January 2017

President Barack Obama Appointed U.S. Senator Angus King as the Newest Member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

Sen. King will serve as a full US member of the Commission that governs the International Park preserving the history of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the legacy of friendship between the United States and Canada.

Senator Joyce Maker Announces Local Projects Included in Maine DOT Work Plan

Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has announced the local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2017, 2018 and 2019. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than $2.3 billion and encompasses 2,411 projects across the state.

WCCC Offers Youth Climbing Program


If you have or know a child or adolescent in the Calais area with an interest in learning how to climb, Washington County Community College [WCCC] is now offering a youth climbing program for exactly that purpose. Youths in grades 3-8 are invited to come and join in the weekly classes, which will run from January 31st to March 24th. 

Troop J Report

Number of Calls for Service: 145 Number of Warrant Arrests: 1 Number of Accidents: 11 Number of OUI/OAS Arrests: 4 Number of Burglaries: 0


Trooper David Barnard stopped a vehicle without any taillights on Route 182 in Franklin. The operator, Randy Grant (32) of Gouldsboro was summonsed for operating after suspension.

Maine Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,228 gas outlets in Maine. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Land Transfers by Deed December 9, 2016 through December 22, 2016

Merilyn C. Mills of Eastport acting as Personal Representative of the Estate of Merrill Spear Conte to John M. Lewis of York a certain lot or parcel of land with all the buildings thereon situated in Eastport on Washington Street

Joyce S. Damon of Edmunds to Douglas K. Damon of Bangor real estate in Edmunds Township both lots on the Hurley Point Road