David G. Warren

April 26, 1940 – February 24, 2022

A resident of East Machias, Maine, Dave Warren passed away suddenly at the age of 81 on Thursday, February 24.

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TV documentary of East Machias church restoration to proceed this summer

 The fundraising and planning for the restoration of the First Congregational Church of East Machias has met its initial goal with great success. A final decision has been made to proceed with the TV documentary filming of the church’s restoration this summer.  

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Washington Academy joins local schools extending Christmas vacation

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Bodman family donates piano to Washington Academy

This is the season of giving, so it is fitting that on Friday, December 4, a beautiful Yamaha piano was delivered to Washington Academy’s Talbot Dormitory common area. The piano belonged to Mrs. Gloria Bodman, a dedicated musician, who taught music in the Machias area for decades. Mrs. Bodman recently relocated to Arizona. Her daughter, Lynn, grew up playing the piano and is ecstatic to know it is at Washington Academy (WA) and being appreciated by young musicians.

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Parade organizers determined to bring Christmas fun to area children Dec. 10

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A weekend of torrential rain and wind canceled last Saturday’s Machias Parade of Lights, but its organizers are not quick to accept defeat. Instead, they have turned on a dime to plan a drive-through parade and toy giveaway for Thursday, Dec. 10.

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Respected faculty members retire from Washington Academy

The impressive careers of four recently retired WA faculty members, James and Joanne Ausprey, Donald Sprangers and Cathy Johnson collectively represent 124 years of education; years that represent more than half of the impressive 228 years that Washington Academy has been in existence.

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Delegation requests racism investigation; WA responds to ‘petition for positive change’

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Five members of the Washington County legislative delegation have requested an independent investigation into allegations of racism at Washington Academy (WA), citing a report of racial verbal attacks and threats toward minorities, including a noose left in one teacher’s classroom.

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WA announces hybrid school reopening plan

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Washington Academy has issued its “Safe Return to School” plan which will offer students a hybrid education model beginning Sept. 8.

In July, Maine Department of Education advised schools to prepare green, yellow, and red plans, each to be enacted according to COVID-19 activity in their region. DOE Commissioner Pender Makin on July 31 announced that all Maine counties are currently classified green. Those classifications will be updated every two weeks.

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WA wins Tammaro Memorial Baseball Tourney

by Chris Johnson

The annual Tony Tammaro Memorial Baseball Tournament was held in Calais over the weekend of Aug. 1 and 2. Although handshakes and high fives were limited, good baseball was played by a bunch of good guys and a girl.

Game one featured the premiere of a new team to the tournament from Cutler. Managed by old Quoddy Leaguers Bill Corbett and Stevie Cates, the Cutler team was able to out-pitch the team organized by Joe Barnes and managed by Ryan Lincoln. The final score was 5-1.

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East Machias talks alewives, new school bus

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

During their second meeting live-streamed on Facebook, the East Machias Board of Selectmen addressed two important issues. The May 7 meeting was attended by selectboard chairman Bucket Davis and selectman Will Tuell. Selectman Dale Richardson was not in attendance.

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