Black Lives Matter march draws crowds to Machias, critics to Facebook

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Most dressed in black and many carried signs to the Black Lives Matter march held Sunday, June 7, which drew almost 100 participants to downtown Machias. Co-organizer River Fenton publicized and explained the event through social media.

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PFC Moores honored with motorcade

PFC Ethan Moores was honored with a motorcade on Friday, June 5, when his body was transported from Bangor International Airport to Lubec. Moores, 18, died during training at the U.S. Marines Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. His motorcade was led by a Maine State Police Honor Guard and followed by other official vehicles including the Maine Forest Service, and also the truck of local veteran Raymond Phillips, which flew the American flag.

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Ukulele man

by Wayne Smith

In a moment’s time, like a flashbulb going off, I watched Daroll Whitney play his ukulele in Steuben. He loved playing it soft and sweet with a lot of life. Whitney controlled the ukulele with such a rhythm and so relaxed. His voice told the whole story. He had dress pants on. He wore sneakers. Whitney was up for the challenge to entertain. He was a showman and he played three songs that afternoon. Whitney, of Winter Harbor, loves open mic events.

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The Nature of Phenology: Swallowtail butterflies

by Hazel Stark

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PFC Ethan M. Moores

PFC Ethan M. Moores

 

Trescott at U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune, NC

 

PFC Ethan M. Moores, 18, died unexpectedly May 27, 2020, at U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, joining his mother Danielle D. Moores, and infant brother Waylon in Heaven. He was born June 4, 2001, in Machias, to Matthew and Danielle Moores.

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Washington Academy graduation will honor ‘tenacious’ Class of 2020

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Modern technology and lots of safety precautions will make possible the Washington Academy Class of 2020 graduation ceremony, to be held on June 13 in East Machias. With more than 80 graduating seniors, the school batted around ideas for how to honor the graduating class and still abide by state coronavirus guidelines, especially the one that caps public gatherings at 50 people or less.

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Domestic violence awareness exhibit comes to Machias

by Nancy Beal

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Gateway Milbridge summer project will celebrate Maine

by Ruth Leubecker

After last year’s resounding success story, Gateway Milbridge is announcing this season’s fundraising efforts for bringing back the Milbridge Theatre.

“Last year’s lighthouse art project auction raised $9,640 for us, and the Friday Night Live Concerts raised another $6,835,” says Richard Bondurant, Gateway Milbridge chair. “The building campaign for the exterior of the building is now complete. We’re now focusing on the campaign for the interior of the building -- stage, seats, lighting, sound equipment.”

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Two safely pulled from St. Croix River

by Jayna Smith

On Tuesday, May 26, rescue personnel received reports of two people in the St. Croix River and in need of aid.  

According to Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh from New Brunswick RCMP, the two Canadian residents were fishing “at a location where it’s known for good fishing,” when the inflatable raft they were on flipped over.

Cpl. Rogers-Marsh said, “Both individuals were able to swim to a rock where they were rescued.”  She added that St. Stephen Fire Department was on the scene for the rescue.

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Cherryfield’s own Daniel Boone

by Wayne Smith

This is a story about one man's love of the outdoors: fishing, hunting, working and playing baseball, with the cheer of the crowds and the honking of the horns. Gage Smith of Cherryfield loves the outdoors. His stories are unique, simple and right to the point. Smith doesn’t leave anything out from his early years in Cherryfield from playing little league and later on in life playing basketball and soccer. Smith admits he adores everything about Cherryfield. And I have the pleasure of telling his story

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