Smith Faces Further Charges, Court Dates

by Ruth Leubecker

Indicted on multiple felony charges and facing court dates on singular, unrelated events, former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith presently remains noncommittal in seclusion in Lubec.

Last week’s scheduled jury trial, earlier requested by Smith, was settled out of court after he agreed to pay a $250 filing fee, which in effect canceled the trial. That Friday court appearance was to address misdemeanor charges which had been brought against him for telephone harassment. 

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UMM’s 104th Commencement Announced

The University of Maine at Machias will award degrees to more than 95 students at its 104th commencement, 2 pm, Saturday, May 16, in the Frederic A. Reynolds Center. 

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Young Woman Dies in Head-On Crash

Kayla Robinson, 19, of Trescott was pronounced dead at the scene following an early morning collision on Route 9 in Wesley last week.

The Washington County RCC received the 911 call at approximately 5 am on May 7th. The caller reported the head-on collision as involving a loaded logging truck and a passenger car. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene of the crash along with several members of the Wesley Fire Department and Alexander first responders. .

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Special Olympics Brings Winning Joy for 39th Year

by Bill Kitchen

A step backward in weather could not deter a step forward in achievement as the 39th Annual Washington County Special Olympics braved a 40-degree morning, and isolated piles of still lingering, blackened snow at UMM last Friday.

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Harold West Remembered for Community Service

by Nancy Beal

Ramona West of Milbridge accepted the Norman Nelson Community Service Award on behalf of her late husband, Harold West, at the Washington County Democratic Committee’s second annual banquet, held in Machias May 2. 

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