April 2018

2018 DAR Good Citizens

 The Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution honored six Washington County high school seniors selected by their respective schools during the annual DAR Good Citizen reception held Tuesday, April 10th at Whiting Community Center.

Letter to the Editor - Christina Therrien: Ready Now For Maine Senate

 This letter is in support of Christina Therrien for Maine State Senate District 6. I know Christina as the president of the Machias Rotary Club where she is fiscally prudent with a strong interest in doing right for the people of Maine. In fact, this is her second term as Machias Rotary Club president.

Letter to the Editor - A Hypocrite on the Balanced Budget

Bruce Poliquin’s web site says he is urging his colleagues in Congress to vote for a constitutional amendment requiring a Federal Balanced Budget.  He points out this is an amendment which he himself signed as a cosponsor during his first week in Congress in 2015.  He states this is a necessary amendment to “… ensure a financially sustainable future for our Nation.”

Editor's Desk

Spring always comes with a certain amount of energy as new growth and new life surrounds us, but this year seems to be particularly rife with promise. It is warmer than it has been in past years – the average temperature in March this year was five degrees warmer than last year – and we’re on track for fairly early spring weather.

Pioneer Broadband to Construct Fiber Optic Network

Downeast Broadband Utility is pleased to announce that it has retained Pioneer Broadband to oversee the construction of a fiber optic network for Baileyville and Calais.  Board President, Dan Sullivan said, “We’re very pleased to have reached an agreement with Pioneer to manage the construction of the new network, which will encompass appro

Senator Collins Announces Maine Tribe to Receive $156,000 Housing Grant


U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point Reservation will receive $156,000 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.


The program that was held last Wednesday at the library, "How to Digitize and Scan Historical Documents,” was well-received by the attendees, and much interest is certainly developing in this area of preserving, with our new technological advances, materials that might otherwise be lost for future generations.  The workshop was led by Al Churchill, who has for years shared his histo