April 2018

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Thu
05
Apr

USDA Accepting Best Practices Online to Address Opioid Crisis

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett has unveiled a new interactive feature on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rural opioid misuse webpage. Now, webpage visitors can tell USDA what prevention, treatment and recovery actions have been effective in addressing the opioid epidemic in their rural communities.

Mon
16
Apr

The Exciting Gothard Sisters Return to Calais!

Calais Celtic Concerts will present the multi-award winning and Irish step champions “The Gothard Sisters” at the Calais High School, 34 Blue Devil Hill, Calais ME on Saturday, April 14th. Curtain time will be at 7 p.m. US. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

Wed
18
Apr

Baring News

Sally Doten

454-2625

 

Mon
16
Apr

Editor's Desk

The community of Washington County has lost an important resource with the withdrawal of Prime Care from Calais, particularly as it follows the loss of Coastal Med Tech. Like Calais Regional Hospital, the companies were badly hit by changes to the Medicare reimbursement rate in the past few years.

Mon
16
Apr

Letter to the Editor - free teaching materials to give away

I am hoping that some teacher or day care person in the area might be interested in free teaching materials.  These were used in my various teaching classes and programs for many years.  I have some expensive and beautiful animal puppets.  I have various materials for teaching about whales and marine animals.

Mon
16
Apr

Calais Regional Hospital to Suspend Rose Room Services

By Lura Jackson

 

Mon
16
Apr

Man Arrested for Stabbing Woman in East Machias

On March 31, around 4:33 a.m., the Washington RCC received a 911 call from a male subject in the Machias area reporting a woman had been stabbed. Machias Police Chief, Grady Dwelley spoke with the caller who reported that a female had been stabbed at a residence in East Machias. Chief Dwelley and Deputies responded to the residence in East Machias.

Mon
16
Apr

Series of Heroin Overdoses Lead to Arrests

State Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency say three people have been arrested in connection with three heroin overdoses in Washington County taking place within 30 minutes of each other on Friday, April 6th.  Law Enforcement in six other Maine communities have also reported similar overdoses although none have been fatal. 

Mon
16
Apr

Hunger Games Raises $700 for Food Pantry

By Lura Jackson

 

Mon
16
Apr

AES Performs "Cry Wolf" with CSA

Mon
16
Apr

Storytelling Group Meets at Calais Free Library

By Natalie Boomer

 

Once a month, a storytelling group meets at the Calais Free Library. The group meets in the Maine Genealogy and Archiving room from 10-11:30 a.m. and is led by Sally Moir.

Mon
16
Apr

Benefit Dinner Planned for Child in Need of Heart Transplant

By Lura Jackson

 

Mon
16
Apr

Calais Lioness Club Charter Night

Mon
16
Apr

Don Dunbar Sweeps Statewide Wildlife Photography Contest

By Lura Jackson

 

Mon
16
Apr

Groundbreaking at Pratt Dealership

Mon
16
Apr

Interest in Downeast Region Spikes as Promotional Publications Launch

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
18
Apr

Grand Lake Stream News

Dave McCullough

 

Wed
18
Apr

Meddybemps News

Linda Baniszeski 

 

Wed
18
Apr

Drilling Off the Coast of Maine? Not Worth the Risk

 In life, there are some risks worth taking. With summer fast approaching, Maine people are going to start taking those risks – for example, we’ll take the risk of planning a trip to Old Orchard Beach on an August Saturday, hoping for an easy place to park, or risk some early morning shivers to catch the day’s first rays of sun from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia.

Wed
18
Apr

Maine Community College Students Named to All-Maine Academic Team

 Eighteen Maine community college students have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges by the national Phi Theta Kappa organization. They are being honored by their individual colleges at events being held this spring.

 The students receiving the award, which includes a $500 scholarship from the MCCS Board of Trustees, are: 

Wed
18
Apr

Alexander Grange to Honor Hometown Heroes

Alexander Grange #304 will be hosting a Honor our Hometown Heroes event on the evening of April 25th, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Alexander Grange on Cooper Road in Alexander. This event will feature five hometown heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. All those honored have ties to this part of Washington County.

Wed
18
Apr

Seining in the Dory

In this piece by Tom Brennan, a Washington County lobster fisherman is getting bait ready for his next workday. Lobster fishermen all around the county are preparing for the upcoming fishing season. 

Wed
18
Apr

Scholarships Available for Students Pursuing Business Degrees

 Applications are currently being accepted for the Maine Community Foundation’s Patriot Education Scholarship Fund.

Wed
18
Apr

New Officer to Join Washington County’s Troop J

Maine’s newest state troopers received their badges on Friday, April 13, in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The five troopers completed 10 weeks of specialized State Police training. All are previous graduates of the academy. The new troopers will now patrol with a veteran trooper before beginning to patrol on their own.

Mon
16
Apr

Sudden Closure of Prime Care Leaves Patients Without Local Service

By Lura Jackson

 

Mon
16
Apr

New Collaboration Aims to Make a Difference with Bullying

By Lura Jackson

 

Mon
16
Apr

Baileyville Looks at Tax Acquired Property

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Mon
16
Apr

"Barbie" Clark Retires After 42 Years in Nursing

Mon
16
Apr

Lincoln Memorial Library

April is Poetry Month, and the library will be celebrating, during Open Hours, for the rest of the month, Mondays 4 - 7 p.m.

Mon
16
Apr

Calais American Legion

 

Michael McLean

454-3435

 

I had the honor to be present for the retirement ceremony at the Calais Army National Guard Armory for SFC Kevin Farquharson. I presented Kevin with the Calais American Legion Memorial/Ceremony Flag. 

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