CTE stalemate continues for Downeast schools

 

 

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

 

Tempers flared during a three-hour meeting Thursday night which concluded with no consensus on where to purchase and renovate a building for use as a regional Career and Technical Education satellite site.

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Local videographer takes to skies for a ‘Drone’s Eye View’

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Ryan Malagara has always enjoyed taking photographs and making movies, but it was a surprise Christmas gift from his wife Sandi that made him into a professional videographer. In 2015 Malagara opened a Phantom 3 Professional Drone, and that was that — he was hooked.

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Seagull Motel donation and CTE school controversy top Machias board agenda

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) Project Manager Jacob Van de Sande addressed the Machias Board of Selectmen at their bi-weekly meeting held Wednesday, March 13.

Van de Sande was following up on an earlier conversation about the old Seagull Motel, most recently used as the Machias River Redemption center. Van de Sande told the board MCHT has secured an option to purchase it and is prepared to facilitate the town’s purchase and demolition of the building to create a public green space.

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East Machias takes delivery of new state-of-the art 4x4 tanker truck

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The town of East Machias waited for a bright, dry day to take receipt of its brand new, off-road tanker truck designed to fight wildfires in forests and from hard-to-reach backroads. The 2019 Bulldog Extreme 4x4 is the first of its kind to be delivered in Maine.

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Machias hearing draws support for pursuit of CDBG Downtown Revitalization Grant to address lighting, sidewalks

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Attendees at a public hearing held Wednesday, March 13 learned about the town’s proposed application for a Community Block Development Grant to help pay for improvements to Machias’ lighting and sidewalks.

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Missing the point makes life tougher

by Ruth Leubecker

States should always take a hard look at what works in other states and seriously evaluate making changes accordingly. Maine does not do well when it comes to these potential actions.

For years our neighbors — specifically Massachusetts and New Hampshire — have funded their governments either without residents paying any income tax at all, or paying significantly lower than Maine residents do.

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Dems advance to rear, take America to woodshed

 

by Conrad Black

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The spring equinox

 

by Joseph Horn

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Local photographer returns from mission service in the Philippines

Hannah Sprague recently returned from three weeks spent in the Philippines serving with Medical Missions International and Inspire Hope Ministries. While there, Sprague assisted medical teams serving in the region and brought her camera with her to use in her spare time. Sprague is the owner of Mainely Moments Photography & Videography, based in Machias. Here she shares a little bit about her experiences, in her own words.

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Behind the Harrington Recreation Committee

 

by Wayne Smith

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