Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • 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 human remains were found May 21 off Route 187 in Jonesport near Wilders Way. The discovery came after a search that included police dogs and members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Warden Service, state police and community volunteers. The remains will be transported to the state Medical Examiner’s

  • 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

  • Arrival of migrant workers in limbo

    Arrival of migrant workers in limbo

    By Johanna S. Billings and Kate Cough ELLSWORTH — Even in a good year, farming is an exercise in uncertainty, with farmers at the whim of markets, yields and weather. In a pandemic, growers have to add another worry to the list: will my workers arrive? “We don’t have a Plan B,” said Simeon Allen,

  • Developer offering community grants

    COLUMBIA — A wind farm developer is offering grants to programs and organizations in Washington County in the areas of public health, economic development, sustainability and education Apex Clean Energy, based in Charlottesville, Va., is proposing to build approximately 30 wind turbines on 22,000 acres in Columbia and land nearby in the Unorganized Territory, with

  • DMR asks DMR to approve aquaculture lease

    DMR asks DMR to approve aquaculture lease

    CUTLER — A three-year, four-acre experimental aquaculture lease to raise Atlantic salmon in Cutler Harbor was recently filed with the Department of Marine Resources. The applicant? The Department of Marine Resources, more particularly DMR’s Division of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat. The reviewer? DMR’s Aquaculture Division. The application requests a lease on four acres on

  • California family conserving land in Washington County

    California family conserving land in Washington County

    HARRINGTON — A family vacation turned into a conservation project involving 150 acres of forest land in Harrington and Whiting. In July 2018, the Ondich family of Upland, Calif., vacationed in Washington County. Shortly after returning home, they purchased the 150-acre tract with the goal of conserving the property. The following year, when the family

  • Four charged with trafficking heroin

    Four charged with trafficking heroin

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports four people have been charged with selling heroin in Washington County. The following were arrested on a charge of unlawful trafficking in heroin: Ashley Doten, 32, of Indian Township. Ralph Francis, 27, of Indian Township. Marcus Horry, 35, of Logan, W.Va. Raymond Neptune, 29, of Indian Township.

  • Census will determine  Maine’s “fair share”

    Census will determine Maine’s “fair share”

    ELLSWORTH — Starting next month every household in Ellsworth, and Hancock County, and Maine, and the entire country will start receiving the same thing in the mail — an invitation to fill out the 2020 census. Conducted every 10 years, the census asks just nine questions, and the goal is fairly straightforward — to get

  • Fish farmers fit right in at Jonesport “hotspot”

    Fish farmers fit right in at Jonesport “hotspot”

    JONESPORT — Before planting even the first seeds, terrestrial farmers cultivate the land from which they hope to harvest a crop. Smart fish farmers are no different, so on a rainy Tuesday last week, Tom and Megan Sorby, the on-site operations team for the Netherlands-based aquaculture company Zeeland Kingfish, settled in at the Moosabec Video

  • Winter fun day set for Feb. 29

    MACHIAS — A winter outdoor fun day is planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Middle River Park and at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce train station, weather permitting. Snow is needed for all the outdoor activities, so March 7 has been set as a snow date. The event will feature

  • Veterinarian who lost license fined

    MACHIAS — A Machias veterinarian practicing without a license since January 2018 has been found in contempt of court and fined $10,000. At a hearing Jan. 21 at Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta, Cynthia Teer was found to be in violation of court orders issued on Aug. 6, 2018, and Dec. 7, 2018. The