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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As towns leaving PRSWDD set deadlines, district hires attorney

 

by Nancy Beal

The issue of when and how Jonesport and Columbia Falls would separate themselves from the Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District, a topic that has received regular attention since those towns voted last March to step away, came up only tangentially at the district board’s regular monthly meeting September 9, but a new face heralded that it would surely come up again.

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The Munsons reflect on 41 years delivering the MVNO

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

After 25 years in the car sales business, Dalton Munson decided to retire. He ran an advertisement in this newspaper thanking his customers, closed the doors on Munson’s Auto Sales and sat back to relax. That lasted about 15 minutes.

“A little while went by, and I got a little bored, not too much to do,” said Munson. “My wife picked up the newspaper one day and read in there where they were looking for someone to deliver the paper.”

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Broken pipe releases farmed salmon into Bay of Fundy

 

by Jayna Smith

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), a Canadian organization whose mission is to conserve and restore wild Atlantic salmon and their ecosystems, announced last week that its researchers have removed 58 aquaculture-raised salmon attempting to enter the Magaguadavic River through the St. George, N.B. fishway.

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CRH stresses key points in final offer

by Ruth Leubecker

Although resolution is allegedly close at hand, Calais Regional Hospital and its nurses remain locked in position. Despite attempts to find common ground, mediation remains unsuccessful, and lately nonexistent.

When asked about a possible next date for talks, DeeDee Travis, CRH vice president of community relations, claimed several days ago, “This is our final offer.”

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Happy Birthday, Ginny Foss!

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New superintendent in Jonesport/Beals, new hires

 

by Nancy Beal

Lewis Collins of Hallowell has taken over the reins in the superintendent’s office at Union 103, and reported to the two elementary school boards September 11 that he was “getting out and about…and learning who’s who and what issues are important to everyone.” Union 103 is made up of Beals and Jonesport Elementary Schools and Jonesport-Beals High School.

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Machias students receive backpacks full of school supplies

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias elementary school students had a little something extra to be excited about at the beginning of their new year. During their first week of school, every member of the student body was presented with a brand-new backpack full of school supplies and complete with their name on a luggage tag.

Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School teacher Lizzy Douglas said that the 350 backpacks were a gift from Ruth’s Reusable Resources, an organization she reached out to when she first heard of them earlier this year.

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The making of the scrubs

 

by Wayne Smith

When you think of the word “scrubs’, one might picture someone wearing them while working in the emergency room of a hospital, maybe doing surgery on a patient that’s just been in an accident and the ambulance has just brought them in. Yet it couldn’t be farther from the truth, in this instance.

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