January 2018



Calais – George Andrew McCoubrey, 71, passed away January 3, 2018 surrounded by his family at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  George was born in Calais on February 24, 1946, son of Neville and Joan (Lawler) McCoubrey.

Winter Family Fun Day Planned in Cobscook Bay State Park

Families and those young at heart are invited to join the community at Cobscook Bay State Park for a day of winter fun. The ski and snowshoe trailer will be on site for free equipment loans. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sliding, tote sled rides, and horse drawn sleigh rides are just a few of the activities available!

Princeton News


Sandra Smith


Everything this week is about the weather. We thought it was getting toward the time to take down the Christmas lights from the tree at Legacy Square and then between the extreme cold and now the snow banks, it might end up being a spring project.

DECH Births Notices

To Justina Morang and Matthew Ross of Robbinston, a girl, Mackenzie Lynn Ross born on January 2, 2018 weighing 6lbs., 13 oz., 19 inches long.

To Logan Fitzsimmons and Deven Holubek of Jonesport, a girl, River Mae Holubek born on January 3, 2018 weighing 8lbs., 11oz., 20.25 inches long.

To Anyone Who Hears

By Robert Burgo


Sitting with Hope Ministries


To the person who’s struggling with the loss of a loved one.  To the teen who feels hopeless.  To the one who’s crushed by the weight of the world.  There is hope!


HOULTON- Jamie A. Lynds, 64, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at her residence. She was born March 21, 1953, in New London, NH, the daughter of James E. Lee, Sr. and Patricia J. (Bacon) Lee.

Letter to the Editor - Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality - Most of us use our computers, phones and tablets to access the web, but few of us know how it works.  We type a few words or we touch an icon and what we are interested in magically appears.  From its creation, the internet’s DNA has always been to provide free, open and equal access to all content.  In the middle of December, the recently appointed Chair of the FCC

Letter to the Editor - If you're a fan of Constitutional Carry, you have Brakey to thank

Serving in Augusta, I've gotten to know hardworking public servants from around the state. One of the people I have gotten to know is Eric Brakey, the current State Senator for Auburn and several other communities. He's the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, and a tireless advocate for your tax dollars and your rights. 

DECH Welcomes the First Baby of 2018

 On January 2 at 5:28 p.m., Justina Morang delivered the first baby born at Down East Community Hospital for 2018.  Mackenzie Lynne Ross, a sweet baby girl, was born to parents Justina Morang and Matthew Ross of Robbinston.  Mackenzie, their first child, weighed in at 6 lbs., 13oz.  Mackenzie is the first grandchild for Dad’s family and the 5th for Mom’s family.  Justina commented o


Submitted by Pastor Bobby Oliver

Baring Baptist Church


Revelation 4:11 says, "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."


 Robbinston – Rebecca Olson Cookson, 64, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Rebecca was born in St. Stephen, NB on February 13, 1953, daughter of Arthur and Edith (Olson) Garland.