December 2017

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Classes to be Offered in WaCo

Parenting can be stressful. Whether it is juggling multiple demands on a parent or caregivers time, or managing challenging behaviors, parenting occasionally can push us to our limits. In 2016 the State of Maine, under the Office of Child and Family Services, tracked 3,524 victims aged 0-17 of substantiated/ indicated abuse of a minor.

Baring News

Sally Doten



It’s snowing; it’s Monday; it’s 8:30 p.m. and I am now just preparing to write a column. I think you could say I am “dragging my heals” just a bit.


Baileyville – John Franklin McArthur, 82, passed away with family by his side on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  John was born in Calais on January 7, 1935, son of Fay and Bertha (Cheney) McArthur.

There are real angels.

This time of year when we think of the signs of the season, feelings and stories of miracles, we often see angels of many sizes and descriptions. My story tells of real angels. I recently had the misfortune to have developed septicemia from an operation.

Eastport Celebrates Wreaths Across America

On December 16th, the United Veterans Honor Guard and local citizens honored multiple veterans and military monuments in Eastport with the laying of wreaths from Wreaths Across America. Heart of Maine Construction donated its truck and trailer to go pick up the wreaths while the United Veterans Honor Guard Unit performed the ceremony and laying of the wreaths.