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Fri
12
Jan

$1 Million Pledged to Connect St. Stephen to Trans Canada Trail

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
12
Jan

Down East Communities Combat Winter Storm

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
12
Jan

County Meets to Address Crime, Drop in Police Officers

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

Fri
12
Jan

Baileyville Town Council Discusses Banking Options

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Fri
12
Jan

The Passamaquoddy Winter Forecasters

This piece was originally published in the 1938 Portsmouth Herald. 

It is republished with permission. 

 

Fri
12
Jan

Editor's Desk - What Winter Reveals

If anyone needed convincing, any doubts have been put to rest now: Winter has arrived in full strength in the St. Croix Valley.

Fri
12
Jan

Letter to the Editor - If you're a fan of Constitutional Carry, you have Brakey to thank

Serving in Augusta, I've gotten to know hardworking public servants from around the state. One of the people I have gotten to know is Eric Brakey, the current State Senator for Auburn and several other communities. He's the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, and a tireless advocate for your tax dollars and your rights. 

Fri
12
Jan

Letter to the Editor - Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality - Most of us use our computers, phones and tablets to access the web, but few of us know how it works.  We type a few words or we touch an icon and what we are interested in magically appears.  From its creation, the internet’s DNA has always been to provide free, open and equal access to all content.  In the middle of December, the recently appointed Chair of the FCC

Fri
12
Jan

Letter to the Editor - Federal Government is going against the will of the voters

Once again, the Federal Government is going against the will of the voters. Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy and going against the states that have legalized marijuana. I am not on a rant about marijuana. I am tired of our elected officials running their own agenda. This also goes for state officials.

Fri
12
Jan

Marianne Moore to Seek Senate District 6 Seat

Senator Joyce Maker vacating seat

Having served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives and one term in the Maine Senate, Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has decided not to run for reelection in November 2018.

Fri
12
Jan

Ceaser’s to Celebrate 4 Year Anniversary with Super Bowl Sunday

By Lura Jackson

 

If you’re a football fan, Ceaser’s in Calais is inviting you to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday at their location at the Motor Inn. The flagship event for the NFL is also the signifier for the restaurant’s fourth year in operation, along with its upstairs counterpart, Nino’s. 

Fri
12
Jan

101st Birthday Party

Celebrating her 101st birthday on Tuesday, January 9th was Verna Mackechnie at Washington Place.

Fri
12
Jan

Woman Arrested for Role in Attempted Murder

According to the Calais Police Department, Brittany Wescott has been arrested on charges of aggravated attempted murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs following the incident that took place in Calais on December 27th. Wescott turned herself in to Washington County Jail at approximately 1:30 p.m. on January 3rd. 

Fri
12
Jan

History of Calais Shaped by European Immigrants

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
12
Jan

Jody Deacon Named Teacher of the Year

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
12
Jan

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to Speak in Eastport

The Eastport Arts Center (EAC) is excited to announce the appearance of Bill de Blasio,  the mayor of New York City, on Saturday, January 13 at 3 pm. Mayor de Blasio will give an informal talk on “The State of Democracy in America” and take questions afterwards. EAC is particularly proud to present a nationally recognized politician in a rare visit to rural Maine.

Fri
12
Jan

St. Anne’s To Offer Spanish Lessons

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
12
Jan

Machias PD Searching for New Year’s Eve Robber

By Sarah Craighead Dedmon

 

Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley confirmed that a robbery took place on Sunday, Dec. 31 in Machias. An unidentified person made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the Machias River Inn.

Fri
12
Jan

Calais Lady Blue Devils

 The undefeated Calais Lady Blue Devils exploded to a 73-8 win over the Lady Pandas from Lee Academy. In the win 9 players made the scoring column while being paced by Olivia Huckins with 16 points, Lauren Cook at 14, and 13 each from Sophie McVicar and Prue Maxwell.

