April 2018

Exploring World Cultures with the Olivers Ancient Israel

We are pleased to feature a new ongoing segment based on the Oliver family’s weekly efforts to learn about different cultures and their cuisine. Each family member has selected a culture, and, going in order of oldest to youngest, Sherri researches the selected culture’s customs and foods for the family to share in.

Notice to Parents From Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons

I just wanted to reach out to you about old cell phones that you may let your little ones play with. Last night [4/19] we had a trooper going door to door around town looking for the phone that called 9-1-1 twice. It was a phone that was disabled but still had the capability to make a 9-1-1 call.

Editor's Desk

“As goes Maine, so goes the nation,” goes a famous saying that once pertained to Maine’s penchant for more-or-less accurately selecting the next president between 1832 and 1932. While the politics behind the statement have changed, it remains an enduring statement that bears some consideration in light of the state’s recent efforts to establish powerful precedents.

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for placing the news release from the Maine State Nurses Assn/National Nurses United (MSN/NNU) on the opinion page.  For the information included is far more incendiary than factual.  I am a Calais Regional Hospital Board Member; however, I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen wi

Letter to the Editor

Democrats in CD2 have the opportunity to elect a unique, well-qualified candidate to Congress in Jared Golden. Jared was born in Lewiston and raised in Leeds, Maine, and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine. Upon his return, he attended and graduated from Bates College, then worked for Senator Collins in Washington.

Coastal Glass Replaces Door at City Building

The Calais City Building received an upgrade on Monday when Coastal Glass replaced the back door. Coastal Glass is a family-owned and operated business that relocated to Calais last year. Father Todd Stewart shared that after 30 years in the business it is nice to be able to work with his sons, Daniel, Josh, and David in the field. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

Sign of Spring!

With spring a month underway, crocuses are emerging to brighten neighborhood lawns. Native bees, which pollinate between two and three times better than honey bees, are making the most of their arrival. (Photo courtesy of Grazyna Kirsch)

Princeton News

Sandra Smith


We forgot that it was a holiday and the library was closed on Monday, but we still held our writing group at 3 p.m. It truly is an incentive to do some creative writing. Anyone is welcome to join our group.

Calais Tractor Supply Store to Host Pet Treat Tasting Event

Calais Tractor Supply, 289 South Street, is hosting a pet treat tasting event and you and your furry friends are invited! Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at Tractor Supply Company, including a selection from Tractor Supply's exclusive 4health® brand. 

Sewall Memorial Congregational Church

The members of the Sewall Memorial Congregational Church were saddened by news of the passing of their dear friend and former member, Barbara Barnes, who had, in recent years, moved to the Bangor area to be near her son, Jeff, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The church’s pipe organ was given by the family in the mid-20th