Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • DOE color code will no longer apply to high school sports

    DOE color code will no longer apply to high school sports

    AUGUSTA — A Maine Department of Education metric for determining the status of in-person learning on a countywide basis will no longer be applied to high school sports. The Maine Principals’ Association announced Wednesday the revocation of a requirement that counties maintain “green” designations under the DOE’s color-code guidelines in order to participate in high

  • Washington County fires lead to murder, arson charges

    ELLSWORTH — A Robbinston man has been charged with depraved indifference murder in connection with a fatal Oct. 7 fire in Robbinston. Charles “Chip” Townsend, 32, was arrested last week on charges of arson and depraved indifference murder following the investigation into the fire that claimed the life of 66-year-old Wayne Morrill.  Morrill’s body was

  • Sports off in 2 additional counties after “yellow” designations

    Sports off in 2 additional counties after “yellow” designations

    MACHIAS — High school sports are on hold in two additional Maine counties following the latest update to the Maine Department of Education’s color-code guidelines. Washington County and Somerset County were added Friday to the list of counties under the DOE’s “yellow” designation. They join Waldo County, which was the lone county listed as yellow

  • 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

Weekly Bulletin

local news, dad jokes and community events, delivered to your inbox every week.

want to see what you're getting into? check out the archives.