Recent News

Wed
19
Jul

Fiora Brand Paper Products Made Locally and Sold Nationally

Photo: Among the employees at St. Croix Tissue that participate in the production of the nationally-available Fiora brand tissue products are Gary Trafton (Warehouse Lead) and Stephen Garton (TM1 Crew Leader). (Submitted photo)

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Jul

Ginn Receives Honorary Plaque

Austin Ginn, who has worked for the Calais Public Works department for over 32 years, received an honorary plaque from City Manager Jim Porter at a recognition dinner on Friday, July 14th. Ginn will begin working as the instructor for the Automotive Program at St. Croix Regional Technical Center in the fall. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

Wed
19
Jul

Princeton’s Flea Wheeling

Photo: Princeton Parks and Recreation’s Meredith Carle with a new popcorn machine. (Photo by Sandra Smith).

By Sandra Smith

Wed
19
Jul

Calais City Council Hold Workshop with Calais Regional Hospital

By Kaileigh Deacon

Wed
19
Jul

Calais City Council Enacts Emergency Ordinance

By Kaileigh Deacon

The Calais City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday at 6pm in Council Chambers. Present were Mike Sherrard, Marcia Rogers, Eddie Moreside, Anne Nixon, and City Manager Jim Porter. 

Wed
19
Jul

Calais Planning Board Considers New Cell Tower

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

The Calais Planning Board held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday July 11 at 6pm in City Council Chambers. Present were Michael Seymour, Joan Perry, Herm Gadway, Chairman Richard Ramsey, and City Manager Jim Porter. 

Wed
19
Jul

Project OWN Update

On July 7th, 2017 the Calais Police Department, with the assistance of US Border Patrol and Washington County Sheriff office, arrested a 33 year old female from Calais for possession of a schedule W drug. Seized during the incident were 9 grams of Cocaine and 3 grams of heroin.

Wed
19
Jul

NPS to Conduct Research on Saint Croix Island

The National Park Service (NPS) will be conducting geophysical surveys on Saint Croix Island from May through August to determine whether archeological resources are at risk from erosion. To facilitate the work, researchers will be staying on the island overnight so neighbors may notice lights and sounds that are not typically present. 

Wed
19
Jul

PAWS Hosts Stars and Stripes Adoption Event

Photo: One of the PAWS Brave Hearts up for adoption during the Stars and Stripes Adoption event is Tonks. Tonks is a roughly six year old male cat. For more information about adopting Tonks you can contact PAWS Humane Society. Adoptions for the remainder of July are only $17.76 plus a donation. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

Wed
19
Jul

Local Band Finishes in Top 25 in National Competition

Photo: Climbing to the 21st spot in a national competition of over 17,000 bands, the locally-based band Conscious Cadaver was surprised and pleased with the support they received from the Calais Community. From left to right: Nathan Campbell, Jeremy Keenan, Brent Carlow, Dustin Ellis, David Campbell, Nathan Gardner. (Submitted photo).  

Wed
19
Jul

Jonesboro, Route 1 Crash

On July 14, 2017 at approximately 6:32am the WCRCC received a 911 call to report a head on collision on Rt 1 in Jonesboro near the Blue Bird Ranch.  The caller reported a dump truck and a car were involved in a head on crash with two people injured, one seriously and trapped in the car.  The WCRCC dispatched Police units, area fire departments and an ambulance o the

Wed
19
Jul

Summer Arts Camp Brings Creative Thrills to Area Children

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Jul

Machiasport Prison to Remain Open Until June 2018

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Jul

Experiences Auctioned to Support EAC

 

Wed
19
Jul

WQDY DJ Brings Experience and Flair to Downeast Radio

Photo: Brandishing a characteristic smile, Lupe Soto brings his listeners all the best of today's classic hits and breaking news from the booth at WQDY. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

By Lura Jackson

Wed
19
Jul

Community Calendar for July & August

THROUGH JULY 31: PAWS Stars & Stripes Adoption Event, a grand celebration of independence, featuring an exceptional line-up of felines available for an adoption fee of $17.76 plus a donation of your choice.

Wed
19
Jul

Music on the Green

Tuesday's Music on the Green was Averill Lovely would played a collection of Hillbilly Swing and Acoustic Americana. Lovely was sponsored by Urban Moose and had people tapping their toes and clapping their hands.  (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

Wed
19
Jul

SummerKeys Welcomes Back Cabaret Duo Alpher & Litt

Two Weeks of Classes PLUS An Evening of Cabaret!                                                               

Wed
19
Jul

Barbara’s School of Dance

Barbara's International School of Dance of Calais placed 1st in the Eastport 4th of July parade. (Submitted by Felice Storey).

