April 2014

2nd Annual Hunger Games Raises Funds & Awareness of Hunger

By Jayna Smith

Over $1,200 was raised at this year's Hunger Games for the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Student Body President Jordan Hatch is pictured with Student Council and National Honor Society members presenting a check to food pantry representative David Sivret. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

Raye: Poliquin Should Apologize For Saying Voters “Ought To Fire” Senator Collins

Poliquin lumps Collins with “career politicians”; says “we ought to fire them all”

 EASTPORT – Former Senate President Kevin Raye is calling on former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin to apologize for comments he made during a Second District Republican primary debate deriding GOP Senator Susan Collins and encouraging voters to “fire” her.

Washington County Commissioners Sign Resolution Against Recreational Marijuana

Washington County, Maine –- At the April 10th meeting of the Washington County Commissioners, Commissioner Chris Gardner, with the agreement and support of Commissioner John Crowley, Sr., signed a resolution supporting the premise that the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana is a poor public health and safety decision.

High School Softball

The Calais Lady Blue Devils began their 2014 campaign with a convincing 21-0 shutout hurled by junior standout Olivia Smith, while the offense pounded out 16-hits. Over the 5-innings of action Olivia allowed only a lone double to the Lady Knights Kelli Kennedy, while taking 9K with 2bb.

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

This is the week that Jenifer and I will be walking the streets of Grand Lake Stream! The recovery from having knee replacement surgery for Jenifer is nearly complete with exercise being required to wrap it all up! The weather forecast looks like a few spring showers but it brings the May flowers.

CRH Births

To Amy and Thomas Gardner of Welsey, Maine. A boy, Caleb William Allan Gardner born on March 4, 2014.

To Stacy Rae Dana and Daniel LaCoote of Indian Township. A boy, Jordan Michael LaCoote born on March 13, 2014.

Calais American Legion

Michael McLean



I am continuing working on our Memorial Day Ceremony. We have our flags and grave markers. Still awaiting on confirmation in a few more areas. 

We still have an assortment of cups, dishes and trophies available for any organization for donations! 


Sharon Frost


A lovely Palm Sunday service at St. Anne’s. Each one was given a palm as we gathered in the Great Hall for the blessing and proceeded to the back of the church and around the Nave.

Several members took part in reading The Passion Gospel according to St. Matthew. A lunch was served following the service.

High School Baseball

The Calais Blue Devils traveled to Harrington this past week to play their opener against the Knights of Narraguagus High School. While every other field in the county was still too wet & unplayable, the Knights have the big advantage of a professional in ground drainage system, a feature lacking in the other county facilities.

Hugh French of Tides Institute to Speak About Eastport at Calais City Hall on April 29

  Hugh French, director of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, will speak about the revitalization and economic development of Eastport at Calais City Hall on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. This program is sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC).


 Baileyville – Janice Marie Mallory, 73, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Janice was born in Alexander on August 2, 1940, daughter of the late Robert and Verna (Craft) Thistlewood.  After attending school in Alexander she married Michael Moores and together they raised their two children.


 Princeton – A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the South Princeton Cemetery for Pamela J. Leighton, who passed away September 25, 2013 in Princeton.  Services by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.


Dexter Enoch Brown Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL passed away April 10, 2014. He was born July 27, 1932 in Calais, Maine. Son of Dexter E. Brown Sr. and Thelma Clark Brown. He is survived by his wife Velma, daughters Rhonda Barber and husband Michael of St. Petersburg, Florida, Darlene Shoemaker and husband Emory of Monroe, Conn., and a son, Timothy E.


Born in York, ME on Sep. 26, 1923

Departed on Apr. 5, 2014 and resided in Brentwood, NH.

Phyllis L. Flagg, 90, of Brentwood, NH, went to be with her Lord and Savior April, 5, 2014. She was born one of five children to Leon and Hildred Blaisdell in York, Maine, Sept 26, 1923.