Latest Washington County, Maine Stories

Tidal Energy Project To Be Built In Maine
2012-07-30 05:33:40

The first-ever commercial, grid-tied tidal power project in the United States will be built in the city of Eastport, Maine, representatives from the company building the plant and the Department of Energy announced in a dedication ceremony last Tuesday.

2009-10-16 13:56:00

Work scheduled to start around Nov. 8 CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Narraguagus River Federal Navigation Project in Milbridge, Maine, will be dredged under the terms of a $1,369,100 contract issued recently by the U.S.

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.

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Nadia Wotton swims in the waters of Long Pond near the gentle slopes of Rollins Mountain every day in the summer. She spends half the year in a camp along the edge of the water, and she doesn't take it for granted, she said Tuesday.

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF A land trust is purchasing an island in East Grand Lake that is popular with local residents and fishermen.

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.

2008-09-15 15:00:34

MILLINOCKET - Katahdin Valley Health Center honored state Rep. Anne Perry, D-Calais, as the recipient of KVHC's State Legislative Award at its board of directors meeting held at the Young House last month.

2008-09-12 15:00:29

By JONI AVERILL Director Michele Hall has announced Bangor Area Children's Choir auditions will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor. Singers passing this audition return for a group audition from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept.

2008-09-08 18:00:33

By Jerry Harkavy EASTPORT, Maine - Workers spent the past winter tinkering with high-tech turbines slung beneath a barge in the cold waters off the Maine coast before getting them to produce a modest 20 kilowatts, enough electricity to power a half-dozen homes.

2008-08-27 09:00:49

By LORRAINE EATON I'm just back from a week or so lolling in the land of lobstahs and sea salt and blueberry pies and peace and tranquility. Most every summer, I take time for a long, cool exhale in Down East Maine.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.