May 2013

Washington County Leadership Institute Completes 17th Year

Class members and organizers (pictured left-to-right) include Rebecca Hobbs of The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, Valerie Lawson of the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC), Jennifer Peters of Sunrise County Economic Council (Coordinator), Linda Godfrey (WCLI Facilitator), Chace Jackson of Northern Maine Development Commission, Joe Tuell of Machias Savings Bank, Brenda Moore

Community Calendar

MAY 25: The Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is having a Pancake Breakfast with an extensive menu. 7-9 am. at the Fire Station. 

MAY 25: Memorial Weekend Run hosted by the Robbinston Bush Whackers. Begins at 11:00 a.m. at Robbinston Club House. Questions? Call 207-214-3833.

Woodland Rec. Notes & Calendar

“FUNTOWN / SPLASHTOWN and “AQUABOGGAN” TICKETS: the Rec. Dept. is once again offering “Splashtown / Funtown” tickets and now tickets to “Aquaboggan”. Tickets are a t a discounted price and are for children and adults. Tickets are good for the 2013 season only ! All sales are final. Tickets can be purchased at the Town office during business hours.

Dennysville Memorial Day

The one hundred forty-eighth observance of Memorial Day in Dennysville will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church.  There the names of Revolutionary War Veterans will be read, the story of a soldier will be told, patriotic songs will be sung, and prayer will be said.

2013 Poppy Girl

The 2013 Poppy Girl is Maya Hope Francis, daughter of Auxiliary member Chelsea Washburn and granddaughter of Troy (Adjutant) and Barbara (Auxiliary President) Ramsdell.  Maya is pictured with her grandmother presenting the first poppy to Calais Fire Chief Robert Posick.

Calais Police Department

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at approximately 7:58 pm, the Calais Police Department was requested to watch for a juvenile on a bicycle that was coming in the Charlotte Road. The juvenile was located in the area of South Street Self Storage and turned over to Trooper Sawyer to escort home.

Troop J Report


Trooper Jason Fowler investigated a hit and run accident which occurred outside Calais District Court. Danielle Preston, (28) of Calais, was summonsed for Leaving the Scene of an Unattended Vehicle Accident and Violation of Conditions of Release.

Washington County Sheriff Report

May 10, 2013

Deputy Gregory Sawyer responded to an underage drinking complaint in Pembroke.  Officer Justin Leighton of Eastport Police Department and Officer Ryan Murray of Pleasant Point Police Department assisted in the investigation.  Deputy Sawyer issued the juvenile a summons for Possession of Alcohol by a minor.  

WCCC Honors Retiring Faculty Members and Citizens

CALAIS _ It was a day to honor those who have given so much to either education or their community and on Friday a popular WCCC instructor received Faculty Emeritus status while four area residents were given honorary degrees during the 44th annual Commencement Exercises at Washington County Community College. 


Sharon Frost


When shopping for peonies, keep in mind that herbaceous peonies die back to the ground before winter, while tree types are woody and lose their leaves in the fall.

Full Flower Moon - May 25th

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean



We had our monthly meeting on Monday. We discussed the finalization of the flag raising ceremony, putting flags and grave markers  on our  veterans graves, Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m., at the Calais Veterans Cemetery. Volunteers needed!