January 2018

Letter to the Editor - supporting family caregivers

On behalf of the 178,000 unpaid family caregivers who reside in our state, AARP Maine applauds Senator Susan Collins for her leadership in sponsoring the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act.  AARP was pleased to endorse this important legislation and we thank Senator Collins for her efforts to work on a bipartisan basis to support family car

Rabies Identified in East Machias

According to the Town of East Machias, a confirmed case of feline rabies in a feral cat was identified along the Means' Cottage Road (off Hadley's Lake Road). The Center for Disease control confirmed the same cat had feline HIV. Please contact your local town or animal control officer if you see an animal that you suspect has rabies due to erratic or unusual behavior.

Youth Yoga Offered at EAC


The Eastport Arts Center will offer Tiny Yogis, children’s yoga classes, on January 18 and 25 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Instructor Caroline Coleman Dilio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. 

Lady Dragons BB Action

Monday afternoon the Lady Dragons hosted a solid Class C squad from Fort Kent. Woodland jumped early with 6from Jennie Cox, 5 by Sadie Smith and 4 from Shawna Monk to take a 15-7 lead after 8 minutes. The Lady Warriors battled back and closed the half down just 3, 24-21.