The Nature of Phenology: Lightning bugs

by Hazel Stark


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At annual meeting, DECH hails ‘good year’, talks takeover bumps in the road

by Ruth Leubecker

Just as last year, Down East Community Hospital held its 2020 annual meeting via Zoom, with COVID and attendant issues still lurking in the background.

Kathy Land welcomed all those present and thanked those leaving the board for their  service, thanking all for their exemplary work throughout the year.

She also said how much everyone was looking forward to the reopening of the East Machas Medical Center, and the expansion of the Milbridge Medical Center.  

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For eligible travelers, Canadian restrictions finally loosening

by Jayna Smith

Since being closed to all but essential travel back in March of 2020, the border with Canada will finally soon see some restrictions being loosened.

Effective July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, those travelers who are currently able to enter Canada will be able to do so without having to quarantine if they are fully immunized against COVID-19.  Those “eligible” include those with a right of entry, such as Canadian citizens/dual citizens, permanent residents, and people registered under the Indian Act.

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County weighs options for $6M in American Rescue Funds

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Jonesporters authorize $1.75M for JES, $104.5K for island abatement; sale of town land pending survey, assessment

by Nancy Beal

Without discussion or opposition, on June 23 approximately 20 Jonesporters voted to spend $1,755,169 on their elementary school in fiscal year 2021-22. The lion’s share of that amount was $637,529 in additional local share: money needed beyond what the state considers necessary to run the school according to the funding model that it uses for all Maine schools, known as the Essential Programs and Services allocation model.

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DECH’s accomplishments reported at annual meeting

On June 23, Down East Community Hospital held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Corporators to report on the accomplishments of 2020.

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Sens King and Collins defend confirmation of anti-Semite racist civil rights nominee

by Jonathan Reisman

My June 2 column took Senators King and Collins to task for confirming Kristen Clarke as the top civil rights attorney at President Biden’s Department of Justice. Ms. Clarke is a stone-cold anti-Semite racist who had advocated defunding the police and discriminating against whites and Jews for “equity”. Senator Collins was the only Republican who supported Ms. Clarke.

I let both Senators know my displeasure with their votes, and here are their responses:

Dear Mr. Reisman,

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Chasing history

by Wayne Smith

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Jonesport library seafood cookbook and tasting event June 30

Join chef and author Barton Seaver at the Peabody Memorial Library in Jonesport, Wednesday, June 30, at 4 p.m., as Barton prepares Kingfish, fresh Dutch Yellowtail provided by Kingfish Maine, and The Kingfish Company.

At the Kingfish Maine-sponsored event, you can try Dutch Yellowtail,  a ‘Green Choice’ recommended by the Good Fish Foundation as an excellent sustainable alternative.

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Be bear wise

by IFW Promotional Coordinator Lauren McPherson  

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