March 2018

Journalism Scholarships Available for Maine Students

The Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund seeks applications from Maine students.

The Gannett Scholarship provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast, or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to attend an undergraduate, graduate, trade, or technical school.

DECH Births


A girl, Ada Rose Reppert born on March 14, 2018 to Jamie Lyn and Levi Jacob Reppert of Princeton, Maine, weighing 8lbs., 15oz., 21 inches long.

A girl, Logan Joy Gatcomb born on March 14, 2018 to Katherine and Chad Gatcomb of Machiasport, Maine, weighing 5lbs., 11oz., 20 inches long.

Rep. Grohman Introduces Governor’s Bill for Student Loan Relief

 Independent State Representative Martin Grohman of Biddeford will introduce a Governor’s bill later today that will provide significant debt relief for students and work towards retaining young people in Maine.  LD 1834 is "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide for Student Loan Debt Relief”.  Rep.

Bangor Savings Bank Sets $15 Starting Wage

 Bangor Savings Bank has raised the minimum rate it pays employees in all positions to $15 per hour, effective Feb. 25.

 It is the bank’s third minimum wage increase since January of 2016, and supports the company’s objective to pay a living wage to all employees, regardless of location, position, or whether they are full-time or part-time. 

Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church

There were about 125 happy diners at the Parish Hall last Saturday night for the annual boiled dinner.  Many people were “wearin’ the green” and some were especially celebratory in the clothing and hair dressing.  A fine time was had by all.  Not a speck of meat - corned beef or ham - remained, but all had gotten their fill.  Sweetest cabbage ever!

Sewall Memorial Congregational Church

The Sewall Memorial Congregational Church in Robbinston is preparing to re-open following its three month period of cold hibernation, when heating the old not-so-airtight building becomes prohibitively expensive.  The first service will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25th at 4 p.m.  The next service on Sunday, Easter,  April 1st at 7 a.m., a bit after sunrise service to celebrate a n

Dennysville News

 The Dennys River Historical Society will welcome Donald Soctomah for a discussion of the Passamaquoddies on the Dennys River, at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, March 27th, at the Hansom House (aka Lincoln House) in Dennysville, Maine.  For more information, please contact the Society at 726-3905, and check the Society’s Facebook page for updates.

CDRC Sponsors “May Pole” Decorating Competition for May in Calais

Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) is sponsoring a “May Pole “ lamp post decorating competition for entire month of May as part of its May Days celebration in downtown .  Anyone can participate, whether you are an organization, church, school class, individual, or business. Here’s your chance to be super creative and have fun, too. There is no fee.

Community Calendar

MARCH 29: Legal issues regarding substance use in the workplace, presented by Drummond Woodsum Law - FREE workshop for employers from 9 a.m. to noon at UMM, Science 102, also video conferencing available in the WCCC assembly room in Calais. Register: 207-255-0983.

Help a Teenager, Help Yourself

Do you know someone who could  use a hand with simple home repairs, but is unable to make ends meet?  A large contingent of well-supervised young people, coordinated by All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor, is looking for ways to help during the third full week of June.  Repairing steps, installing railings and handicapped access, winterization, fixing leaky rooves, walls and w

Dorothy A. Johnson

Dorothy A. Johnson
Robbinston – Dorothy Ann Johnson, 70, passed away at her home on March 27, 2018 with her nieces by her side and her cat at her feet.  Dorothy was born to Clarence and Estella (Barnes) Johnson on July 17, 1947 in Calais.