Community Health and Counseling Services Awarded CHAP Accreditation

Bangor, ME – January 12, 2021 - Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Community Health and Counseling Services has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Home Health and Hospice Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Community Health and Counseling Services has also been recognized to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation as a certified Medicare provider.

 

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Emerge Maine attracted to political passion of Melissa Hinerman

by Ruth Leubecker

“This program is fantastic for empowering women and building a better Maine,” says Melissa Hinerman, Machiasport activist with an eye on a future in the political arena. “I’ve always been politically involved.”

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2.8 earthquake rattles towns

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Dozens of people in Addison, Columbia, Jonesboro and Harrington took to social media Sunday, Jan. 17 to ask, “What was THAT?!” A wide range of seismic activity websites turned up no answers that afternoon, but Monday morning the United States Geological Survey finished triangulating the event, which registered a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale.

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Heading into his final term, Rep. Tuell’s bills cover a lot of ground

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

With his fourth and — at least for now — final term underway, Rep. Will Tuell plans to exit the Maine House of Representatives with impact, last month submitting a career-high 15 bills for consideration by the state legislature.

“I think I’ve been open to doing more heavy-hitting bills because I don’t feel the pressure of another election cycle,” said Tuell (R-E. Machias). “I’m not looking to the next election. But that certainly isn’t going to change my tone because I think tone is more important than ever these days.”

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Wild Blueberry Com’n firms up budget, sets priorities

by Nancy Beal

Maine’s Wild Blueberry Commission met over Zoom January 14 to formulate a budget for 2021 and identify aspects of the industry that require attention. All 10 members were present, as were the executive director, Eric Venturini, the director of research programs Patricia Kontur, longtime researcher and spokesman David Yarborough, Carol Woodcock from Senator Susan Collins’ office, and other interested parties.

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Machias Board of Selectmen discuss multi-town planning board, adult-use marijuana, and clams

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The resignation of Machias Planning Board member David Barker, as well as the completion of Glenn Davis’ term, mean two out of the board’s five seats are vacant.  The Machias Board of Selectmen discussed those vacancies at their meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 13.

“We really need a reliable third, it seems like every other meeting now we don’t have a quorum,” said secretary Cathy Lord.

The remaining three seats are occupied by chairman Bill Thompson, Ed Pellon, and Arthur McCurdy.

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Applications due Feb. 5 for CEI’s 2nd Child Care Business Lab

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is offering three concurrent virtual courses of its Child Care Business Lab, helping entrepreneurs start new, quality child care businesses in underserved areas of Maine. Applications are due on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The applications and more information can be accessed by visiting: https://www.ceimaine.org/advising/childcare/. The program begins in March.

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O. Henry meets George Orwell

by Jonathan Reisman

 

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Life at 100

by Wayne Smith

This week I want to share some memories of Norma Korenek. She will be turning a big 100 years old on February 4th.I just wanted to see what all the excitement was all about. She was gracious with a great big smile on her face. The memories seemed to flood her mind. Norma was kind of shy at first. When she got going, She wouldn't stop talking. This was what I came up with.

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Book review: Through Woods & Waters

by V. Paul Reynolds

Laurie Apgar Chandler is the first woman to solo paddle the entire 700 miles of the National Forest Canoe Trail. She wrote a fascinating chronicle of her paddling challenge in her first book titled “Upwards.”

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