April 2018

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Wed
25
Apr

Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

 

Wed
18
Apr

Nurses’ Union Condemns Rose Room Closure

The Maine State Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MSNA/NNU) condemned Calais Regional Hospital’s (CRH) recent announcement that it will be closing the “Rose Room,” a facility that serves local cancer patients on an outpatient basis.

Wed
18
Apr

City Takes Action on Carson Road

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Wed
18
Apr

2018 DAR Good Citizens

 The Hannah Weston Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution honored six Washington County high school seniors selected by their respective schools during the annual DAR Good Citizen reception held Tuesday, April 10th at Whiting Community Center.

Wed
18
Apr

Gothard Sisters Thrill Crowd with Contemporary Celtic Music

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

New Wild Blueberry Specialist Tackles Challenges

By Ruth Leubecker

 

A month on the job but eager to learn, Lily Calderwood is visiting wild blueberry growers, assessing market diversification and “right now trying to take first steps.”

Wed
18
Apr

Town and Country Squares Celebrate Hebert’s 20 Years as Caller

How fortunate it was that on a Friday the 13th 1998, Town and Country Squares decided to hire the young Terry Hebert as official Club Caller. So, on April 13th, the square dance club held a surprise celebration at Christ Church Hall in St.

Wed
18
Apr

WCCC Graduate Finds Dream Job Working with Dead River Company

Alumni Profile of the Month

Wed
18
Apr

Tide Mill Farms Awarded with $50,000 Agricultural Grant

Tide Mill Farms in Edmunds is one of five operations that have been awarded grants by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Tide Mill will receive $50,000 of the $187,735 awarded by the state.

Wed
18
Apr

Machias’ Therrien Announces Run for Augusta

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien has announced her campaign for the District 6 senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Joyce Maker. In January Maker announced she would not seek reelection. 

Wed
18
Apr

Sales and Prices of Homes Increase Steadily in Washington County

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

Letter to the Editor - Christina Therrien: Ready Now For Maine Senate

 This letter is in support of Christina Therrien for Maine State Senate District 6. I know Christina as the president of the Machias Rotary Club where she is fiscally prudent with a strong interest in doing right for the people of Maine. In fact, this is her second term as Machias Rotary Club president.

Wed
18
Apr

Letter to the Editor - A Hypocrite on the Balanced Budget

Bruce Poliquin’s web site says he is urging his colleagues in Congress to vote for a constitutional amendment requiring a Federal Balanced Budget.  He points out this is an amendment which he himself signed as a cosponsor during his first week in Congress in 2015.  He states this is a necessary amendment to “… ensure a financially sustainable future for our Nation.”

Wed
18
Apr

Editor's Desk

Spring always comes with a certain amount of energy as new growth and new life surrounds us, but this year seems to be particularly rife with promise. It is warmer than it has been in past years – the average temperature in March this year was five degrees warmer than last year – and we’re on track for fairly early spring weather.

Wed
25
Apr

Successful Benefit Supper Held for Ralph Flood of Cooper

By Laurie Pike

 

Wed
25
Apr

Pioneer Broadband to Construct Fiber Optic Network

Downeast Broadband Utility is pleased to announce that it has retained Pioneer Broadband to oversee the construction of a fiber optic network for Baileyville and Calais.  Board President, Dan Sullivan said, “We’re very pleased to have reached an agreement with Pioneer to manage the construction of the new network, which will encompass appro

Wed
25
Apr

DHHS Warns of Individual Impersonating Child Protective Services Caseworker

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently received notice of an individual allegedly impersonating a DHHS Child Protective Services (CPS) Caseworker. This was an isolated incident in Southern Maine. 

Wed
25
Apr

BREAKING NEWS: Man Who Shot and Killed Sheriff's Deputy at Large


A Maine man killed a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a rural town in central Maine.

Wed
18
Apr

Readathon Raises $4,100 for Calais Elementary School

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

State Increases Funding for Calais Schools by $300,000

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

North End Pizza Brings Boston Flavor to Calais

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

Senator Collins Announces Maine Tribe to Receive $156,000 Housing Grant

 

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point Reservation will receive $156,000 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.

Wed
18
Apr

Date Set and Chairs Named for 45th International Festival

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

2018 Polar Dip Check Presentation

2018 WCCC Student Senate Polar Dip Check Presentation (right to left) Joe Cassidy, WCCC President; Dolores Landry, Sarah’s House Representative; Whitney Linscott, Ronald McDonald House Representative and WCCC Student Senate members. (Submitted photo)

Wed
18
Apr

WCCC Teddy Bear Clinic Bridges Children and Healthcare System

Approximately forty youths from around the community participated in Washington County Community College’s Teddy Bear Clinic on Thursday, April 12th. The Teddy Bear Clinic is a joint event hosted each year by the Early Childhood Development program and the Medical Assisting program.

Wed
18
Apr

Community Calendar

DURING APRIL: Poetry month celebration at Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville.

APRIL 19: Stage East Improvisation Workshop with John Morton from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Eastport Arts Center.

Wed
18
Apr

God's Healing Power

By Floyd L. Scott of 

Calais, Maine

Born 1963

 

Wed
18
Apr

Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational

Bible Study with “The Screwtape Letters” continues to be most interesting and thought-provoking, as thoughts are shared about just how little sins insinuate themselves into our lives … and how to deal with them. In the book by C.S.

Wed
18
Apr

Bishop Deeley Announces Seven Priest Assignments and a Retirement

Of local interest are:

Wed
18
Apr

Dennysville

The program that was held last Wednesday at the library, "How to Digitize and Scan Historical Documents,” was well-received by the attendees, and much interest is certainly developing in this area of preserving, with our new technological advances, materials that might otherwise be lost for future generations.  The workshop was led by Al Churchill, who has for years shared his histo

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