February 2014

Blue Devils Advance To Eastern Maine Semi-Finals

Lose Thrilling 61-57 

Over-Time Contest to 

Lee Academy

The Calais Blue Devils have recorded another successful season in Maine Class C basketball under Coach Leeman. During the regular season they earned a 15-3 record which placed them in 2ND place in the East, just behind Houlton (18-0) and ahead of Lee Academy (15-3). 


 ROBBINSTON, Maine—Robert W. (Bob) Henkel, a retired senior editor who covered business and the electronics industry for more than 50 years, died Sunday (Feb. 16) after a brief illness.


 Princeton and Patten – Paul Reynolds Ward Jr., 66, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Patten.  Paul was born in Lewiston on July 14, 1947, the oldest child of Paul and Helen (Southard) Ward Sr.  As a child he lived in Princeton and for the past 30 years has lived in Patten.


Calais – James Maher entered eternal rest in the Calais Hospital suddenly on February 21, 2014. He was the son of James and Annie Maher from Milltown, NB. He was born in Bangor, ME on December 16, 1928. He attended Milltown Superior School, and enlisted in the Army in 1945; served in the Korean War from 1947-1951, posted in Japan as a translator.


Submitted by 

Thomas E. Gardner, Wesley Community Church


Scripture: Matthew 5:1-37

Key Verse- Matthew 5:16b: Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

What's Up Downtown?

Here’s five top reasons why you should get it downtown:

 WHAT’S SPENT HERE STAYS HERE. Get it in Downtown Calais and more of your money is reinvested in the local economy instead of corporate offices in distant cities. Shop at a national chain and very little of your money stays local. Buy online and your local economy rarely gets a dime.    

Calais 8th Grade Fundraiser

Fundraising is underway with the Calais Middle School’s 8th graders.  The students are raising funds for their end-of-year class trip.  As part of their efforts, a concert featuring classmate Meghan Clark was held Friday night.  Over 160 were in attendance to listen to Meghan’s vocal talent.  See more pictures on page 17. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Troop J Report

This week Troop J responded to 133 calls for service. The following are noteworthy complaints:


Trooper Daniel Ryan arrested William Connell, 19, in Surry for having an active warrant for his arrest.

Trooper Greg Roy summonsed Paul Carpenter, 27, of Hancock for OAS as a result of a traffic stop on Route 1 in Hancock.

District Court

David R. Barnes of Perry, ME. Operate while license suspended or revoked, prior. Fine $500.

Ashley F. Campbell of Princeton, ME. theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Fine $300. Restitution $170.

Isaac J. Cilley of Waite, ME. Unlawful cutting of trees. Adjudicated. Restitution $650.

Calais Police Report

Since our last update officers have been busy with investigations.  Several thefts have been reported in the area but at this time no one has been charged.

On  1-24-13 Heidi Sockabasin , 26 of Princeton, was summoned for the following:

Criminal trespass, stemming from an incident at Walmart on 1-3-14.

Marketing Essentials Workshop Offered in Machias February 13

Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at CEI have teamed up to offer a marketing workshop to area businesses as part of the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative (MWTTI). The workshop, titled “Marketing Essentials” is slated for Thursday, February 13 at the Machias CareerCenter from 9AM – noon. Registration is $10.

Community Calendar

JANUARY 29: Monthly Chantey Sing at the Pembroke Library, 221 County Road from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission.

FEBRUARY 1: Free prenatal class in the CRH classroom from 8;00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register, 454-3307.

FEBRUARY 2: February Breakfast at Baileyville Odd Fellows’ Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Woodland Rec. Calendar


3:30 pm: ELEM. (GR. 4 / 6) BB, KENTUCKY / DUKE, 

               WES GYM

4:30 pm: ELEM. (GR. 4 / 6) BB, KENTUCKY / U. CONN., 

               WES GYM

5:30 pm: ELEM. CHEERING, GR. 4 / 6, WES GYM



Paws Kitten Watch

This little tyke is one of many abandoned kittens brought into PAWS, cared for and adopted this winter.  Unbelievably, two more young kittens who survived this bitter cold were rescued by Good Samaritans this week – one at EBS and the other at a caregiver’s home.

Join the Pink Zone

Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer Detection

The Calais Lady Blue Devils will host the second annual Pink Zone game against the Woodland Lady Dragons on Wednesday, February 5 at 5 p.m. (Junior Varsity) & 6:30 p.m. (Varsity). Calais Regional Hospital is sponsoring the game to raise awareness about breast cancer.