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Page 8 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 July, 2018 1 [ French inducted into MPA Hall of Fame [ Three new members will enter the his mother as editor and publisher when .v. i Maine Press Association Hall of Fame in she retired for health reasons. Fifty years October. The late Winifred French, Natafter its first issue, Winifred French's pa- i :II:[ Barrows and Kathryn Olmstead were se- per carries its mark of distinction on its lected this month by the MPA s Hall offront page: "Most Easterly Newspaper lil 11 il i:iiii iI: Fame Committee. They will be inducted Published in the United States." October 20 during the association s annu- R. Nathaniel W. Barrows is in his 50th : " al fall conference at the Sunday River Re- year as owner, publisher and editor of Pc- sort in Newry. nobscot Bay Press in Hancock County. Winifred French started publishing The He started by purchasing the weekly Is- Quoddv Tides in 1968, when Eastport had land Ad-Vantages in Stonington in 1968. no newspaper. "Lubec and Eastport when he was not long out of college. That weren't covered by the press at that time was followed by his purchases of The and, in Eastport, the council had their Weekh, Packet in Blue Hill in 1981 and the meeting around a kitchen table,' French Castine Patriot in 1990. recalled on her retirement in January of Kathryn Olmstead, a writer, editor, pub- CELEBRATING the Fourth of July in downtown Eastport over 100 years ago - in 1915. Did you know That The Quoddy Tides contributes nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the regional economy through salaries, subcontractor payments and operating expenses. pI I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I j or I I I I Llll HID U I lllilll 1 1 I lUll I 1 1 I JIB I I I III I Illl[ Give a gift subscription to The Quoddy Tides newspaper and let your family and friends catch the flavor of the region throughout the new year, even if they don't live here. Let them catch the flavor now, and savor it throughout the year. THE GIFT THAT KEEPS COMING AS REGULARLY AS THE TIDES Please enter subscription for: Name Address Postal Code Gift Card from Address St. Croix Tissue makes the stock roll. Postal Code Clip and mail to: The Quoddy Tides, P.O. Box 213, Eastport, Maine 04631 subscribe through our website at $35 1995. "I thought people should know what was going on." Covering the news in east- ern Washington County and neighboring Canadian communities, French quickly earned the respect and admiration of her contemporaries. She was named the MPA's Journalist of the Year in 1979. Her son, Edward French, became the managing editor in 1986, and succeeded lisher and journalism teacher, has been affiliated with Maine journalism since the late 1970s, when she moved to Caribou to take a job as editor of the Aroostook Re- publican & News. In 1988, she launched Echoes magazine, a journal dedicated to the rural culture of northern Maine. In 1993, she founded the Maine Center for Student Journalism. THE QUODDY TIDES Celebrating 50 years The Quoddy Tides is marking its 50th "The sanitary landfill operation is not I anniversary this year, and some of the cheap. It would cost $12,000 to operate articles from past issues will be highlight- whether one town used it or 10 communi- I ed during 2018. ties, and the initial cost before the opera- County municinal officers hear tion starts can run as high as $90,000. ,-, r~ However, there is help available from the aoout possmm aump smunons state with funds from the federal matching In the July 10, 1970, issue of The Quod- government." I dy Tides it was reported that at their monthly meeting held in the Perry Grange Bill Pike wins 7.2-mile road race Hall "the Washington County municipal Running at nearly an 11-mile-per-hour I officers heard about a possible solution to clip, 23-year-old Bill Pike of Calais out- their 'dump' problem from Mr. Wallace paced a field of 19 other runners in the I Hinldey of the State Department of Health field to take first place in the 1 lth annual and Welfare, Division of Sanitary Engi- Perry-to-Eastport road race on July 5. neering. There were eight towns repre- Pike's time of 37.42.4 was less than a I sented the 25 minute off the record set in 1974 at June meeting Beals, i course Cherryfield, Jonesboro, Machiasport, by Joe Browder. Rick Packie of Mount I Pembroke, Perry, Eastport and Lubec. Desert Island, Deke Talbot of Machias, "The president of the organization, Mr. Kevin Curran of Bar Harbor and Hal Mc- Ossie Beal, introduced Mr. Hinkley, who Fadden of Lubec followed Pike across the I explained about sanitary landfill' as a finish line to claim the second, third, possible solution to the problem that many fourth and fifth place trophies, respective- I county towns are facing since dumpingly. into the ocean is not approved by the En- Beside receiving the fifth place trophy, I vironmental Improvement Commission, Hal McFadden, age 40, also took the tro- and the Forest Service and highway de- phy for the first runner over 40 to finish partment also have a say in trash disposal, the 7.2-mile race. Peter Miliano, who fin- "Mr. Hinckley, who is also a member ished 1 lth, trophy being received the for of the Solid Waste Advisory Committeethe first Eastporter to cross the line, and I of New England, explained that solid Carolyn Davis Melidossian drew honors waste disposal is not just a city problem as the first woman fmisher. All of the 20 I but is a rural and small community prob- runners who braved the high 80s tempera- lem that the next session of the Maine ture earned a commemorative ribbon for I legislature will no doubt have to face, their efforts. since the state has 356 open dump sites.This year's field was slightly smaller Open dump burning is not a satisfactory than that of last year and featured only I disposal system. It causes pollution and is two women racers. Sixteen-year-old Peter a reservoir for rats. Miliano was the youngest runner. 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