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September 22, 2017 
US Coast Guard Station Eastport
RECOVERING a “victim” during a search and rescue exercise in Head Harbour Passage on September 14 are crew members on U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport’s 45-foot response boat. (Robin Farrin photo)
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Eastport Pirate Festival 2017
BATTLING FOR THE WIN in the Pirate Festival Bed Race on September 9 were the U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport’s team and the Shead girls’ soccer team.  The Coast Guard team ended up winning.
 

Front Page Stories

Walk supports those fighting with addiction
by Johanna S. Billings

Nine months ago, Holly Gartmayer‑DeYoung of Eastport had a premonition. She needed to get in touch with her son. So she headed for where he lived, homeless and addicted to drugs, in Long Island, New York City. It took 24 hours before he finally responded to her text messages and agreed to meet. On September 15 she and her son, Matt, were among the estimated 100 people who took part in a Walk for Recovery in Machias.

 
Verizon to cut service to many customers in Washington County
by Johanna S. Billings

Verizon Wireless is cutting service to 213 customers in Maine, with almost all living in Washington County, according to a Verizon official.

 

Partnerships may bring fiber optic service

Partnerships may bring fiber optic service
by JD Rule

Plans by NB Power to replace the subsea cable providing electric power to Campobello and Grand Manan include a special surprise: fiber optic cables that can be used to bring enhanced Internet connectivity to the Fundy Isles.

 
Baileyville, Calais forming utility
by Lura Jackson

Having a reliable, high‑speed Internet network that offers residents the ability to stream content without constraint, utilize telemedicine, telecommute and teleconference is one of the foremost goals of Calais and Baileyville in the municipalities' ongoing effort to attract residents and businesses. A major step has been taken toward that goal with the signing of the first interlocal fiber optic Internet utility in the state, an action completed on August 29 by Calais City Manager Jim Porter and Baileyville Town Manager Rick Bronson.

 
Any-deer permits to be issued in area
by Edward French

For the first time in approximately 30 years, hunters in the Downeast coastal region of Maine will be able to shoot anterless deer this season.

 
Lubec sets sail on voyage to provide boats a safe harbor
by JD Rule
The first step in providing a "safe harbor" for Lubec fishermen was the first item discussed during a special town meeting conducted on September 14. The article, which was passed unanimously by the 36 registered voters present, allows the town to spend up to $2,000 to acquire a parcel of shorefront land near the historical society building. The expenditure covers survey and closing costs, and the purchase will be provided by "a combination of land trust donations and Land for Maine's Future grant funding," according to the article in the warrant. The funds, according to Town Administrator Renee Grey, will come from the harbor board account, which is largely funded by mooring permit fees.
 

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