April 2013

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Thu
11
Apr

Baring Fire Department Receives Grant

The Baring Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated received $4,000 from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation as a result of a grant application for equipment.

Thu
11
Apr

Alewife Bill Passed Unanimously

By Michael Dougherty

 

At the end of January, three different bills with the goal of returning the alewife to its natural habitat, were proposed to the state legislature. This past week the bills were passed unanimously paving the way for the alewives (also called gaspereau) return to the upper reaches of the St. Croix River.

Thu
11
Apr

To the Editor

I am writing to show my support for the two bills my Representative of district 30, Lawrence Lockman, is sponsoring. These two bills would make Maine a Right-to-Work state.

Almost half of our 50 states have passed Right-to-Work bills, and those states are seeing definite growth in their businesses and economy. 

Thu
11
Apr

Gov. LePage’s Budget Would Undermine Public Education

We can be proud of Maine’s many shared values.  One of our top priorities is the education of our children.  Striving to make our public schools the best they can be should be a top priority.  Our children are the future of this state and we can only ensure their prosperity if we invest in their education. 

Thu
11
Apr

Governor’s Proposals Negatively Impacting Property Taxes

The Legislative Bulletin (Vol. XXXV No. 12 March 29, 2013) published each week by the Maine Municipal Association has printed a list of the many ways in which Governor LePage’s budget proposals would impact all property owners and therefore, municipalities in the State of Maine. The proposals, if passed, would

Thu
11
Apr

New Logo for the Cross-Border Higher Education Partnership

Educators from both sides of the international border unveiled the new logo for the Cross-Border Higher Education Partnership. CHEP was formally created in 2009 to increase the student retention rate of high school graduates and to promote the cross-border region as a post –secondary educational destination for American, Canadian and international students.  From left are St.

Thu
11
Apr

Maine Deer and Moose Test Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease

Test results from more than 400 white-tailed deer and moose harvested in Maine in 2012 have all tested negative for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Thu
11
Apr

Baileyville Police Report

Baileyville Police Department was busy last week with arrest, accident, animal control issues, unattended death, violation of protection. The department was assisted by Maine State Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Thu
11
Apr

Calais Police Report

John Burke, 21, of Princeton was arrested 4/5/13 on North Street for a warrant.

Sean Stinson, 41, of Princeton was arrested 4/2/13 on North Street for a warrant.

Bradley Sapiel, 33, was summonsed 4/7/13 on Washington Street for O.A.S.

Thu
11
Apr

Calais District Court

Franklin Allen of South Portland, ME. Unattended lines. Adjudicated. Fine $100.

Mindy Lynn Brown of Perry, ME. Operating while license suspended or revoked. Fine $250.

Thu
18
Apr

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

 

The weather has been cold and damp for a week, but today the sun is shining with the promise of better weather to come.  I moved some leaves so my crocuses would have an easier time pushing through the ground.  When they did show their blooms, they saw the snow and said, “No thanks.”

Thu
18
Apr

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean

454-3435

 

We had our monthly meeting Monday. We discussed the preparation for our Memorial Day Ceremony. We are awaiting approval from the City to purchase flags; approximately 1000. 

Thu
18
Apr

Rooftop For Cancer Relay At Randy’s

She’s a small town girl, but she’s got a big heart and an even a bigger plan to help raise money for cancer research.

Thu
18
Apr

Meddybemps

Dawn Winchester

 

Thu
18
Apr

Princeton

Sharon Norman

 

Thu
18
Apr

Paws New Adoption Hours: When The Flag Is Out!!

Pictured from left to right are PAWS Adoption Counselors, Brittany Lebel, Karen Hastings and Michaelynn Cecire along with Feline Greeters – Spryte, Hunter and Noelle.

Thu
11
Apr

More Jobs Coming to Calais as Tractor Supply Company Sets to Break Ground

By Jayna Smith

 Assistant City Manager Jim Porter confirmed last week that major retailer Tractor Supply Company will soon break ground in Calais.  Construction will begin this month.

Thu
11
Apr

Calais Area Offered Summer Children’s Meals

By Dorothy Johnson and Joan Perry

 

Thu
11
Apr

“Meet Your Downtown Neighbor” event is Friday, April 12 at Kendall’s Fine Jewelers

Kendall’s Fine Jewelers is hosting this month’s “Meet Your Downtown Neighbor” event on Friday, Apr. 12 at 5 p.m. This open house offers people, especially those that work during the daytime, a chance to become acquainted with the business and the people who operate it. Kendall’s is located at 293 Main St.             

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