January 2018

Opioid Overdose Prevention Training to be Offered in Milbridge

There will be a free training on opioid overdose prevention offered at the office of Dr. Cathleen Greenberg London in Milbridge on February 5th beginning at 1:00 p.m. Joe Locke of Bangor Public Health and Community Services will be present to provide small group and private training in opioid overdoses.

Letter to the Editor - What needs to be done to break this downward spiral our government is in.

What needs to be done to break this downward spiral our government is in. We now have a president and his administration saying he did not make a certain statement, and a Senator saying he did. I thought I left this kind of behavior behind when I left grade school. These are the men we elected to represent us. We are not getting what we bargained for.

Letter to the Editor - Unhappy with the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system

I am writing to voice my disgust with the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system. Today I called the Moosehorn Refuge to get permission to trap some minnows in a small pond located a mile down the road from my house on Leighton Point in Pembroke. For years and years my sons and I have trapped live bait there on land that was once private.

Editor's Desk - The Changing Times in Calais, Maine

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change,” wrote author Thomas Hardy. In Calais, Maine, change has been a constant companion to the community since its inception in 1809, and the modern era is no different. With very little extrapolation we can glean the nature of what may be ahead of us.

Baileyville Man Charged for Threatening Woman with Gun

Joseph Lujan, 56, of Baileyville has been charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and domestic criminal threatening following an arrest in September. At the time, police were contacted by a woman sharing Lujan's residence that said he had held the loaded gun to her head and threatened her with it and assaulted her.

DECH Births


To Jennifer Pollack and Steven Gibson of Calais, Maine, a boy, Maxwell Philip Gibson born on December 30, 2017 weighing 6lbs., 4oz., 19 inches long.

To Sara Johnstone and Tristen Nelson of Jonesboro, a girl Ava Grace Nelson born on January 20, 2018 weighing 5lbs., 8oz., 18.5 inches long.

Baring News

Sally Doten



I am so sorry about last week. I must admit I completely forgot to write the column. Do you think that may be an age factor? You don’t have to answer that…..                    

Brain Integration Technique to be Demonstrated at Peavey Library

On Monday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m., Paul Ouelette of Acadia Brain Care in Calais will present an introduction to Crossinology Brain Integration. This educational program will present the fundamentals of the neuroscience at the root of this technique,  a combination of acupressure, kinesiology, and applied physiology formatting.