DECH Mammography goes 3D

Down East Community Hospital made the upgrade to a Senographe Pristina™ mammography unit in 2021.  This system provided two-dimensional screenings as well as additional comfort.  We are happy to announce we purchased the upgrade to that system and can now offer three-dimensional screenings to our patients!

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2nd CD Riffs

by Jonathan Reisman

 

Golden is running against former Congressmen Bruce Poliquin and Independent Tiffany Bond. I cannot bring myself to vote for any of them.

We got an envelope and card from Ms. Bond last week, which was a refreshing break from the glossy mailers supporting or attacking Mills, LePage, Golden, and Poliquin with assorted lies and half-truths. Ms. Bond invited me to e-mail her any questions I had. She responded pretty quickly:

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Machias Memorial High School volleyball team raises money for breast cancer awareness

It is wonderful to see that the upcoming generation in the Downeast area is carrying on the traditional community commitment and connection that has lived on in this region for centuries.

On Oct. 7, the Machias Memorial High School JV and Varsity Volleyball teams hosted a Dig Pink volleyball game in support of October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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The Nature of Phenology: Witches’ Brooms

by Hazel Stark

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Bad Little Brewing fulfills CDBG grant, reflects on nine months open

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Bad Little Brewing Company (BLB) in Machias has successfully met the conditions of its $180,000 Community Block Development Grant, according to Maine’s Department of Economic and Community Development. 

The grant’s successful completion means neither the town of Machias nor business owners Sean Lent and Kathryn Toppan are liable for repayment of the grant, funds from which helped to open one of the shiretown’s newest eateries.

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CCC’s 4th Annual Harvest Meal open to all this Friday in Machias

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

All are invited to enjoy a harvest dinner together this Friday, Oct. 28, when the Community Caring Collaborative’s Annual Family Harvest Meal returns for its fourth year. The dinner will take place at the Lee Pellon Center, Route 1, Machias, from 4 to 6 p.m.

“We love to have this event that helps get a really healthy meal out to families when so many families are already in town,” said Community Caring Collaborative Executive Director Charley Martin-Berry. 

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Local ghost stories provide ample goosebumps for Halloween

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Mention the Black’s Woods road to a group of locals, and without fail, someone will warn you not to cross it at night. True, Route 182 twists and winds its way up and down a steep mountain before curving around Fox Pond, just inches from the water.  

But it’s not the terrain they’re warning you about. It’s the ghost.

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Jonesport planning board, Kingfish tackle water quality; shoreland zoning rules ‘met;’ final vote expected Nov. 3

by Nancy Beal 

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UMaine Machias junior receives the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award

Machias, Maine — Kiesha Scott of Islesboro, a junior majoring in elementary education, with an elementary education concentration and a minor in psychology at the University of Maine at Machias, is the recipient of a 2022 John Lewis Youth Leadership Award.

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A Matter of Trust- Billy Joel and the Voters on November 8

by Jonathan Reisman

The legislative candidates who hope to represent Cooper were invited to a forum at the Cooper Community Center (formerly the Grange) by the Select Board. On a rainy Tuesday evening, House District 10 Candidates Kenneth “Bucket” Davis (R-East Machias) and Melissa Hinerman (U-Machiasport) were joined by Senator Marianne Moore (R-Calais). Jonathan Goble (D-Cherryfield) did not respond to the invitation.

I e-mailed all the candidates the following:

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