Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Maine fisherman casts his nets in Alaska

    Maine fisherman casts his nets in Alaska

    MACHIAS — For nearly 80 years, beginning with an 11-pound silver snagged in the Penobscot River in 1912, the first seasonal catch of Atlantic salmon was delivered to the president of the United States. The Penobscot River once saw up to 100,000 of the fish return each year to spawn, until dam building, overfishing and

  • Disposal district sending trash to Fiberight plant

    Disposal district sending trash to Fiberight plant

    COLUMBIA FALLS — Forget recycling as it’s always been done Downeast. There’s a new system in town. The Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District has long promoted the fact that it accepts anything that can be recycled, from plastics to textiles. However, all the windows at the transfer station on Route 1 where people used

  • Gideon to host supper in Harrington

    HARRINGTON — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon will host a campaign supper at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Harrington. The event, to take place at the VFW Post 11553 on Route 1 in Harrington, is free and open to the public. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, brown bread, coleslaw,

  • Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

    Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

    MACHIAS — A man accused in the shooting death of a woman in Cherryfield is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Superior Court Friday afternoon, said Maine Attorney General’s Office spokesman Marc Malon. Sally Shaw, 55, was a grandmother and certified nurse’s assistant from New Gloucester. Her body was found July 19, 2017, along

  • DECH names 2019 employees of the year

    DECH names 2019 employees of the year

    MACHIAS — Janet Monaghan and Amanda Tozier were recently named the 2019 employees of the year at Down East Community Hospital. “This is well deserved recognition for Janet and Amanda,” said hospital CEO Steve Lail. “Both ladies epitomize service excellence with patients and visitors and they received glowing recommendations from their co-workers. We consider ourselves

  • DECH implementing safe sleep program for infants

    DECH implementing safe sleep program for infants

    MACHIAS — Down East Community Hospital is in the process of becoming a safe sleep certified hospital through the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is implementing the program in part because the state of Maine has one of the highest infant mortality rates

  • Hospital receives national recognition

    MACHIAS — Down East Community Hospital has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for overall excellence in patient perspective. The awards are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics and recognizes top quartile performance among all

  • New patrol officer to be assigned to Machias

    New patrol officer to be assigned to Machias

    MACHIAS — Keegan Nelligan of Abington, Mass., was sworn in recently by Patrick Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Nelligan, who has been assigned to the Machias patrol, is a 2018 graduate of Unity College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in conservation law enforcement. He has served as a natural resources