The Nature of Phenology: Muskrats

 

by Hazel Stark 

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Green Team nurtures plants, community

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Green Team worked all summer weeding, planting and watering to beautify flower beds around Machias, but what they’re really hoping will blossom is a sense of hometown pride.

“We care about creating a community spirit,” said committee co-chair Sandi Malagara. “We have so much good here in Machias. We want everybody to know what a wonderful place it is.”

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A heady mix of new and old will greet 129th Legislature on opening day

by Ruth Leubecker

New decisions and old issues will mix this time around with new and returning legislators as the 129th session prepares for a potpourri of challenges ahead.

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Machias medical marijuana ordinance headed for town vote

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that the existing medical marijuana storefronts in Machias are not grandfathered to continue operation. If the town votes no on medical marijuana, the five existing medical marijuana storefronts will have to close, per Town of Machias legal counsel. 

More than 40 people turned out for a Machias public hearing on Monday, Nov. 19 to learn about the town’s proposal for governing medical marijuana. 

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Fire at the Centre Street Church

 

The following excerpts from one of this paper’s antecedents, The Machias Republican, tell the story of a devastating fire that took place at the Centre Street Congregational Church and the subsequent rebuilding. The church is still located today on the corner of Court and Centre Streets in Machias. 

MACHIAS REPUBLICAN – December 28, 1865

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A true Thanksgiving tale of giving

by Anonymous

Editor’s note: The names in this heartwarming story of “paying it forward” have been changed, but the facts are unaltered. This took place last week, and the author lives in the Machias area.

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Good Read: Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road from Indiana to Vietnam by Randy and Roxanne Mills, Blue River Press, 2017

by Charles W, Lightner, Friend of Porter Memorial Library

As we approach once more the celebratory holiday season, I thought a word of caution might be in order. A Machias friend, Laurel Robinson, the proofreading editor, suggested I might read this excellent biographic story of a time which we all would rather forget - Vietnam. Here is a tough chunk of our country’s history we would all do well to remember!

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Will Machias Bay Chamber Concerts survive to celebrate 50 years?

by Peter Berry

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MMHS golfers named DAC All-Stars

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Both members of the Machias Memorial High School golf team ranked in the top five of all players in the Downeast Athletic Conference, making MMHS senior Evan Dray and junior Jacob Sinford DAC Golf All-Stars.

Coach Tony Roy said both students have played golf for all of their respective years in high school. 

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The Nature of Phenology: Woodpeckers

by Hazel Stark

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