The Nature of Phenology: Seed dispersal

 

by Hazel Stark

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Speeding, sidewalks and police chief vacancy top Machias board agenda

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Board of Selectmen met at the Machias Telebusiness Center on Wednesday, July 24 for their regular bi-monthly meeting. The board recently relocated their meetings to the center from the Machias Town Office, in order to have more room for meeting attendees. The agenda covered a wide range of subjects and all five board members were in attendance, in addition to the town manager, board secretary and seven audience members.

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Aging expert cites Downeast as critical area for elderly isolation

by Ruth Leubecker

Describing an epidemic of loneliness in Maine, a state expert is advocating that rural communities need to get creative in addressing the burgeoning elderly demographic.

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DOT work on Machias dike to affect vendors, traffic beginning August 6

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

In preparation for a scheduled replacement of the Machias dike in 2021, the Maine Department of Transportation will be conducting work for 11 business days beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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Sprague speaks at Machias Rotary

 

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Indian patriots of the American Revolution

 

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Robin: the most beautiful girl in the world

 

by Wayne Smith

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Artist to offer watercolor courses in Roque Bluffs

 

Ellie Carbone, born in Munich, Germany, is a gifted and recognized watercolorist. Her professional background is that of a medical illustrator. While developing her watercolor techniques over the past 27 years, she has studied with famous watercolor masters such as John Pike, Ron Ransom, Judie Wagner, Tony Van Hasselt, and Tony Couch and has participated in many art shows.

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Oral rabies vaccine for wildlife distributed in northeast Maine

 

Oral rabies vaccine (ORV) baits will be distributed in northeastern Maine beginning on or about Aug 3 - 7 as part of ongoing, cooperative rabies control efforts aimed at reducing the incidence of raccoon rabies. The distribution of ORV baits has occurred annually since 2003.

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University, Tuell address 'false' Facebook rumor alleging refugee housing in Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A public Facebook post made by University of Maine at Machias (UMM) employee Vincent Reed on Tuesday, July 23 alleged that UMM is considering approving housing for refugee families on campus, without soliciting community input. The post was shared nearly 200 times within 15 hours. 

"Do not let this be forced on Washington county.. This. if it does happen will happen quickly," wrote Reed.

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