Title

An article on East Machias, a community whose ties to the past remain visibly in

Authors

Virginia Wright

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-2005

Pages

66-73, 105-106

Abstract

An article on East Machias, a community whose ties to the past remain visibly intact. Like most towns in Washington County, East Machias has remained relatively impervious to development. It has high unemployment and poverty rates, but is slowly growing. The village straddles the East Machias River. Many workers are self-employed or commute to Machias. Summer influx is slight. There is no public high school and most students choose to attend Washington Academy in the town, to which many residents have gone and to which they remain loyal. Although the views are wonderful, many residents mention family as the reason for staying in or returning to the town. With details on the town's history and the families who have lived there for generations.

Subjects

East Machias

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