August 2014

Pratt Chevrolet Buick Named Maine’s 2013 AAA Approved Auto Repair Dealer Of The Year

AAA Northern New England is pleased to announce that Pratt Chevrolet-Buick of Calais has been awarded the 2013 Approved Auto Repair Facility of the Year Award, Dealer Division. This is a record setting sixth time that Pratt Chevrolet-Buick has been recognized with this honor, having also received the award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.


Cassie Oakes

This has been a hard week getting news for the column.  Remember this column is only as good as the news you give me.  So if your group met, you attended an event or your had a family celebration or you kids (or you) won an award, you traveled or had company please let me know.


Dorothy Johnson

The weather has supported another week of yard sales.  We have had a few showers and a few hours of humidity, but generally speaking, the weather gods have been smiling on Baileyville as well as the Blueberry Festival in Machias and Princeton Days. 


Sharon Frost


New moon 25th.

August 26th Women’s Equality Day. A time to remind ourselves about the importance and value of women in the world. It is also time to celebrate women’s contributions and achievements.


Linda Baniszeski

It continues to be a nice summer season in Meddybemps.  We’ve had just the right combination of sun, warm and needed rain.  The lake has stayed at a safe level for boating; and warm enough for swimming and water sports.  Life is good.


 Princeton – Ralph C. “Joey” Wallace, 70, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital.  Joey was born in Calais on August 18, 1943, son of Ralph and Romelda Wallace.  He graduated from Princeton High School, Class of 1961, and moved to Connecticut to work for Colt Manufacturing.

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Above, Pop Moore canoe built by Bill Shamel and donated by Joel Gott to the Save the Maine Bear Hunt. It was auctioned off at their fundraising banquet Saturday August 9. The proud new owner is standing beside Mark Gray and John and Bean Arcaro. Dale Tobey is in the background. (Submitted photo).

Medicare Benefits Must Keep Pace with Advances in Diabetes Care

As the founder and co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, I have learned a great deal about this devastating disease affecting nearly 29 million Americans, including some 90,000 Mainers.  Diabetes is a devastating condition that does not discriminate.  It affects people of every age, race and nationality.