July 2014

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Mon
28
Jul

Calais School Committee Regretfully Accepts Five Resignations

By Kaileigh Deacon 

The Calais School Committee held its scheduled meeting on Tuesday June 15 in the Calais Middle/High School Library at 6pm. After the acceptance of the agenda and the previous meetings minutes the committee moved on to the Superintendent’s Update. 

Mon
28
Jul

USDA Rural Development Announces Investments in Maine’s Rural and Tribal Community Infrastructure

Communities Impacted Include: Passamaquoddy Tribe, Greenville, Dover-Foxcroft, and West Paris

 USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel has announced $251,000 to assist three essential community facilities and one tribal business venture in Maine.

Mon
28
Jul

UMaine Experts Warn of Blight

By Amy Jeanroy

UMaine Cooperative Extension released a bulletin that tomato and potato late blight symptoms have been found in a potato field in Buxton, ME. 

Mon
28
Jul

Dan Goul Joins Management Staff of Millennium Marine

Mr. Dan Gould of Pembroke has joined Millennium Marine USA of Eastport, Maine as Systems Manager and Safety Officer.

Mon
28
Jul

Urban Moose Building to Receive Façade Restoration

By Lura Jackson

Mon
28
Jul

IFW to Hold Public Hearing in Princeton

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will hold public hearings on the proposed regulation changes to the upcoming open water and ice fishing seasons. These regulation changes are necessary to provide for the effective management of Maine’s inland fisheries, and to enhance fishing opportunity throughout the state.

Mon
28
Jul

Honoring Our Potato Growers, and Having Fun Doing It

Weekly Column 

Senator King

Mon
28
Jul

“Hanging Up on Phone Scams”

Weekly Column 

Senator Susan Collins  

Mon
28
Jul

To Raise Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s

By Ralph Ackley, Jr.

Bikers from various parts of Washington County unite in their Second Annual Roll to benefit the St. Croix Valley Walk to End Alheimer's last Saturday at their half-way point at Pat's Pizza in Machias. (Photo submitted by Ralph Ackley).

Mon
28
Jul

Bridge to Academic Success

CALAIS _ Washington County Community College is offering two one-week development programs to help WCCC students boost their skills in preparation for college work.

The Bridge to Academic Success program is free through the Student Success Scholarships program provided by the Maine Community College System.

Mon
28
Jul

Robbinston Town Meeting

By Dan Northcutt

Mon
28
Jul

Quinn Sluzenski of Charlotte Wins National Award in Prepared Speech

Kansas City, Mo., June 27, 2014-- Quinn Sluzenski, a student at St. Croix Regional Technical Center and Calais High School, was awarded the Bronze Medal in Prepared Speech at the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships.  The competition was held at H.

Mon
28
Jul

International High School Exchange Students Seeking Host Families in Calais

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Calais for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Tue
22
Jul

Lighting the Way Along Maine’s Coast

Sen. King’s Weekly Column

Scattered throughout Maine’s thousands of miles of jagged coastline are more than 60 lighthouses. These iconic symbols of our state’s rugged beauty and maritime heritage are more than just postcard-worthy buildings – for hundreds of years, they have helped seafarers navigate our rocky shores.  

Tue
22
Jul

“Protecting the Integrity of Medicare”

Weekly Column Senator Susan Collins

Tue
22
Jul

Music on the Green” Concert

Next  “Music on the Green” concert is Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m., at Triangle Park in Calais.

“O’Mcrelli” will be playing contemporary folk. It is being sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

 The following week, on July 29, Steve Erwin will be playing jazz. His performance is sponsored by Boston Shoe Store and F. A. Peabody Insurance.

Tue
22
Jul

Maine Audubon’s Annual Loon Count Takes Place this Saturday, July 19

Statewide - Since 1983, volunteers across the state have visited their local lakes and ponds the third Saturday in July with a pair of binoculars and a shared passion – protecting the Maine loon and its habitat. The annual Maine Audubon Loon Count takes place at 7 am on Saturday, July 19.

Tue
22
Jul

2nd Annual Ride and Roll to Remember

The 2nd Annual Ride and Roll to Remember, a benefit for the St. Croix Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's, will be held on Saturday, July 19th. Motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in this fun event.

Tue
22
Jul

Downeast Ingenuity Helps Salmon Population

By Amy Jeanroy

Clamshells and acid rain don't seem to have much in common, but they are actually important parts to a true Downeast story of ingenuity. 

Tue
22
Jul

26 Percent of Bear Hunters Were Successful In 2013

Winter Bear Den Surveys By Biologists Reflect Abundant Natural Foods, With Year Old Bears Weighing Over 40% More Than Previous Year

 AUGUSTA, Maine -- Over 10,888 hunters purchased a permit to hunt bear in Maine in 2013—the most bear hunters since 2009—but they harvested 2,845 bears.

Tue
22
Jul

Old Mack Fire Truck Back at Station

By Kaileigh Deacon

The old Mack fire truck was a donation from the DiCenzo Family in memory of Thomas DiCenzo in 1973. Since then the Mack has been a huge source of pride for the Calais Fire Department attending conventions and appearing in parades. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Tue
22
Jul

Community Calendar

JULY 16: Mary Potterton Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lubec Congregational Church. Free. Featuring Ken Hewitt, Jazz piano stylings. Hosted by Water Street Tavern.

JULY 17: Calais United Methodist Church Supper at 5:00 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, pies, rolls, tea & coffee.

Tue
22
Jul

Art Exhibit at the Holmestead to Feature Mary Livingstone’s Paintings

By Lura Jackson

Tue
22
Jul

Calais City Council Repeals ATV Ordinance

By Kaileigh Deacon

Mon
28
Jul

Alexander/Crawford

Cassie Oakes

I just spent a fun-filled week at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine. I was very excited to arrive back home and find information for my column waiting for me, so thank you all!

Mon
28
Jul

Beckett Center News

During the week of the 4th of July, the Beckett Center Participants and Staff have partaken in several fun activities.  Some have enjoyed swimming at Keene’s Lake, fishing at the Robbinston Boat Landing and heading to Eastport in celebration of 4th of July.

Mon
28
Jul

Cooper

Arline Flood

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Mon
28
Jul

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

We residents of the St. Croix Valley have been blessed with another great weekend.  The sun was warm with little humidity and everyone was out in boats, four-wheelers and motorcycles.  These great days remind us of why we live in Maine.

Mon
28
Jul

Princeton

Elizabeth Mitchell

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