October 2017

Sheriff Seeks Info on Strawberry Patch Burglary

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in Perry, Maine. Deputy Tim Mace is seeking assistance in identifying the individual in this photograph. Please contact the Regional Communications Center at 255-8308 with any information that you may have in identifying or locating this individual.

From the Editor's Desk - The Challenges of Decreased Revenue and Continued Needs

The topic of raising – or lowering – taxes is a hot issue on both the local and the national scene. Locally speaking, city councilors are recognizing that the possibility of continuing to offer the same services that Calais has become known for around the immediate area while maintaining the city’s infrastructure may not be possible without raising taxes.

Letter to the Editor

Attorney General, Janet Mills, is a Democrat candidate for Governor who supports taxpayers by voting yes on question 2 on the November 7th ballot. Question 2 will allow Maine to accept about 486 million dollars of federal funds to expand Medicare.

Area Boys’ Soccer


Woodland will host Penobscot Valley on Tuesday at 2:00 for the Class D quarterfinal game. The winner will continue to the semi-finals on Friday to play the winner of the Central Aroostook/MSSN contest.

Class C Prelim at Woodland

Woodland 3 def. Shead 2 OT

Scarecrows Around Calais

Some of the many scarecrows proliferating in the downtown area include one from the United States Postal Service - a truck being chased by a dog with "RIP Bills and Junk Mail" written on its sign - and one of the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz. (Facebook photos)

Calais News

Sharon Frost



On Saturday, October 28th, the Hyssongs will be at the Second Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. This a concert you don’t want to miss.

Nurses Call on Maine Legislature to Protect Healthcare for Rural Maine Patients

Members of the Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) held a press conference Thursday, October 19, to speak out in strong support of a bill to protect healthcare for patients in rural Maine. They called on legislators to take up a critical bill, “An Act to Protect Rural Maine Healthcare,” in the Maine legislature’s upcoming emergency session.

Soup and Poetry at the Calais Free Library

The Friends of the Calais Free Library are pleased to be able to offer again the popular Soup & Poetry evening in the lovely old library building’s Children’s Room, where the children’s shelves will be rolled aside to make room for cozy tables and chairs for the attendees.  Friday, October 27th, from 6 to 8 p.m., will be an evening that begins with enjoying various soups, breads

PAWS Hosts FALL in Love Adoption Event!

As the foliage peaks and temperatures drop, PAWS Brave Hearts invites you to delight in the fall season by falling in love with one of the marvelous animals in their care.  Fall is always special in animal shelters and this year is no exception.  Visitors can expect to be greeted by cats and dogs, young and old, who are eager to find new families.