April 2018

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Thu
05
Apr

Editor's Desk - Addressing economic disparity

Chances are you’ve heard the infamous line reportedly declared by a French princess when she heard that the peasants were starving: “Let them eat cake!” The endurance of that statement in our popular culture is a testament to the difference in understanding between the wealthy, who had more cake than they knew what to do with, and the poor, who had no cake – much le

Thu
05
Apr

Letter to the Editor

First I would like to congratulate you on the wonderful job you are doing with the Advertiser. We are retired and living in Kennebunk. We had to sell our camp on Big Lake last summer, but are continuing to renew our subscription to keep up with the towns and Calais area news. (Loved the picture of the little cheerleaders last week.)

Thu
05
Apr

Letter

Did you know Bruce Poliquin’s net financial worth is $12,183,007?   Do you know Poliquin ranks 17th in wealth among U.S. House of Representatives? Did you know Poliquin voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act 6 months ago, threatening the health care of 100,000 residents of Maine?  Poliquin also voted for the House version of the GOP tax bill.

Thu
05
Apr

Passport Fees Increase

 

The fee to obtain a passport for an adult or child has increased as of April 2nd, AAA Northern New England advises. The increase does not apply to people renewing their passports through the mail.

Thu
05
Apr

Calais Police Report - March 2018

March 2, 2018: A female juvenile, age 9, of Calais, Maine was charged with Assault.

March 2, 2018: Michael Wilson, age 34, of Calais, Maine was charged with Operating after Suspension.

March 10, 2018: Lisa Record, age 27, of Calais, Maine was charged with Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Thu
05
Apr

JAMES H. CONNOR, JR.

Princeton & Somerville, New Jersey – James Harvey Connor Jr., 89, died at his home on March 24, 2018.  James was born to James Sr.

Thu
05
Apr

EDWIN R. MURPHY

It is with great sadness but with loving memories that we announce the passing of Edwin R. Murphy at age 71 of Lakeland, Florida and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.  After a long courageous battle with cancer, he died peacefully at his winter home in Lakeland, Florida on March 28, 2018 with his loving wife and daughter by his side.

Thu
05
Apr

Meddybemps News

Linda Baniszeski 

 

Thu
05
Apr

Alexander School News

Cassie Oakes

 

On Friday, April 6th Edmunds will play at AES.  The girls’ game starts at 5:30 with the boys to follow at 6:30.  As always, volunteers are needed to donate to the kitchen and help work during the games.

Thu
05
Apr

Calais News

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

April Flower: Sweet Pea: Birthstone: Diamond.

Orthodox Easter April and May are the Keys of the year.

ECW April  4th at 5:30 p.m. A pot luck and meeting at St. Anne’s Church.

Thu
05
Apr

Downeast Salmon Federation Hosts Annual Smelt Fry in Columbia Falls on April 21st

On Saturday, April 21st the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) will host their Annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day Celebration from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join DSF for a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities!

Thu
05
Apr

Rent Smart Renter’s Education Class to be Offered in Washington County

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) and Next Step Domestic Violence Project are collaborating to offer a renter’s education class in Machias this spring.

Thu
05
Apr

Dunkin Donuts Easter Egg Hunt

Woodland Easter Egg Hunt


Thu
05
Apr

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Cote and Dion Visit WaCo Dems

By Nancy Beal

 

Visits from two Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls — Adam Cote and Mark Dion — highlighted the March 11 meeting of the Washington County Democrats in the meeting room of the East Machias fire station.

Thu
05
Apr

Historical Photos - Sardine Factories

Folks from Calais, Charlotte and Alexander would flood into Robbinston to live in the cottages and shanties provided  by the sardine factory to house the hundreds of workers needed in the factories. The cottages were located in Robbinston in back of the old general store in the village. 


Thu
05
Apr

Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien Announces Candidacy for Maine Senate

Christina Therrien, the current town manager of Machias, has announced her candidacy for Maine State Senate District 6.

 The Senate district encompasses all municipalities and unorganized territories of Washington County and parts of East Hancock County including Gouldsboro, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor. 

Thu
05
Apr

Blueberry Crisp

Thu
05
Apr

Robbinston News

Kathy Mekelburg

454-0654

 

Thu
05
Apr

Alexander/Crawford News

Cassie Oakes

 

Congratulations to Anna Johnson for enlisting in the 101st Refueling Wing of the United States Army.  Anna took the oath on March 29th with her parents Mark and Paula Johnson in attendance along with her sister Faith.  Anna is a Senior at Woodland High School and will be graduating in June.

Thu
05
Apr

Calais American Legion News

Michael McLean

454-3435

 

Special thoughts for comrade Ralph Flood as he is residing in Marshall’s Health Care Facility in Machias.

Thu
05
Apr

JAMES C. MORRIS

Perry – A celebration of the life of James C. Morris, who passed away on March 9, 2018, will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 7th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais.  Visitation will be held just prior to the service from 11:00 a.m.

Thu
05
Apr

Devotional - “Heaven: I Want to Be There”

By Rev. Robert Oliver

Baring Baptist Church 

 

Thu
05
Apr

Father Martin Delivers Opening Prayer in the Maine House

Thu
05
Apr

Free Machias Earth Day Celebration

Distinguished climate scientist, film about plastic waste in oceans, and local panelists to discuss health of the Gulf of Maine 

 

Thu
05
Apr

Signs of Spring Photos

A pair of sporty sunglasses didn't protect this snowman specimen from melting in the gradually warming sun. (Photo courtesy of John Jackson)

Thu
05
Apr

‘To Keep the Light’ Now Streaming Worldwide

By Sarah Craighead 

Dedmon

 

It’s been nearly four years since New York-based director/actor Erica Fae packed up her lights, cameras and crew to finish production on her film “To Keep the Light.” 

Thu
05
Apr

Cooper News

Thu
05
Apr

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough

 

Thu
05
Apr

Princeton News

Sandra Smith

 

Thu
05
Apr

Baring News

Sally Doten

454-2625

 

It’s Monday again and I must write something that is presentable for you to read. At this very moment my mind is a complete blank. When you’re old I guess that’s not an unusual state of mind. 

Pages