November 2013

Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour Visits Local Food Pantries

Down East CU’s Becky Perkins (r) welcomes Brenda Davis and the Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour to Calais.   Davis, one of the state’s leading end hunger advocates, is walking throughout the state from October 26-December 4 to raise awareness about the issue of hunger.  The stop in Calais was one of two communities the Tour visited in Washington County.

What's Up Downtown?

A huge congratulations goes out to “Wheelbarrow of Cheer” raffle winner Tom MacDonald who gets to keep the wheelbarrow donated by Ace Home Center and its treasure trove of contents donated by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) members. The drawing took place under the Full Hunter’s Moon celebration held at St.

Baileyville Police Report

Baileyville Police Department handled several complaints over the past two weeks (10-16-13 through 10-25-13) including investigations of drug complaints, accident, OAS, agency assists, criminal threatening, and warrants.

On October 16, police conducted an investigation on a drug activity complaint on Hillside Street.


Princeton – Grant Franklin Cilley, 44, born on October 17th, 1969, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 3, 2013 in a tragic accident.  Grant was known to all as a friend, a son, a brother, a loving husband, father, and as “Grampy”.  Through Grant’s many selfless acts he touched and saved many lives.

The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard


Welcome to the Dragon’s Den, readers! This past week was the final week of the quarter, which means we have quite a bit of news for you. So kick back and relax while we settle into this weeks news.

School Crossing Guard Retires

Would tell all parents of our great school children at Calais Elementary School the reason have to leave for health reasons. Being at crossing for 16 years, 2 months every day 17° below or 98°, sun, rain or shine. I’m all you at this position never met one boy or girl that was rude. Like to thank great coverage by Calais Police Dept.

Veterans’ Day

Last Wednesday, WCCC held their Veterans’ Day Luncheon. Mike McLean was presented a letter from the State of Maine Members of the Senate and House of Representatives for 21 years in the army, Commander of the Calais American Legion and his long time commitment to our Veterans and our Nation.


Sharon Frost


November 28th - First day of Hanukkah. 

The Calais Class of 2016 will hold a craft/bake sale at the Calais Elementary School on November 23 from 9 am to 2 pm. 

Being my grandson Liam’s last soccer game of the season in Portsmouth, N.H. Liam scored a goal under five minutes to go in the half.