Authorities seek thieves who stole Machias hemp under cover of darkness

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Area law enforcement is seeking information that could lead to the arrest of the thief or thieves responsible for stealing hemp from the fields of Schoppee Farm in East Kennebec, Machias.  

Farm co-owner Ben Edwards said the theft was discovered during a routine inspection of the crop and could have taken place over the weekend of Sept. 14-15. It also appears to have been done by someone with knowledge of cannabis plants, because they only took the flowers.

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Living with breast cancer

by Karen Wood

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on cancer survivors, how they learned they had cancer, and how they’re doing now. Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Hi, my name is Karen and I have stage 3 breast cancer. I have had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. The doctors are trying to give me 10 years of life with the help of an estrogen-blocking medicine I take every day

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MCHT seeks public input for 168-acre preserve on Beals Island

 

by Nancy Beal

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust has taken ownership of 168 acres with 3,755 feet of shore frontage on Beals Island and is working to create a small preserve. Last week, MCHT’s land steward for Washington County, Deirdre Whitehead, presided over a gathering of locals to gain insight, information and guidance in that endeavor. Approximately 20 people showed up at the town office on September 17, and all seemed agreeable with the endeavor.

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Out and about in Columbia

 

by Ronie Strout

 

September 22, 2019

Sunday, Sept. 15, was a great day to be outside working in the yard. Later that day I attended the Past Matrons and Past Patrons Association Meeting held at the Bluebird Restaurant in Machias.

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Celebrated sculptor led immersive workshop

 

A weekend spent sculpting under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ostrander was a dream come true for the participants of a popular workshop offered n August 17 and 18 at Eastport Arts Center. Inspired by Icelandic fairies, sea creatures, totem art, Sedna the Eskimo goddess of the sea and other deities, each artist worked with paper clay to create a fully realized piece. Once these sculptures are completely dry, Elizabeth will fire them in the kiln at her home studio.

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DECH combines staff development with giving

 

This year, for Down East Community Hospital’s annual staff development event, the Staff Development Team prepared a team-building exercise that included food!  That food, upon the conclusion of the program, was donated to food banks in Machias and Cherryfield.

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The Nature of Phenology: Canada geese flocking

 

by Hazel Stark

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Authorities seek thieves who stole Machias hemp under cover of darkness

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Area law enforcement is seeking information that could lead to the arrest of the thief or thieves responsible for stealing hemp from the fields of Schoppee Farm in East Kennebec, Machias.  

Farm co-owner Ben Edwards said the theft was discovered during a routine inspection of the crop, and could have taken place over the weekend of Sept. 14-15. It also appears to have been done by someone with knowledge of cannabis plants, because they only took the flowers. 

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Calais Regional Hospital Files for Chapter 11 Protection

 

By Pierre Little, Publisher and Managing Editor

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Machias selectboard gets to work on adult use marijuana ordinance

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Last winter, Machias voters overwhelmingly approved an ordinance allowing medical marijuana sales in Machias. Now, the Machias Board of Selectmen is preparing language for a recreational, or adult use, marijuana ordinance that would govern its sale, should residents vote to adopt it.

In 2016, Maine voters approved a referendum legalizing recreational marijuana. At that time, Machias voters narrowly opposed the measure, with 501 opposed and 486 in favor.

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