries and fishing economies.

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Machias proposal receives funding, green light to rebuild recreation area

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A two-year joint effort to find funding to rehabilitate the Machias Recreation Area has proven successful.

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Tuell testifies in support of veterans’ home funding bill

by Ruth Leubecker

Rep. Will Tuell, well-known for his tenacity in striving to reopen the Downeast Correctional Facility, is now making a plea with equal fervor for Maine Veterans Home - Machias.

LD 606 seeks full compensation for all Maine veterans’ homes, but will be of critical financial importance to the Machias veterans’ home. The bill, “Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Cost-based Reimbursement to Maine Veterans' Homes,” is sponsored by Senator Louis Luchini (D-Hancock).

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DYSA honors Whitney for service to community and youth sports

 

by Jamie Corbett

The Downeast Youth Soccer Association would like to honor David Whitney for seven years of dedication to DYSA and his continued support through his role as coach of the RMG Junior High Bulldogs.

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Beals Historical Society invites public to youth lighthouse presentation

Beals Elementary School students in fifth through eighth grades are currently preparing for a visit in April from author Sophie Blackall. Blackall's book, "Hello Lighthouse,” recently won the Caldecott Medal.

On Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. the Beals Historical Society will proudly host BES students as they present their Lighthouse projects at the Beals gym.  

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Life on the run

 

by Wayne Smith

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Beware “The Bull”: Remembering Bull Powers

 

by the St. Croix Historical Society

Among the most iconic law enforcement figures in the living memory of the Calais and greater Maine community is State Trooper Francis “Bull” Powers. Known for his size as much as his demeanor, Powers served the area well with his particular approach to justice until 1964.

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MVCS celebrates reading with Dr. Seuss

It was an exciting week at Machias Valley Christian School leading up to the celebration of National Read Across America Day on March 2. The week focused on a different Dr. Seuss book each day with coordinating outfits and hands-on activities. “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”, “The Lorax”, “Wacky Wednesday”, “Green Eggs and Ham”, and “The Cat in the Hat” were the chosen books. The teachers decorated their rooms and the entrance with a “Seussville” atmosphere. Guest readers were invited into the classrooms to read a book aloud to the students.

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