Wed
19
Jul

WCCC to Host All Star Basketball Clinic

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Wed
19
Jul

Land Transfers by Deed July 3, 2017

 

Kenneth Bailey of Grand Lake Stream to Baylee Holdings, LLC of Grand Lake Stream a certain lot or parcel of land together with buildings thereon located in Baileyville (beginning at the southwesterly corner of lot number two hundred sixty-one Main Street [includes equipment, fixtures and furnishings is any located thereon])

Wed
19
Jul

A Day in the Life

By Tom Brennan


Wed
19
Jul

Howard Fox Memorial Pool Grand Opening

Wed
19
Jul

FUN TIMES IN HOWARD FOX MEMORIAL POOL

Photo: Pictured is the 2017 Howard Fox Memorial Pool Staff. Lifeguard members include front l-r: Kylie Donovan, Katie Erskine, Katie Cavanaugh, and Logan Huckins. Back l-r: Kyle Richard, Kobey Gillespie, John LaPointe, and Casey Donovan. Absent at photo: Emily Mitchell. (Photo by John Rogers).

Wed
19
Jul

SUMMER DAY CAMP

The Day Camp program will be held at the Woodland Elementary School. Children in grades 1 / 8 (entering) from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  are welcome to participate. The cost is $5 a day, for residents and $10 per day for non-residents. F.M.I. please contact the Recreation Dept. at 427-6205 or on Facebook.

Wed
19
Jul

CALAIS LADY BLUE DEVILS IN ACTION AT UMM

Natalie Altvater looks inside as she controls the ball out front. (Photo by John Rogers).

Wed
19
Jul

Two Calais Teams to Enter Eastern Maine Baseball League

Photo:  Jarrod McDonald steps up to the plate.


Wed
19
Jul

MARY E. GORDON

Calais – Mary Elizabeth Gordon, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Seaport Village in Ellsworth.  Mary was born in Calais on March 6, 1928, daughter of Gerald and Mae (Scott) Carter.  She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1946, and married her love, T.

Wed
19
Jul

GERALD “BLINKY” BLANEY

Baileyville – Gerald Robert “Blinky” Blaney, 74, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home in Baileyville.  Blinky was born in Calais on April 14, 1943, son of Alfred and Phyllis (Sherman) Blaney. 

Wed
19
Jul

DALE S. PERRY

Dale S. Perry, 89, of Robbinston, Maine, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias. Dale was born May 10, 1927, in Robbinston, Maine, the son of Laura (Johnson) and John Perry.

Wed
19
Jul

FREDERICK L. THURLOW III

 

Indian Township – Frederick Leroy Thurlow III, 70, was surrounded by his family during the final days of his life and passed away on July 14, 2017 in Bangor.  Fred was born to Frederick L. Thurlow Jr. and Gloria (Moore) on July 6, 1947 in Portland.

Wed
19
Jul

Nearly $5 Million for Princeton Municipal Airport

 

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Town of Princeton a total of $4,978,937 to fully fund the reconstruction of the Municipal Airport’s existing runway.

Wed
19
Jul

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Wed
19
Jul

23rd Annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival Slated For July 29 & 30

 

 

“Best Family-Friendly Art & Music Festival” – Yankee Magazine 2015 Editor’s Choice Award

Wed
19
Jul

Timber Creek Concert at Perry Church

For all who enjoy Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music, the Perry Congregational Church is the place to be on Saturday evening, July 22nd.  All who know the music group Timber Creek can predict what a treat is in store.  Frank Seger of Perry on the mandolin is the leader, and he is joined by John Viselli of Cooper on guitar and banjo, Dr.

Wed
19
Jul

Town News for Calais, Baring, Meddybemps, Alexander School, Princeton, Grand Lake Stream, Alexander/Crawford

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

454-3435

 

Wed
19
Jul

St. Anne’s Builds Community Connections with Summer Events

Photo: Making "messy art" at St. Anne's on July 13th were these youngsters, who clearly enjoyed the creative and satisfying activity of generating their own personalized "slime". Messy Art is held every Thursday from 10-11 at St. Anne's, and it is open to the public at no cost. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

By Lura Jackson

Fri
14
Jul

Former Publisher Ferguson Calder Passes Away

Photo: Ferguson Calder with grandson Caleb.


By Lura Jackson

Fri
14
Jul

Time Capsule to Be Placed in St. Croix No. 1 Fire House

The St. Croix No. 1 Fire House is collecting donations for a time capsule to be kept in the tower of the firehouse. The black granite capsule, secured with the help of EBS, will be reopened in 100 years. From left to right: Sally Nelligan, Donald Fenderson, Belinda Mealey, Dick Barnard, and Gladys Greenlaw. (Photo by Lura Jackson).  See full story on page 2.

Fri
14
Jul

4th of July Children’s Games

The girls’ 5-and-under sack race was as much fun to watch as it was to participate in. (Submitted photo). Story on page 2.