March 2017

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Fri
31
Mar

WOODLAND RECREATION MIXED GRADES K-5 ACTION AT CROSS CENTER

Woodland Mixed K-5 Cheerleaders earn 2nd Place In State Championships in Bangor.

Fri
31
Mar

DECU 7-8 Boys Tournament

 

Narraguagus Nips Calais In 43-41 Thriller

 

The future Knights went throughout the two day event without a loss, as they defeated Woodland,  WA, and Calais to secure the title.

 

Woodland 50  Calais 46

WA 49Machias 35

Thu
23
Mar

Downeast Pizza Demolished

Earl Stanhope cleans up the remainder of the Downeast Pizza Building. (Photo by Amy Jeanroy).

Thu
23
Mar

Veteran Purchases Multiple Flags for Downtown Flag Project

 

By Amy Jeanroy

 

Thu
23
Mar

Methodist Homes Renovate and Upgrade Units

Photo: Methodist Home residents enjoy St. Patrick's Day Lunch with a performance by Celtic-Shmeltic.(Photo by Jarod Farn-Guillette).  See page 8 for two more photos.

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

Thu
23
Mar

Woodland Town Council Focuses on School and EPA Regulation

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Thu
23
Mar

ATV into Calais

 

By Michael R. Brown

 

Thu
23
Mar

Firefighter Academy Held in Calais

By Amy Jeanroy

 

Firefighter I and II Academy sponsored by Calais Fire and the Maine Fire Service Institute was held Sunday, March 19 at the old Downeast Pizza building on North Street. 

Thu
23
Mar

Baring Town Meeting Held in Baileyville

 

On March 16, 2017, Baring Plantation held a town meeting at the Baileyville Council Chambers.  It is not unusual for small towns to "borrow" a hall to hold meetings. The many towns and plantations throughout the state meet in community buildings outside their town borders; populations simply cannot afford town halls.

Thu
23
Mar

Calais Curves Closing Has Lasting Impacts Beyond Just Financial - Community

 

By Jarod Farn-Guillette

 

Fri
31
Mar

Meals on Wheels for April

Mon., April 3, 2017; Chicken Florentine, Orange Flavored Rice, Carrots and Zucchini, Wheat Bread, Dessert. 

Tues., April 4, 2017; Turkey and Rice with Cheese Sauce, Corn and Black Beans, Wheat Bread, Dessert. 

Fri
31
Mar

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

Alexander/Crawford History

By John Dudley 

& Cassie Oakes

 

Fri
31
Mar

CALAIS RECREATION 3-5 MINIS PERFORM IN BANGOR

Winners of Second Place in the Maine State 3-5 Mini Championship at the Cross Center in Bangor.

Fri
31
Mar

RICHARD J. DANA

Indian Township – Richard Joseph “Stubby” Dana, 67, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at a Bangor hospital.  Stubby was born at Peter Dana Point on October 19, 1949, son of Albert and Philomene (Lola) Dana. 

Fri
31
Mar

SUSAN M. HILL

Alexander – Susan Mildred Hill, 94, passed away on March 24, 2017 at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home.  She was born on May 7, 1922 to Sherman and Leccie “Mildred” (Kane) Milliken in Ellsworth where she graduated from Ellsworth High School, class of 1939.  She then worked at JJ Newberry’s until she married Earl Hill on March 2, 1941, together they moved to Waterville and then Norway. 

Fri
31
Mar

MALCOLM E. BURKE JR.

Princeton - Malcolm E. Burke Jr. (Buddy) passed away on 22 March 2017, after a one year battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.  He was born on December 23, 1939 in East Machias.  He grew up mostly in Dennysville and Eastport. After graduating from Dennysville High School in 1957, he entered the U.S.

Fri
31
Mar

Beckett Center News

Fri
31
Mar

Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Fri
31
Mar

USDA Grant Closes with More Fresh, Local Foods in Schools

 

November 2016 marked the closing of Healthy Acadia’s two-year USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant. Implementation of the Farm to School Initiative in Washington County has greatly benefited students, families and farms across the region.  Program highlights include:

Fri
31
Mar

“Songs For Sailing An Emerald Sea”

 

 

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. 

Thu
02
Mar

Jeff Chick Retiring From Tourney Broadcasting

 

Thu
02
Mar

Thank You to Our Linemen and First Responders

 

After record snowfall, it’s important to remember those who keep us safe

Thu
02
Mar

Senator Joyce Maker

 

Ten months ago the 127th Legislature joined together and supported the governor’s bill, LD 1447, which authorized a bond of up to $149.5 million for improvements at jail and prison facilities in Windham and Washington County. This new law gave hope to the residents of Washington County.

Thu
02
Mar

Mild Winter Contrasts with Historical Records

 

Photo: It was not uncommon in past decades for the St. Croix River to freeze along its various branches. In Calais, townsfolk would regularly ride their horse-drawn sleighs up and down its length. 

By Lura Jackson

Thu
02
Mar

Letter to the Editor

To The Editor: 

Thu
02
Mar

Celebrated Singer Songwriter, Lennie Gallant From PEI to Appear in Calais

 

Calais Celtic Concerts will present one of Eastern Canada's biggest talents, Singer/Songwriter, Lennie Gallant, at the Calais High School on Sunday, March 5th, at 6:00 PM US/ 7:00 PM Canadian time. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m., EST.

Thu
02
Mar

DHHS: Medicaid Expansion Initiative Would Increase Taxes

DHHS: Medicaid Expansion Initiative Would Increase Taxes, Take Money From Schools and Jeopardize State’s Commitment to Disabled and Elderly

 

The Ballot initiative to expand Medicaid would cost Maine taxpayers more than $400 million over five years

Thu
02
Mar

Robbinston Grange Actively Recruiting New Members

 

By Amy Jeanroy

 

At the Grange meeting Monday evening, Grange President Kathy Meckelberg spent time discussing active recruitment of new members as a priority. 

Thu
02
Mar

Troop J Report


Number of Calls for Service: 122 Number of Warrant Arrests: 1 Number of Accidents: 13 Number of OUI/OAS Arrests: 5 Number of Burglaries: 1.

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