February 2015


 Orrington and Calais – Wayne Michael Pike, 72, formally of Calais and since 2012 Orrington, passed away at Westgate Center for Alzheimer’s Care in Bangor on Sunday, January 25, 2015 with his family by his side.  Wayne was born in Calais on May 1


Baileyville – Gary Thomas Scott, 42, passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2015.  Gary was born November 15, 1972 to Glenn and Anita (Lazure) Scott in Putnum, CT.  He grew up and attended school in Baileyville where he played basketball for Woodland High.  Gary loved the outdoors, going to cookouts during the summer and

Troop J Report

This week Troop J responded to 132 calls for service. The following are noteworthy complaints:


Trooper Chris Smith summonsed Erik Warford, 31, of Hancock for operating after suspension.

As I See It

It was a teachable moment, a moment when all young athletes could have learned an important  lesson, but adults in the community failed to show the intestinal fortitude to just say, “No, you will not be allowed to use vulgar language while you are representing our school. No, you will not lose your temper and flip off a teammate from the court while that player sits on the bench.

12th Annual Down East Spring Birding Festival May 22-25, 2015

The organizing committee for the Down East Spring Birding Festival is hard at work on the 12th annual event to be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 22- 25, 2014. The festival, which features guided bird walks, boat rides, and presentations for advanced, intermediate, and beginning birders has been rated one of the best in the country by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. 

As I See It

Many seniors in our area have struggled financially; the value of a dollar has slowly eroded over time and items such as utilities, groceries, fuel, medical expenses, property taxes have pinched many budgets. Once a decision to retire has been made, it becomes even more important to have a backup financial plan in the event that expenses become cumbersome.