Town News


Cassie Oakes


Another slow news week here. Even my week has been quiet.  I have had a quiet week at home and at the Beckett Center. I was able to attend the Center every day and played UNO, Bingo, exercised, danced to music and Friday had my favorite meal of spaghetti and garlic bread.  At home, no nephews so very quiet.  

 Here are some of the regular and on going meetings of some of the boards of the Town of Alexander.  Planning Board meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 at the town office.  The Selectmen are still meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office.  Next month they plan on trying again to change the date so they don’t meet at the same time as the school board which meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 at Alexander Elementary.   

Several folks have asked and Stephen Seavey is Alexander’s Animal Control Officer.

On Monday, January 9th the Alexander Fire Department had their monthly training meeting with the Calais Police Chief, David Randall.  The topic of the evening was the danger of meth labs.

If you are trying to think of a way to help out the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders you can drop off your empty returnable bottles and cans at Randy’s Variety.  A volunteer from the department will pick them up.

Donna Harvey wanted me to pass the word along about her daughter Amy Gaudet’s recent vehicle accident on the night of Wednesday, January 11th. Amy was coming home from work and hit a patch of black ice.  Her truck rolled over and landed on a light pole.  Thankfully she was able to walk away, but certainly has some recovering to do from it all.  Donna (and her family) are ever so thankful to Mr. Dan Merryfield who helped her out of the truck and out of harms way.  Thanks also to all the First Responders and others that were there for her that evening.

There will be a public supper at the People’s United Methodist Church in Baileyvile on February 2nd beginning at 4:30 p.m. It will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings.  Take-outs will be available for those wanting to dine in.

If you are a graduating senior that lives either in Alexander or Crawford and are interested in applying for the Alexander-Crawford Scholarship, you can pick up applications at your Guidance Office or by contacting Rhonda Oakes or Susan Wallace.

Good thoughts are being sent out Amy Gaudet, Phil McVicar, Fletcher Perkins, Charlie White, Sandy Lyon, Elwin Daley, Lynn Hill, Trudy Poole, Lenny Frost, David Carson, Avis McIntyre, Linda Richardson, Joan Dodge, Harry Smith, Dawn Winchester, Karen Moraisey, and Linda Bohanon.  Also several of our locals have been down and out with some nasty flu bugs, so good thoughts to them also and to Rylee Kinney who has been battling tonsillitis.

Anyone missing? Please let me know.  My contact information is at the end of the column.  

Upcoming birthday wishes go out to Charlotte Southard, Hillary Provencher, Peyton Fossett, Gerry Demmons, Paula Smith, Mathew Day, Debbie Seavey, Josh Hunnewell and Charlie Bryant.  I also will be celebrating my birthday this week.

Upcoming anniversary wishes go out to Ron and Diane McAlpine and Mike and Betty Smith.  I wish both couples many more years of happiness and wedded bliss!

Lucky Loser at Randy’s Variety this week is Ed Powers.  If you want to know how to become the Lucky Loser, stop by Randy’s and ask for the details.

If you have anything you would like me to share in this column you can email me at, message me on facebook, or snail mail me at 1328 Airline Road, Alexander, ME  04694.  You can also call me at 454-2344 or drop off news at Randy’s Variety!  Thank you to all of those who support me and this column. Until next time, stay safe.