Earle’s Fresh Seafood is a winter standout on the Machias dike

by Celia Cummiskey

Earle Faulkingham’s Chevy Silverado and neon pink sign declaring “Earle’s Fresh Seafood'' are a familiar sight on the Machias dike. Faulkingham sells fresh seafood from large coolers in the back of his truck, with customers rolling through drive-through style or parking to stop for a chat.

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Boards vote after Moosabeckers hear plans for $6.6M school upgrade

by Nancy Beal

In two separate informational meetings last week, citizens of Beals and Jonesport heard from the engineers who surveyed the insides of their schools and determined which systems needed to be replaced and the price tags that went with the upgrades. Their recommendations involved replacement of ventilation, lighting, insulation, boilers, and system controls.

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Whitney pivots business to create year-round opportunites Downeast

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

In late fall and early winter, Route 1 motorists see trucks overflowing with balsam tips pulling into Whitney Wreath, then pulling out loaded with Christmas wreaths. CEO David Whitney’s wreathing business keeps his Whitneyville factory hopping at the end of the year. Recently, however, Whitney has expanded his companies’ offerings to keep the factory humming all year long.

“We haven’t taken the focus off of balsam, but we had to take the blinders off and broaden our view,” Whitney says.

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Cultivated by pandemic, lobster domestic market climbs

by Ruth Leubecker

While nationwide, international lobster markets severely declined in 2020, Maine rose to the occasion by shifting focus and zeroing in on new challenges.
“We never did focus too much on the China market,” says Kristan Porter, longtime Cutler lobsterman, and first fisherman to be president of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum board of directors. “Restaurant sales were nonexistent through the summer, so we focused on home sales, which pulled us through.”

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Washington County DA bill passes committee unanimously

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A bill to give Hancock and Washington Counties their own district attorneys last week passed Maine’s Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary 11-0. The two counties currently share one district attorney as members of Maine’s Prosecutorial District 7.

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Fire consumes Larrabee home under high winds

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Gusts of 45-50 miles per hour reduced visibility for crews battling a blaze in Machiasport’s Larrabee village on Tuesday, March 2. Machiasport Fire Chief Dave Nielsen said the burning home was reported around 3:15 p.m., and he immediately called for mutual aid. East Machias, Jonesboro/Roque Bluffs, Machias, and Marshfield fire departments responded to the call.

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Poking the green hornets’ nest

by Jonathan Reisman

 

Last week I poked the green hornets’ nest by testifying in support of LD 324, An Act to Limit Public Land Ownership in Maine. The environmental left was outraged that any such sentiment would even be considered and suggested that the legislation was unneeded, counterproductive, overly broad, a burden on democracy, local governance, and efforts to confront the climate apocalypse.

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EAC’s free craft along series teaches collage

Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program, which launched a video series in October, continues with ‘Craft-along: Collage a Scene,’ set for a March 19 release. KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis will demonstrate a technique for creating a landscape collage scene using basic materials: fabric scraps, patterned paper, tissue paper and craft glue. Free materials kits available from EAC include sufficient supplies for the participant to both follow along with Nia’s instruction and to create

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The Nature of Phenology: Fishers

by Hazel Stark

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