March 2017

WCCC Adventure Camps Strengthen Outdoor Skills for Children


Several local children are now more experienced with outdoor winter activities as a result of a successful week-long camp held at Washington County Community College over February break. Nine children attended the camp, which taught techniques in skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor navigation, and winter ecology. 

Troop J Report

3/20/17 Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a theft complaint in Lubec where coins were reported stolen. Investigation continues. 3/21/17 Trooper David Barnard and Trooper Gavin Endre arrested Kendrick Beal (33) from Jonesport.

Hardest-Hit County Would Benefit from Opioid Pilot Project

Over the past year, we have heard the increasingly disturbing news about overdose deaths in Maine: it’s bad and getting worse. In 2016, more than one person a day, on average, died from an opioid overdose. Usually the drug of choice is heroin, sometimes tainted, unbeknownst to the user, with fentanyl, a prescription drug that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine.

Calais Boy Scouts Thriving

Photo: Above Sebastian Jeanroy, Garrett Clark, Mauricio Puma, Ethann Coleman, Tyler LaPlant and Keegan Pelletier (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

It was only a few short years ago when the Calais Boy Scouts numbered less than a handful, and the future of the troop was in jeopardy.