December 2014


Waite and Eastport – Edward John Renaud, 95, passed away from this life Monday, December 8, 2014 at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home.  Edward was born in Waite on May 28, 1919, son of the late John and Vera (McLean) Renaud.  On March 23, 1938, he married Charlotte Rideout in Princeton.  Edward retired from Dead River Com


Baileyville – Peter Donald Mercier, 68, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.  Peter was born in St.


Calais – Pastor Edward Ernest Fleisch, 69, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at a Bangor hospital with his wife and daughter by his side.  Ed was born in New Jersey on July 2, 1945, son of the late Arthur and Helen (Smith) Fleisch.  After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S.


Calais- Belle Small Clark, 87, passed away peacefully December 9, 2014, at a Machias hospital after a period of declining health.  She was born May 29, 1927 in Pembroke, Maine.  She was the daughter of the late Carle and Phyllis (Brown) Small.  Belle graduate from Pembroke High School.

Senator David Burns Invites Area Students to Serve as Honorary Pages in Maine State Senate

 Augusta – Senator David Burns (R-Washington) would like to invite local students to visit the State House to take part in the Senate’s honorary page program during the first session of the 127th Legislature, which convenes in January.

DECH Births

To Jennifer Brown and Alvin Wasson of Lubec, a girl, Gail Grace Wasson born on December 8, 2014 weighing 6lbs., 2oz., 19 inches long.

To Michelle Farmer of Lubec, a girl, Sutton Grace born on December 9, 2014 weighing 8lbs., 10oz., 20 inches long.



Linda Baniszeski

It is looking more like early spring around here than late December.  The lake is at high spring levels.  There is a very light skim of ice on shallow areas and lots of open water.  


Sharon Frost


December 21st - New Moon

After the 21st the sun will be low in the sky and there are fewer daylight hours on this day than on any other.