September 2017

Letter to the Editor - Re: The Pandora’s Pot of Maine’s Marijuana Legalization

I am writing as one of the 375,668 “No” voters, asking our legislators, the 17 members of the Joint Select Committee on Medical Marijuana Legalization Implementation and fellow citizens to reflect upon the Pandora’s box that commercialized pot will open in our beautiful state. I’ve been a property owner in Maine since 1988 and year-round resident since 2011. 

Baring News

Sally Doten



Here it is Monday afternoon and I am just sitting down to write this column. At this writing, I am thinking of the millions of Floridians that have been driven from their homes by Hurricane Irma. Now I understand why I live in Maine.


Springvale and Calais – Myron A. Peaslee, 91, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his son’s home in Springvale.  Myron was born in Somerville, ME on June 9, 1926, son of Clifton and Lucy (Hisler) Peaslee.  After graduating from high school, Myron enlisted in the U.S.


Houlton - Lois Irene (Phelan) Downing, 94, of Houlton, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Ross Manor in Bangor, after a long illness with her family by her side.  She was born July 19, 1923, in Calais, the daughter of Leo and Clara (Abbott) Phelan.  Lois graduated from Calais Academy with Honors in 1940 and following graduation she

Calais Elementary School Message

To all Calais Elementary students and families who were at Calais Elementary School last year, Welcome Back!  To all new students and families, Welcome!  For new families, I normally send a letter home every Friday with your student to provide you with information about the happenings at Calais Elementary School as well as upcoming events and schedu