Washington County Newswire

Washington County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Washington County, ME.

Results 1 - 20 of 183 in Washington County, ME

  1. Maine Unemployment Rate 2.7 Percent in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 20 | State of Maine

    ... in all counties. The lowest rate was 2.3 percent in Cumberland County and the highest was 4.6 percent in Washington County. The unemployment rate was below the statewide average in the Portland-South Portland (2.4 percent) and Lewiston-Auburn (2.8 ...

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  2. MDOT presents best options for replacing Machias' dike bridgeRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2017 | The Quoddy Tides

    ... another one of several who expressed thanks. Others asked questions. Judy East, executive director of the Washington County Council of Governments, asked if MDOT would consider raising the deck due to the anticipated rising of sea levels. "They ...

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  3. Residents hear about rockweed harvesting along the coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | Weekly Packet

    ... is the defendant in the suit, and on March 21, a judge found for the plaintiffs, property owners from Washington County, finding that rockweed was considered personal property and therefore not a protected fishery. As such, landowner permission ...

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  4. Milder winters shaving weeks off ice fishing seasons in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | Bangor Daily News

    ... 1989 and over the past nine years has had an average ice-out date of April 3. West Grand Lake in eastern Washington County is on target this decade to lose its ice more than two weeks earlier than it did in the late 1800s, which is the last time it ...

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  5. Agricultural Development Grants AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | State of Maine

    LEGISLATURE'S HALL OF FLAGS – Commissioner Walt Whitcomb announced five Agricultural Development Grant Program awards totaling $187,735 during Ag Day at the Maine Legislature. The projects address critical needs in the agricultural industry, Washington County in particular, for development of new markets and processing techniques for wild blueberries and organic poultry processing.

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  6. Wheaton deserving of legendary Maine Guide honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | Bangor Daily News

    ... I recall. At times, he told me, I might find myself in need of a source who'd spent a lot of time in the Washington County woods, as well as in Augusta working on various outdoors issues. And if I ever decided I wanted to pick his brain, Lance said ...

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  7. Pay attention to Calais and Baileyville's bid for better broadbandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | Bangor Daily News

    ... internet to make an investment in upgrades worthwhile for a private company. Calais and Baileyville in Washington County saw a need and did something about it . Last year, they came together to form the nonprofit Downeast Broadband Utility , and ...

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  8. Wheaton honored with legendary Maine guide awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 10 | Bangor Daily News

    Lance Wheaton of Forest City was honored for a lifetime spent guiding clients in the Maine woods on Saturday when he was given the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Wiggie Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award. According to his nomination application, Wheaton, who owns The Village Camps on East Grand Lake, is a lifetime member of the Maine Professional Guides Association, and had been cited by the Maine Warden Service for his help with search and rescue efforts in Washington County.

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  9. Judge leaves fate of Down East prison to lawmakers, who remain deeply splitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | Bangor Daily News

    ... she wrote in a new ruling , the Legislature is the only entity with the power to do so. Meanwhile, Washington County lawmakers have said they won't support a bill to replace the prison with a pre-release community work program facility because they ...

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  10. Police say bad heroin caused 9 overdoses on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 8 | Bangor Daily News

    The Hancock County Sheriff's Department posted a warning on its Facebook page after investigators discovered three overdoses in Washington County and one in Hancock County. None of the overdoses killed the victims, who were revived with multiple doses of Narcan, an anti-overdose drug, police said.

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  11. Dunlap lets GOP Senate hopeful stay on primary ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 5 | Bangor Daily News

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Max Linn can stay on Maine's June primary ballot despite having 230 signatures invalidated, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap ruled on Thursday. The move pits Linn, a Bar Harbor financial planner, against state Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, in the party's primary to take on independent U.S. Sen. Angus King in November - unless Brakey appeals Dunlap's move and persuades Maine's court system to boot Linn.

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  12. Governor's Address: Do the right thing with Downeast Correctional FacilityRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 1 | Twin City Times

    As Governor, it's my responsibility to make the tough decisions. The upcoming closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility in Washington County is the right thing to do.

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  13. Committed anglers can find open water for opening dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | Bangor Daily News

    For some of us old "April Fools," the first day of the fourth month gives us the chance to prove just how foolish we are. That's the traditional opening day of open water season, after all, and for many Mainers, that means they'd better be ready to wade into 33-degree water, withstand quickly numbing toes, and flog the sacred waters in search of finicky landlocked salmon or brook trout.

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  14. I worked at the Down East prison. Its closure is a blow to Maine's corrections system.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | Bangor Daily News

    ... was sending money home for his brother's college tuition. This is what this state needs. There are jobs in Washington County that aren't for everyone. Some are seasonal, some are physically demanding, and some aren't the best paying. The prisoners ...

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  15. DCF to reopen with minimal staff, inmatesRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2018 | The Quoddy Tides

    ... Michaela Murphy's ruling noted that "given the statutory language requiring the establishment of DCF in Washington County, the legislature's decision not to continue to delegate the authority to close facilities to the DOC, and the legislature's ...

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  16. Maine Unemployment Rate 2.9 Percent in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | State of Maine

    ... in all counties. The lowest rate was 2.4 percent in Cumberland County and the highest was 5.2 percent in Washington County. The unemployment rate was below the statewide average in the Portland-South Portland (2.5 percent) and Lewiston-Auburn (3.0 ...

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  17. Greene County Students Place In 4-H Speaking ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | The Greenville Sun

    ... in the Upper 8 Eastern Regional Public Speaking Contest las Thursday at Daniel Boone High School in Washington County. Speeches covered topics such as 4-H and animal projects, celebrities, vacation spots, stories about freedom, and overcoming ...

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  18. Report ranks Cumberland County healthiest Maine county, Washington County least healthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The health of Maine's counties are ranked in a new national report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Cumberland County is the healthiest, while Washington County was found to be the least healthy.

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  19. Lawsuit to open DCF arguedRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Quoddy Tides

    ... unilateral decision to close the prison on February 9. The Maine Attorney General's Office, the Washington County commissioners and union representatives argued against the department's actions and want the prison reopened. LePage administration ...

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  20. New pre-release facility debatedRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Quoddy Tides

    ... to the House and Senate. The bill in discussion, LD 1841, "An Act to Authorize a Prerelease Facility in Washington County," was written as an emergency bill by Senator Joyce Maker of Calais in order to hold the Department of Corrections (DOC) and ...

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