Beautiful Eagle

 

Kai Lamb of Machiasport captured this majestic eagle coming in for a landing in a spruce tree. Once an endangered species, there are now more breeding bald eagle pairs in Maine — roughly 800 —  than existed in the entire U.S. when they were first declared endangered in 1978. (Photo by Kai Lamb)

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UMM Students to Return to In-Person Learning This Month

 

Sarah Craighead Dedmon

University of Maine at Machias students will return to in-person classes on Tuesday, Jan. 18, according to a Jan. 4 press release from the UMaine system.

Though UMM has held in-person classes since September 2021, the announcement ends weeks of speculation following news that many New England schools, such as Harvard, have already announced students will return from winter break via remote learning due to the nationwide upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

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Meddybemps and Charlotte Firefighter Refurbishes Cold Water Rescue Sled

 

Natalie Boomer
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Lieutenant and board member Peter Frost of the Meddybemps and Charlotte Volunteer Fire Departments has brought a vision of his to life.

After scoring a Bob Sked at a yard sale, Frost has transformed it into a cold water rescue sled.

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Local Shares Wreaths Across America Experience

 

Jayna Smith
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In 1992, the Worcester Wreath company in Harrington first sent wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.  Those wreaths were placed in one of the older sections of the cemetery that had been receiving fewer visitors with each passing year.

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Sunday Series Continues with Diverse Presentations

 

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Democrat John Glowa Challenging Mills in 2022 Governor’s Race

 

Nancy Beal

Retired state employee John Glowa recently visited the Washington County Democratic Committee to introduce himself and explain why he is challenging Gov. Janet Mills in the race for the Democratic candidacy in next November’s gubernatorial election.

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Lubec Man Accused of Killing his Girlfriend Arrested in Virginia

On Monday, January 10, 2022, Washington County Sherriff’s Deputies received information about an altercation that happened at a home at 69 Jim’s Head Road in Lubec.

When deputies arrived at the residence, they discovered evidence outside the home that led investigators to believe something suspicious happened at the residence, and the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit was called in to investigate.

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Scalloping in the Sea Smoke

 

Machias photographer, carpenter, and sternman Jamie Moore captured this lovely photo of fishing boats in the sea smoke near Cobscook Bay State Park this month. Freezing cold temperatures and winter storms mean Maine’s scalloping season, now underway, is not for the faint of heart. Moore works with Machiasport Captain Ben Crocker Jr. aboard F/V Dawn Marie, Bucks Harbor. (Photo by Jamie Moore)

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The Washington County Community is Nova Strong

 

Natalie Boomer
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Our community has joined together to help three-year-old GFPD warrior Nova Downing.  

Nova was diagnosed with Peroxisomal Acyl-CoA Oxidase Deficiency in June 2020. This disorder causes deterioration of nervous system function, or neurodegeneration, beginning in infancy.  Babies with Peroxisomal Acyl-CoA Oxidase Deficiency tend to have weak muscle tone, seizures, and other medical complications.

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Snowy Owl Rescued Locally Released After Recovery

 

Jayna Smith
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After nearly eight weeks of rehabilitation, a snowy owl captured in Baileyville back in November has been released back into the wild.  Snowy owls are native to the Arctic regions.

On November 22, the owl had been captured in Baileyville by local Game Warden Brad Richard.  The capture came after Richard noticed the bird “could fly only short distances with minimal altitude.”

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