Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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By Sarah Craighead Dedmon   The yurt that was home to Machiasport legend Bill Coperthwaite was severely vandalized in December and now the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the property’s caretakers and owners are hoping to find those responsible. Coperthwaite was internationally... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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From PAWS in Calais: "We could not be happier. Our dear friend of the last two+ years, Andy, and his friend Gouda went to their forever home tonight.  Andy has come such a long way during his stay with us. He started out feral, afraid of everyone. He slowly began to trust people a little more... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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By Kaileigh Deacon For the last sixteen years, the Skills USA team at St. Croix Regional Technical Center has hosted a spaghetti supper at the Calais High School. The dinner is more than just a fundraiser, the meal helps the students work toward their goals.  Each year the Skills USA team go... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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By Lura Jackson The first major storm of the year arrived on Sunday, January 20th, bringing over a foot of snow to the interior of the state and covering the region in ice. While the coastal regions, including Calais, received less snow, the prediction for up to half an inch of ice was met in some... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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By Kaileigh Deacon Across the country, tobacco deaths are still the number one leader. In Maine it is estimated that about twenty percent of residents smoke, so Healthy Acadia is working to help create environments where tobacco-free living is commonplace.  In the last year, Healthy Acadia... + continue reading

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 The Board of Directors of Down East Credit Union (DECU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Moses of Calais to the position of President and CEO. The Board has worked with Joe for many years in various roles and recognizes him as an intelligent, engaging leader who will guide the credit union into the future. Mr. Moses adds, “I... + continue reading
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  “Maine has an abundance of beautiful lakes,” writes local videographer Dan Daley, who captured this shot with his drone recently. “Boyden Lake is no exception. Even in the winter there are many activities available. Ice fishing, skating, and even ice boat sailing are all possible on the 1,702 acres body of water. It’s 34 feet at its... + continue reading
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By Lura Jackson With the partial federal shutdown continuing without an apparent end in sight, the community of Eastern Washington County is taking steps to help out friends, neighbors, and fellow residents affected by the loss of a regular paycheck. Events have been held and are underway to raise funds to be donated to those in need, and local... + continue reading
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By Lura Jackson Before Maine existed as a state – and indeed, long before Europeans arrived – the residents of this area prized maple syrup for its uniquely sweet flavor and its ability to combat diseases. Now, the ability of the long-coveted sweet syrup to cure an increasingly wide range of maladies – including cancer, superbugs, liver failure... + continue reading

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 The Board of Directors of Down East Credit Union (DECU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Moses of Calais to the position of President and CEO. The Board has worked with Joe for... + continue reading

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This racoon photo was taken by Donna Melanson. See other wildlife photo submissions in this week's paper on page 15. We'd like everyone to submit their own wildlife photos! + continue reading

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On January 1, DECH welcomed its first baby of 2019.  Matt and Molly Hall and their three daughters welcomed Ezra James Hall to their family at 7:33 a.m.  The Hall’s beautiful baby boy... + continue reading

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By Kaileigh Deacon   On a recent trip to Paris, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the town with the same name as the one in which I grew up. Growing up in Calais, you often hear the... + continue reading

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Pictured is the Calais Blue Devils varsity basketball team. Members include front l-r: Justice Bassett, Kyle Richard, Amuwes Dana, John Turner, Luke Furtek, and Dawson Critchley. Back l-r: Coach... + continue reading

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Down East Credit Union Appoints Joe Moses as President/CEO

 The Board of Directors of Down East Credit Union (DECU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Moses of Calais to the position of President and CEO.

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