Nominations Sought for Norman Nelson Award

The Washington County Democratic Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Norman Nelson Award for Community Service. The award, which recognizes a community member for service that makes a profound difference in Washington County, was established last year and awarded posthumously to Nelson at the committee’s first annual spring gathering. Nelson was a veteran, long-time Machias town official in varous capacities, state legislator and county commissioner, and an enthusiastic community theater player and supporter.


Nominations should be directed to the committee chairman, Ellen Farnsworth, by mail at P.O. Box 678, Machias, ME 04654, or by email to and must be received by April 10. This year’s Norman Nelson Night will be celebrated May 2 at a location in the Machias area to be determined.