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Wed
16
Jan

Calais Blue Devils Varsity Basketball Team

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 Darrin Constant, Tony Dana, Mason Ritchie, Blake Collins, Sebastian Moore, Ryan Newell, Cameron Kelley, John Socobasin, and Coach Marty Cushing.

 

Wed
16
Jan

Wild Blueberry Commission Agrees to Increased Grower Representation

By Nancy Beal

Wed
16
Jan

EAC to Host NYC Mayor

The Eastport Arts Center (EAC) is excited to announce the appearance of Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, on Saturday, January 19 at 3 p.m.

Wed
16
Jan

City to Pursue DHHS Future in Calais

By Kaileigh Deacon

Wed
16
Jan

Verna Mackechnie Turns 102

Among Calais’s most ebullient residents is Verna Mackechnie, who celebrated her 102nd birthday on January 9th at the 

Wed
16
Jan

Calais Ladder Truck Assists with Baileyville Chimney Fire

 

Wed
16
Jan

Toby Cole Wins VFW State Teacher of Year

 

For the second year in a row, Calais School Department has taken the state prize for VFW Teacher of the Year. Last year, Kathy Smith and Pat Sammer won for the Junior High and High School divisions. This year, Toby Cole received the statewide award. Congratulations, Toby! (Posted on Calais School System Facebook)

Wed
16
Jan

Skowhegan “Indians” Debate Draws Passamaquoddy Participation

By Lura Jackson

Wed
16
Jan

Crumbs Leaps into New Year with Exciting Changes

By Lura Jackson

Wed
16
Jan

Home Delivery Workers Sought to Continue Award-Winning Initiative

By Lura Jackson

In the summer 2017, The Calais Advertiser started a new initiative to return paperboys to the streets of Calais. Young workers willing and able to deliver newspapers every week to the neighborhoods of Calais were sought.

Wed
09
Jan

December Calais Police Report

December 5, 2018: Masyn Miller, age 19, of Princeton, Maine was charged with Theft

December 6, 2018: Jacob Ebbeson, age 23, of Pembroke, Maine was charged with 1. Eluding an Officer and 2. Operating After Suspension, 3. Driving to Endanger, 4. Criminal Speeding

Wed
09
Jan

Lane Construction Plants, Paving Division Sold for $555 Million

By Lura Jackson

Wed
09
Jan

DECH Welcomes the First Baby of 2019

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 weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

Wed
09
Jan

Wildlife Photography

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!

Wed
09
Jan

Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Honors Chief Hatton

From the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department: We would like to thank Chief Dana Hatton and Dixie Hatton for their service and dedication here at Charlotte Fire over the years! The Hattons were presented with this beautiful plaque and flower arrangement at the annual Charlotte Fire Department family New Year's private gathering.

Wed
09
Jan

Managing Trauma to Prevent Future Issues

By Lura Jackson

Wed
09
Jan

Federal Shutdown Translates to Potentially Major Local Impact

By Lura Jackson

Wed
09
Jan

Governor Mills’ Address Highlights Coming Changes

By Lura Jackson

Wed
09
Jan

New Residents

Residents of B&R Rentals & Apartments in Baileyville woke up to a surprise Sunday morning, January 6, when they looked outside and saw new residents perched on the front lawn.

Wed
09
Jan

City Aiming to Enhance Visual Appeal

By Lura Jackson

The first Economic Development Committee meeting of the year for the City of Calais touched on several topics – including how the city could make use of various tactics to increase its visual appeal and attract more visitors to its events and businesses.

Wed
02
Jan

Art From 1923 Enters Public Domain

By Lura Jackson

Much of the art and creative works produced in 1923 have entered the public domain with the turning of 2019. A large selection of materials produced in that year can now be utilized by the public for any purpose without the permission of the copyright holder, by way of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act.

Wed
02
Jan

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

In the Dennysville-Edmunds meetinghouse, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began, as the choir, circling around the congregation, joined with them in singing the call: “O Come, All Ye Faithful, joyful and triumphant!”  On the final verse, “Ye, Lord, we great thee," the choir entered into the waiting choir pews and the lovely service continued.

Wed
02
Jan

Winter an Early but Infrequent Visitor this Year

By Lura Jackson

While the partial government shutdown has necessitated the temporary closure of the non-emergency services of the NOAA, we can still take a moment to explore the data the local office in Caribou provided us with to get a broader perspective on the winter season thus far.

Wed
02
Jan

Remember, Honor, Teach

By Dorothy Sullivan and Cassie Oakes

Wed
02
Jan

Bangor Police Catch Bank Robber After Two Heists

By Lura Jackson

Wed
02
Jan

Lady Blue Devil JV Basketball Team

 

Members include front l-r: Tiara Knowles, Abby Downing, Kelly Carter, Trinity Jones, Serina Fredette, Jasna Grilanc, and Alexis Donahue. Back l-r: Mgr Kathryn Archer, Laura Edgerly, Mariah Perro, Kendra Stevens, Sontee Edwards, Elaine Perkins, and Coach John Cowell.

Wed
02
Jan

Leaving 2018: A Bittersweet Departure

By Lura Jackson and Ruth Leubecker

Wed
02
Jan

Governor-Elect Janet Mills Visits Eastport

 

Wed
02
Jan

DECU CEO David Tozier Retires

By Lura Jackson

Wed
02
Jan

Alleged Murder Claims Life of St. Stephen Mother

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Dec

CHS Drama Production Shines

By Kaileigh Deacon

Wed
19
Dec

AOS 77 Experiences Cyber Attack, Employee Data at Risk

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Dec

Calais Elementary Christmas Concert

 

On Tuesday the first half of the Calais Elementary Christmas concert featured performances from kindergarten through grade 3. The two kindergarten classes came together to perform “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

Wed
19
Dec

Christmas in the St. Croix Valley: An Historical Perspective

The following is an edited version of an email sent to members of the St. Croix Historical Society’s mailing list. To join the list and receive the emails, complete with all images, send an email to:jaclaw1@gmail.com.

Wed
19
Dec

Congratulations to Alex Morrison

Woodland High School senior Alex Morrison has earned several well-deserved honors over the past few weeks. In school Alex is scoring a superb 95.8GPA while having earned high honors since starting high school in 2015. While completing his senior academic year, he has also added 3 college classes to his graduating records.

Wed
19
Dec

Photograph Raffles Raising Funds for Needy Pets at Calais Vet Clinic

CJ Photography has donated another photograph to be raffled off at Calais Veterinary Clinic. All proceeds from the raffles go to the clinic's Zoey fund for needy or wayward pets. 

 

Wed
19
Dec

Baileyville Christmas Parade

 

Santa arrived in style in the Town of Baileyville hitching a ride on the Calais Fire Department's ladder truck. After the parade Santa met the kids at the Spednic Club. (Photos by Kaileigh Deacon)

Wed
19
Dec

Drum Set Dedicated in Ed LaPointe’s Memory

 

Wed
19
Dec

Calais Looks at Future of Milltown Gas Station

By Kaileigh Deacon

Where Baring and North Street meet at the Milltown Border crossing sits a gas station that has been idle for a number of years. As the year comes to a close, foreclosures are starting to happen, and the former Citgo/Shell station is set to automatically foreclose at the end of the year. 

Wed
19
Dec

Jim Porter Reflects on Two Decades in City Administration

By Lura Jackson