March 2018

Editor's Desk

  “There is no new experience in life,” writes novelist Horace McCoy in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Whatever we experience, while it may seem completely fresh and unknown to us, the odds are high that, at some point in the history on this planet, another human being has experienced something very similar.

Letter to the Editor

I have been delighted to receive the subscription to the Advertiser. You are bringing vitality and energy to the life in Calais and environs. The issues that you report about are portrayed seriously and with depth i.e. closing obstetrical care units, drugs, recreation, and sports activity. 

Letter to the Editor

We were told if we elected Mr. Trump he would surround himself with the best people that could be found. Well, so far, thirteen months into his tenure, there are 18 casualties of the Trump administration. So much for the cream of the crop. The ones that are left appear to be doing the will of the 1%ers. I don't see how that makes them the best of the best.

Calais Police Report

February 2, 2018: William O’Donnell, age 43, of Charlotte, Maine was charged with Violation of a Protective Order.

February 11, 2018: Daniel Moses, age 46, of Calais, Maine was charged with Assault.

February 14, 2018: Dustin Ramsdell, age 24, of Baileyville, Maine was charged with Criminal Mischief.

First Camron Roberts Memorial Basketball Tournament Set for This Weekend

By Sarah Craighead 



Twelve youth basketball teams will come from all over Washington County to compete in the first annual Camron Roberts Memorial Pee Wee Basketball Tournament to be held Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at Washington Academy in East Machias.

Calais News

Sharon Frost



The month of March is dedicated to the Red Cross. They help our military, collect blood for hospitals, offer safety programs and much more.

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on March 11th. We turn our clocks ahead!

SCRTC Student Wins Silver

Representing Eastern Washington County well at the Skills USA competition in Bangor on March 2nd was Zach Goodwin of Baileyville. Goodwin, who was joined by 15 other students from St. Croix Regional Technical Center, received a silver medal in welding. (Submitted photo)

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough


Quoting a message from Gary Santerre:  “The condition of the ice by West Grand Lake Dam is bad.  Late yesterday a sled went through and the people are safe. Stay away from the Narrows down to the dam. Be safe not stupid.

Lenten Bible Study: Finding Help In Temptation

Each Friday in Lent, you are invited to join in one or both of two Bible studies that will explore how to handle relationships, distractions, sincere prayer, extremism, friendships, unselfishness, pleasure, troughs and peaks, and many more of life’s challenges.  To help in this search for guidance, the Bible will be the source for the scriptural  background necessary to appreciate l