Jonesport’s Kelly Point Road bridge a go

by Nancy Beal

 On August 19, when Jonesport selectmen opened construction bids on a small bridge that would replace a culvert that shuttles the Stillman Dyer Stream, they were dismayed to learn that the money with which they had planned to finance the project was about $40,000 short of the lowest bid. Hanscom Construction of Machias had bid $69,000 for the project and Carver Construction of Jonesport had bid $116,450.

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Beaches, bridges and bridal bells discussed in Jonesport

by Nancy Beal

The mini-bridge on the Kelley Point Road over Stillman Dyer Brook absorbed selectmen’s attention at their August 26 meeting. The previous week, while opening bids on the placing of a small bridge over the stream that they fear is in danger of washing out the road if either of two beaver dams upstream should fail, Selectmen Dwight Alley and Harry Fish realized that the combined proceeds of a small streams grant ($68,000) and the town’s appropriation ($20,000) was not enough to fund the project.

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Replacement bridge from Jonesport to Beals Island dedicated, celebrated

by Nancy Beal

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Jonesport-Beals boards to vote on school plan

by Nancy Beal

The three schools that make up Union 103—Beals Elementary, Jonesport Elementary, and Jonesport-Beals High School—are preparing to open for in-person instruction next month. Whether students go back to school physically or remotely will be decided at a board meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, August 12 in the high school gymnasium. That decision will be based on an 11-page plan that asks and answers how the schools plan to meet the requirements made necessary by the pandemic coronavirus.

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Beals, Jonesport officials discuss COVID-19 policy

by Nancy Beal

How should the Moosabec community prepare to alert its citizens of a positive case of the pandemic coronavirus? That was the question newly elected Beals selectman Paula McCormack posed to elected officials, first responders and others from Beals, Jonesport and Addison whom she invited to a meeting in the Beals town office July 16.

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Jonesport-Beals High School Class of 2020 Honor Parts

The Faculty and Administration of Jonesport-Beals High School proudly announce the class parts for the school year 2019-20.

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Jonesport town office adapts to pandemic closure, changes hours; beavers flood yet another road

by Nancy Beal

At the Jonesport selectmen’s April 8 meeting, Irene Rogers, their assistant, requested permission to work from her home. A week later, selectmen granted her wish. Given permission to download certain files, she said two weeks ago, she would be able to keep up with her designated work which includes preparing agendas and taking minutes of selectmen’s meetings (they are meeting via Zoom), administering general assistance and Salvation Army queries and handling mooring fees.

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Jonesport selectmen ‘Zoom’ in on town business

by Nancy Beal

With guidance from Jared Guillette of the Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG), the Jonesport selectmen met last week, linked by the video conferencing system known as Zoom, and the public was able to watch and join in. During their hour meeting, they dealt with recreational marina floats, an appraisal of the hoped-for commercial marina, and listened to another presentation on broadband.

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Jonesport selectmen go to the video

by Nancy Beal

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PRSWDD’s fate on the bubble as Columbia decides to stay or leave; Jonesport, Columbia Falls question tonnage

by Nancy Beal

There has been no overt movement on the year-long attempt of Jonesport and Columbia Falls to leave the Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District (PRSWDD) in recent weeks. The arena has moved from the board room to behind the closed doors of lawyers hired by each side to represent their interests.

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