Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • Murder suspect being held without bail

    CALAIS — The man accused of fatally shooting three people and injuring a fourth last week is being held without bail in the Washington County Jail. Thomas Bonfanti, 63, of Northfield, who was represented by attorney Jeffrey Silverstein, made his first court appearance Feb. 5 following the Feb. 3 shooting rampage. Standing in the Calais

  • Community center concept draws support

    Community center concept draws support

    EAST MACHIAS — During a conversation after Thanksgiving dinner, Teresa Maresh and Liz Henry came up with an idea. What if residents, businesses and organizations could come together to create a community center that could engage the area’s youth with arts and crafts, chess, dance and other activities? Thinking such a center might even help

  • Case made for District 7 split

    Case made for District 7 split

    ELLSWORTH — For the past 45 years, no one serving as district attorney for Washington County has actually been a resident of Washington County. Currently, Washington and Hancock counties make up prosecutorial District 7. Since the district was created in the 1970s, the three people who have served as district attorney have lived in Hancock

  • 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