MMHS cheerleading squad takes first place!

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Town sets public hearing to discuss proposed Machias TIF before vote

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias residents are invited to a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 31 to discuss three matters including the proposed Machias Revitalization Municipal Tax Increment Financing District and Development Program, or “Machias Revitalization TIF” for short.

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New corrections commissioner says Bucks Harbor prison is a top priority

by Ruth Leubecker

During his first week in office, Randall Liberty, newly appointed commissioner of corrections, announced his top three priorities for action.

“The Downeast Correctional Facility, Long Creek and the women’s prison population are tops on my list, and those are not in any order. They’re all right there at the top,” he informed the Machias Valley News Observer last week. “With DCF we recognize the value of the facility in providing employees to businesses that use them, and we also realize the value of the prison as an employer.”

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Garet Beal's #24 retired

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Wild Blueberry Commission agrees to increased grower representation

 

by Nancy Beal

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Flash mob shopping success

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Smith cleared of child assault charges

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Seven charges against Jason Smith of East Machias have been dismissed and he has pled no contest to aggravated assault, for which he will be on probation for three years.

Smith spent 125 days in the Washington County Jail after being charged with gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual conduct and assault, visual aggression against a child, solicitation of a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges dated to an alleged incident in June, 2017.

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The trail of Hannah and Rebecca Weston

Editor’s note: With the support and encouragement of Charlie Robbins, Rep. Will Tuell has submitted legislation to honor the long walk of Hannah and Rebecca Weston by naming a stretch of Route 1 in their honor. For those of us unfamiliar with their story, Valdine Atwood brings us this account of the girls’ heroic journey, edited by Atwood and taken from the 1903 edition of “THE REVOLUTION - Life of Hannah Weston” by George W. Drisko, as related to him by grandchildren of Mrs. Weston.

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Senator Collins hires Columbia Falls native

U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Hannah Hudson, a Columbia Falls native, has been hired as a legislative correspondent in her Washington, D.C. office.  Hannah is the daughter of Tom and Cheri Hudson of Columbia Falls.  She was previously a Senior Associate at The Cohen Group, a firm led by former Secretary of Defense and Maine Senator Bill Cohen.

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Mosaic Making Workshop Offered at EAC

 

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