September 2016


Sharon Frost


September 11 is Patriot Day and Grandparent’s Day - call your grandmother or grandfather and tell them how much you love them.

Thursday at the Second Baptist Church Jason Runnels will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. followed by food and fellowship.

CDRC Sponsors “Create Your Scarecrow” Competition for October

Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is sponsoring a “Create Your Scarecrow” competition for entire month of October as part of its annual Scarecrow Fest. Anyone can participate, whether you are an organization, church, school class, individual, or business. Here’s your chance to be super creative and have fun, too. There is no fee. 

Court News

04/19/2015Robbinston, Karyn Sawick, 1. Aggravated assault. 2. Theft by deception, 1. SNTC Date 07/29/2016, Department of Corrections 9 months, 1 day. 2. SNTC Date 07/29/2016, Department of Corrections 30 days, GLTY.

07/27/2015Harrington, Christopher T. Call, Engaging in activities while suspended, SNTC Date 07/20/2016, Fine $500, GLTY.

Workshop for Companies Wanting to Expand Business through Government Opportunities

Companies in Washington County looking to expand their business with federal, state and local contracts are urged to attend a free informational session titled ‘Understanding Bids: How to Read and Respond’ in Machias on Wednesday, September 15.

DECH Births

To Chelsea Brady and Zachary Trowbridge of Pembroke, a boy, Micah David Allen Trowbridge born on September 5, 2016, weighing 7lbs., 10 ounces, 20.5 inches long.

To Zachariah and Tasha Sanford of Baileyville, a boy, Zachariah Job Sanford II born on September 6, 2016, weighing 9lbs., 22 inches long.

Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

The first Alexander Elementary School cross country meet took place on Wednesday the 14th in Woodland.  The AES students did a fantastic job and even had to run in the rain. 

Indian Township

Donna Meader-York


Grade 8 welcomes us back to school (Photo credit: Brenda Lozada).

It’s great to be back to school! In the very short time that we have been back, a lot has already happened. So, read along, and I will try to catch you up.


Sandra Smith

The Parks and Recreation Committee postponed their by-laws meeting until this week, Monday at 6:00 at the town office. Also, we will be discussing plans for the haunted house during the Treats on Wheels event.


Sharon Frost


Autumn begins on Thursday, September 22nd.

The golden rod is yellow. The corn is turning brown. 

The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down.

Sunday, the 25th is the Gold Star Family Remembrance


Sally Doten


Another week has gone by, and it’s time to tell you all of the excitement in Baring. Put on your thinking caps and try to recall the following:

October Spay/Neuter Clinic Scheduled at PAWS Brave Hearts

On October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, PAWS Brave Hearts, is teaming up with Help Fix ME, Community Spay Neuter Clinic (CSNC) and AWS/Cleo Fund to host a second feline spay/neuter clinic for income-qualified cat owners in Washington County.  This no cost clinic will include spay/neuter as well as a health exam and rabies vaccination on-site at PAWS in Calais.  

Did You Know?

Did you know that nearly 80% of the population in Washington County, 25 years of age or older, has a High School Diploma, but only 14.2% have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher? The high school graduation rate is significantly higher than the state average, 89.3% vs.

Planting Garlic

Garlic is used in so many dishes, and with over 600 subvarieties, there is a perfect garlic variety for anyone. For the home grower, a year’s supply of garlic is easy to grow - and you can sell braids of it at the local farmers’ markets as a bonus.