February 2018

Letter to the Editor

Remembering Fred Lanigan, of Baileyville, who passed recently. My father said he was the perfect neighbor. As I grew up, I came to agree. I recall him running with us teenagers on the court when he was in his 50s. He was highly intelligent and humorous.

Letter to the Editor

I am reading the Pentagon Papers written by Daniel Ellsberg. As he meticulously laid out the lies that our past presidents told us about war, I start to think about the lies that our government is telling us now. Kelly Conway stands up and says “those are just alternative facts” (common people call them lies).

Editor's Desk

Before international borders existed, the community of the St. Croix Valley was a tightly interconnected place. The first inhabitants of the area, the Passamaquoddy and their kin, knew the valley well as a place of connection and exchange. Later, the European settlers that came drew little distinction between whether they were on one side of the river or another.

WCCC Dean’s List


Calais: Kaitlin Barrett, Nicole Clark, Samuel Hayward, Nathan Moffett, Mary King

Pembroke: Spencer Johnson

East Machias: Heather Fitzsimmons

Jonesport: Ryan Berry

Alexander: Sarah Cooke

Dennysville: Isaac Curtis

Princeton: Sienna Dana, Ashley Doten



Charlotte residents have been shocked and grieved to hear of the death of Harry Pirmann, who suffered a fall that severely damaged his back and gave a great blow to his head.  He will be missed.  He had been a past selectman and was an interested and concerned citizen of the town.


Calais:  Doris (Dot) K. Glass went home to be with her Lord on February 21, 2018. Dot was the daughter of Roy E. and Arlene (Noddin) Kavanaugh of Rollingdam, N.B. Canada. Dot attended school in Rollingdam and graduated from Miss Brown's  School of Business in St. Stephen, N.B. After marrying Don Glass in St.


Linda Lou Ackley, 68, Calais passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Machias on February 22, 1949, daughter of Colin and Constance Marston.