Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • USDA denies application for aid for blueberry growers

    USDA denies application for aid for blueberry growers

    CHERRYFIELD — Maine agriculture officials say they are disappointed in a federal decision to exclude wild blueberries from a program that would provide direct payments to struggling growers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture denied an application from the Maine Department of Agriculture and Forestry to include wild blueberries in the Market Facilitation Program which, according

  • Maine State Police Washington County log week of Aug. 22

    Maine State Police Washington County log week of Aug. 22

    Steuben man charged with threatening teens MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a Steuben man after he allegedly used a 9-millimeter pistol to threaten three teenagers riding all-terrain vehicles Aug. 13. Troopers Jeffrey Taylor and Travis Chapman arrested David West, 64, on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. “One of the

  • Shining a light

    Shining a light

    MILBRIDGE — In July, Anthony Surratt of Milbridge spent a lot of time in his kitchen with a large wooden lighthouse. It had actually stood on a kitchen counter but, by late June, it had been moved to the floor. About 7 feet tall, the tower’s bottom was easier for the local artist to paint

  • Teens learn to grow their own food

    HARRINGTON — Last month at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School, seven teens, assisted by teachers and community volunteers, were hard at work building a new garden on a corner of the campus. The effort was part of Teen Ag week. The six-day program was a collaborative effort between Healthy Acadia and Narraguagus’s Future Farmers of America

  • Maine State Police Washington County log week of Aug. 15

    Maine State Police Washington County log week of Aug. 15

    Charlotte man charged with OUI MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a Charlotte man for alleged impaired driving on Sunday. Trooper Keith York arrested Michael Solomon, 79, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant after getting a complaint about Solomon’s driving in Pembroke. Cpl. Micah Perkins

  • Grant to fund publication on Washington County POW camp

    PLEASANT POINT — A World War II German POW camp in Washington County is the subject of a forthcoming publication. The American Association of University Women has awarded a $6,000 grant to support the work of University of Maine Assistant Professor Bonnie Newsom and Passamaquoddy Tribal Historian Donald Soctomah. In 2013, the two collaborated and

  • Maine State Police Log Washington County Week of Aug. 8

    Maine State Police Log Washington County Week of Aug. 8

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police made an impaired driving arrest on Aug. 1. Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested Rebekah Clark, 23, of Calais on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant after an accident in Alexander. Bail violation Trooper Dana Austin arrested Samantha Polchies, 30, of Sullivan on

  • Highlighting their heritage

    Highlighting their heritage

    HARRINGTON — Courtney Hammond’s days can start as early as 3:45 a.m. In the weeks leading up to Maine’s wild blueberry harvest, which just began, Hammond is a one-man show spraying his family’s blueberry fields in the pre-dawn hours before the winds kick in. During the season, he puts in 12-hour days on the land

  • Concert in Addison scheduled Aug. 9

    ADDISON — Deb’s Little Big Band will be performing on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m.  at the Church Hill Community Center. The group’s concerts include Latin, jazz and swing tunes with energy. The band members hail from central Maine. The band appeared at the Church Hill Community Center last August to rave reviews. All

  • Cherryfield Band celebrates 150 years

    Cherryfield Band celebrates 150 years

    CHERRYFIELD — As far as Marcia Politi is concerned, life is not complete without membership in a band. “I love playing in bands,” she said as she unpacked her euphonium before a Cherryfield Band concert July 23. Politi is a member of a band in Utah, where she spends the winter. She spends summers in