Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • 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

  • One person killed in Township 7 crash

    TOWNSHIP 7 — A motorist died in a head-on collision between two Ford pick-up trucks, which caught fire after colliding Friday night on Route 1 near the Hancock-Washington county line, according to Hancock County Sheriff’s Lt. Corey Bagley. “The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending an autopsy,” Bagley said.

  • Warden finds missing child

    Warden finds missing child

    ROQUE BLUFFS — Game Warden Alan Curtis and his K-9 Sig located a missing 3-year-old boy a half-mile from his house Sunday afternoon. Emmit Holcomb, age 3, of Roque Bluffs was reported missing after he was last seen playing at the beach near Nepp Point Road in Roque Bluffs. A quick search by his family

  • Walk for Life postponed

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center’s largest annual fundraising event, The Walk For Life in both Ellsworth and Addison, normally held in late May, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers anticipate holding the walking in September or October. This year marks the 20th Walk For Life in Addison, and

  • Stolen boat runs aground in Steuben

    Stolen boat runs aground in Steuben

    STEUBEN — A Canadian man is in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s custody after allegedly stealing an offshore lobster boat from New Brunswick’s Grand Manan Island and running the vessel into U.S. waters, where it went aground in Pigeon Hill Bay before dawn on Monday. Based in Hodgdon, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s public

  • Human remains found in Jonesport

    JONESPORT — State police say they believe human remains found May 21 off Route 187 in Jonesport are those of 43-year-old William Merchant. Merchant was last seen July 4, 2019, in the Jonesport area. He was reported missing a few days later on July 8. State police, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies and the Warden Service

  • Calais man dies after canoe capsizes

    MEDDYBEMPS — Maine game wardens are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Calais man on Bearce Lake Sunday evening. At a little before 6 p.m. May 3, two kayakers on Bearce Lake in Meddybemps heard a man yelling for help. The man was in the water next to his capsized kayak. The kayakers paddled over