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Fri
09
Feb

Around the Area

Dennysville:

On Saturday in Dennysville, as well as the monthly breakfast at the Parish Hall, there was a fond farewell funeral and Celebration of Life for Myron Curtis that was full to capacity and more.  He will be greatly missed.

Fri
09
Feb

Calais American Legion News

Michael McLean

454-3435

 

We had our Veterans’ Meet and Greet at the end of January. We are tentatively planning one for February 26. I will keep everyone informed. 

Fri
09
Feb

Donation From the Calais Athletic Boosters

 

Sue Carter presents David Sivret with a check for $1,000 for the Calais Tennis Court Project.   The project is in phase one which will see two new tennis courts off Lafayette Street finished in the spring. Phase 2 will be the renovation of the third court off Calais Avenue in the fall.  

Fri
09
Feb

Baring News

Sally Doten

454-2625

 

It’s 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon and the sun is still shining. The days are getting longer, and I love it.  Last night’s rain left the yard a glare of ice. You will need skates to get to the door. 

Fri
09
Feb

Robbinston News

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

 

Fri
09
Feb

Princeton News

 

Sandra Smith

 

It was good to get back home to Princeton on Wednesday. People ask me, “Aren’t you bored living in a small town?”, and I answer that “I have never been so busy.” Furthermore, who wants to spend hours per week being in traffic jams on a five-lane highway?

Fri
09
Feb

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 132

Practicing their winter camping skills over the weekend were these stalwart members of Troop 132. 

Fri
09
Feb

Gary Hatt Retires from WES

After 35 years, Gary Hatt was recognized with a celebratory event at Woodland Elementary School in honor of his retirement.

Fri
26
Jan

Collaboration Key to Growth in Calais and St. Stephen

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
26
Jan

The Schooner Returns to Main Street

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
26
Jan

Princeton Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Counts of Underwear Theft

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
26
Jan

Baileyville Man Charged for Threatening Woman with Gun

Joseph Lujan, 56, of Baileyville has been charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and domestic criminal threatening following an arrest in September. At the time, police were contacted by a woman sharing Lujan's residence that said he had held the loaded gun to her head and threatened her with it and assaulted her.

Fri
26
Jan

Artemis’s Attic Bringing in New Vendors, Events

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
26
Jan

Pratt Donates $2,500 to Hospital Pulmonology Dept.

Making a $2,500 donation to Calais Regional Hospital is Ian Pratt of Calais. The funds will be used in the hospital's expanding pulmonology department, now under the leadership of Dr. Francis Lee, the only pulmonary specialist in Washington County. Receiving the donation is CEO Rod Boula. (Facebook photo)

Fri
26
Jan

Lyons Towing Recovers Frontloader from Ice

A Case frontloader was successfully recovered from an icy dip into a frozen marsh in Perry recently with the assistance of Lyons Towing. The machine was being used to clear snow from the ice but its weight proved to be too much for the ice to bear. (Facebook/Lyons Towing photo)

Fri
26
Jan

Editor's Desk - The Changing Times in Calais, Maine

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change,” wrote author Thomas Hardy. In Calais, Maine, change has been a constant companion to the community since its inception in 1809, and the modern era is no different. With very little extrapolation we can glean the nature of what may be ahead of us.

Fri
26
Jan

Letter to the Editor - In regard to the article about the NYC Mayor

In regard to the article about the NYC Mayor, please understand that these 50 United States do NOT form a Democracy. 

Article IV, Section 4, Clause 4 of our Constitution says: 

Fri
26
Jan

Letter to the Editor - Unhappy with the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system

I am writing to voice my disgust with the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system. Today I called the Moosehorn Refuge to get permission to trap some minnows in a small pond located a mile down the road from my house on Leighton Point in Pembroke. For years and years my sons and I have trapped live bait there on land that was once private.

Fri
26
Jan

Letter to the Editor - Baring Residents Question Power Surge

In the wee hours of the morning on January 13, many Baring residents experienced a brief loss of power because of a power surge from the Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative lines. I didn’t know anything about this until I received a message on my Facebook page.

Fri
26
Jan

City Finances Receive Clean Bill of Health

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
26
Jan

Letter to the Editor - What needs to be done to break this downward spiral our government is in.

