February 2015

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Tue
17
Feb

What is Your Vision of the St. Croix River in the Future?

ST. STEPHEN, NB/CALAIS, ME: Though buried now under ice and snow, the St. Croix River continues to flow. The St. Croix International Waterway Commission (SCIWC) has released a draft version of its updated management plan for public comment and feedback.

Tue
17
Feb

DE Hospice Volunteers Receives Donation from MSB

Larry Barker, President of Machias Savings Bank, presents a donation of $5,000 to Barbara Barnett, Director of Down East Hospice Volunteers.  DEHV does not receive any fu

Tue
17
Feb

DAVID A. TOWNSEND

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.

Tue
17
Feb

Let It Snow

By Pastor Matt Burden, Second Baptist Church

Tue
17
Feb

CARL RUDD PARIS

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.

Tue
17
Feb

HAROLD J. LEWEY

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

Tue
17
Feb

Baileyville's Fourth Avenue Hill Closed by BPD

By Jayna Smith 

 

Tue
17
Feb

Crumbs Cafe & Bake Shoppe Opens Downtown

By Jayna Smith

Owners Chris and Kevin Niles and staff Xavier Niles (front), Heather Ball, Danielle Faulkner, and Kerri Barnard  welcomed guests Monday at the pre-opening night of Crumbs Cafe and Bake Shoppe. (Photo by Jayna Smith).

 

Thu
26
Feb

BEULAH M. CLINE

Robbinston - Beulah M (Cleland) Cline, age 89, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at Robbinston Bridge Home on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Thu
26
Feb

DAWN IRENE BARNES

Dawn Irene Barnes, 67, of Eastport, passed away on February 12, 2015.  She was born and raised in Eastport, Me. to Kenneth and Lorraine Murphy.

Fri
27
Feb

DAWN IRENE BARNES

Dawn Irene Barnes, 67, of Eastport, passed away on February 12, 2015.  She was born and raised in Eastport, Me. to Kenneth and Lorraine Murphy.

Fri
27
Feb

Calais Blue Win Eastern Maine Championship

Defeat Orono In Overtime Thriller 60-57

 

Two co-captain senior leaders, Kyle Johnson and Tyler Niles, enjoy the thrill over victory Saturday evening at the Cross Center. (Photo by John Rogers).

Fri
27
Feb

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.

Fri
27
Feb

Calais Lady Blue Devils

Loose to Tough Dexter Team in OT Quarter-Final 

Fri
27
Feb

Maine Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,228 gas outlets in Maine.

Fri
27
Feb

McKim Assumes President and CEO Role at The First Bancorp

The First Bancorp (Nasdaq: FNLC), this week announced that Tony C. McKim has assumed the responsibilities and title of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, The First, N.A.

Fri
27
Feb

Governor Reminds Officials of State Emergency Resources

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage is reminding officials throughout the State that the most effective way for a municipality to receive needed emergency resources from the State is to make a request through the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Fri
27
Feb

Helping Small Businesses Brew Jobs and Economic Growth

As I travel throughout Maine, I am consistently impressed by the energy, imagination, and commitment of our small business community.  From technology to the arts, Maine

Fri
27
Feb

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.

Fri
27
Feb

Tooth Ferry Truck Teaches Good Oral Hygiene

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
27
Feb

Fairpoint and Unions Reach Agreement, Ending Country's Longest Strike of 2014

By Jayna Smith

Fri
27
Feb

News Release from the Maine Department of Public Safety

 The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Princeton man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire last October.

Fri
27
Feb

Local Woman to Offer Inspirational Workshop at CCLC

By Lura Jackson

 

Lanette Pottle of Robbinston will be offering a one-day workshop at the Cobscook Community Learning Center to facilitate the dreams of local women. (Submitted photo).

Fri
27
Feb

Arrests Made by CPD After Pursuits and Discovery of Heroin

By Jayna Smith

 

Calais Police Department was successful in apprehending a fugitive from Connecticut after a car chase turned in to a foot chase, ending inside a local business. Taken into custody was Daniel Maia, 23, of Waterbury, CT.

Thu
26
Feb

CAROLYN IMOGENE (MACARTHUR) CILLEY

PRINCETON - Carolyn Cilley passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2015, at her home.  She was born in Princeton on March 7, 1927, daughter of Allard and Olive MacArthur.  

Thu
26
Feb

Troop J Report

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

2-15-15

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.

Thu
26
Feb

Monday Tea at the Library

Having been snowed out of teatime in February, there are fresh hopes for March, 2nd at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville.  Every tea and tasty treats gathering has been unique, with new people dropping in each month.

Tue
17
Feb

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.  
 
Thu
26
Feb

UCP of Maine Transitioning Washington County Children’s Program to Sunrise Opportunities

UCP of Maine and Sunrise Opportunities are in the process of transferring services provided by Washington County Children’s Program (WCCP) along with its Dental Program, including the Tooth Ferry, to Sunrise Opportunities.

Thu
26
Feb

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.

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