Machias board talks Boggia’s marijuana shop; public bids

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Machias Planning Board this month approved Robert Boggia’s application to open a new medical marijuana business at 28 Main Street, located in the former Midtown Auto Repair building, now owned by Boggia.

On May 11, Boggia’s application went to the Machias Board of Selectmen for their review. 

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Kingfish holds (another) info meeting, objectors absent

by Nancy Beal

Kingfish Maine’s operational managers, Megan and Tom Sorby, came to Jonesport again the evening of May 16, set up again at the firehouse, and again answered various objections that have appeared in newspaper advertisements, op-ed pieces, and flyers. As in a similar noontime meeting May 4, few of the opponents appeared in person and no one voiced the claims made in print.

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Local singer Noah Carver, 18, to perform on NPR’s ‘From the Top’

by Sarah Craighead 

Local music lovers should tune in next week to hear a local son, Noah Carver of Beals, perform on National Public Radio. In recognition of his talents as a singer, Carver was selected to perform on From the Top, a prestigious radio program that celebrates young, classically-trained musicians. 

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Court reaffirms Maine’s intertidal zone is private property

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Intertidal lands belong to the upland landowner and not the state of Maine, according to last month's ruling by Maine Superior Court Justice John O’Neil Jr. 

"This lawsuit is the latest battle in the war over the intertidal lands off Maine's coast," wrote O'Neill in his decision on Masucci et al. v. Judy's Moody, LLC et al., in which 24 plaintiffs brought five counts — all related to ownership and use of the land between low and high tide — against ten defendants.

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Forest management workshop is for the birds…literally

by Jayna Smith

Logan Johnson, a Calais native, now Northeast Region Coordinator for the Forest Stewards Guild, will lead a group in a Forestry for Maine Birds workshop set to take place at Devil’s Head on June 11.   

Johnson’s work with the Guild focuses on woodland owner outreach, forest climate change resiliency, and fire science.  He will be joined in leading the workshop by Joseph Roy, a landowner outreach biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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UMM Professor H. Lori Schnieders recognized with three awards in 2022

H. Lori Schnieders of East Machias, an associate professor at the University of Maine at Machias, has been recognized with three awards this spring for excellence in academics. 

In April, Schnieders received the Frederic A. Reynolds Faculty Award, which is presented annually to a faculty member who exemplifies commitment and dedication to UMaine Machias students. She also was awarded a Trustee Professorship for the academic year 2022–23, presented to a faculty member in the University of Maine System who has made noteworthy contributions to academic excellence on their campus. 

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Refusing to be Buffaloed

by Jonathan Reisman

 

When the news came in Sunday afternoon about the mass shooting in Buffalo, I had a sinking feeling. First, because I have a deep familiarity and connection with Buffalo, and second because I am all too familiar with how the left and their media cheerleaders use tragedy to attack their enemies and increase their power. Democratic politicians and the media confirmed my fears before night fell Sunday.

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Jonesport’s Flotsam & Jetsam offers unique gifts

by Nancy Beal

Serita and Chet Childs’ quest for living quarters in downtown Jonesport for a family member expanded last summer to include a tiny but tasteful gift shop they style “Flotsam & Jetsam.” As its name would suggest, the one-room enterprise, located two doors east of True Value Hardware, offers a variety of wares with a nautical theme.

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The Nature of Phenology: Groundnuts

by Joseph Horn

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Family teams keep Machias ambulance one step ahead of critical staff shortage

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

If there’s one thing emergency medical workers want you to know, it’s that Washington County is dangerously close to the day when someone calls for an ambulance, and an ambulance does not come. 

“There’s not an ambulance service in Washington County that isn’t short-staffed,” says Machias paramedic Sally Taylor, who has served in Machias for 18 years. “Just because Machias keeps it covered 24/7 doesn’t mean we’re not struggling.”

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