Biden time

by Jonathan Reisman

 

In a couple of months, the Biden crime family will move into the White House and commence an effort to reverse and erase as much of the Trump years as executive orders, media sycophancy and deep state and judicial co-conspiracy can accomplish.

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Cherryfield Fire Department gears up to host holiday events

by Natalie Boomer

The Cherryfield Fire Department is hosting a “Light Up the Night” holiday light parade on Saturday, Dec, 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Community members are invited to decorate floats or their vehicles and light up the streets of Cherryfield to celebrate the holiday season.

“It will be a vehicle, any type, and float parade, only with a longer parade route, which will be down Main Street and back up River Road,” said Mariah Curtis of the CFD. “We encourage anyone to participate and bring holiday cheer to town.”

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The Nature of Phenology: Orion

by Joseph Horn

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Downeast nursing homes in prime spot on COVID-free list

by Ruth Leubecker

Although many of Maine’s nursing homes have achieved deplorable status in keeping COVID-19 out of their facilities, Marshall Healthcare and Long Point, two area facilities, have remained COVID-free.

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Blueberry commission fields resistance from Canada on federal import probe

by Nancy Beal

The date for wild blueberry growers and processors to complete and return lengthy questionnaires into their businesses was extended from its original Nov. 16 deadline, but not much information was being sent at last month’s end. This was the signal according to Addison grower Marie Emerson, one of four new members on the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine (WBC) that monitors and advises the activities of Maine’s wild blueberry industry.

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WHRL Christmas Tree Festival and auction goes virtual

by Natalie Boomer

The annual Christmas Tree Festival and Auction held by the Women for Healthy Rural Living will still be taking place this holiday season, but not in person. The entire event will be going virtual.

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Lubec legion to host children’s drive-thru Christmas

by Natalie Boomer

The Stuart-Green American Legion Auxiliary in Lubec will be hosting its third annual Children’s Drive-thru Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 5.

“Our third annual kids Christmas party is still being held this year, but it’s going to be a bit different,” said auxiliary officer Shona Feltner.

To ensure social distancing, certain precautions and CDC guidelines will be followed.

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New ACO, new dispatchers top Machias agenda

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

In her first meeting since returning from medical leave, Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien asked the Machias Board of Selectmen if they wanted to sponsor the Deck the Falls decorating event.

“It’s an event where we encourage local residents and businesses to get into the spirit of the holidays and decorate,” said Therrien during the board’s Zoom meeting held Nov. 18. “This does cost us roughly $500 in prizes that we generally pay from the selectboard contingency fund.”

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Walgreens offers rapid COVID-19 testing

by Jayna Smith

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recently partnered with some Walgreens locations across the state to offer free drive-through rapid COVID-19 antigen testing. This includes the Calais and Machias Walgreens locations.

The Calais Walgreens was one of the first ten to initially have the testing available. Machias was added late last month, bringing the total of Maine Walgreens locations offering the testing to 65.

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Community plans to come together to celebrate young girl’s birthday

by Natalie Boomer

Like many others, a young girl's birthday party was suddenly canceled after Governor Janet Mills urged Mainers to avoid gatherings and unnecessary travel to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Although Sutton Farmer won’t be able to have all of her friends at her sixth birthday, her close family friend Terri Beam thought of a different way to celebrate.

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