Stories about Down East

 

Person injured in ATV accident in Washington County

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 30, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
TOWNSHIP 43, Maine – An unidentified person was being examined at a Bangor hospital after suffering injuries in a four-wheeler accident on Saturday, officials said. The patient was the only person injured in the accident, which was reported about 2 p.m. in a heavily wooded area southwest of Grand Lake …

New legal aid program to launch in Washington County

By Tim Cox on Aug. 30, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, with the cooperation of lawyers in Washington County, is getting ready to launch a new legal aid program to serve needy people. The Courthouse Assistance Program will provide legal aid to people on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. They will receive a free initial consultation …
Randy B. Smith

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated. They said he would break into her home, once hid in her basement, and in another instance, he threatened to stab her. Smith was scheduled to answer to those criminal …

Coast Guard assists Canadian fishing crew after vessel begins taking on water off Maine coast

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 29, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
JONESPORT, Maine — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a Canadian-flagged fishing vessel early Friday morning after it began taking on water near Chandler Bay. Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland received a mayday call from the three-person crew aboard the Jill Marie at 4:28 a.m., …
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Celestial Territories  oil on panel   24x48 inches

Lori Tremblay: Celestial Territories

By littlefieldgallery on Aug. 29, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Monday, Sept. …
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The Great She Bible, a  second issue of the first edition King James  of 1611, and Bible Box made by Elliot Fishbine, on display at the Academy/Vestry Museum in Dennysville.

Tools of the Spirit at Dennys River

By Colin Windhorst on Aug. 29, 2014, at 6:36 p.m.
This year’s exhibit at the Academy Vestry Museum in Dennysville features “Tools of the Spirit”—physical objects that have been used in the Dennys River area to express a sense of connection with what is unseen, yet enduring. From the powdered hematite of the “Red Paint” people, a form of iron …
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Don Justin Meserve
Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium 2007

Don Meserve: Sculptor,Mentor, and Friend

By littlefieldgallery on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Littlefield Gallery, 145 Main Street, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-963-6005; littlefieldgallery.com Don Meserve (1938-20100 bequeathed 56 stone sculptures to the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium to be sold to promote art education in Maine. The Littlefield Gallery will administer …
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“Junk in the Trunk” resale event is Aug. 30 in Downtown Calais

By wash on Aug. 29, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Junk in the Trunk, Downtown Main Street, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-0573 If you’re interested in getting rid of some unwanted stuff, the “Junk in the Trunk” yard sale event is for you! On Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8 …

Nearly 200 pounds of salmon on its way to Eastport for this weekend’s festival

By Tim Cox on Aug. 29, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
EASTPORT, Maine — Eastport will celebrate salmon and other seafood this weekend with the city’s annual Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival. A few thousand people are expected to attend the festival, according to Meg Keay, president of the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event. The grilled salmon …
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UMaine Extension serves up ‘Dining with Diabetes Down East’ in Lubec

By Tara Wood on Aug. 29, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
Lubec, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free Dining with Diabetes Down East series starts Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Healthways Regional Medical Center at Lubec. The series continues Oct. 8, 15, and 22. All sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon at the medical center, 43 South Lubec Road. …
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Stephanie Miller Reaches Three Best Seller Lists with ‘The Authority Mindset’

Steuben Author Stephanie Miller Makes Three Best Seller Lists with ‘The Authority Mindset’

By profound on Aug. 29, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
Stephanie Miller, creator of The PRO-FOUND Process, is featured in the new book, “The Authority Mindset.” The book recently reached three Amazon Top Ten Best Seller lists and is currently available in the Amazon Kindle bookstore. A triple best-seller, the book reached #1 in the ‘Professional Development’ category, the #2 …
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WCCC Faculty and Staff Duck and Run For Charity

By wccc on Aug. 29, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.
CALAIS _ It didn’t take much for them to duck and run last week as buckets of ice was dumped on members of Washington County Community College’s faculty and staff. It was all part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge held last week across the nation. To date the ALS …
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Lobsters for Labor Day – Five Fabulous Recipes.

on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:33 a.m.
Labor Day is upon us.  What better way to celebrate these fleeting days of summer than with some lobster.  Sunny Maine days are made for clam bakes on the beach, seafood BBQs and lobster boils.  Here are five easy recipes for your lobster leftovers that go beyond a basic lobster …
Machines -- like this tractor harvesting a blueberry barren in Columbia for Cherryfield Foods -- are playing an increasing role in the harvest of Maine's wild blueberry crop.

Hand rakers, migrants being replaced by mechanization in Down East Maine’s blueberry barrens

By Tim Cox on Aug. 29, 2014, at 5:28 a.m.
As Dave Bell drove on the gravel road stretching across vast blueberry barrens being harvested in Columbia recently, he noted how the industry has changed over the decades. The back roads leading to the blueberry barrens used to be clogged with traffic during the blueberry harvest, recalled Bell, general manager …
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Longtime Jonesport-Beals boys basketball coach Ordman "Ordie" Alley gets ready to lead his team onto the Bangor Auditorium for the Royals' 2005 Eastern Maine Class D quarterfinal against Lee Academy

Legal experts say Ordman Alley’s claims would test defamation, due process law

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 28, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Famed former Jonesport-Beals basketball coach Ordman Alley has invoked defamation and denial of due process in defending himself against allegations of sexual abuse that led to his removal from two Maine athletic halls of fame. But legal experts interviewed by the Bangor Daily News said both claims …
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Frazer Point Early Bird Watch on Schoodic Peninsula

By pmsercinst on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:52 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Wednesday, Oct. …
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SeaWatch 2014 at Schoodic Point

By pmsercinst on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.Thursday, Sept. …
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Outdoor Adventure and Nature Photoworkshop

By pmsercinst on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:27 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-1310; schoodicinstitute.org Outdoor Adventure and Nature Photoworkshop with Brent Ander. September 6th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Cost is $135. To register please call: 207-288-1310. …
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Big Musquash Stream Esker Hike

By Tanya Rucosky on Aug. 28, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Big Musquash Stream Esker, Grand Lake Stream Rd, Grand Lake Stream, Me For more information: 207-796-2100; downeastlakes.org/events/big-musquash-esker-hike/ Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust for a Great Maine Outdoor Weekend adventure exploring the Big Musquash Stream Esker near Grand Lake Stream. …
The hands of a blueberry picker taken Aug. 18, 1988.

Wild blueberry harvest: celebrating 40 years of Maine’s special fruit

By Jeanne Luetjen, BDN Staff on Aug. 28, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
Maine is known for its blueberries. The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival has drawn people Down East to sample pies, jams and arts and crafts for almost 40 years. But behind the festivals and baked good are the blueberry barrens and the people who work them. For decades, workers have used …
 
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