24th Annual Children's Fishing Derby coming up

by Natalie Boomer

The Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Cobscook Bay State Park, and the Friends of the Moosehorn NWR invite children 16 and under, along with their families, to go fishing at Cobscook Bay State Park Headquarters Pond in Edmunds on Saturday, June 18. The event marks the 24th annual fishing derby.

“The State of Maine will stock brook trout into the pond just before the derby,” said Supervisory Wildlife Biologist Ray Brown. 

This event is for all of the children of the community, even ones with no experience or equipment. 

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Talking baseball

by Jonathan Reisman


“Baseball has been very good to me”- Roberto Clemente

“Baseball has been berry, berry good to me”- Garett Morris as Chico Escuela on Saturday Night Live

“Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.”- Yogi Berra

“There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.” – Lou Gehrig.

“Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” – Leo Durocher

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Maine author Bill Roorbach to deliver reading and author talk at Cobscook Institute June 10

On Friday, June 10 at 7 pm, award-winning author Bill Roorbach will offer a reading and author talk at Cobscook Institute in Trescott. This event is jointly hosted by Cobscook and Iota Short Forms. Currently on tour for his latest novel, Roorbach has added a stop in Washington County at the invitation of both organizations. This event is free and open to the public and books for purchase will be available by Kelly’s Books To Go.

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Downeast Community Partners' hires new development director

Downeast Community Partners announces the hiring of Sharon Catus as the Director of Development. “I am thrilled to be at DCP, an organization that represents the best of Downeast Maine. The opportunity to help build a future for so many, and serve as a catalyst for improving the quality of life in Hancock and Washington counties inspires me. I am grateful to be here.” 

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The Nature of Phenology: Arctic tern nesting

by Joseph Horn

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Machias board talks Boggia’s marijuana shop; public bids

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Planning Board this month approved Robert Boggia’s application to open a new medical marijuana business at 28 Main Street, located in the former Midtown Auto Repair building, now owned by Boggia.

On May 11, Boggia’s application went to the Machias Board of Selectmen for their review. 

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Kingfish holds (another) info meeting, objectors absent

by Nancy Beal

Kingfish Maine’s operational managers, Megan and Tom Sorby, came to Jonesport again the evening of May 16, set up again at the firehouse, and again answered various objections that have appeared in newspaper advertisements, op-ed pieces, and flyers. As in a similar noontime meeting May 4, few of the opponents appeared in person and no one voiced the claims made in print.

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Local singer Noah Carver, 18, to perform on NPR’s ‘From the Top’

by Sarah Craighead 

Local music lovers should tune in next week to hear a local son, Noah Carver of Beals, perform on National Public Radio. In recognition of his talents as a singer, Carver was selected to perform on From the Top, a prestigious radio program that celebrates young, classically-trained musicians. 

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Court reaffirms Maine’s intertidal zone is private property

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Intertidal lands belong to the upland landowner and not the state of Maine, according to last month's ruling by Maine Superior Court Justice John O’Neil Jr. 

"This lawsuit is the latest battle in the war over the intertidal lands off Maine's coast," wrote O'Neill in his decision on Masucci et al. v. Judy's Moody, LLC et al., in which 24 plaintiffs brought five counts — all related to ownership and use of the land between low and high tide — against ten defendants.

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Forest management workshop is for the birds…literally

by Jayna Smith

Logan Johnson, a Calais native, now Northeast Region Coordinator for the Forest Stewards Guild, will lead a group in a Forestry for Maine Birds workshop set to take place at Devil’s Head on June 11.   

Johnson’s work with the Guild focuses on woodland owner outreach, forest climate change resiliency, and fire science.  He will be joined in leading the workshop by Joseph Roy, a landowner outreach biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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