The editor of the Machias Valley News Observer has left her post after six years of running the weekly newspaper.
Sarah Craighead Dedmon, who edited the paper and frequently wrote stories as well, says she left after she and publisher Pierre Little “parted ways.”
“The Machias Valley News Observer is a time-honored part of the Washington County community, and I have loved being the latest in its long line of editors,” Craighead Dedmon said. “I’m incredibly proud of the quality of the paper I’m leaving behind and the many contributors who every week bring its readers such a rich snapshot of our lives Downeast.”
Craighead Dedmon’s stories have also appeared in the Working Waterfront and have been republished in The Maine Monitor. Earlier this year, she started her own site, the Washington County Almanac, which features her columns and stories.
The Monitor will continue to publish her work.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to tell the stories of Washington County in other ways,” she said.
Little, the publisher of the Machias Valley News Observer, did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
Little also publishes the Calais Advertiser and two papers in Alabama. Another Washington County paper, the Quoddy Tides, is based in Eastport and is published by Edward French.
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