Local artists showcased in Jonesport library show

by Nancy Beal

Seven artists who make their summer and year-round homes in the Moosabec area are featured in a show at Jonesport’s Peabody Memorial Library through September 9. 

Valerie Aponik came to Maine in her twenties as a back-to-the-lander, and has lived on Beals’ Great Wass Island for many of the remaining 45 years. She calls herself “passionate about painting outdoors” where the scene she is putting on canvas changes quickly. “Whether it is a grand landscape or a celebration of the everyday, my work is a response to being present.”

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Bad Little Falls Park concert series continues Aug. 26

Extreme BEER Trio will take the Bad Little Falls Park stage from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, as the “Sounds Like This” summer concert series continues in Machias.

The summer concert series will take place from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 9, and is free thanks to the sponsorship of R.H. Foster Energy / Freshies. Bad Little Falls Park is located on the north side of the Jeremiah O’Brien Memorial Bridge in Machias. Attendees are reminded not to park anywhere along Elm Street, but instead to use the public Water Street or Colonial Way parking lots.

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The Nature of Phenology: Grasshoppers

by Joseph Horn

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Sierra Club’s wastewater appeal against Jonesport fish farm rejected by DEP

by Nancy Beal

One week after Maine Public broke the news that the Sierra Club had challenged the wastewater discharge license granted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to Kingfish Maine, a Dutch company planning to build a large land-based fish farming operation in Jonesport — and before many knew that the environmental group had lodged the complaint — its appeal was rejected for lack of standing.

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Machias entrepreneurship center campaign nears 75 percent of goal

by Jayna Smith

Machias Valley Center for Entrepreneurship is one step closer to its new building, thanks to a recent donation by Pratt Family Dealerships and other local businesses. 

The center, a program of Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC), will provide a physical space for coworking and collaboration, conference rooms, networking events, and training programs, all in an effort to create jobs and prosperity.

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Machias brewing company grant gets final green light at selectboard meeting

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A long bureaucratic road came to an end Wednesday, Aug. 11, when the Machias Board of Selectmen voted to accept $180,000 in federal CDBG funds on behalf of Bad Little Brewing Company. The vote followed a surprisingly lengthy public hearing where the board heard comments in support of and against accepting the grant monies, which Bad Little Brewing applied for in May following a public vote (52-18) authorizing them to do so.

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Downeast region struggles under swelling Rx price hikes

by Ruth Leubecker

As inflation inches upward on all fronts, the cost of prescription drugs continues to overshadow even the cost of food and shelter.

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Mining company to begin exploratory drilling in Pembroke

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A Canadian-based junior mining company, Wolfden Resources Corporation, has announced plans to begin exploratory drilling in Pembroke next month, to evaluate the potential for a mining project it calls Big Silver.

Wolfden is the first company to attempt mining in Maine since 2017 when the state passed LD 820, An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution.  Wolfden CEO Ron Little says Maine’s new mining rules “set the highest standard in the country.”

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The educrats are all in on CRT

by Jonathan Reisman

 

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Celebrate DCC’s newest preserve Aug. 28

by Natalie Boomer 

Join Downeast Coastal Conservancy in a celebration of its newest preserve, the Vining Lake Community Preserve in Cooper, Cathance Township!

All are welcome to go check out the new lakeside trail on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. 

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