PRSWDD cuts back on recycling, towns in negotiations

by Nancy Beal

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New Columbia vocational education center progresses toward reality

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A Career and Technical Education (CTE) training center slated for the former 4 Corners Shop & Save location in Columbia is one step closer to becoming reality. Superintendent Donald Ramsay said that the sale of the building closed on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Public invited to meet new Machias police chief Oct. 25

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The town of Machias has hired a new police chief and the public is invited to attend an open house to meet Chief Todd Hand and make him feel welcome to the area.
Light refreshments will be served.

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DEP fines Cooke Aquaculture, funds set to aid Atlantic salmon restocking in the Machias River

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined salmon company Cooke Aquaculture $156,213 for 11 violations of its state permit. Cooke is the only sea-based salmon aquaculture firm in Maine, with pen farms in Washington and Hancock counties, as well as a hatchery on Gardner Lake in East Machias and a fish processing facility in Machiasport.

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Two imprisoned, but protecting children still a challenge for Maine

by Ruth Leubecker

Child abuse and neglect have undoubtedly always been a sad fact of life. But in 2019 two individuals brought the crime front and center. Each is now serving lengthy prison sentences as Maine’s child welfare system reels from its revealed crisis in operation.

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Book Reviews: "The Eastern; The Early Years" By Deborah Gould

It has been said that people can make the place, or the place can make the person. The book, The Eastern: The Early Years captures the impact that place and person have on each other. The storied chapters exquisitely follow the path of a town’s development and its people living along the Eastern River in Pittstown, Maine, back in the 1800s.

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Former J-B superintendent returns to share his cross-USA trek with students

 

by Nancy Beal

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State revokes license of Machias veterinarian

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A Decision and Order released by the Maine Board of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 16, announced that the veterinary license of Dr. Cynthia Teer has been revoked.

The 14-page legal document was produced after a hearing held Sept. 25 in Augusta and states that Teer continued to practice veterinary medicine on a regular basis between January 24, 2018, and May 22, 2019, in spite of the fact that her license was suspended. 

Teer is the sole veterinarian in the Machias Animal Hospital practice.

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Blueberry growers and others explore National Heritage Area status

by Nancy Beal

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Hungry seniors struggle as safety net frays for many

by Ruth Leubecker

Maine’s food-insecure elderly have more than doubled in number since 2010.

Even more ominous, as the baby boomer generation hovers in the wings, by 2025 when the youngest of that generation reaches 60, the number of food-insecure seniors is projected to increase by 50 percent.

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