October 2017

Calais Tractor Supply Celebrates With Farmers’ Market

 Customers of the Calais Tractor Supply store are invited to shop crafts, produce and other local goods at the TSC Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 7.

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., local farmers and crafters will showcase and sell their homemade and homegrown goods in front of the Tractor Supply store at 289 South Street.

Alexander School News

Cassie Oakes


Classroom, school wide and cross country pictures will be taken Friday, October 6th.  If you didn’t receive your order envelope please contact Brenda in the office at 454-2623.

There is going to be a Cross Country Meet on October 11th in Indian Township.


 Princeton – Harland Samuel Hitchings, 95, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at a Bangor hospital.  Harland was born in Bangor on January 13, 1922, son of the late Samuel and Katharine (Merrill) Hitchings.  He graduated from Orono High School, Higgins Classical Institute, and the University of Main


Calais – Sandra Nina Hill, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  Sandra was born in Calais on April 15, 1935, daughter of Lawrence and Gwendolyn (Gardiner) Johnstone. 

North Perry Church to Dedicate New Steeple, New Entrance and Historic Bell

When the North Perry United Methodist Church was built in 1909, the entrance to the chapel faced the main road. But a new road was built in 1924, leaving the church literally back-to to passing motorists, with no entrance to the church visible from what is now U.S. Route One.

Senior Health & Safety Expo


The Washington County Thriving in Place Initiative invites all seniors to the Senior Health & Safety Expo -- a special event created to address some of the most pressing issues facing our aging residents on October 21st from 9 a.m. to noon in the Multipurpose Room of the Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias.

Artemis’s Attic Hosts CDRC’S Chili Cook-Off Set for Oct. 28

 Who makes the best chili in the region? Here’s your chance to find out! Everyone is invited to cook up his or her favorite chili recipe and submit it for this fabulous Cook-Off to be held Oct. 28, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Artemis’s Attic on Main Street.  This event is part of the downtown Scarecrow Fest sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC).

Danforth Train Crash

At approximately 7:19 p.m. the Washington County Regional Communication Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a train and tractor trailer collision in Danforth.  Initial callers reported the train collided with a fuel truck and multiple explosions were heard as well as a partial derailment of the train.