Machiasport votes to purchase Pettegrow Point property

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A heated issue many months in the making came to a partial conclusion at a special town meeting held Monday, May 13, when Machiasport residents authorized the town to purchase 37 acres of shorefront land in Bucks Harbor.

The town originally voted to purchase the property in 2017, and constructed a deal with Land for Maine Futures (LMF) who proposed paying half of the estimated $275,000 cost from its public access fund in order to expand and ensure public access to Bucks Harbor in perpetuity.

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Machiasport gets new wheels courtesy of Volkswagen settlement

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Students from Machiasport are riding to school in style, due in part to funds received from the state’s settlement with Volkswagen.

In 2017 then-Attorney General Janet Mills won $5.1 million by joining a 10-state coalition that sued the automaker for selling diesel vehicles fitted with “defeat devices” that concealed illegal amounts of emissions.

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After months of red tape, Machiasport says goodbye to epic demolition pile

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

When David Wood volunteered his services to demolish and relocate a house, he thought the Machiasport Fire Department would soon proceed with their plans to use it for a training burn, per the owner’s wishes. Instead, the monster two-story pile of demolition debris has greeted drivers entering Machiasport from the Rim Road since last October.

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Pierre Little, the newspaper's publisher, explains how to spot Fake News

Fake News, Facebook and Newspapers

Talk presented to member of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce January 10, 2019 at Helen's Restaurant in Machias, Maine.

Thank you for having me, a special thank you to Sharon Mack and President Steve Richardson at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce for allowing me to speak to you this morning.

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Pierre Little, the newspaper's publisher, explains how to spot Fake News

Fake News, Facebook and Newspapers

Talk presented to member of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce January 10, 2019 at Helen's Restaurant in Machias, Maine.

Thank you for having me, a special thank you to Sharon Mack and President Steve Richardson at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce for allowing me to speak to you this morning.

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Printing the Newspaper - January 9, 2019 issue.

Printing January 8, 2019 8 a.m. Readers may not know, but we publish the newspaper on Tuesday's early in the morning so they are on the newsstands weather permitting every Tuesday by noon and mailed to subscribers.  Due to snow today, newspapers will be on the newsstands tomorrow before 11 am.  Subscribers are unnaffected and will be mailed today.

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BREAKING NEWS - MACHIAS SAVINGS BANK PROPOSES NEW $4M FACILITY ON MAIN STREET

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 Machias Savings Bank presented its next wave of investment in its hometown to the Machias Planning Board.

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LiBrizzi’s passion for community opens Friday night mic

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

We know that Maine has one of the most aging populations in the nation, and we know that Washington County has a hard time retaining its young people. But Tyler LiBrizzi knows a thing or two about what young people want, and he’s working hard to create that in Machias.

“I want to stay here as a young person. I think there’s a lot of potential here,” said LiBrizzi. “Especially as a young person who wants to practice sustainable agriculture.” LiBrizzi is in his twenties and lives in Machiasport. 

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Wilkes University welcomes Ian Squire of Machiasport into Class of 2022

 

Wilkes University welcomes Ian Squire of Machiasport into the class of 2022. Squire is one of nearly 700 students who make up the University's newest class. Squire is entering Wilkes as an engineering major.

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Machiasport artist studies seabirds with National Geographic

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