February 2015


Calais – David Alan Townsend, 57, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  David was born in Calais on September 17, 1957, son of the late Homer and Mavis (Hood) Townsend Sr.  He graduated from Woodland High School, Class of 1975, and enlisted in the U.S.


Carl Rudd Paris, of Roswell, GA passed away Friday February 6, 2015, at the age of 85. Carl was born in Sturgis, KY. He graduated from Morganfield High School in Kentucky, and then later attended the University of Colorado, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology.


Indian Township – Harold Joseph Lewey, 82, passed away at his home on February 4, 2015.  Harold was born to Athion and Delia (Mitchell) Lewey on January 8, 1933 in Calais.  He spent his childhood and attended school in Indian Township and developed into an active member of the community as an adult, holding positions a

CCLC Expedition

The students of the Cobscook Community High School program recently completed their third expedition of the year. Typically CCHS expeditions are an opportunity to step outside of Washington County and have meaningful learning experience away from home.

Woodland Pulp Art Contest


WES Poster Winners

Just before Thanksgiving break 2014, Woodland Pulp LLC announced a student art contest that would be open to Woodland public school students grades K – 12.  Students were tasked with creating poster-sized artwork of the mill in any media of their choosing.

Troop J Report

This week Troop J responded to 113 calls for service. The following are noteworthy complaints:


Trooper Jeffrey Taylor summonsed John Ruuk, 26, of Jonesport for Operating After Suspension as result of a motor vehicle crash on the Indian River Road in Addison.

Knock on Wood Destroyed by Fire

Photo by Calais EMS
By Jayna Smith
Calais Fire-EMS responded to Knock on Wood in Baring for a structure fire late afternoon Monday, February 16th.  When crews arrived at approximately 4:45, heavy smoke was showing.  The popular gift store was closed as of January 1st but set to reopen on March 5th.  

Nominations Sought for Norman Nelson Award

The Washington County Democratic Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Norman Nelson Award for Community Service. The award, which recognizes a community member for service that makes a profound difference in Washington County, was established last year and awarded posthumously to Nelson at the committee’s first annual spring gathering.