April 2018

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

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.)


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.


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.

Calais News

Sharon Frost



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.

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. 

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.


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.

Baring News

Sally Doten



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.