Posts Tagged: Washington County

  • 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

  • Ceremony set to remember Battle of the Bulge

    COLUMBIA FALLS — A gathering will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which led to the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II. Veterans and others are encouraged to attend and remember the sacrifices of those who fought, including the more

  • Project makes way for alewives

    Project makes way for alewives

    MEDDYBEMPS — Alewives and Atlantic salmon soon will have an easier time navigating the Dennys River and reaching Meddybemps Lake. On Monday, Jan. 6, the Downeast Salmon Federation began removing the remains of an unused hydroelectric station that prevents the fish from swimming upstream in the river to spawn. “The removal of this power station

  • Health council to meet Jan. 17

    CHERRYFIELD — The Downeast Public Health Council will be meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, from 9-11: 30 a.m. at the Maine Seacoast Mission’s EDGE Center in Cherryfield. For more information or questions, contact Maura Goss, council coordinator, at 439-4101 or Al May, district liaison, at 255-2017.

  • 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