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  Mutual aid is incredibly important to rural areas such as Eastern Washington County as it enables emergency personnel to utilize resources that wouldn't otherwise be available to smaller municipalities. Demonstrating the point, the Calais Fire-EMS ladder truck was instrumental recently in... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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  For the second year in a row, Calais School Department has taken the state prize for VFW Teacher of the Year. Last year, Kathy Smith and Pat Sammer won for the Junior High and High School divisions. This year, Toby Cole received the statewide award. Congratulations, Toby! (Posted on Calais... + continue reading
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By Lura Jackson In the center of Maine, a debate has taken hold of the community: should Skowhegan Area High School change the name of its high school teams from the “Indians” – a change supported by many indigenous members of the extended community – or keep them as is, in keeping with the group... + continue reading
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By Lura Jackson A downtown is often defined by its eateries, and Calais has been making significant gains recently in part due to the efforts of businesses like Crumbs. Since opening in February of 2015, Crumbs has steadily become one of the most popular locations on Main Street – and their... + continue reading
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By Lura Jackson In the summer 2017, The Calais Advertiser started a new initiative to return paperboys to the streets of Calais. Young workers willing and able to deliver newspapers every week to the neighborhoods of Calais were sought. The initiative to return paperboys to the city streets was... + continue reading

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The Eastport Arts Center (EAC) is excited to announce the appearance of Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, on Saturday, January 19 at 3 p.m. Mayor de Blasio, who delighted a packed house with his appearance at EAC in January 2018, is returning to the Arts Center to give an informal talk titled “50 Years After MLK: The Path to Progressive... + continue reading
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Among Calais’s most ebullient residents is Verna Mackechnie, who celebrated her 102nd birthday on January 9th at the Washington Place with family, residents, and staff. (Photo by Lura Jackson) + continue reading
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  For the second year in a row, Calais School Department has taken the state prize for VFW Teacher of the Year. Last year, Kathy Smith and Pat Sammer won for the Junior High and High School divisions. This year, Toby Cole received the statewide award. Congratulations, Toby! (Posted on Calais School System Facebook) + continue reading
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By Lura Jackson In the center of Maine, a debate has taken hold of the community: should Skowhegan Area High School change the name of its high school teams from the “Indians” – a change supported by many indigenous members of the extended community – or keep them as is, in keeping with the group calling itself Skowhegan Indian Pride? At the most... + continue reading

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By Nancy Beal Several small wild blueberry growers, most from Washington County, were in the room when the Wild Blueberry Commission (WBC) met at the Hancock County Extension Service office in... + continue reading

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This racoon photo was taken by Donna Melanson. See other wildlife photo submissions in this week's paper on page 15. We'd like everyone to submit their own wildlife photos! + continue reading

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On January 1, DECH welcomed its first baby of 2019.  Matt and Molly Hall and their three daughters welcomed Ezra James Hall to their family at 7:33 a.m.  The Hall’s beautiful baby boy... + continue reading

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By Kaileigh Deacon   On a recent trip to Paris, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the town with the same name as the one in which I grew up. Growing up in Calais, you often hear the... + continue reading

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Pictured is the Calais Blue Devils varsity basketball team. Members include front l-r: Justice Bassett, Kyle Richard, Amuwes Dana, John Turner, Luke Furtek, and Dawson Critchley. Back l-r: Coach... + continue reading

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Calais Blue Devils Varsity Basketball Team

Pictured is the Calais Blue Devils varsity basketball team. Members include front l-r: Justice Bassett, Kyle Richard, Amuwes Dana, John Turner, Luke Furtek, and Dawson Critchley. Back l-r: Coach Darrin Constant, Tony Dana, Mason Ritchie, Blake Collins, Sebastian Moore, Ryan Newell, Cameron Kelley, John Socobasin, and Coach Marty Cushing.

 

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