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September 12, 1969

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Vo!. 1, No. 20 s, Lubec Medical Center f&apos; In Planning Stage d Last January, plans were discussed for a the building of a medical center in Lubec th [ d a drive was started in charge of Philip ture l'%rrison, to collect funds as a foundation ffeI ] fr this project. d ! Problems were encountered and other atters came up requiring money and the tie| attention of the townspeople, so the a edical center was pushed into the back- ad, 'Und. tsu' However, the ever-present need for 1 I10re doctors and local medical facilities . nio IliaSbrought the project to the front once ble l0re and the people of Lubec are deter- Iied to make this dream of the modern es ldical center come true. d fly "l'he nearest hospital is in Machias, about [t.y miles away, and the only doctor and kyumg in Lubec has to divide his time t..tWeen the needs of the townspeople and : , |,alduties at the hospital. ltil  Although a lot of the young people of 00 bec leave each year for jobs or higher Ucation elsewhere, many former resid- Lgtl ts are returning to make this their perm- r d rent homes. There are practically no tlae I,Jlts available and only a few desirable ev |t"Zes of real estate for sale. l, 'ith the need so great, Lubee people  li e started a drive for additional funds, |Ih the hope that actual construction of Iedical cen" ter can be undertaken as soon worthwhile project may do so at the I I /  Lubec Branch of the Bar Harbor Bank- | Com00a00,. ](:Ounty Fire ]t00Uste r Coming / L'be big red line of fire trucks from all t ashington County will once again acle Machias on Saturday. September If you haven't already found your ear ---start looking ...... for it's going to be lil isy as ever. The International Border l,l.l/ , I. en s Association. sponser of the rtlt, has lined up a full afternoon's Iay. 1 fish chowder is to be served at "The l, 'e,'' starting at eleven o'clock. Rock- ! 1 Associates will be on hand to show 12ern fire fihtin techniques IAI'   - " k" type floats are welcome in the par- ]:' RUsiness men, auto dealers, organi- FI ns, let's see what you can come up if0r a float display. Prizes are: first, I iiu0; second, $15.00; and third, S 10.00. t.he weather man smiles at us. it It { ses to be an exciting, noisy day. rve the date. Saturday, September 20. bOse on Moose Island lce again a moose appeared on |, Island. The end of August, Ed [ltly looked out of his kitchen window "tlt S' R ix in the morning and saw a horse Oose calmly licking his deer. Fliately put the news on the CB, ed the local police, and clapped his  at the moose. Said moose, how- eandered up High St, and was last tt beyond the airport. ewhere there is a picture of a n the back of one of the former e Who came over to the Island. Published the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month Friday, 12 September, 1969 Second class postage paid at Eastport, Maine 15 cents a copy SITI: OF COBSCOOK BA Y I,A BORA TOR } (C B. I.. ) i, I:'dnnmds ,W,msored h t' St(IJ'olk University of Boston and it was here that a fire day camping at,i'ol&,<ting trip was held this summer as part of the Summer lnslilule in Biolo, zv of Marine (),anizms (o.x. p, oto) Cobscook Bay Marine Biology Center This sunnner. Suffolk University of Boston. held a "Summer Institute in the Biology of Marine Organisms" for secon- dary school bioh)gy leachers wlich was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. One week of the six weeks program was spent on a camp- ing and collecting trip on a 15 acre site in Edmonds which had been purchased from Lester Seeley. There were 45 students from all over- Formosa, California, Indiana, etc., who lived in tents and kept their specimens in old bathtubs, Onc day Bill Brown 1 l)ennysvillc, wilh permission from Sea and Shore Fisheries. took them in his scallop boat to drag some hollom Slx'ci - lnens. Present plates call 12r Ihe conslrt, clion of a 200' x I00" recreation and living building and a I00' x 20' laboratory on tile point. Suffolk University, m conjunction with a number of other small colleges in New I:ngland. is planuilg t develop lle I'Amunds' sile as a leaching and research cenler, hul lmaI plans have not been fully cryslalizcd Citizens Protest Water Rate Hike The last hour of the regular Eastport ('ily ('ouncil Meeting this month was de- voted lO a discussion of the increased rales for walcr in Ihc city. The general ft.'cling was |hat there had not been a puhlic hearing before the rate increase and that they were not notified of the increase ahead of time. The new district manager of the water company was pres- ent and answered various questions from Iho,,,e Ill lhc packed ro(.inl: i.e. explain- ctl Ihal Ihe increase was duc to improve- mcnls equc.qcd by Ihc City of Eastport: that Ibtu ,a.atc samples are each month laken frolll Ihc system and checked by Ihe l)epI, of Ilcalth and Welfare; tlat Iluoridati..m would bc begun this month; Ihal the inlpr(wenlcnls would cost $143, 000 of which $68,000 was fi)r improve- mcnls in Quoddy Village and the rest in Ihe city; thai there was a double screen at the intake chamber; that the company had no policy of minimum pressure; that hydranl rcllal was 3(Y/, of revenue, At Ihc end someone said. "We won't know the ralc until Christmas, and it won't be lied up with ribbons." There will be petitions circulated requesting a public hearing ill Eastport. Other business transacted was the appr()val of an application for a feasibil- ity survey for an Industrial Park; the rejection of tile one hid on the Winfield ]roll property; rcfcrral to the City Man- agcr to dclcrminc ownership of 3 Currier & Ires prillls ill the Fire Station which I larry Richard.,am wished to purchase: and the authorization of an overdraft to conlinuc thc surplus food program. QUODDY TIDES Subscriptions 1,3 $1 Newsstand Sales 1,142 Total Circulation 2,493 New Fire Station? Last April, the Eastport Fire Station caught on fire, but since that time has remained much as it was. The roof leaks, the accordian doors stick, and there is not enough space for overhead doors, the flooring is bad, etc., etc. "File City ('oun- cil has been meeting with the city mana- ger and a representative of Sheridan Corp., a construction company which erects Butler type steel buildings, to work on details. If it proves feasible to erect a new building, there will be a public hearing. The "Todd and Carla" Carl Savage brought his new boat. the Todd and Carla. home from Nova Scotia on Fri.. August 15th. Carl, accompanied by his wife, Mary, and their children,drove to Nova Scotia, put the car aboard the boat, went to Yankee Banks, got an after hold full of herring from Aub Matthews, went to Black's Harbour, unloaded the herring, came home to Wilson's Beach and at high tide, layed planks from the boat deck to the wharf, then drove his car ash- ore. A good job well done! How about a car ferry service, Carl'?. COBSCOOK BAY LABORA TORY HEADQUARTERS were in this trailer, complete with their emblem of a blue seal on the side and the initials [C.B.L.}. All other work this sum- mer was done in tents before more permanent quarters can be erected..auoaay Vla, Pnoto