March 2014

Maine Women’s Leadership Institute Accepting Applications Until March 21st

By Lura Jackson

Each year, the University of Maine hosts a six-day seminar for female undergraduate college students under the capable guidance of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. The seminar focuses on inspiring attendees to take action and lead in their own lives as responsible and empowered citizens of their communities. 

Annual Meeting of the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville

The Lincoln Memorial Library has been attempting to develop programs and the building itself to be a place that serves the needs of the Dennysville community and surrounding area through books, information, technology, and children's use, among others things.  The annual meeting, that will be held at the library on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m.


 Indian Township – Raymond Johnson LaCoote, 60, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 15, 2014.  Ray was born in Indian Township on February 15, 1954.  After graduating high school, he started working in the woods.  Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, card tricks, playing the guitar, and being around his friends. 


 Baileyville – Katrine E. Howland, 78, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at a Bangor hospital.  Katrine was born in McAdam, NB, on June 16, 1935, daughter of the late Hartley and Abbie (McLaughlin) Sutherland.  After graduating from McAdam High School, she married George Eales, whom predeceased her in 1961.  In 1966, she married John Howland.


Kathy Mekelburg


We were fortunate last Wednesday and Thursday that we only got a little over 4 inches of snow. Part of this was that Wednesday night we had an inch of sleet fall instead of snow. It was still messy driving Friday.

What's up Downtown?

March 20 marks the first day of spring and soon the ice will be thawing and the snow will go away and stay away until next winter (we hope). To all the cross country skiers and snowmobilers and ice skaters, we’re glad you had a good time this winter! 

Assistance Enrolling in a Health Care Plan Available Onsite at Calais Regional Hospital

Calais Regional Hospital has been coordinating with Certified Application Counselors to offer help to local residents in enrolling with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Since the launch of open enrollment on October 1st, over 20,000 people in Maine have signed up through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Calais City Council Meeting

Mayor Moore presents Nicholas Hallowell a certificate for becoming the state champion in wrestling. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

On March 20, the city council met at the public safety building. After the budget workshop, the meeting began with special recognition of some of the Calais High School students. 

Baileyville Police Report

For the time period of March 10 through March 22, the Baileyville Police Department responded to 79 calls for service including calls of domestic assault, automobile violations, operation after suspension, motor vehicle crash, civil assists, theft and unregistered motor vehicle.


In Memory


May 19, 1916 -

March 24, 2013

Do not ask if we miss her,

Oh, there is such a vacant place;

Oft we think we hear her footsteps,

And we can see her smiling face.

Days of sadness oft come o’er us,

Tears in silence often flow;

Memory keeps her ever near us,

Though she died one year ago.

Seniors Play At UMM

Pictured are the Senior Lady participants in the DAC Senior Classic at the University of Maine at Machias. Members are front l-r: Kristina Jamieson, Karissa Beam, Carolyn DeShiffart, and Karmen Kennedy. Back l-r has: Coach Chris Burke, Jenna Demolet, Amanda Preston, Brianna Cirone, Kasey Smith, Anna Ramsey, and Coach Sara Moore.