Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Cherryfield shooting determined to be self-inflicted

    CHERRYFIELD — The Maine State Police responded to a shooting here Oct. 6, which turned out to be a self-inflicted gunshot resulting in death, spokeswoman Katharine England said Thursday. Members of Troop J and Major Crime Unit detectives responded, England said. “It is believed to be an isolated incident with no ongoing public safety concerns.”

  • Navy testing water in Cutler

    Navy testing water in Cutler

    CUTLER — The Navy is seeking to sample private drinking water wells near the Naval Support Activity Cutler Fire Station. These free tests are to determine whether certain chemicals (commonly and collectively referred to as PFAS) used by the Navy in its activities at the station may have migrated through groundwater to wells at levels

  • New women’s recovery center opening in Machias

    New women’s recovery center opening in Machias

    MACHIAS — Washington County’s first recovery residence for women and their children is accepting applications for residents. Safe Harbor, a recovery home for women and children, is the result of a collaborative effort between Healthy Acadia, Downeast Community Partners, Aroostook Mental Health Center and the Community Caring Collaborative (CCC) to provide a safe, supportive and

  • Animal sanctuary struggling amid pandemic

    Animal sanctuary struggling amid pandemic

    CHERRYFIELD — The nonprofit Cottontail Cottage Farm Sanctuary, dedicated to providing a forever home to farm and companion animals, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Located in Cherryfield, on a 50-acre farm — but serving the entire state of Maine — Cottontail is home to over 75 farm animals, many of which have

  • COVID-positive blueberry workers complete isolation

    COVID-positive blueberry workers complete isolation

    ELLSWORTH — Workers at Hancock Foods who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago “have completed their entire cycle of isolation and are beginning the process of being classified as recovered and thus returning to work,” said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at a briefing on

  • Third cluster of cases reported among blueberry workers

    Third cluster of cases reported among blueberry workers

    ELLSWORTH — The number of cases of COVID-19 among blueberry workers rose to 23 on Tuesday, after the state announced an investigation into an outbreak at Wyman’s in Milbridge. It was the third cluster of cases among blueberry workers announced within a week, all at different facilities. There have been four cases of COVID-19 detected

  • Jonesport fish farm will pump millions of gallons of seawater

    Jonesport fish farm will pump millions of gallons of seawater

    JONESPORT – Kingfish Maine, the company that wants to build a technologically advanced, land-based fish farm on the shore of Chandler Bay, held an appropriately technologically advanced public meeting in the Jonesport firehouse last Tuesday to begin the process of applying to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for a Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

  • Kingfish Maine seeks DEP discharge permit

    JONESPORT — Kingfish Maine, the company that plans to build a high-tech land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) on a 94-acre site in Jonesport, has notified townspeople of its plan to file an application for a Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Permit with the state Department of Environmental Protection within the next month. The company,

  • Murder suspect seeking dismissal

    ELLSWORTH — A Queens, N.Y., man charged with murder in the shooting death of a New Gloucester woman in Cherryfield in 2017 is seeking to have his case dismissed, according to attorneys. Carine Reeves, 39, appeared in court Monday in Washington County. The Maine Attorney General’s Office indicted Reeves on one count of murder in

  • Body washes ashore in Robbinston

    Body washes ashore in Robbinston

    ROBBINSTON — The Maine State Police say a body that washed ashore on a beach in Robbinston July 7 has been identified as Richard Warnell, 64, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. Warnell was the subject of a missing persons investigation being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), police said. State police continue

  • Incredible Edible garden program gets $14K boost

    Incredible Edible garden program gets $14K boost

    MILBRIDGE — Incredible Edible Milbridge, a community garden program that produces and gives away 4,000 to 5,000 pounds of fresh organic produce annually, recently received $14,200 to boost its food production. The funding comes at a time when the Downeast region’s jobless, underemployed and fixed-income residents are grappling with greater food insecurity due to the