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Trial in Maine triple homicide to start, could last 2 weeks

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) - Jury selection for the trial of a man charged in the shooting deaths of three people in Maine is set to begin soon, and the trial could extend into next month. The attorney for Thomas Bonfanti of Northfield said his client’s trial could last two weeks....
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Washington County grand jury indicts 3 on murder charges

MACHIAS, Maine (WABI) - Two Perry residents accused of killing another have been indicted on murder charges. A Washington County grand jury handed down the indictments this week for Donnell Dana, 39, and Kailie Brackett, 38. They are charged with the murder of 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune. Neptune’s body was found...
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Three people indicted for murder

MACHIAS- Three people have been indicted in connection with two homicides in Washington County. Darren Laney Jr.,36, was indicted for murder. Maine State Police responded to a call about a stabbing on Sunshine Lane in Big Lake Township on March 10. They found 62-year-old Darren Laney Sr. dead at his...

Washington County Grand Jury indictments

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Two people arrested as part of an undercover investigation into the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine in Washington County have been indicted. The Washington County Grand Jury indicted 40-year-old Todd Sockabasin of Indian Township for aggravated trafficking in drugs as well as unlawful trafficking in drugs and criminal forfeiture.

Philippa Vaughan

Philippa Vaughan of Machiasport, Maine, passed April 27, 2022 with her family by her side. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, November 4, 1925, she was the younger daughter of Harry and Marjorie (Anthes) Ormiston. The family moved to New York City after the hurricane of 1928, where her father worked for Universal Studios. Philippa spent her early school years in Forest Hills at P.S. 99 and one year at St. Faith’s School for Girls in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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Bucksport man injured in motorcycle crash

ELLSWORTH — A Bucksport man and Hudson woman were seriously injured in a single-motorcycle crash on Route 9 in Crawford May 14, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Jarid Leonard said Brian Colby, 64, and Brandi Russell, 41, were traveling south when the motorcycle approached a curve and Colby lost control of the motorcycle.

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

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...
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Shriners screenings scheduled

BANGOR — The Anah Shriners will once again be holding no cost screening clinics available to any child who is in need of care in the following areas: scoliosis, burn care, spina bifida, orthopedics, cerebral palsy, cleft lip/palate, pediatric surgery, spinal cord injury, sports injuries/fractures and more. These clinics will be held simultaneously at five locations on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m.- noon. Walk-ins are welcome.

UMaine Extension wild blueberry Downeast IPM meeting June 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days continue 2–4 p.m. June 9 at Harmon Mountain Farm, 2001 Northfield Road, Northfield. The Downeast IPM field meeting will focus on pest and crop management on a farm that specializes in wild blueberries, along with a heritage apple orchard. UMaine Extension wild blueberry specialist and University of Maine assistant professor of horticulture Lily Calderwood will be joined by Harmon Mountain Farm manager Ethan Davis.

Raising Butterflies with the Calais Free Library

Calais Free Library has had some interesting visitors this month. Painted Lady Butterflies have made their way to the children’s section!. “I am super excited to be raising butterflies again this year,” mentioned youth services librarian Skye Green-Hall. “This is our second year raising Painted Lady Butterflies at the Calais Free Library.