DECH reports productive year and new corporators, thanks employees

by Ruth Leubecker

Kathryn Land, new chair of the Down East Community Hospital Board, called the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Corporators to order via a conference call.

Citing this new way to meet due to the coronavirus, she mentioned that she missed all the faces and the delicious hors d’oeuvres, but this was the best option during these times.

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MIlbridge doctor cleared by state

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The state board of licensure has ended a consent agreement with Milbridge physician Dr. Cathleen London, signaling London’s completion of all requirements issued in a disciplinary action taken August 2018.

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Aviators gauge interest in Machias Flying Club

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Pilot Timothy Hernandez, Machias Valley Municipal Airport Committee Chairman Michael Radeka, and other local pilots are gauging the region’s interest in forming a Machias Flying Club.

Flying clubs have been around as long as aviation itself, says Hernandez, and are designed to provide members with affordable access to aircraft.

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Wash. Co. volunteers recognized for their service

by Nancy Beal

Seventeen residents from 14 Washington County towns were recognized by Volunteer Maine recently for performing between 500 and 3,500 hours of volunteer service in 2019. Four of the 17 had logged more than 1,000 hours of service. A Volunteer Roll of Honor with their names and hours of service was published in the June 23 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Each received a Governor’s Award for Service and Volunteerism.

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Imagine a revolution

In late March as the corona lockdowns and legislative abdications to “science” directed Democratic anti-Trump Governors commenced, “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot organized a group of international left-wing celebrities to sing a socially distanced cover of John Lennon’s 1971 “Imagine”. In Lennon’s socialist dream utopian religion, countries, borders, war, private property, capitalism, greed and hunger would all disappear.



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Veteran pilot will always dream of flying

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bruce W. Benson thinks fondly of his childhood spent with younger brother, Daniel and older brother, Edward, Jr. Bruce looked up to Edward and describes him as a “leader, great baseball player and a fantastic guy.” Edward was a paratrooper in the Army during World War II and was killed during combat in France.

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Virtual film series program at Porter Memorial Library

This summer, Porter Memorial Library presents a virtual film series: Mr. Coperthwaite: A Life in the Maine Woods, a film in four parts by Anna Grimshaw. These four films, completed in 2013, chart the homesteading life of local pioneer in yurt building, Bill Coperthwaite, as it unfolded through the seasons. The filmmaker, Anna Grimshaw, a visual anthropologist and professor for Emory University, is a resident of Machiasport. The film series will begin on Friday, July 10 with the first film in the series.

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Maureen Dow Smith

Maureen D. Smith "Moe", 67, of Bowker Street, Machias, Maine, passed on to her Lord, Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Maureen was at home with her family and friends, as she wanted. The courage and strength to beat an incurable disease proved true. The battles were accepted as a challenge for life.

Moe always strived for the best endings of success for everybody in her life. She was very talented and mysteriously clever.

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Funky fly rods

by V. Paul Reynolds

Fly fishing for trout – any trout, big or small - is my thing. You would think that after more than 50 years of indulging my passion that  1) my gearbox would runneth over with top shelf, big-name fly rods, and 2) my casting ability would be up there with the top ten.

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The Nature of Phenology: Evening primrose

by Hazel Stark

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