February 2014

CRH January Births

Born on January 10, 2014 to Starr Newell and Gerard Folster of Perry, a boy, Gerard Merle FoLster II.

Born on January 10, 2014 to Cassandra Socobasin and Eric Newell of Indian Township, a boy, Eric Louis Newell II.

Born on January 12, 2014 to Katherine Wilbur of Perry, a boy, Hunter Thomas Christman.

University of Maine Announces Fall Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,002 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2013 semester. Of the students who made the Deans List, 1,610 are from Maine, 312 are from 27 other states and 80 are from 28 countries other than the U.S.

Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for fall 2013:

Troop J Report

This week Troop J responded to 113 calls for service. The following are noteworthy complaints:


Trooper Miles Carpenter assisted Ellsworth Police Department with a robbery investigation in Ellsworth.

Calais Assembly International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

Calais Assembly International order of Rainbow for Girls held an installation of officers on Sunday February 9, 2014. The members were installed by Britney Lingley Taggott, Past Grand Worthy Advisor and Stephanie Davis, Past Grand Officer of the Rainbow Grand Assembly of Maine. The girls’ state charity project this year is the American Cancer Society.

FERC Questions Downeast LNG

Save Passamaquoddy Bay, the Eastport Maine-based alliance of US, Passamaquoddy, and Canadian citizens opposed to liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in Passamaquoddy Bay, alerted news media today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has put difficult questions to Downeast LNG.

Sweetheart Skate event

MACHIAS, Maine - A special night skating event is being offered on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce’s public skating rink. Valentine’s Day coincides with a full moon and so a Sweetheart Skate is set for after dark.

Community Calendar

FEBRUARY 12: Wednesday morning knitters at the Calais Free Library from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Refreshments. FMI call 454-2758.

FEBRUARY 13: Support and education group for women diagnosed with breast cancer in Mona Van Wart’s office at CRH from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. FMI contact Mona at 454-3906.

Wayne and Peggy Coleman, Washington County Tree Farmer of the Year Award

Wayne and Peggy Coleman own approximately 108 acres in Baileyville, most of it wooded, and have been practicing exemplary stewardship for the past 20 years. The Colemans have contracted two well managed commercial harvests in the past, as well as conducted several small harvests commercial harvests his own with the help of his sons.

District Court

1/31/14 - 2/6/14

Elijah T. Cling of Bangor, ME. Minor consuming liquor. Adjudicated. Fine $200.

Eric M. Demolet of Calais, ME. Fish for or take shellfish from closed area. Fine $300.

Christopher W. Dow of Calais, ME. Unlawful possession of gift moose. Dismissed.

“Know Your Region” Workshops in Machias, Calais

“There’s nothing to do around here!” How many times have you heard that in response to the question “What is there to do around here, anyway?” Want to learn how to keep Washington County guests in the neighborhood longer, leaving behind more of their vacation funds (maybe even at your business), and give them a reason to come back for more Downeast adventure

Preston Receives Act of Bravery Award

Congratulations to Sgt. John Preston of the Calais Police Department, the recipient of the Act of Bravery Award.  This distinguished award was presented to Sgt. Preston by the Maine Chiefs of Police Association at a ceremony held in Portland last Friday.  The award exemplifies bravery and sacrifice above what is expected to promote the quality of life in our society.

Calais Lady Blue Devils

Pictured is the 2013-2014 Calais Lady Blue Devils. Team members include front l-r: Jasmin Ross, Mallory Black, Kate Cundiff, Paige Gillespie, Taylorae Carter, and Jordan Hatch. Back l-r has: Coach Dana Redding, Coach Darcey Gillespie, Felicia Moholland, Coach Laverne Redding, Katie Cavanaugh, Carson Hold, Olivia Smith, Kaylee Johnson, Madison McVicar, Coach Bill McVicar, and Brooke Smith.

Calais Blue Devils

Pictured is the 2013-14 Calais High School varsity basketball squad. Members include front l-r: PJ Descoteaux, Ben Cox, Jake Skriletz, John LaPointe, Nathan Newell, and Andre Paul. Back l-r has: Assistant Coach Chris Woodside, Tyler Niles, Chris Smith, Horace Diffen, Kyle Johnson, Cordell Hold, and Coach Ed Leeman. (Photo by John Rogers).

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

While American athletes are competing in Sochi, Calais High School students are locked in a different challenge: Winter Carnival.  This weeklong event covers everything from high-energy games to charity drives, and every bit counts for the grand prize.