What needs to be done to break this downward spiral our government is in. We now have a president and his administration saying he did not make a certain statement, and a Senator saying he did. I thought I left this kind of behavior behind when I left grade school. These are the men we elected to represent us. We are not getting what we bargained for.

Fri
26
Jan

Cassidy Helps Orphans ‘Touch the Sky’ in Sierra Leone

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

Prior to speaking to the Machias Rotary Club on Tuesday, Jan. 16, the last rotary meeting Katherine Cassidy attended was in Uganda. 

Fri
26
Jan

Opioid Overdose Prevention Training to be Offered in Milbridge

There will be a free training on opioid overdose prevention offered at the office of Dr. Cathleen Greenberg London in Milbridge on February 5th beginning at 1:00 p.m. Joe Locke of Bangor Public Health and Community Services will be present to provide small group and private training in opioid overdoses.

Fri
26
Jan

UFVME Grows Veteran Communities

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
26
Jan

DECH Births

 

To Jennifer Pollack and Steven Gibson of Calais, Maine, a boy, Maxwell Philip Gibson born on December 30, 2017 weighing 6lbs., 4oz., 19 inches long.

To Sara Johnstone and Tristen Nelson of Jonesboro, a girl Ava Grace Nelson born on January 20, 2018 weighing 5lbs., 8oz., 18.5 inches long.

Fri
26
Jan

Baileyville Council Discusses Banking Future

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Fri
26
Jan

Join the Pink Zone

The Calais Lady Blue Devils will host the sixth annual Pink Zone game against the Woodland Lady Dragons on Wednesday, January 31 at 5 p.m. (Junior Varsity) & 6:30 p.m. (Varsity).

Fri
26
Jan

The Calais Varsity Basketball Team of 1962

Some familiar faces can be seen on Calais High's varsity basketball Team of 1962, as seen in the Broadcast from that year. From left to right, first row: J. Rowe and S. Pike. Second row: S. Carter, J. Tingley, Coach Sibley, G. Tracy, R. Keen. Third row: A. Clark, M. McNamara, S. Smith, B. Hinton. (Photo courtesy St. Croix Historical Society)

Fri
26
Jan

CALAIS BLUE DEVILS CHEERLEADING

Kendra in a basket-toss beginning.

Fri
26
Jan

WOODLAND DRAGONS CHEERLEADING

Desiree Leeman and Bianca Pellerin performing a pike jump.

Fri
26
Jan

TERRY W. REYNOLDS

Meddybemps – Terry Wayne Reynolds, 64, passed away peacefully, following a brief illness at Eastern Maine Medical Center on January 17, 2018 with his two best friends by his side.  Terry was born in Calais on November 11, 1953 to Erland and Jean (Johnson) Reynolds.  He graduated with honors from Calais Memorial High School, class of

Fri
26
Jan

BRIAN E. RITCHIE

Calais - Brian Edward Ritchie, 40, passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2018 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Brian was born in Calais on August 20, 1977, son of James “Bimmy” and Jelaine “Fred” (Stanhope) Ritchie.

Fri
26
Jan

MaineCF Grants Available for Washington County Nonprofits

Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

Fri
26
Jan

Washington County Community Café and Meals on Wheels for February

All meals served with wheat bread and dessert.

Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018; Pasta Primavera, Green Beans.

Fri., Feb. 2, 2018; Chicken and Scalloped Potatoes, Peppers, Onions and Turkey Bacon.

Fri
26
Jan

Grand Lake Stream News

 

Dave McCullough

 

Fri
26
Jan

Tax Assistance at Peavey Library

 

Fri
26
Jan

Cooper News

Fri
26
Jan

Brain Integration Technique to be Demonstrated at Peavey Library

On Monday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m., Paul Ouelette of Acadia Brain Care in Calais will present an introduction to Crossinology Brain Integration. This educational program will present the fundamentals of the neuroscience at the root of this technique,  a combination of acupressure, kinesiology, and applied physiology formatting.

Fri
26
Jan

Alexander/Crawford News

Cassie Oakes

 

I would like to send condolences out to the family and friends of Terry Reynolds who recently passed away.  Terry had strong ties to the town of Alexander through his sister Kathy Campbell and his mom Jean Campbell.

Fri
26
Jan

Baring News

Sally Doten

454-2625

 

I am so sorry about last week. I must admit I completely forgot to write the column. Do you think that may be an age factor? You don’t have to answer that…..