Machias veterinarian’s license issues persist

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

At its regular monthly meeting held in Augusta last week, the state Board of Veterinary Medicine took up the matter of Dr. Cynthia Teer, whose license to practice veterinary medicine has been suspended for most of the last 20 months. Teer is the sole veterinarian at the Machias Animal Hospital, and also the only veterinarian in Machias.

According to one meeting attendee, Dr. Teer arrived at the Sept. 25 meeting after it had begun, staying for only a few moments before stepping out. She did not return.

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IGA utility shed under repair, Swett house to be razed


by Nancy Beal

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American Idol contestant David Francisco visits Machias Memorial High School


by McKenna Harriman

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, American Idol contestant and spinal cord injury survivor David Francisco paid a visit to Machias Memorial High School to tell his story. The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety and Choices Matter sponsored his visit, which included activities for students to participate in after Francisco’s talk.

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Civil Air Patrol at home at Machias airport


by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. you’ll see lights on in the old terminal at Machias Valley Municipal Airport. That’s because it’s now the permanent home of the ME075 Machias Valley Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an organization that has been introducing Washington County youth to the joys of aviation for more than 30 years.

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Music alive and well in Columbia Falls


by Wayne Smith

People don’t have to go to Bangor or further to see a good show anymore. The old saying goes, “If you build it, they will come.” The Balsam Valley Amphitheater, carved out of the backwoods of Columbia Falls, has served up concerts since early 2010 on a silver platter. It’s a place where veterans and active service members get into the concerts for nothing, a way Wreaths Across America can pay it back.

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Wesley News

by Camille Hawkins


Jewel has a new job training a new mustang addition to their farm.  I will have to go out and get a look-see.

Karen has been working on her woodpile and also starting to move into the remodeled house.

I also worked all day Monday on my wood supply. I worked with the wood splitter and also put a few loads in under cover. I think we slept good that night.

Linda and I cleaned up from bear camp and got everything packed up for next year.

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Out and About in Columbia


by Ronie Strout


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Calais Celtic Concerts presents The Trials of Cato


Calais Celtic Concerts will present the hottest group in folk music out of Wales this year. The Trials of Cato will perform at a special show on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at The Calais High School. The group has won the 2019 Best Emerging Artist Award, at the Wales Folk Award ceremony this year and is up for two more BBC Awards this November. They are only in the states for a short, two-week stint, as they continue with their world tour.  

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The Nature of Phenology: Sunchokes


by Joseph Horn

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MedHelp programs make Rx medications affordable

by Ruth Leubecker

As patients forego their medications due to unaffordability, emergency room visits and other more costly crisis steps, due to this earlier inaction, they are drastically climbing.

Increasing awareness of the unaffordability of prescription drugs and taking action that counts is first and foremost in the mind of Martha Morrison, founder and director of MedHelp Maine.  

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