Machias Savings Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Display

Jayna Smith
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On September 11, 2001, two commercial airplanes were flown into the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center–one at 8:46 a.m., another at 9:03 a.m.–resulting in the collapse of the buildings.  

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UScellular Enhances Wireless Network Coverage in Washington County

 

UScellular continues to invest in its fast, high-quality network with the addition of 5G service to five cell sites in Washington County, including the towns of Alexander, Calais, Milltown, South Trescott, and Steuben. The sites enhance UScellular’s network in the towns and are among the more than 420 sites the wireless carrier has across the state. 5G service provides faster data speeds, seamless video chatting and a more responsive mobile experience.

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Lest We Forget

 

This column once stood in the core of the South Tower, probably between floors 30 and 33.  During the tower's collapse, extreme stresses caused this multi-ton piece of steel to fold over onto itself.  Three of the four welds that held the column together split open.  (Photo from National September 11 Museum by Jayna Smith)

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Celebrating Down East Hospice Volunteers' Compassionate Work

 

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View the Moon, Planets, and More at Observe the Moon Event

 

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Downeast Amateur Astronomers and St. Croix Island International Historic Site are teaming up to bring a great party to all on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  The event is in celebration of International Observe the Moon Night, and it’s free to attend.

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CHS Bathroom Policy Aimed at Curbing Bad Behavior Raises Concerns from Parents

 

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“We are doing what we feel is necessary to provide a safe and open environment that sometimes involves putting in place rules and regulations that are different from another time,” Superintendent Ron Jenkins said at last Wednesday’s school board meeting of Calais High School’s newly-implemented bathroom policy.

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CES Students Assist in Flag Retirement

Boyd Smith Mitchell Memorial Post 9779 Veterans of Foreign Wars

Last week, VFW members and students participated in the retirement of the US flag and the raising of a new flag at Calais Elementary School.  

Three students assisted in folding the retired flag, before the new flag was raised to full staff, then lowered to half staff.  

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Done Roving Ribbon Cutting

 

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Committee Members Say Next Year’s 50th Anniversary Festival to be Biggest in Years

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The small group of volunteers who make up the International Homecoming Festival met last week to recap the 2022 event.  

According to the members of the group, the international parade was definitely missed by all.  The parade was not held this year due to continuing restrictions at the border stemming from COVID-19.  By next year, it is hoped, the last of the restrictions will be lifted and a grand parade will be held once again.

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