April 2013

Washington County Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 27

Machias, Maine – On April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at many law enforcement agencies within Washington County and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

To the Editor

To The Editor:


The elected Sheriff is recognized throughout the United States as the chief local law Enforcement officer and is directly accountable to the people through the electoral process.

 All sheriffs take an oath of office to enforce and defend the United States Constitution and state constitution and laws. 

Two Local Men Assist In Recent Discovery Of Supernova In Distant Galaxy

Doug Rich from Hampden Maine along with the Eagle Hill Institute of Stueben have formed a team of amateur astronomers to search for supernova. Supernovas are massive stars that have exploded and astronomers can detect these in faint galaxies that can be seen with backyard telescopes.

The Calais Advertiser Welcomes New Editor Amy Jeanroy

The Calais Advertiser is pleased to introduce the new Editor, Amy Jeanroy. Amy and her family have relocated back to Maine, after having to move away for her husband’s job. She and her husband Calvin have purchased a home in Robbinston. With 5 children, it’s a lesson in patience, trying to unpack and settle in. 

Dental Clinic Gets Results

Then third grader Chloe Carr during the first dental clinic. (Submitted photo).

The NYU College of Dentistry Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Clinic has been coming to Machias and those visits are making a noticeable difference in the lives of the children getting care.

Knights of Columbus Celtic Concert Series

(Right) On April 21, the Knights of Columbus welcomed Andrea Beaton of Cape Breton, and Ward MacDonald of P.E.I. to Calais, for a night of footstompin’ fiddle music, and entertainment.  Brought to us by Calais Celtic Concerts, this event opened to a full house of enthusiastic Celtic music lovers. From the first note, it was impossible to sit still, as the storytelling and music commenced.

Community Calendar

APRIL 24: Seniority Breakfast Club will meet at the Wickachee Restaurant in Calais at 7:00 a.m.

APRIL 26 and 27: The Truth About Jesus, an international team of speakers uplifting Christ, at 2nd Baptist Church, 21 Church Street, Calais. April 26 at 7:00 p.m. April 27 at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Legislative Cuts Threaten Methadone Treatment in Maine

By Michael Dougherty


The Maine State legislature recently passed legislation placing a two year cap on Medicaid reimbursement for methadone and buprenorphine treatment in Maine. This is just the most recent reduction in coverage recovering addicts, and the clinics that treat them, have had to deal with. 

Baileyville Police Report

The Baileyville Police Department covered calls for suspicious activities, theft, domestic dispute, eviction questions and domestic violence last week.

On April 16 police received a call for a well being check on Houlton Road. Resident did not hear anyone at the door.

Calais District Court

Scott H. Buck of Jay, ME. Unattended lines Adjudicated. Fine $100.

James V. Caron of Danforth, ME. Nonsupport of dependents. Dismissed.

Stephen E. Decatur, Jr., of Machiasport, ME. Scallop dragging with boat without license. Adjudicated. Fine $272.00.

Justin Edwards of Lincoln, ME. Fish without valid license. Fine $100.