Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Columbia wind project proposed

    Columbia wind project proposed

    COLUMBIA — The wind may be blowing a new source of power into Washington County. Apex Clean Energy, based in Charlottesville, Va., is developing plans for a wind farm in Columbia and land nearby in the Unorganized Territory, with hopes of completing the project in October 2022, said Paul Williamson, a senior development manager with

  • Maine State Police Washington County log week of Jan. 9

    Maine State Police Washington County log week of Jan. 9

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police charged two people with driving while impaired during the past week. Sgt. Jeff Ingemi arrested Francis “Sony” Pike, 54, of Princeton on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant in Princeton Friday. Trooper Kim Sawyer assisted. Ingemi arrested Gordon Moores, 36, of

  • Mini grants available for youth substance use prevention

    MACHIAS — Healthy Acadia is spreading the wealth. The organization recently received a $300,000 grant, which is renewable for the next five years, said Tracey Carlson, Healthy Acadia communications director. The grant funds are coming from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will be used for Healthy Acadia’s Partnerships for

  • Concert at Moore Library Jan. 12

    STEUBEN — The first concert of 2020 at the Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center in Steuben is an acoustic show, featuring guitar, banjo and voice. It will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. Rachel Bell from Edmunds, Steve Hartley from Cherryfield and Curtis Russet from Steuben will be offering an

  • DECH Auxiliary makes early donation

    DECH Auxiliary makes early donation

    MACHIAS — The Down East Community Hospital Auxiliary completed a fundraising pledge a year early. The hospital’s upgraded and renovated emergency department opened in November 2017 following a yearlong construction project. The hospital auxiliary had promised to contribute $10,000 in funding for the renovations and recently presented the hospital with $4,000, which pays off the

  • Proposal to divide DA district floated

    Proposal to divide DA district floated

    MACHIAS — Voters may get a chance to decide whether Washington and Hancock counties should establish separate prosecutorial districts or continue to share a district attorney. At the request of Washington County Sheriff Barry Curtis, state Rep. Will Tuell (R-East Machias) is proposing a bill that would put the question on the ballot in both

  • Conquering barriers

    Conquering barriers

    EAST MACHIAS — On a Friday in early December, Washington Academy sophomore Noah Carver walked carefully into the school music room, touching the wall for guidance. Reaching the approximate center of the performance space, he turned to his left, took a couple steps forward and then folded up his cane and placed it on the

  • Hospital recognized for promoting organ donation

    Hospital recognized for promoting organ donation

    MACHIAS — Down East Community Hospital has earned national recognition for its efforts to increasing organ, eye and tissue donor registrations in Maine. The award was given by the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, a national initiative to spread the word about the importance of organ and tissue donation and increase registrations.

  • Mills unveils economic plan

    Mills unveils economic plan

    ELLSWORTH — Overall reaction to the state’s 10-Year Strategic Economic Development Plan has been good, but it may take awhile for rural areas to reap any benefits. Governor Janet Mills unveiled a plan Dec. 11 to grow the state’s economy through three main goals — to increase Maine’s average annual wage by 10 percent, to