July 2017


Calais – Mary Elizabeth Gordon, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Seaport Village in Ellsworth.  Mary was born in Calais on March 6, 1928, daughter of Gerald and Mae (Scott) Carter.  She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1946, and married her love, T.


The Day Camp program will be held at the Woodland Elementary School. Children in grades 1 / 8 (entering) from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  are welcome to participate. The cost is $5 a day, for residents and $10 per day for non-residents. F.M.I. please contact the Recreation Dept. at 427-6205 or on Facebook.

Ginn Receives Honorary Plaque

Austin Ginn, who has worked for the Calais Public Works department for over 32 years, received an honorary plaque from City Manager Jim Porter at a recognition dinner on Friday, July 14th. Ginn will begin working as the instructor for the Automotive Program at St. Croix Regional Technical Center in the fall. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

CRH and DECH Hoping To Bridge OB/GYN Care for Calais Area Patients

Shortly before the public announcement that Calais Regional Hospital (CRH) planned to close its OB program by January of 2018 or sooner, Rod Boula, CEO of CRH reached out to Dennis Welsh, CEO of Down East Community Hospital (DECH) to explore what possibilities exist for DECH to provide OB patients in the Calais area with high quality OB and delivery services.

Senator Joyce Maker’s Monthly Column

The smoke is finally starting to clear following the chaos in Augusta that led to a brief government shutdown, and for many of us, summer is finally underway.
Simply put, disagreements over spending priorities for the state’s two-year budget, which needed to be signed by July 1, 2017- the beginning of the state’s fiscal year- is what led to the shutdown.

Letter to the Editor - The Society is gathering information for a program on Pembroke’s sardine history

I’m writing as program coordinator for the Pembroke Historical Society to ask the folks in our communities for information of any kind about the West Sunset Packing Company sardine cannery that operated many years ago in West Pembroke, or about the sardine fishery on upper Cobscook Bay.

Stabbing in Baileyville Sends Victim to Hospital

On July 20th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Baileyville Officer Mike Donahe responded to a reported stabbing. The victim, a 19-year-old male, had been stabbed twice in the back. The victim was able to identify his assailant as 20-year-old Timothy Worster of Baileyville.
The victim was transported to the Calais Regional Hospital and later released.

** OWN Update **

On July 22, Calais Police with the assistance of the US Border Patrol and Baileyville PD conducted a bail check at 26 King Street in Calais.
The result of the bail check was the arrest of a 28 year old female and a 38 year old male subject both of Calais. They have been charged with possession of 1.3 grams of crack cocaine.