Tuell updates Machias Rotary on high points of 129th legislative session

 

by Ruth Leubecker

Weighing in on Maine’s newest governor, the future of the Bucks Harbor prison and a few broken promises, Rep. Will Tuell last week provided the Machias Rotary with a  firsthand update on Maine’s 129th legislative session.

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Youth step up to the plate for local food and farming

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Laid along a kitchen counter there are trays of freshly-assembled English muffin pizzas waiting for the oven. Some are piled high with vegetables, some bear only cheese, and all are the creation of Narraguagus students taking part in the Teen Ag Summer Program, a Healthy Acadia camp for teens. Last week the students met daily to learn about gardening, local food systems, and to build a garden of their own at their school.

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PRSWDD, MRC begin negotiations

by Nancy Beal

Officials of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) traveled to Addison July 19 for a special meeting with the directors of the Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District (PRSWDD), following a demand for such a meeting in a letter penned by MRC Vice President Tony Smith June 28 (see MVNO, July 17, 2019). The face-off resulted from a months-long developing disagreement on process following the announcement and subsequent town votes by Jonesport and Columbia Falls to withdraw from the six-town waste disposal district.

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Port and Starboard Yacht Club seeks sailors for August 10 regatta in Jonesport’s Chandler Bay

by Nancy Beal

The Port and Starboard Yacht Club has been holding sailing regattas in Jonesport’s Chandler Bay for half a century. The 2019 event will take place Saturday, August 10 and the organizers are hoping to lure some out-of-town boats to swell the ranks of the racers.

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Moosabeckeers explore reviving, redirecting closed nursing home

by Nancy Beal

The Arnold Memorial Medical Center, which now owns the shuttered Sunrise Care Facility (formerly Resthaven Nursing Home) in Jonesport, held a public gathering last week to begin steps to explore the possibilities of its rebirth and redirection. Down East Community Hospital, the former owner, donated the building to the medical society following its closure last August, and tossed in $20,000 toward its rebirth. The AMMS already operates the town’s medical clinic on the road to the schools.

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The love of a dog

 

by Wayne Smith

Albert Walker, 73, of Milbridge has a dog named Susie. This story is about the love of a dog. Readers might want to get a kleenex to wipe their tears with or you might get a chuckle out of it.

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Folk Guitarists/Vocalists Simons and Goodwin return to Peabody Library summer music program August 2

 

by Nancy Beal

Folk guitarists Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin have been friends since the 1960s. In 2006, they merged their singing and instrumental talents and, for the past decade, as a duo they call Simons and Goodwin, they have entertained audience in coffeehouses, pubs, private parties and concerts indoor and out. On Friday, August 2, they will bring their songs back to Jonesport’s Peabody Memorial Library where they have already delivered several popular concerts in earlier years of the library’s Music in the Library summer concert series.

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Concert features Abrams from Cutler, Schuth from Eastport

 

The Eastport Arts Center’s popular summer concert series continues on August 2 and 9 with gifted Washington County-raised musicians who return home to share their new music. Soprano Molly Abrams will take the stage on Friday, August 2 at 7 pm, with a recital titled, ‘Seascape,’ featuring classical and musical theatre selections celebrating the coast, its beauty and its inhabitants, including selections by Gabriel Faure, Alan Menken, Kurt Weill, and Benjamin Britten, and piano accompaniment by Gregory Biss. A reception sponsored by The WaCo Diner will follow the concert.

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Bridging the gap

 

by V. Paul Reynolds

Recently Maine’s new fish and wildlife commissioner, Judy Camuso, was a studio guest on Maine Calling, an interactive radio program on the National Public Radio  station in Portland. She performed well as she outlined the goals and challenges of the Department in the months ahead.

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The Nature of Phenology: Raspberries

 

by Joseph Horn

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