There’s federal money to shield communities from disasters. Why isn’t Maine getting more of it?The Maine MonitorNewsBreak Contributor
Construction on temporary Machias bridge to start after Thanksgiving, state saysThe Maine MonitorNewsBreak Contributor
Language-keepers film stirs emotions among Passamaquoddy tribal citizensThe Maine MonitorNewsBreak Contributor
MaineDOT closes part of Machias dike, changing plansThe Maine MonitorNewsBreak Contributor
Maine's Maritime Legacy: The Shipbuilding Heritage of Dennysville and Beyond
Nestled along the banks of the Dennys River, the small town of Dennysville, Maine, encapsulates a storied past deeply intertwined with the nation's maritime history. Since its establishment in 1786, Dennysville has witnessed the rise of a shipbuilding industry that became the heartbeat of its community. The Pushee Brothers shipyard, known for its four-masted schooners and a variety of other vessels, was a cornerstone of this legacy, contributing to the local economy and showcasing the craftsmanship of Maine's shipwrights. The famed David Cohen, launched in 1918, remains a symbol of Dennysville's shipbuilding prowess, despite its eventual demise off the North Carolina coast.
Wind developer to start erecting turbines in western Washington County
The Downeast Wind development will include 30 sites located in the town of Columbia and parts of the state’s Unorganized Territory.
MDOT Agrees to Ho-Ho-Hold Off Dike Closure for Christmas Festivities
The planned closure of the Route 1 dike and causeway between Helen’s Restaurant and Dunkin’ in Machias has been delayed a week by Maine’s Dept. of Transportation. The project, which was scheduled to start Nov. 27, has been delayed until Dec. 4 at the request of town officials to allow for a full weekend of Christmas festivities the first weekend in December.
Machias Midwife Delivering More Than Babies for Women Downeast
Look up the definition of “midwife” and most sources online state it is a person trained to deliver babies. Washington County’s only certified nurse midwife does that, of course, but she delivers much more than babies -- she delivers comprehensive women’s care to an area where healthcare professionals are badly needed.
Crawford County Historical Society: Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future
Since its inception in 1880, the Crawford County Historical Society (CCHS) has stood as a bulwark of local history and preservation. With the iconic Tarr Mansion as its headquarters, the society has been pivotal in saving this Italianate building, a relic from the oil boom era, and transforming it into a center for archives and historical research. Their unwavering commitment to preservation is evident in their stewardship of the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum and ongoing restoration projects.
Work Nearing Completion on Cooper Street Townhouse Apartments
A townhouse-style apartment project on Cooper Street that began in earnest this past spring with groundwork and the pouring of a foundation is expected to be completed with its first tenants moving in sometime in January. That’s according to Northfield developer Justin King, of King Construction and IMK Properties. A...
Young fin whale washes up on Washington County beach
The whale showed no obvious signs of trauma or entanglement, Maine Marine Patrol spokesperson Jeff Nichols said.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in calais, ME
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around calais.
Celebrating the Blueberry: Festivals of Flavor and Community Spirit
Across the United States, blueberry festivals serve as a vibrant celebration of one of nature's sweetest bounties. These events, such as the Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Indiana and the National Blueberry Festival in Michigan, are not only hubs of joy and community spirit but also highlight the cultural and economic importance of this beloved fruit. Each festival carries its unique traditions and attractions, ranging from pie-eating contests to craft fairs and parades, embodying the diverse ways Americans honor the blueberry.
Baileyville Police Department – Stuff the Bus at the Walmart and Marden’s in Calais Saturday December 2
There are 4 weekends until Christmas. We imagine that this will be a prime weekend for doing some Christmas shopping. If you are out and about in the Calais area on Saturday, December 2nd, we invite you to stop by the either the Calais Walmart or Marden's in Calais between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help the Baileyville Police Department Stuff the Bus!
Electricity rates to drop in 2024 for many Mainers
The standard rate offer for Versant Power customers in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington counties will drop about 30 percent.
Moore Named ‘Elected Women of Excellence’ Award Winner
State Senator Marianne Moore (R-Calais) received a “2023 Elected Women of Excellence” Award, the third-term senator’s office said in a media release before Thanksgiving. Moore, who serves as the Senate’s top Republican on the Legislature’s Health and Human Services (HHS) and Marine Resources committees, joined the Legislature in 2018 and has fought to restore funding for Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor, reopen the Calais DHHS office, and served as an ex-officio member on the county’s budget committee.
Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce holiday events
MACHIAS — The Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting three fun-filled events on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Machias Community Christmas Parade, co-sponsored by the Town of Machias, starts […]
There’s federal money to shield communities from disasters. Why isn’t Maine getting more of it?
When Professor Tora Johnson and her University of Maine at Machias team were preparing an application for a federal grant to help fund a seawall and berms to protect low-lying downtown Machias from floods, it seemed they had a project that fit perfectly with what the Federal Emergency Management Agency funders wanted.
Coopers Mills: Honoring the Sawmill that Shaped a Town
Nestled in the picturesque setting of Washington County, Maine, the small town of Coopers Mills remains a living tribute to its industrious forebears. In the late 18th century, a historic sawmill established by the Cooper family became the lifeblood of the community, driving both its economy and cultural identity. The rhythmic sawing and grinding of the mills, processing both lumber and grain, signified a burgeoning prosperity that would steer the town through the tides of time.
Weekly Safety Report: Detentions, Trial Delay, and Arrests Raise Concerns in Washington County, Maine
Several incidents occurred in Washington County, Maine this week. Strikers at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville were detained by police, while the trial of two individuals accused of a brutal stabbing death was delayed. Additionally, four picketing workers were arrested at the Woodland Pulp mill on trespassing charges. These incidents have raised concerns regarding safety and security in the county.
Today the gas price is close to $3.42 in Machias as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Paper mill strike ends in rural Maine after more than a month
Dozens of workers at a paper mill in rural Maine accepted an offer from the company on Friday, ending a strike that had lasted more than a month. The striking workers at Woodland Pulp in Baileyville, one of the largest employers in far eastern Maine, include members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Millwrights Union and Service Employees International Union.
Woodland Pulp Union Workers End Strike with Accepted Contract
• Woodland Pulp union workers in Baileyville, Maine have ended their five-week-long strike. • The strike was due to demands for increased pay and concerns about the classification of workers' roles.
The Lincoln House: A Portal to Dennysville's Past
Nestled in the quaint town of Dennysville, Maine, the Historic Lincoln House stands as a monument to the town's storied past. Built in 1805, this Federal-style home was the residence of the Lincoln family, whose contributions to shipbuilding and commerce were instrumental in shaping the region. Today, the Lincoln House serves as a museum, its rooms meticulously adorned with period furnishings and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the life of a significant 18th-century American family.