March 2018

Court News

Court News

Eric Buck of Machias, Maine:  Theft by receiving stolen property on 9/1/2015 in Machias.  SNTC date 1/16/2018, Department of Corrections 364 days all suspended, probation 2 years.  GLTY

Alexander/Crawford News

Cassie Oakes


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Editor's Desk

 If you’re from Washington County, chances are you’ve spent your time finding or hiding – or both – copious amounts of Easter eggs indoors and occasionally outdoors if the weather and holiday align.

DECU Donates to Sponsor Basketball Tournaments

Down East Credit Union presents a check (donation) to Woodland Recreation Director, Michael Boies. The Down East Credit Union will be the main sponsor for the Annual Down East Credit Union Gr. 8 Basketball Tournaments held at Woodland High School. The boys will play on March 17 / 18, and the girls on March 24 / 25. (Facebook photo)


Gary Norman Saunders, 83, of Ellington, passed Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, with his son Guy by his side.

He was born June 1, 1934, in Calais, Maine, son of Guy and Verna (Grant) Saunders. He was preceded in death by four sisters; Muriel, Charlotte, Beverly, and Phoebe; and a brother, Grant Saunders.

Community Calendar

MARCH 14: 50th Anniversary Tribute, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Sing of the Sea - songs from the most influential sea music recording performed by members of “From Away Downeast” at the Pembroke Library at 6:30 p.m.

Letter to the Editor - Your paper serves well the Calais community

Thank you for including Alexander in your newspaper. Your paper serves well the Calais community, which includes, in many ways, Alexander and the surrounding towns. Your own writing shows a broad view of a very local community. I appreciate your views and your writing. 

John Dudley, 


Crandall Appointed MDEA Commander Over Washington County

The recently retired sheriff of Aroostook County, Darrell Crandall of Houlton, has been named the northern commander for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA).  It is a job he previously held until 2013, when he left the drug agency to rejoin to Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.  Crandall was elected sheriff in 2014 and retired last month.  He succeeds Peter Arno who recently re