School sports facing numbers crunch

by Phil Stuart

It is not too far-fetched to think in the very near future that high school baseball and softball might become extinct in some area schools. For some reason, fewer students are involved in athletics today. Spring sports occur at a time when many students are anxious to get out of school, and if they play at this time of year, in their minds it might prolong the school year and shorten their summer vacation.

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Vaccination record refused at Canadian border

by Jayna Smith

The border with Canada has been closed since March of 2020 for all but essential travel.  Falling under the category of essential includes media, an important means for citizens to obtain information about safety and welfare, as well as other critical information.  

For one local businessman, Pierre Little, owner of The Calais Advertiser and Machias Valley News Observer, the regular cross into St. Stephen from Calais was not allowed, despite proper credentials and a U.S. CDC-issued vaccination card.  

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Notes on the current crisis

Democratic Senators and Sanders, King and Collins vote to confirm Lying Anti-Semite racist to Top Department of Justice Civil Rights Job

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EAC video profiles artist Cynthia Morse

The latest in EAC Video’s Studio Visit series is Cynthia Morse, pastel painter, who recalls her earliest artworks, the exploration of many art forms in her 20s, and her eventual choice of pastels as a primary media. (Cynthia is still a media experimenter, and spent some of the pandemic time dyeing roving and creating large felted pieces!).

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National Book Award-Winning Novelist’s Life Story Unveiled

On Tuesday, June 15, at 6 p.m., the Camden Public Library will host Maine author Robin Clifford Wood for an online book talk and narrated slideshow about her new book The Field House: A Writer's Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine. The book is a compelling blend of biography and memoir recounting the remarkable life of writer Rachel Field. The story is told by the woman who lived in Field’s old island home in Maine, sparking a unique sisterhood across time. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.

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Silent auction to benefit Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative

Healthy Acadia is hosting an online, “Healthy Food For All” silent auction throughout the month of June to raise funds to support the Downeast Gleaning Initiative. Up for bid are an array of enticing local experiences, including a private, four-course dinner for eight people prepared by Sassafrass Catering, an overnight stay in Lubec, fresh Maine lobster, a Bar Harbor getaway package, and a lakeside sauna and dinner at Kendall Farm Cottage on Boyden Lake.

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The Nature of Phenology: Alder leaf beetles

by Joseph Horn

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Milbridge issues early invite for others to join their parade

by Ruth Leubecker

Although there may be no blueberry festival this season and no lobster festival, Milbridge Days promises a big shebang, with an exciting theme, plus The Codfather.

The annual multi-faceted celebration, held this year from July 27-31, hopes to attract many parade participants beyond Milbridge.

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DC Interlude

My wife and I traveled to Washington, D.C. for a Wuflu delayed family reunion with our sons and their plus-ones. What follows are my notes and observations after five days of following my promise to my wife to say nothing in response to the pro-BLM, pro Critical Race Theory, anti-capitalist, anti-Constitutional millennial ravings of our progeny and the possible mothers (excuse me, birthing persons) of our grandchildren, should we be so blessed.

Bangor

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PRSWDD and other waste groups grapple with Hampden plant ownership change

by Nancy Beal

The Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District (PRSWDD) is a small entity with a big name and a recent history of many problems, some solved, some pending. Those worries have ranged from non-functioning truck scales and an unstable wall that denies the plant insurance to the withdrawal of two of its six member towns and the in-progress retreat of a third. (Of the original six, Addison, Jonesboro and Beals remain. Jonesport and Columbia Falls pulled out last year, and Columbia is in the progress of leaving.)

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