February 2018

DECH Births


To Abby and Alan Spear of East Machias, a girl, Evelyn Faye born on February 20, 2018 weighing 9lbs., 4oz, 22 inches long.

To Stephanie Wright and John Reed of Lubec, a girl, Brynlee Dylan Jean Reed born on February 24, 2018 weighing 8lbs., 8oz., 20.5 inches long.

Calais News


Sharon Frost



We are nearing the end of February and into March. Full Worried Moons. Spring is on its way, hopefully sooner than expected.


 Princeton – Rodney Evans Fitch, 87, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Seaport Village in Ellsworth surrounded by his loving family.  Rodney was born in Princeton on October 29, 1930.

TREE Program Builds Bridges to Learning for Children in Poverty

By Kaileigh Deacon

Around Washington County there are programs aimed at trying to make schools better for children and to give them all the resources they need to succeed, not only in the school environment but in life as well. One such program is TREE [Transforming Rural Experience in Education].

Editor's Desk - Changing Perspective

    If someone were to ask you what you liked most about Maine, perhaps your answer would be something about its beauty and its small-town communities. In reading about the family day at Pocomoonshine Lake this week, I was immediately overcome by a wonderful memory of floating over the sunlit rocky shallows of said lake in a canoe in late summer.