Skowhegan ‘Indians’ debate draws Passamaquoddy participation

by Lura Jackson

In the center of Maine, a debate has taken hold of the community: should Skowhegan Area High School change the name of its high school teams from the “Indians” – a change supported by many indigenous members of the extended community – or keep them as is, in keeping with the group calling itself Skowhegan Indian Pride? At the most recent meeting, which took place on Jan. 8 in Skowhegan and drew approximately 200 people, Passamaquoddy Dwayne Tomah was the first to speak out.

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Thoughts on a Winter Day

 

by Wayne Smith

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More new titles at Porter Memorial Library

 

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Sunrise Senior College brings you the Saturday Matinee Double Feature!

 

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Machias seniors learn from Machias alumni

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Frogs in winter

 

by Joseph Horn

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Publisher addresses fake news, future news technology

View full video of talk at www.machiasnews.com/facebook-fakenews

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias Valley News Observer publisher Pierre Little spoke at the monthly meeting of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 10. Little also publishes the Calais Advertiser.

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Pierre Little, the newspaper's publisher, explains how to spot Fake News

Fake News, Facebook and Newspapers

Talk presented to member of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce January 10, 2019 at Helen's Restaurant in Machias, Maine.

Thank you for having me, a special thank you to Sharon Mack and President Steve Richardson at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce for allowing me to speak to you this morning.

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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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