1. Knights Present Award to Edward Stover

     

    Knights of Columbus presents Edward Stover Jr. VP Calais veterans Center received gold framed copy of the Declaration of Independence from the Knights of Columbus. (Photo by Pierre Little)

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  2. Basket Finds its Way Home

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

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  3. Calais Skatepark Awards Scholarships

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

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  4. Calais Baseball Tops Narraguagus

     

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  5. New School Bus for Indian Township School

     

    Natalie Boomer
    natalie@calais.news

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  6. Emily Erskine Receives MPA Principal’s Award

     

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  7. Woodland High School Honors Top 10

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

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  8. Time for a Summertime Dream

     

    Jon Reisman

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  9. Charlotte Students Donate Winnings to Those in Need

     

    Natalie Boomer
    natalie@calais.news

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  10. International Homecoming Festival Cancelled, Stand-in Event in the Works

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  11. Local Scouts Pitch in to Clean up Waterfront

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  12. Tick Season: Take Precautions to Prevent Lyme Disease

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  13. Sewall Memorial Congregational Church

     

    Bonnie Lyons

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  14. Enemies Foreign and Domestic II

     

    Jon Reisman

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  15. Nearly 100 Come Out for Moosehorn’s Amphibian Walk

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  16. Ripley Resigns as Dragons Coach, Turns Attention to Family

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  17. WCCC Medical Assisting Students React To Community Needs

     

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  18. A Local Mother Succeeds in Her Fight for Her Son’s Right to Hear

    Natalie Boomer
    natalie@calais.news

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  19. Two Events Planned to Help One Local Couple

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  20. Earth Day Clean-Up at the Moosehorn

     

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  21. Maine Leads Nation in Vaccination Rate, Still No Plans for Border Reopening

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  22. Downeast Credit Union Makes Contribution to American Legion Post #23

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  23. Awake and Hungry: Bears May Visit Your Backyard in Search of Food

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  24. Princeton Elementary Honors COVID Heroes

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

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  25. Participate in the 2021 Spring Trail Challenge for a Chance to Win a Prize

     

    Natalie Boomer
    natalie@calais.news

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  26. State Police Say Fog was a Factor in Serious Calais Collision

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  27. All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

     

    Jon Reisman

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  28. CHS Senior Awarded with Procter & Gamble Scholarship

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  29. SCRTC Inducts Seven to National Technical Honor Society

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  30. Fr. Kevin Martin Leaving St. Kateri Parish for New Assignment

     

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  31. Local Girls Spread Kindness with Donations to Hope for Homeless

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  32. Wreaths for Hope Founder Shares Mission, Exemplifies Purpose

     

    Jayna Smith
    jayna@calais.news

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  33. Local High School Softball Preview

     

    Jayna Smith

    jayna@calais.news

    High school softball teams are back on the diamond after the Maine Principals’ Association canceled the season in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic last year.  Teams at Calais, Woodland, and Shead Memorial High Schools have been practicing for nearly a month in anticipation of this year’s regular season.

    Calais High School

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  34. Local High School Baseball Preview

     

    Jayna Smith

    jayna@calais.news

    The coronavirus forced the cancelation of the 2020 baseball season, but after 21 long months, the area high school coaches and players are preparing for a full season.

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  35. CHS Senior Volleyball Recognition

     

    Senior recognition took place at the last regular season games of Calais High School’s volleyball teams, with family members presenting each senior with flowers, a stuffed animal, and a balloon.  Seniors are pictured with their parents and include (l to r) Alexis Polches, Haley Ann Way, Elaine Perkins, Carlotta Cavazzini, Hannah Gadway, Alyssa Johnson, and Elizabeth Trainor.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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  36. Calais Little League Prepares to Play Ball this Summer

     

    Jayna Smith

    jayna@calais.news

    Plans are underway for Opening Day 2021 of Calais Little League.  Those guidelines that all have come to expect will be in place, including mask wearing by all.  

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  37. Grange Celebrates 154 Years of Community Impact

     

    Jayna Smith

    jayna@calais.news

    April is Grange Month, with National Grange now celebrating its 154th year.  Founded in 1867, Grange was a way to bring farmers together and provide support on a national level.  Today, members do not have to be farmers to be part of Grange. 

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  38. Autism Awareness Month: Highlighting Understanding and Acceptance

     

    Jayna Smith

    jayna@calais.news

    In 2020, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to 2016 data, with 1 in 34 boys identified with autism and 1 in 144 girls identified with autism.  The CDC defines autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder: ASD) as “…a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.”

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  39. Fiddlehead Season is Upon Us

     

    Jayna Smith

    jayna@calais.news

    Fiddleheads, the young coiled fronds of the ostrich fern, are a springtime delicacy in Maine and New Brunswick, and in other Northeastern states and Maritime provinces.  According to University of Maine Cooperative Extension, nearly all ferns have fiddleheads, but not all fiddleheads are edible.  

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  40. Perry Fire Chief Paula Frost Retires After Many Years of Service

     

    Natalie Boomer 

    natalie@calais.news

    On Tuesday, April 6th Paula Frost stepped down from her position as Chief of the Perry Volunteer Fire Department.

    After leading the department as chief for the past 25 years, she has decided to hang up her airpack for the last time.

    “I joined the Perry Fire Department in 1988,” said Frost. “In the early days, women were not allowed to be on some departments. I was always interested in a challenge.” 

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  41. Dead River Bike Drawing Winner

     

    Parker Cole, pictured center with his dad Toby and Dead River Branch Manager Stacy Crosby, shows off the bike he recently won from Dead River.  As part of the Calais Community Easter Egg Hunt, not only could kids grab a treat-filled egg from the oil company, each could also sign up to win a chance at a new bike.  (Dead River photo)

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  42. Rare Bird Sighting in Washington County

     

    Natalie Boomer 

    natalie@calais.news

    A rare bird has been sighted right here in Washington County by a few locals. 

    Sandhill cranes have been spotted multiple times in the past month. 

    Although they have not been seen on the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge yet, rangers and other employees hope to see some soon. 

    “I have never seen sandhill cranes on the refuge, and neither has any current refuge employee,” said Refuge Wildlife Biologist, Ray Brown. 

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  43. Random Observations

     

    Jon Reisman

    • The ice went out on Cathance Lake on April 1st, two to three weeks before “normal.” Clearly, a sign of the climate change apocalypse that Governor Mills and her fellow climate alarmists have been mewling about and demanding we stop using fossil fuels (only the basis of our civilization). The carbon warming apocalypse has so far meant earlier planting times, a longer growing season, record crop outputs (carbon dioxide is also known as plant food) and steady employment for climate alarmists. It must be stopped.

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  44. Woodland High School Volleyball - DAC Champions!

     

    Congratulations to Woodland High School's volleyball team, DAC Champions!  They ended their regular season with a record of 10-2.  Team members include (front, l to r) Courtney Leighton, Emily McArthur, Belle Moody, Emily Curtis, Maya Gallant, Emily Erskine, (back, l to r) Coach Michelle Ripley, Aaliyah Dana, Jaz Bohanon, Myra Miller, Kris Curtis, Jayden O'Neill, Chey Hobbs, and Asst. Coach Michealene Spencer.  (Photo by John Rogers)

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  45. Calais Junior High Volleyball

     

    The Calais Junior High volleyball team ended their season last week, with eighth graders being recognized.  Pictured are Coach Mayez Travis, Kate McPhee, Kayleigh Scott, Lexie Seavey, Casey McLellan, Avva Cassidy, Cameron Dubay, and Coach Peighton Ahlberg.  (Submitted photo)

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