May 2014

Troop J Report


Trooper Staci Carpenter received a theft complaint in Machiasport. The theft occurred from the complainant’s summer home sometime between March 02, 2014 and today’s date. The complainant reported that someone had stolen his Moultrie M-900 I game camera from the residence. The investigation continues.

Machias Showcase Set for June to Promote Shopping Locally

MACHIAS, Maine -- The Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Machias Revitalization Committee, is hosting “Machias Showcase” on Saturday June 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The community-wide event is geared to increase local shoppers’ awareness about what services and products are available at Machias’ retailers.

District Court

Alan P. Barrieault of Oromocto. Operating unregistered ATV. Fine $50.

Matthew David Beal. Operating under the influence - no test. Fine $600. Washington County Jail 4 days. License suspended 150 days. Restitution $200.

Calais Recreation Notes

Adult Co-ed Dodgeball!

All games are played at the Rec Center on Wednesday nights and are open to the public.  We have reached the playoffs and the schedule will be as follows:

6:00#1 Celia vs. #4 Ben

7:00#2 Toby vs. #3 Beau


Women’s Basketball League


 Robbinston – Wayne Jeffrey Leavitt, 54, passed away in Boston, MA on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 following a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Wayne was born in Calais on September 24, 1959.

2014 Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fair

Brenda Gillen of Sunset Weaving has been an active participant in the Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fairs over the past few years. Each year she explains to both young and old the ‘ins and outs’ of the workings of her loom. In addition she gives the young people a chance to do a bit of weaving on the loom. Here she is explaining ‘how it is done’ to a young fair attendee.

Dale Woodworth Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Dale Woodworth of Calais, Maine, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Woodworth was initiated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

Normally, the end of April vacation means the end of school is very close. This is still true to a point, but the snow days this year have pushed school’s end date back more than usual. At any rate, students are busy with end-of-the-year activities.


Kathy Mekelburg


By the time you read this April will be gone and May will have arrived. I hope it’s warmer than April. The lawns are turning green and there is lots of mud. Can the blackflies be far behind?