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Sept. 9, 2016

Lubec Maine Pirate Invasion Don Dunbar

HERE COME THE PIRATES! After invading Lubec on September 3, the pirates headed to Eastport for the festival during the weekend of September 9 through 11. (Don Dunbar photo)

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Right Whale Campobello Island NB Don Dunbar
PREPARING to dive near Campobello Island is a right whale. Many whales are now being seen in the area. (Don Dunbar photo)

Front Page Stories

Tissue millís opening met with optimism
by Lura Jackson

Two years after first breaking ground, St. Croix Tissue held a formal grand opening ceremony on August 31 in Baileyville, just outside the facility that now hosts two state‑of‑the‑art automated tissue machines. The event, which was attended by members of the U.S. Congress, commemorated a rare occasion: the manifestation of a significant investment in a Maine mill.

ORPC returns Downeast with energy projects
by Lora Whelan

Ocean Renewable Power Company and its subsidiary, OPRC Solutions LLC, will be returning to Cobscook and Passamaquoddy bays starting in the fall. With the news that ORPC has been awarded $5.3 million in Department of Energy funds towards a $10 million project, ORPC Vice President of Project Development and President of ORPC Solutions John Ferland says, "It's exciting being able to move forward and returning to our in‑water operation" in the Eastport and Lubec area. ORPC has received nearly $1 million towards the project from Maine Technology Asset Fund and is seeking investment for the remaining $3.7 million needed.

Islanders hope promised arrival of Abnaki II not just a ferry tale
by Edward French

The long-awaited new ferry for Deer Island, the Abnaki II, is expected to arrive "in the coming weeks," says Rick Doucet, MLA for Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West. Because the ferry has been promised for six years, though, islanders, who have had to wait up to three hours in line for a ferry this summer, are both frustrated and skeptical. They say they will believe it when they see the new ferry coming in all her glory across Letete Passage.

Welshpool Landing takes on a new life
by JD Rule

"Welshpool Landing is open for business," announced Joseph Gough, president of the Friar's Bay Development Association Inc., at the start of the ribbon‑cutting ceremony held September 7 at the Welshpool Wharf. The wharf and hall complex has been under redevelopment for several years, and the first phase has just been completed.

Calais Tradewinds not allowed to move forward with plans
by Lura Jackson

Visitors to the South Street shopping center in Calais will not have on‑site access to gasoline or car wash services supplied by Tradewinds, which was up until recently an active goal. The provision of the services has been blocked on the grounds of a land covenant that governs the usage of the center.

Dollar General store coming to Pembroke
by John Lynch

Plans for a Dollar General store to be constructed in Pembroke are moving forward after the planning board approved a building permit for the store, which will be located on Route 1


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