SnowMobs invade Machias

The expanse between Helen’s and the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce looked like a snowmobile showroom as dozens of sleds shouldered up while their drivers grabbed a bite, took a break, and made use of the free charging stations. Winter storm Olson brought record snowfalls across the state, and a more than ample covering of the Downeast Sunrise ATV trails.

Photo by Bill Kitchen

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Saluting a Downeast tradition

by Wayne Smith

It brings fans to Bangor as a mecca of basketball for players and fans from Calais to Harrington head to the auditorium in the Cross Insurance Center.

It’s big-time basketball with players decorated in uniforms as the balls swish through the baskets, and the fans holler and hoot. Some of the games have fans on the edge of their seats. When Jonesport- Beals plays, the last one in town turns the lights off.

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Mainer strives to promote rural farmers’ markets

by Ruth Leubecker

How can we lessen the number of hungry children in Maine?

This has long been a question that Kevin Concannon grapples with while channeling responsive resources he has helped develop over recent years. Maine’s former commissioner of the Department of Human Services  has most recently been the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for food, nutrition and  consumer services. However, the Trump presidency changed all that, but not his mission to better life in Maine.

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Final appeal denied in Zablotny case

by Ruth Leubecker

“It’s done. Which is the best thing,” said Joe Baldacci, attorney for plaintiff John Zablotny. “The state spent millions over nine years, but it’s finally done.”

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Mayhew Library perseveres as town hub

Photo: Marilyn Rittenhouse of the Mayhew Library.   Photo by Wayne Smith

by Wayne Smith

Marilyn Rittenhouse started working at the Mayhew Library in Addison in 1979. She graduated from high school in 1978, and she worked in the Narraguagus High School library. 

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