March 2017

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Thu
16
Mar

Sen. Joyce Maker Sponsors Bill to Address Opioid Crisis in Washington County

 

By Amy Jeanroy

 State Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has sponsored legislation to address the opioid crisis in Washington County through an all-inclusive, treatment-based approach. 

Thu
23
Mar

Historical Society 1935

Photo: A week later Calais’ famous Opera House suffered the same fate. Again the firemen were compelled to try to save the surrounding buildings. The Advertiser reports “It became apparent that to prevent a general conflagration that the firemen must concentrate on nearby buildings.

Thu
23
Mar

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Thu
23
Mar

Town News for Calais, Baring, Meddybemps, Alexander School, Princeton, Grand Lake Stream, Alexander/Crawford

Calais

 

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

Spring began on Monday. Warm weather on the way. It’s time for flowers, baby birds and budding trees.

Thu
16
Mar

First Flag for Downtown Flag Project

 

 Photo: Coastal Glass purchased the first flag for the downtown flag project. Above Nelson Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Michael McLean, Todd Stewart and Daniel Stewart. (Photos by Amy Jeanroy).

Thu
16
Mar

Easter Dinner at Second Baptist Church on April 8th

PhotoGrampie Bill with satisfied customers pose for a photo in front of his food trailer. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
16
Mar

Over $10,500 Raised at WCCC Polar Bear Dip

The 17th annual Polar Bear Dip netted $10,554 as a direct result of donations contributed in support of participants and Sarah’s House and the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, two causes that are near and dear to the hearts of the Downeast community.

Thu
16
Mar

Calais Cub Scouts Continue a Long-held Tradition, The Pinewood Derby

Photo: Scouts cheer on as cars race down the track. (Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
16
Mar

Wood Innovation Will Strengthen Maine’s Rural Economy

 

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Reverend Opens State Senate in Prayer

 

On Thursday, March 16, Reverend Sara Gavit of Calais served as Pastor of the Day, delivering the opening prayer in the Maine State Senate.

Thu
23
Mar

Committee Passes Unanimous Vote to Save Jail

By Lura Jackson

 

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Curves Closing Has Lasting Impacts Beyond Just Financial - Community

 

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Fri
31
Mar

Golden Rules Presentation to be held at WCCC

With political, social and religious divisions dominating the cycles of mainstream media, it can be easy to focus on how unalike we are from each other.

Fri
31
Mar

Landowners Win Rockweed Case in Washington County Court

By Lura Jackson

 

Fri
31
Mar

Pennies for Patients Fundraiser a Success

 

Fri
31
Mar

Land Transfers by Deed March 3, 2017 through March 16, 2017

 

Beverly M. Pulk of Pembroke to Derek A. Mitchell of Veazie land in Pembroke

Fri
31
Mar

Maple Lane Sugary

 This older style evaporator used to take 3 days to turn maple tree sap into syrup.  7A tapped maple tree at Maple Lane Sugary.

Fri
31
Mar

WCCC’s Teddy Bear Clinic Delights Local Children

More than 60 pre-school age children were delighted on Thursday, March 23rd when they went on an adventure to Washington County Community College and each received a teddy bear—teddy bears that were all given a clean bill of health by the college’s Medical Assisting students.

Fri
31
Mar

DOWNEAST WRESTING SUCCESS

 

Fri
31
Mar

DOWNEAST WRESTING SUCCESS

Downeast Wrestling Club at The Maine State Pee Wee Championships. Kneeling L-R: Noeah Collins Corbett, Coach Ashton James, Coach Skip James. Back Row L-R: Coach Mike Lursen, Kayleigh Scott, Nikolai Fortune, Chase Scott, Coach Jerry James, and Ryland Sabattus.

Fri
31
Mar

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. 

Fri
31
Mar

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. 

Fri
31
Mar

Sweet Success at Maple Lane Sugary

Photo: Steve Ftorek stands watch over the new evaporator that takes only two hours to turn sap into syrup. This model gets hot enough so there isn't even ash left when the wood burns off. 

By Amy Jeanroy

 The 34th annual Maple Sunday was celebrated in sweet style at Maple Lane Sugary in Robbinston. 

Fri
31
Mar

Robbinston Welcomes New Town Clerk

Photo: New Robbinston Town Clerk, Martha Brickett. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

By Amy Jeanroy

 The Town of Robbinston held the annual town meeting on Monday night, and voters approved a new Town Clerk, Martha Brickett. 

Fri
31
Mar

City Council Approves Permitting for Tree-stands and Passes Disruptive Property Ordinance

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

•Council Approves Disruptive Property Ordinance

Fri
31
Mar

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.

Fri
31
Mar

PES Holds Supper to Help Students

Photo: The baked bean supper on Thursday at Princeton Elementary School also had a Chinese Auction full of fun things to win for both kids and parents. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

Fri
31
Mar

Letter to the Editor

To The Editor: 

Fri
31
Mar

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.

Fri
31
Mar

Artemis' Attic to Hold a Fashion Pop-Up in Time for Spring

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

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