The Nature of Phenology: October blueberry barrens

by Hazel Stark

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Love of local history draws crowds to new Facebook group

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A new Facebook page has triggered an avalanche of local enthusiasm, growing from zero to 2,500 members in only one month. Washington County, Maine-A Look Into the Past brings together the stories of Downeast families across the county, across the world, and across the centuries, too.

Site founder Michael Scott says he started the page as a place for people to share their family’s Downeast history, and as a result, he’s learning more about his history, too.

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Kingfish Maine awarded state pipe permits, resumes store-side chats

by Nancy Beal

As the MVNO went to print Monday, Kingfish Maine announced in a press release that the Submerged Lands Lease Application it had sought from the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands had been granted. The permit authorizes the company to install its intake and discharge pipes into Chandler Bay to service the recirculating aquaculture system it will use to raise a projected 6,000 to 8,000 metric tons of yellowtail.

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Interim town manager, fire dispatch top selectboard agenda

Full Video of Meeting Here: https://tinyurl.com/yddpjt9s

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

In their third meeting since town manager Christina Therrien began medical leave, on Wednesday, Sept. 23 the Machias Board of Selectmen resumed discussions on the matter of an interim manager.

Board chairman Joshua Rolfe said town counsel Sarah Newell has advised against hiring anyone, even on an interim basis, and town manager duties should remain distributed across existing town office personnel.

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Equal Justice advocates for Mainers at greatest risk

by Ruth Leubecker

In an ominous triumvirate of COVID, job loss and food insecurity, Mainers already living on the edge face a precarious winter season ahead.

“We connect people with resources that can help them,” explains Allison Weiss, spokesman for Maine Equal Justice. “Like MaineCare, SNAP and DHHS. Mainers are at the greatest risk because we have a lot of people with low income and great financial need.”

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CDC discourages traditional trick-or-treating this year

by Jayna Smith

If you thought things couldn’t get any more bizarre this year, Halloween 2020 is on a Saturday, when we will be turning our clocks back to end daylight savings time, and it will be lit up with a full moon, a rare blue moon. Add to that the pandemic, with new guidelines recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and things really could get strange.  

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Fatal fire investigation ongoing

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Sergeant Mary MacMaster of the state fire marshal’s service says the investigation into a fire that claimed the lives of two Machias men is still in progress.
“Before it goes public it has to be right,” said MacMaster. “It’s a horrible situation and we hope to get some truthful answers for the community as soon as we can. It takes time.”

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No justice, no peace

by Jonathan Reisman

 

In a shameless act of cultural appropriation, this week’s column title takes the Black Lives Matter/Antifa/ mostly peaceful protesters/Biden voters mantra “No Justice, No Peace” and applies it to the current contretemps roiling the nation, the likely replacement of the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) with the notoriously “dogmatic” (at least according to California Senior Senator Diane Feinstein) Catholic mother of seven, Amy Coney Barrett (ACB).  

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Fresh fruits and vegetables in Sullivan

by Wayne Smith

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58th International Scout Camporee a success

by Peter Duston

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