Recent News

Wed
21
Jun

Stolen Vehicle Dumped in St. Croix River

Photo: A maroon 2007 Honda SUV was reported to be headed into the St. Croix River early Friday morning by a Canadian bystander. Police and rescue personnel quickly responded but no driver could be located. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen from the Calais fire department parking lot. No suspects have been identified at this time. (Calais Police photo).

Wed
21
Jun

Hitchings Presented the Boston Post Cane

Daughter Katharine and Harland Hitchings. (Submitted photo). See full story on page 5.

Wed
21
Jun

Traditional Barbering Returns to Main Street

Photo: Josh Noyes is now offering a range of traditional barbering services at Thumos at 415 Main Street. Shown is Colby Moholland, who was excited to go to a barbershop aimed at men rather than a salon, receiving a haircut to his full satisfaction.

By Lura Jackson

Wed
21
Jun

Sandie Sawyer Reflects on 47 Years of Teaching

Sandie Sawyer Reflects on 47 Years of Teaching
 
By Lura Jackson
 
Wed
21
Jun

Letter to the Editor - IN SUPPORT OF CALAIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL

IN SUPPORT OF CALAIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Wed
21
Jun

Letter to the Editor - Attention all Maine retirees

Attention all Maine retirees:

Wed
21
Jun

Harland Hitchings Presented the Boston Post Cane

Photo: Harland Hitchings, Scott Carle and Doreen Wallace (Submitted photo).

By Sandra Smith

Wed
21
Jun

Farmers’ Market - Triangle Park in Calais

Assisting a customer with questions related to maple syrup and its associated products is Bob Chandler of Chandler's Sugar Shack. Those who are interested in acquiring top-grade Maine syrup can do so every Tuesday at the market.

Wed
21
Jun

23rd Annual Relay for Life Persists Despite Rain

Photo: Despite the Rain teams like Alexander for a Cure were still out walking at Friday's Relay for Life. Alexander for a Cure was this year's top team fund raiser for the Relay raising $4,329. Team members include B.J. Wallace, Jill Caruso, Casey Carr, Lesliann Barnard, Sophia Rogers, Eric Barnard, and Michael Barnard. 

Wed
21
Jun

PES Holds Annual Penny Carnival

Photo: Students who made the honor roll at Princeton Elementary School got the chance to slime their principal on the last day of school. The students met Principal Williams' goal of 36 students making the honor roll and got to slime her. 

By Kaileigh Deacon

Wed
21
Jun

May’s Funeral Home Targeted by Phone Spoofing

By Lura Jackson

 

Wed
21
Jun

Adding Color to the Halls of CHS

Photo: The Class of 2020 and their freshman advisers worked hard to create this unique and beautiful mural that hangs across the hall from room 147. This is the first of many school improvement projects that will take place at Calais High School. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Wed
21
Jun

Memories of Sammy Saunders Reveal 1920s Life in Calais

Photo: Sammy Saunders (shown in the upper right corner) attended the Union Street school on "Mud Lane" in the 1920s before serving as postmaster for Calais for many years. The St. Croix Historical Society was able to share some of his memories from a recording during a presentation given on June 6th. 

By Lura Jackson

Wed
21
Jun

Nexus Sculpture Beautified

The Nexus sculpture in Triangle Park has been beautified with the contribution of whiskey barrels and flowers, courtesy of a joint effort between the Calais Downtown Revitalization Project and the city. Additional improvements are planned. (Photo by Lura Jackson).

Wed
21
Jun

Holmestead Being Repaired

Wed
21
Jun

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By Laurie Pike

 

Wed
21
Jun

Working Towards County Wide Literacy

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

It is hard to believe that in 2017 there are people that either can’t read or can read but only up to a fourth grade level. Despite this belief the startling fact is that 38% of Washington County residents can’t read above a fourth grade level. 

Wed
21
Jun

June 13th Voting

Wed
21
Jun

Kelly Delaney’s Jersey Gets Retired at CMHS

Photo: Soon to be joining the array of retired jerseys is Lady Blue Devils number 8, thanks to the outstanding efforts of Kelly Delaney (right), who worked with Coach Anne Scott (left) to help the volleyball team earn the state title in 2016. (Photo by Lura Jackson)

By Lura Jackson

Wed
21
Jun

Miss Joyce, Children's Librarian at the Calais Free Library, Announces the Summer Reading Program for 2017!

The theme for this summer's reading program is Build a Better World!  Participants may sign up anytime beginning on June 21st. The first scheduled "Kids Lunch and Activities" will be June 27th, from 12-1 pm. All aspects of the reading program will continue until August 12th.

