Jonesport’s “car wash” culvert floods Route 187

by Nancy Beal

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Shuttered Jonesport nursing home will be converted

by Nancy Beal

A small but serious group of Moosabeckers is working diligently to reopen Jonesport’s Sunrise Care Facility (SCF) as a 24-bed assisted living center. SCF, formerly Resthaven Nursing Home, was rescued from a sea of red ink by Down East Community Hospital nearly two decades ago, but in the summer of 2017, the hospital decided that the debt threatened its own finances and, reluctantly, shuttered the home and delivered its residents to facilities in Machias and Milbridge.

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Multi-million-dollar fish farm proposed for Jonesport

by Nancy Beal

A Dutch aquaculture company will be in Jonesport next week to introduce Moosabeckers to what it hopes will be an extensive land-based fish farm that will command scores of jobs without affecting the environment. The company is Kingfish Zeeland, a fish producer already in production in the Netherlands, producing fresh fish that it has branded “Dutch yellowtail” for its citizens and surrounding European companies.

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Jonesport Fire Department substation under review

by Nancy Beal

For the past several weeks, Jonesport selectmen have been addressing the status of their fire department’s substation in Masons Bay. The small two-bay structure was built in the early 1980s to provide fire protection for structures of Jonesporters who lived out of town. It has not, however, played a role in the town’s firefighting plans for many years.

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Jonesport considers Good Citizen Award

by Nancy Beal

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Jonesport selectmen open bids on tax-acquired properties

 

by Nancy Beal

It was not a clash of towns but a clash of cultures that brought Beals Selectman Louis “Tony” Unger to his feet to speak angrily to Jonesport selectmen last week after losing his bids on a pair of tax-acquired properties. On April 17, the Jonesport panel opened, reviewed and voted to award five properties that had undergone foreclosure due to non-payment of taxes. Unger had bid on two of them but acquired neither.

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PRSWDD to stay open—for now

by Nancy Beal

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Jonesport war memorial, food truck law, IGA repair

 

by Nancy Beal

The site of the original Jonesport-Beals High School on Jonesport’s Main Street is currently being used to store various sizes of crushed granite going into the construction of the new bridge to Beals Island, but from 1968 to 2016 it housed the old brick school building—and a war memorial standing in front of it. Prior to the demolition of the high school, the memorial was moved to the library lawn. Now, some in town want to see its replacement back on the old location.

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Jonesport opts out of PRSWDD by 3-1 margin

 

by Nancy Beal

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Jonesporters lower medical marijuana license fees

 

by Nancy Beal

A dozen Jonesporters braved the cold last week (February 27) to attend a public hearing on a proposed medical marijuana ordinance that will be formally voted upon at next week’s town meeting (March 11). (A description of the ordinance appeared in the MVNO of Feb. 20, 2019.) After an hour of discussion, the only changes proposed and accepted in hand votes were lowering of certain fees and clarification of terms.

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