We Care baby center makes permanent home in Machias

by Natalie Boomer

The We Care Community Baby Center has worked out of its Machias location for many years helping the Washington County community with children’s items such as clothes, toys, books, diapers, and more.

This year, the building on 5 Water Street in Machias became the We Care Community Baby Center’s permanent home.

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Candidate Crafts meets with local law enforcement

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Republican candidate for congress Dale Crafts spoke to local law enforcement officers Sept. 16 at a luncheon organized by Washington County Sheriff Barry Curtis.

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UMaine marine geologist archives nearly four decades of history, change in Maine landscapes

Every year since 1982, Joseph Kelley captured photos of the fastest deteriorating portion of Maine’s coast, located in Camp Ellis, for use in his work as a state marine geologist, and research and teaching at the University of Maine.

Later this fall, the public will have the opportunity to view decades of geologic transformation captured in the images taken of the Saco-area shoreline as well as thousands of others depicting dramatic changes in Maine’s coastal vistas.

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Wildfire smoke changes appearance of Maine’s sky

by Jayna Smith

Many in the area may have noticed a difference in the look to the sky last week, specifically on Tuesday, as smoke from the California and Oregon wildfires blew across the country, leaving a haze up above.

According to Michael Clair, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in southern Maine, the smoke was definitely visible when it was present over the state. “The sky was much more of a milky gray in appearance, rather than blue, even when there were no clouds present,” he said.

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Peace and the resistance

by Jonathan Reisman


“If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”- Moshe Dayan
“You can only end a negotiation for peace if you begin it”- Benjamin Netanyahu
“It’s a distraction”- Nancy Pelosi

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Wesley News

by Camille Hawkins


Ron and Lyn Hawkins have a new grandson born on September 11, 2020, at 11:19 p.m. in Machias. Proud parents Chelsie and Chris Wallace have a healthy 9-pound baby boy named Luke William Wallace.

I got my firewood delivered on Tuesday afternoon. It's a big pile that looks like it will last a couple of winters. Thanks, Ron.

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Jack-in-the-pulpit fruiting

by Joseph Horn

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Jonesboro woman honors her father by walking for cancer

by Nancy Beal

Rebecca Cox, 30, of Jonesboro is a runner who likes to participate in group runs. She missed this year’s Race for the Cure, which Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center sponsors annually in connection with the annual Bangor craft fair. As she was looking for another event to join, she learned about the annual Walk for Life put on in Addison by the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.

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Whitneyville Public Library delivers comfort with community suppers

by Natalie Boomer

The Whitneyville Public Library has decided to host another public supper on Saturday, Oct. 3, after a successful supper on Sept. 4.

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Homelessness a hidden reality in Washington County

by Ruth Leubecker

Besieged by a shortage of resources, the hovering presence of COVID-19 and approaching cold weather, rural homelessness remains dangerously entrenched.

Several new surveys show urgent challenges in helping the homeless during the pandemic. The massive human and financial impacts of living without reliable shelter are far-reaching, affecting many others in the process of just getting by.

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