Wed
21
Jun

WCCC’s Computer Technology Students Share Capstone Projects

The second-year students of Washington County Community College’s Computer Technology program recently completed their individually-designed capstone projects and shared them with one another. The efforts of students were varied and ranged from publishing websites, creating printer servers, building a roleplaying game, and writing a book on computer terms.

Wed
21
Jun

Land Transfers by Deed May 25, 2017 through June 8, 2017

Donald R. Pomelow and Holly J. Pomelow of Vassalboro to Robert D. Schuman and Eunice J. Mommens of Damariscotta certain lots or parcels of land together with improvements thereon situated in Lubec (Lot numbered 56 and Lot numbered 57 as shown on the Plan of Land entitled “Lubec by the Sea” prepared by Kolman Timberland Services)

Wed
21
Jun

WOODLAND RECREATION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Pictured are members of the Northern Lights team. Players include front l-r: Anne Bergin, Margie Chandler, and Megan Lord. Back l-r: Julie White, Jaime Chandler, Joyce Rhoades, Terry Cochran, and Tammy McLellan. (Photo by John Rogers).


Wed
21
Jun

PRO CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE ACTION AT WHS

Pictured is the 2017 Pro League Championship team. Members include l-r: Betty Francis, Shaye Beers, Betty Phelps, Abei Francis, and Kelsey Burt. (Photo by John Rogers).

Wed
21
Jun

Summer Day Camp

 

 

The Woodland Recreation Dept. is proud to announce its 2017 Summer day Camp program.

Wed
21
Jun

Explorations and Adventures

 

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 9:30 AM to Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Grand Lake Stream School Building

15 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream

 

Wed
21
Jun

WOODLAND RECREATION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Pictured are members of Mother-Daughter II. Players include front l-r: Halie Smith, Mackenzie Campbell, and Shawna Monk. Back l-r:  Missy Campbell, Wendi Charters, and Crystal Monk. (Photo by John Rogers).


Wed
21
Jun

JUDITH ANN WARDWELL PUTNAM June 18, 1939 - February 25, 2017

 

Judy was a long-time resident of Calais, Maine. She was born on Father’s Day, June 18, 1939, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, of American parents, Owen and Arlene Wardwell, who are now deceased.

Wed
21
Jun

DALE H. WING

 

 Robbinston - It is with deep, unimaginable and heavy sadness that we announce the sudden death of Dale Harry Wing, beloved father, step father, husband, grandfather, and great grandfather, co-worker and friend, who passed away on June 14, 2017 at his home in Robbinston.

Wed
21
Jun

DAVID G. SEAMANS

 

 Calais & Falls Church, VA – David George Seamans, 54, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Fairfax, VA.  David was born in Calais on August 22, 1962.

Wed
21
Jun

GEORGE “BUD” BARNARD

 

Calais – George Merryfield Barnard, 82, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017 in Machias.  Bud was born on August 11, 1934 to Herbert and Viola (Leeman) Barnard in St. Stephen, NB. 

Wed
21
Jun

Beckett Center News

Monday, June 5th, we had some who practiced for summer games and we had some go to equestrian practice. Those that do not participate in either of those activities colored, did arts and crafts, and participated in games outside.

Wed
21
Jun

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet!” at Indian Township Food Pantry Garden

Indian Township.  Healthy Acadia, AmeriCorps Food Corps, FoodCorps Maine, and the Indian Township Food Pantry have partnered to offer “Lettuce Turnip the Beet!” The free summer day camp program will be held at the Indian Township Food Pantry Garden on Wednesdays, from June 21 through August 30, 2017 (no camp on August 5), from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Wed
21
Jun

Out and About

 

By Dorothy Johnson

 

Wed
21
Jun

Dennys River Historical Society

Wed
21
Jun

Institute for Curious Youth (ICY) at WCCC

Photo: Students from BRS & Indian Township doing experiments with Carey Friedman from Maine Maritime Academy. 

Wed
21
Jun
Wed
21
Jun

A Celebration of SummerKeys - Bruce Potterton Among Others

The Mary Potterton Memorial Concert on Wednesday June 28th at 7:30 P.M.  features Mr.

Wed
21
Jun

Town News for Calais, Baring, Meddybemps, Alexander School, Princeton, Grand Lake Stream, Alexander/Crawford

Calais

Sharon Frost

454-3339

 

Cherryfield Days will take place Saturday, June 24th. The theme is Disney on Display.

Wed
21
Jun

WES 4th Quarter Honor Roll

 

 

4th GRADE

High Honors

Wyatt Cropley

Paige Gagner

Tyler LaPlant

Cameron Roderick

Savanah Waycott

Denny Woodruff

Honors