by Sarah Craighead Dedmon
At an extra meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 5 the Machias Board of Selectmen began with a moment of silence in honor of Warren Gay who passed away in Machias on Aug. 29. Gay served on the board since 2005, and spent many years as the board chairman.
The board also reviewed quotes for a new replacement trash compactor. The town’s previous compactor is broken beyond repair.