Fri
12
Jan

Alumni Action At Woodland High School

 

Undergrads Win Both Contests

 

Fri
12
Jan

Woodland Recreation Calendar

 

 

WED.  JAN. 10:

3:00 pm:  ELEM BB - DUKE; GR. 4 / 6; WES GYM

4:00 pm:  ELEM BB - GEORGETOWN; GR. 4 / 6; WES GYM

5:00 pm: SR. CHEERING TEAM; WES GYM

Fri
12
Jan

Blue Devil Basketball

 

 

Devils Handle Sumner

 

Fri
12
Jan

Lady Dragons Basketball

 

 

Fri
12
Jan

Alumni Action at Woodland High School

Fri
12
Jan

Action In Dragons Basketball

 

 

Host Fort Kent January 15

 

Fri
12
Jan

GEORGE A. MCCOUBREY

 

Calais – George Andrew McCoubrey, 71, passed away January 3, 2018 surrounded by his family at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  George was born in Calais on February 24, 1946, son of Neville and Joan (Lawler) McCoubrey.

Fri
12
Jan

JAMIE A. LYNDS

HOULTON- Jamie A. Lynds, 64, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at her residence. She was born March 21, 1953, in New London, NH, the daughter of James E. Lee, Sr. and Patricia J. (Bacon) Lee.

Fri
12
Jan

To Anyone Who Hears

By Robert Burgo

 

Sitting with Hope Ministries

 

To the person who’s struggling with the loss of a loved one.  To the teen who feels hopeless.  To the one who’s crushed by the weight of the world.  There is hope!

Fri
12
Jan

Lubec’s Brining Shed Collapses, Sails to Campobello Island

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

One of Lubec’s most prominent landmarks has fallen into the sea, and then set sail upon it.

The brining shed, part of the McCurdy Smokehouse complex on Water Street, collapsed during the blizzard of Thursday, Jan. 4. 

Fri
12
Jan

Cooper News

 

Laurie Pike

piketaxcollector@gmail.com

 

Fri
12
Jan

Court News

 

ADJ: Adjudicated

OFC: Offense committed

DFLT: defaulted judgement

GLTY: guilty

Fri
12
Jan

Alexander/Crawford News

Cassie Oakes

 

Lots of news this week and I want to thank all my contributors, keep that news coming!

Fri
12
Jan

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough

 

Fri
12
Jan

Meddybemps News

Linda Baniszeski 

 

Warm happy birthday wishes to Jean Voelker on January 12.  Warm wishes to everyone celebrating special days or occasions.

Fri
12
Jan

Alexander/Crawford History news

By John Dudley 

& Cassie Oakes

 

Fri
12
Jan

Robbinston News

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

 

Annual Weather Summary for 2017

Fri
12
Jan

Alexander School News

Cassie Oakes

Basketball sign-up sheets are now up outside the classroom for interested students in grades 4-8. Troy Wallace will be coaching the girls’ team and Kristen Fowler will be coaching the boys’ team.  

Fri
12
Jan

DECH Births Notices

To Justina Morang and Matthew Ross of Robbinston, a girl, Mackenzie Lynn Ross born on January 2, 2018 weighing 6lbs., 13 oz., 19 inches long.

To Logan Fitzsimmons and Deven Holubek of Jonesport, a girl, River Mae Holubek born on January 3, 2018 weighing 8lbs., 11oz., 20.25 inches long.

Fri
12
Jan

Princeton News

 

Sandra Smith

 

Everything this week is about the weather. We thought it was getting toward the time to take down the Christmas lights from the tree at Legacy Square and then between the extreme cold and now the snow banks, it might end up being a spring project.

Fri
12
Jan

Winter Family Fun Day Planned in Cobscook Bay State Park

Families and those young at heart are invited to join the community at Cobscook Bay State Park for a day of winter fun. The ski and snowshoe trailer will be on site for free equipment loans. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sliding, tote sled rides, and horse drawn sleigh rides are just a few of the activities available!