June 2014

WCCC Honors

Dean’s List:

Harley M. Andoscia, 


Nicholas Barnes, Edmunds

Tracy Berry, Alexander

Chloe Black, Calais

David Boone, Eastport

Jasmine Boone-Batchelder, Perry

Curtis Campbell, Machias

Helene Chambers, Calais

Jennifer Cushing, Pembroke

Kaila Dineen, Calais

Public Meeting On June 19 In Machias

The Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) cordially invites the general public to review and comment on its proposed changes and updates to the Downeast Coastal Corridor Management Plan.  The updated plan will be presented at a meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in Torrey Hall Room #232 at the University of Maine-Machias.

The Downeast Salmon Federation Releases 130,000 Fry in Downeast Rivers

This spring, the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) has released nearly 115,000 Atlantic salmon fry from their Pleasant River Hatchery throughout the lower Pleasant River Watershed, and 15,000 salmon fry from the East Machias Aquatic Research Center in two streams in the East Machias River.

Calais Police

Since our last writing, Calais Police Department has received multiple theft, theft of medication, theft from motor vehicle, criminal mischief, and remove subject complaints, along with our routine patrol incidents.  These incidents remain under investigation with a couple of them awaiting only the location of the suspect to close the cases.

Golden Broom Award

Robert (Skeet) Seelye is presented with this year's Golden Broom Award, for his tireless contributions toward the improvement of Downtown Calais. The Golden Broom is an award brought to life by the Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition, to give attention to community members who go above and beyond, helping to improve the community of Calais.

Shorter Festival Won’t Be Short on Events

By Jayna Smith

The 41 Annual International Homecoming Festival is set to take place August 7th to August 10th.  Despite the length being down to four days from ten as in recent years and a committee made up of only fewer than a handful, the festival promises to still be jammed packed with great events, most again on the Calais Riverfront.  

Community Calendar

 JUNE 18: The Book Lovers’ Cafe at 10:30 a.m. at the Calais Free Library.

JUNE 18: The St. Croix Valley International Garden Club will meet at The Dam, Number 35, Route 1, Robbinston at noon. Garden Tea Party and guest speaker Sue Crawford.


Arline Flood


Our great-grandson, Ryley Wheelock graduated from the eighth grade in a class of 73 at the Holbrook School last week. His grandparents from Calais, Paul and Marcia Wheelock, joined the rest of his extended family for the graduation. He will go to John Bapst in the fall. Congratulations to the class.

Annual Yard and Food Sale at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Station

Summer begins again in Charlotte with the return of the annual Yard and Food Sale on Saturday, June 21st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Auxiliary, at the Station on Ayers Junction Road (Rte. 214).  There will be a large variety of items in the yard sale -- dishes, furniture, books, children's toys, clothes etc.