September 2013


Eleanor Cavanagh Hincks, 88, of Portland, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Barron Center. She is the wife of Donald Dunham Hincks and the daughter of the late John and Myrtle (Morrell) Cavanagh. Eleanor was born in Calais on October 22, 1924. She attended local Calais schools and graduated from Calais Academy in 1942.

High School Volleyball

Pictured above is the 2013 Indian Township volleyball team. Members include front l-r: Coach Ms. Goldsmith, Alexis Lyons-Rice, Jennah Neptune, Simone Polches, Malleah Brown, Alexis Polches, Brooke Neptune and Assistant Coach Adrienne Lola.

High School Golf

The Calais Blue Devil golf team is pictured above with Coach Moody and includes l-r: Perry Amos, Riley Russell, John LaPointe, Nick Hallowell, and Zachary Gray-Kelly. Back l-r has: Jackson Greenlaw, Dominic Gayton, Jack Lander, Greg Mitchell, and Keegan Newman. (Photo by John Rogers).

Calais District Court

William A. Ayer of Calais, ME. Domestic violence assault. Dismissed.

Kelly J. Bragg Meserve of Baileyville, ME. Domestic violence assault. Dismissed.

Nidhan S. Brar of Brampton. Rule violation, operation with false duty. Fine $250. Rule violation, operation 11 hour rule. Fine $250.

Calais Police Report

The past week has been a busy one at Calais Police Department.  A total of 67 incidents were reported along with 2 accidents. Officers handled complaints ranging from standard alarms to bar fights and domestic assaults.

Washington County Sheriff’s Report for September 6 – 12

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to 96 calls for service.  13 of those calls were 911 hang ups which require a response from an Officer.   

Lt Travis Willey, Cpl Ralph Pineo and Milbridge Officer James Malloy responded to a domestic assault in Cherryfield.  A female was arrested and charged with assault.

Donation to Woodland Public Library

Members of the International Odd Fellows’ Frontier Lodge presented a check of over $700 to Woodland Public Library employees Dawn Noyes and Sylvia Brown last week. The Frontier Lodge members, with the help of the Riverside Rebekahs and Friends of the Library, organized a public supper to raise funds to help fill the $5,000 deficit in the library’s 2013-2014 budget.

What's Up Downtown?

Doug Casement of Naples, Florida, is the big winner of the specially hand-crafted guitar made by Ed Fritz. The raffle drawing took place at the very last Music on the Green concert of the year. This one of a kind guitar will be shipped to Doug who was excited at the good news when Britani Holloway called him. Congratulations Doug! 

Calais Police Department

Calais Police Officers handled a total of 59 complaints and 3 motor vehicle accidents over the past week.  Along with routine incidents like, Sex Offender Registration, Bail Checks, Paper Service, Alarm Responses and Civil Assists, officers made the following arrests and issued summons:

Spednic Club Honors Patsy Hanson with Benefit Supper and Dance

David Costello, left, President of the Spednic Club in Woodland and Kevin Lane, right, member of the Board of Directors, present Patsy Hanson with the proceeds of the benefit supper and dance they held in her honor last week. All proceeds have been sent to the CancerCare of Maine (Lafayette Center) in Brewer to help others with cancer.

Sculpture Fundraising Underway

By Jayna Smith

Shaped out of Jonesboro granite, Eastport’s “Nature’s Grace” was created by Jim Boyd of Canada for the 2011 Symposium.  In August of 2014, a sculptor will begin a large-scale sculpture for Calais using Maine native stone.  (Photo from the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium website.)