The last berry of winter: sumac

by Joseph Horn

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Hometown rolls out heroes welcome for Machias Bulldog basketball champions

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Wailing sirens and bellowing horns could be heard for miles when a motorcade escorted the Machias Memorial High School boys’ varsity basketball team into town as the newly-crowned 2020 Class D North Champions. The parade route proceeded down Main Street to East Machias before turning to deliver the team to campus, where a reception had been prepared in their honor.

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Democratic presidential primary March 3; caucuses March 8

by Nancy Beal

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Opioid crisis climbs following recent decline

by Ruth Leubecker

After years of inching upward, Maine’s overdose deaths slipped downward in 2018, and positive thoughts emerged, intent on implementing a plan to keep the numbers down.

But the pendulum appears to have reversed to an upward direction, with the state reporting that 277 people lost their lives to drug overdose fatalities in the first nine months of 2019.  

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Fire claims Machiasport’s Superior Shellfish

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

No cause has been determined for the fire that burned Superior Shellfish on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20. The seafood wholesale business is located on the Kennebec Road. According to Machiasport firefighter Mike Hinerman, the building was fully engulfed in flames by the time the first fire truck arrived.

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Out and About in Columbia

by Ronie Strout

 

This past week during February school vacation I was in Boston visiting with my daughter and her family. The temperature there was a lot warmer than back in Addison but it still was cold.

During the vacation week, my grandson Asa got to go to Camp Sayre Boy Scout Day Camp in Milton, Massachusetts. After we picked him up in the afternoons, he and Mabel enjoyed doing other activities before we went to bed.

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A year with Sam

by Phil Stuart

I first met Sam Lewis when we were freshmen at Southern New Hampshire University. Sam played on the varsity basketball team while I was a member of the freshman team. A year later we stayed in the same dormitory and played intramural softball on opposing teams.

Sam was a native of Cromwell, Connecticut and was a better than average ballplayer for the Penmen of SNHU.

After graduating in 1970 we went our separate ways, and although we weren't really close, it was assumed that probably our chances of meeting again were slim and none.

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The Nature of Phenology: Partridges in winter

by Joseph Horn

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25 years apart, two Machias Bulldogs join to research cures for MS, hearing loss

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Even before she met him, Catherine Luce knew she would find common ground with her chief medical officer because he, too, was from Maine. Luce is a senior scientist at Frequency Therapeutics in Woburn, Massachusetts and a Machias Bulldog, Class of 1996.

“Everyone had been talking about him being a blueberry farmer and said that he was from Maine, so we figured we would have something in common,” said Luce. “Then, lo and behold, we were both born and raised in Machias.”

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Voters adopt five articles in 10 minutes at town meeting

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A lack of controversial agenda items might explain how five Machias selectboard members outnumbered the voters who turned up for a special town meeting held Feb. 12 at the Lee Pellon Center.

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