Out and about in Columbia

 

by Ronie Strout

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park unveils ‘Roosevelt Park Radio Hour’

Roosevelt Campobello International Park is announcing a brand new program entitled “The Roosevelt Park Radio Hour”, part of a series of evening events which will take place in July, August, and September 2019.

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Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival needs volunteers

Volunteers come in all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, sex and state of mind. It goes without saying that a number of organizations and corporations would be negatively impacted it there were no volunteers. Just think about schools, hospitals, Scouting and many others that simply couldn’t function without volunteers.

Think about the Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival which is going on its fourth year, growing each year from approximately 400 in 2016 to well over a 1,000 in 2018. The participating crowd is expected to reach 1,300 this year, 2019.

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Celtic fiddler to perform at Jonesport’s Peabody Memorial Library July 14

 

by Nancy Beal

Music lovers in the Moosabec area will get a chance to hear some fiddle music when the Peabody Memorial Library presents Gus LaCasse in the second summer concert of its Music in the Library series July 14. LaCasse’s repertoire includes selections from the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, and he will share the innovative spirit of that music in both standards of the genre and original material.

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Great horned owls

 

by Hazel Stark

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Machias selectboard talks speeding, stoplights and a new meeting space

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A Machias business employee contacted the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and requested a stoplight installation in the area of Water Street, Main Street and Colonial Way. Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien said the town’s earlier removal of a crosswalk from the Crane Building across Route 1 to the Shell station was the driving force behind the request.

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Special session predicted for controversial bond package

by Ruth Leubecker

From broadband to blueberries, from sexual identity to property taxes, it was a wide range of subject matter that marked a lively finale to the 129th Maine Legislature.
“Both blueberry fills passed, and broadband passed,” said Rep. Bob Alley last week. The lobsterman from Beals gained no small amount of notoriety when he recently made the front page of the Press Herald. “I just said who’s going to pay for these migrants? Nobody has answered me, but you know who’s going to pay. You and me.”

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Machias parts ways with Police Chief Dwelley

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien has confirmed that Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley is no longer employed by the town of Machias, effective Friday, June 28.
Therrien said only that it is a town personnel matter and therefore she is unable to comment, but the town will now begin the search for a new police chief.

Dwelley said he would not comment "on the termination," but that he has consulted an attorney.

"There's a protocol by which I can follow up and appeal and that's what I'm doing," said Dwelley.

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Bucks Harbor buoy journeys to County Cork, Ireland

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

David Cale was watching the evening news from his home in Machiasport when the sight of a buoy caught his attention. It was a large lobster balloon, and it had landed in County Cork, Ireland.

“I just happened to catch it, and heard ‘Bucks Harbor’ and ‘Lobster Mobster,’” said Cale. “I had to call them out of curiosity, because I knew Craig wouldn't.”

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The life and times of Edward K. Browne

 

by Nancy Lebo

Renowned local veteran Edward K. Browne turned 100 years old last week, and was celebrated at the Machias Veterans’ Home where he lives today. Last fall, Nancy Lebo sat down with her friend Ed and wrote this essay documenting his experiences in WWII.

This is the life of Edward K. Browne, WW II veteran who was captured and held in a German prison camp for 10 months.

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