October 2013

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Thu
31
Oct

Who Takes Your Trash

By Dan Northcutt

Thu
31
Oct

Local Author Has Third Book In The Making

By Gwen Clark

Local Author Ron Cuddy of Calais is currently working on his third book for publication. (Photo by Gwen Clark).

Thu
31
Oct

CDRC Offers Historic Preservation Tax Credit Presentation on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

The Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is sponsoring a presentation on state and federal historic preservation tax credits on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. This program is free and open to the public.

Thu
31
Oct

Calais-Area Survey: State Spending, Welfare Reform Top Priorities

State Rep. Joyce Maker releases results of constituent survey

Thu
31
Oct

Rep. Lockman Introduces Bill to Prevent Repeat of Roque Bluffs Drowning

Amherst state rep’s bill would require signs and lighting near boat ramps

 State Representative Lawrence Lockman (R-Amherst) has introduced a bill that he hopes will prevent another tragedy such as what happened at Roque Bluffs this past summer. 

Thu
24
Oct

Health Insurance Changes Raise Questions and Concerns

By Lura Jackson

Thu
24
Oct

Student Council to Host Candidates Night

By Jayna Smith

Thu
24
Oct

Pleasant River Fish and Game Announces Knife Raffle To Benefit Scholarship Fund

 For the fifth year in a row, four members of the Pleasant River Fish & Game Conservation Association in Columbia have teamed up to make a custom knife, which will be raffled to benefit the group’s scholarship fund. Each craftsman was free to follow his own whims, so no one knew what the completed knife would look like.

Thu
24
Oct

Student Council Proves Strong Leadership

By Jayna Smith

 

Calais High School Student Council Representatives (L to R) Dominic Gayton, Conner McCadden, John Lapointe, and Kendra Parks represent not only at the local level, but also on the state level through the Maine Association of Student Councils. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Thu
24
Oct

School Committee Cuts Budget

By Gwen Clark

The Calais School Committee held a meeting last Tuesday evening  October 15th  at the Calais High School Library where they once again began the process of getting their budget into a workable situation and cutting as close to the programs and staff in an attempt of not making an enormous impact on their students.    

Thu
24
Oct

Calais Regional Hospital Sponsors Health and Wellness Fair

By Lura Jackson

Reiki practitioner Susan (R) gave free demonstrations of the alternative healing method to attendees. For the past six years, reiki volunteers have been offering their services to the Calais Regional Hospital, giving patients the opportunity to experience the often relaxing sensation. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Thu
24
Oct

Ben’s Fuzy Butz 4 Pets Moves to New Location

Donna Wade, owner of Ben’s Fuzy Butz 4 Pets, has moved her grooming shop to Beech Street. In her new shop, the popular groomer looks at a picture of her Newfoundland Ben. She named her shop after her favorite pal. 

CALAIS _ A popular dog groomer, who has been in business in the Calais area for more than a decade, has moved to a new location.

Thu
24
Oct

Washington County Emergency Organizations to Receive Funds

The  Emergency Food & Shelter Program has announced that Washington County has been chosen to receive $15,857.00  to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.  A meeting will be held to allocate these funds on Monday, Nov. 4th, 2013  at Washington Hancock Community Agency, 7 VIP Drive, Machias at  8:30 a.m..

Thu
24
Oct

PAWS Fall Adoption Event

PAWS fall adoption event, The Great Kitten Escape, places two lifelong companions into loving homes for one $80 adoption fee.  As always, kittens are spayed or neutered and up to date on all vaccinations and preventative care.  The number of abandoned kittens has skyrocketed this year and these little tykes need everyone’s help.  FMI call 454-7662.

Thu
24
Oct

Bond Question 5 Will Have Significant Impact On WCCC And Local Economy

Question 5 on the November 5 statewide ballot includes $15.5 million to expand the capacity of Maine’s seven community colleges to prepare more Maine people for high wage/high demand jobs.  The funds will enable the colleges to expand degree programs that are in high demand by both students and employers.  

Thu
24
Oct

Celebrate Halloween with the First Annual Witches of Eastport Festival

The first annual Witches of Eastport Festival, a family celebration of Halloween, will be held on October 25th and 26th. The festivities kick off with a seated dinner on Friday night at the WaCo Diner.

Thu
24
Oct

Turn in Unwanted Prescription Drugs Oct. 26

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.

Thu
24
Oct

Community Calendar

THROUGH OCTOBER 18: The AP English Class of CHS is requesting pictures for their upcoming Veteran’s Day Assembly. Send your picture to the school with a student or call 454-2591 and ask for Mrs. Ellis. Deadline is October 18.

Thu
24
Oct

Governor LePage Speaks to Chamber of Commerce

By Gwen Clark 

Thu
31
Oct

Hometown News

Army National Guard Pvt. Benjamin H. Clark has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Thu
31
Oct

Robbinston Grade School

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

Thu
31
Oct

Calais District Court

Gerald J. Augustine of Peterborough. Operating after suspension. Fine $150.

Stephen P. Berry, Jr., of Clifton, ME. Operating while license suspended or revoked. Dismissed.

Guy M. Hitz of Smyrna Mills, ME.  Rule violation operation with intoxicating beverage.  Fine $100.

Thu
31
Oct

A Story and a Recipe

By Dorothy Johnson

This week’s story will be as short as the hours of daylight on December 21st.  I have been remembering Halloween stories of the old days and since I have only hearsay to go by, I am sure the older readers will remember these antics better than I.

Thu
31
Oct

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

Thu
31
Oct

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean - 454-3435

Thu
31
Oct

Baileyville

Dorothy Johnson

Madeline (Deane) and Leo Perkins were honored by their daughter Donna Brown and their grandchildren at a 65th anniversary party at the People’s United Methodist Church in Woodland. More than 50 family members and friends came to wish them well. (Photo by Dorothy Johnson)

Thu
31
Oct

Meddybemps

Linda Baniszeski

Thu
31
Oct

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Thu
31
Oct

Calais High School

Dominic Gayton

Thu
31
Oct

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard

Welcome back to the Dragon’s Den! Woodland Jr. Sr. High school has had a truly amazing week, so lets buckle our seat belts and cut to the chase! 

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