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2008-10-06 15:00:28

An article concerning the Calais City Council and the Downeast EMS ambulance service appeared in the Sept. 16 issue of the Bangor Daily News. There wasn't enough information to understand the financial issues involved. Downeast EMS requires contributions by the communities to break even, called "stipends." The amount of stipends this year is $383,358. For most communities, this is calculated as $15.50 per capita, but Eastport, Calais and Lubec all have agreed to pay significantly more to...

2008-09-19 15:00:28

ELLSWORTH - The Washington County committee of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $30,993 in grants to nonprofits, including Mano en Mano-Hand in Hand of Milbridge. The money will be used to pay for English as a Second Language classes and GED preparation for Hispanic residents. Other grants recipients were: . Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott, for a set of table looms. . Elm Street School, East Machias, to build an outdoor playground for students, families,...

2008-09-15 15:00:25

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF TRENTON - Two grants totaling nearly $1 million that have been in the works for several years were officially released last week and are expected to provide a big boost to public transportation in Hancock County. The grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration will help fund a storage and maintenance facility for Downeast Transportation Inc. and will add new buses to the company's fleet. "We have been anxiously...

2008-09-12 15:00:23

BREWER - The Downeast Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees will kick off its 2008-09 season Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Weathervane Restaurant in Brewer. Penobscot Nation historian James Francis will speak about the Penobscot tribe at the event. Members, their guests and other retired or working federal employees are welcome. For more information, call Dottie Laber at 843-7563. (c) 2008 Bangor Daily News. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-08-03 15:00:12

Historically, Branch Lake in Ellsworth was, for years, a fine sport fishery. With annual fish stockings and sensible fisheries management, lake trout, salmon and brown trout fared well in the lake's cold, deep waters. Then a few years ago, Ellsworth's overzealous municipal leaders gummed up the works. Concerned, purportedly about the quality of its town water supply (Branch Lake), Ellsworth refused to allow the state Department of Conservation to build a public boat ramp on the lake after...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By Eric Russell, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 2--ELLSWORTH, Maine -- The Calais Branch Corridor Rehabilitation project has been up and running for more than a week but not everyone is giving two thumbs up in support. In addition to a group of opponents in Washington County who protested at a site near Machias last week, a prominent eastern Maine landowner recently filed a temporary restraining order trying to halt the project. Dale Henderson of Orrington, who owns thousands of acres...

2006-11-12 06:00:20

By Jerry Allegood, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Nov. 12--BETTIE -- For a book-loving, retired librarian who doesn't care much for activism and public speaking, Carolyn Mason does a lot of both. She has done it for the wild horses of Shackleford Banks that have roamed an undeveloped island in Carteret County for generations. When the hardy herds were threatened by overpopulation and federal policy that would evict them from Cape Lookout National Seashore, Mason helped organize a...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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