Veterans Memorial Park, Community Garden Anticipated on Seaside Lot in Jonesport

By Nancy Beal

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Special Tribute to Feature Eastport Service Dog

Eastport Arts Center’s Open Mic Night on Friday, April 12, will be dedicated to Sadi, the Eastport service dog, who is undergoing treatment for liver cancer. Sadi’s owner, Jeanne Katkavich, will bring Sadi for an appearance at the event and share the pair’s tale. Performers and event emcee Dave Grieco, a confirmed 'dog person,' are preparing to offer anecdotes and songs about canines they’ve known and loved.   

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Artists Wanted for Agriculture-focused Calendar Supporting Mediation Program

The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) is looking for artists for its 2025 wall calendar, with a submission deadline of May 20. The 2025 calendar, which showcases artwork by Maine-based artists, will celebrate the theme of “farming and tending to the land and sea throughout the seasons.”

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Pembroke Historical Society Presents ‘Jonesport in the Movies’ April 16

On April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Pembroke Library and on Zoom, The Pembroke Historical  Society will host Bill Plaskon, President of the Jonesport Historical Society, who will be presenting Jonesport In the Movies. His presentation tells the background stories of eight movies that were partially filmed in Jonesport, set in Jonesport, show Jonesport folks in the movie, or were assisted by the society or the town in making the movie. 

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Beals Voters Elect New Selectman, Road Commissioner

Townsfolk Bicker over Money, Roads in 6-Hour Town Meeting

By Nancy Beal

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Washington County to Receive $50 Million in Federal Spending

By Will Tuell

Washington County is in line for upwards of $50 million in federal spending, according to Maine’s Congressional delegation, following the passage of a second round of budget bills approved late last month. Earlier in March, the delegation had secured an estimated $20 million for Washington County projects, a figure which more than doubled with the most recent round of budget bills designed to avert a partial government shutdown. 

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Flag Enthusiast to Feature Machias Seal Island in Upcoming Book

By Will Tuell

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Retired Soldier's Mission to Honor Local WWII Veterans

By Jayna Smith

In a bid to uphold fading historical narratives, one man stands resolute in his mission to immortalize the past.  Peter Duston, a retired US Army veteran, volunteers as a researcher with the Stories Behind the Stars organization, dedicated to documenting wartime stories of veterans.  With a focus on individuals from Washington County, Duston tirelessly seeks information on those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II.

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Machias Valley Christian School Students Visit State House

By Will Tuell

Third through sixth graders at Machias Valley Christian School and their chaperones made the three-hour trek to Augusta last week to tour the State House and meet with area lawmakers. The students visited with State Senator Marianne Moore (R-Calais) and Representatives Tiffany Strout (R-Harrington) and Ken “Bucket” Davis (R-East Machias), who are in session through mid-April. 

As part of their tour, the students served as honorary pages in the Senate. 

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Machias Area Schools to Close Early for Total Eclipse April 8

By Will Tuell

Schools in the Machias area will be closing early for the total solar eclipse on April 8. The early release, which includes AOS 96 schools only, is set for 1 p.m., according to Superintendent Scott Porter, who confirmed the news on March 29. 

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