November 2017

DECH Birth

To Blaize Grant of Machias and Joey Brown Jr., of Whiting a boy, Greyson Alan Brown born on November 1, 2017 weighing 7lbs., 1 oz., 21 inches long.

To James R. and Crystal R. Bore of Pleasant Point, a boy, Justin R. Bore born on November 3, 2017 weighing 9lbs., 21.5 inches long.

The Value of Experiences

In this issue we are paying homage to the veterans of this community, though there are certainly many, many more that are going without such public recognition. In the past few months I have had the pleasure of interviewing a number of veterans about their experiences, and it has given me an understanding about the breadth and depth of their individual lives.

Letter to the Editor - Is the Doctor In? Ask Bruce Poliquin

If you were born after December of 1964 you have never known a time when Machias did not have a modern hospital with a trained 24- hour Emergency Department. While we can be proud and thankful for its founders' wisdom, the hospital can only operate if it is financially supported on a yearly basis.

CRH and DECH Partnering to Bring OB/GYN Care to Calais

Staff from both Calais Regional Hospital and Down East Community Hospital in Machias, have been working on a plan to provide quality OB/GYN services locally in Calais.  Rod Boula, CRH CEO, and Dennis Welsh, DECH CEO, began discussions with the announcement that delivery services would be ending at CRH.  With all of the logistics of such an endeavor finally worked out, it is exciting

Freshies Winner

Receiving two tickets for a Patriots game in November is Desiree Nicholas (right), from Hunter Clark of R.H. Foster. Nicholas won the tickets as part of a Freshies contest where participants named their favorite teams. "I'm  so excited to go to the game and watch the Patriots win with my Dad," said Nicholas. Neither has been to a game before. (Facebook Photo)

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough


As I sit here writing the column there was familiar scraping sound outside and a truck was out plowing the road with 2 inches of snow on it.  It’s amazing how we all seem to panic with the first snowfall fearing it might turn into a nor’easter!

CDRC’s Downtown Business Holiday Decorating Competition On the Way

Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is sponsoring the annual Downtown Business Holiday Decorating Competition once again.

There will be three awards: Most Traditional, Best Seasonal Expression, and Most Creative. All decorations must be completed by Dec. 1, the night of the annual Calais Lioness Christmas Parade and Moonlight Madness.

Charlotte Craft Fair

Last Saturday was the Charlotte Craft Fair held at the Charlotte Elementary School. Crafters were there selling their unique items. On occasion the crafters bring their work with them so attendees can see what goes into making the items their purchasing. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough


Hopefully by the time you read this column you will have electricity back on and realizing how much we rely on Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative. Our wi-fi was down for several days so I was unable to do a column last week.

Baring News

Sally Doten



It’s Monday evening, November 6, 2017 and these are the few things I know.

• It’s raining our and I am grateful for those tiny drops.

• On Tuesday I worked at the polls. Did you vote?