1. CDRC Announces Winners of Downtown Scarecrow Decorating

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    CDRC (Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition) works hard to promote downtown, bringing beautification projects, such as the gardens and hanging flowers, as well as bringing the community together, such as through the summer concert series and other events.  One recent event made possible by CDRC was the annual Harvest Festival.

    Read More
  2. Calvary Chapel Moves to Main Street

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

    Many might find a former auto parts store and garage an unlikely place for a church to be located, but Pastor Justin Harvey said that this location is actually perfect for them. He said that while not opposed to a more traditional style building, they didn’t need a steeple for their ministry.  Since its founding in the Calais area, the Calvary Chapel has had a number of locations, the most recent of which, was the building on the corner of Union Street and North Street that they shared with Ace Hardware.

    Read More
  3. Woodland Girls’ Soccer

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    The Woodland girls’ soccer team posted a 3-3 record over the last two weeks, according to Coach Kris Siering.  This brings the team’s record to 6-4-1 on the season.  

    Losses for the Dragons over those two weeks came from Penobscot Valley, Shead, and Bangor Christian High Schools.  Two wins were earned by the Dragons over Narraguagus and another over Lee Academy.  

    Read More
  4. CHS Senior Boys Recognition

     

    Calais boys’ soccer played their last home game of the season on Monday.  The three seniors were each recognized for their contributions to the team.  They include Bernie Yost, son of Bernie and Christy Yost; Jerry Harmon, son of Bill and Alicia Greenlaw; and Isiaih Mitchell, son of Mary Mitchell and John Deacon.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

    Read More
  5. CHS Senior Girls Recognition

     

    As their high school soccer careers come to an end, senior members of the Calais High School team were recognized last week.  They include Trinity Jones, daughter of Forrest and Heidi Beal;  Katie Bitar, daughter of Nick and Anne Bitar; Alexis Donahue, daughter of Chris and Peggy Donahue and David Beach and Sarah MacNichol, shown also with sister Kerrigan; and Sage Phillips, daughter of Louis and Tristan Phillips.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

    Read More
  6. Calais City Council Swears in New Councilor

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

    Former Councilor Bill Cody announced at the end of the summer that he would be leaving the city council as he was relocating from Calais. Prior to his leaving, the council met with the prospective candidates to fill his seat, and after the executive session meeting, the council named William Quinn as Cody’s successor. Quinn ran for one of the two vacant seats at last year’s election, losing in votes to Cody and Mark Carr.

    Read More
  7. Maine Legislature Honors Down East Hospice Volunteers 40 Years of Compassionate Care

     

    On October 13, Representative Anne Perry and Senator Marianne Moore presented Down East Hospice Volunteers Executive Director Barb Barnett and Board President Paul Strickland with a Legislative Sentiment. This Sentiment is signed by President of the Senate Troy Jackson, Secretary of the Senate Darek Grant, Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau and Clerk of the House Robert Hunt. It was introduced by Representative Perry and cosponsored by Senator Moore.

    Read More
  8. 77-year-old Man from Eastport Wins Boston Marathon in His Age Division

     

    Natalie Boomer
    [email protected]

    An Eastport man has won the 75 to 79 year age group in the 125th running of the Boston Marathon.
    On October 11th, Philip Krajewski completed the 26.2 mile course in 3 hours, 45 minutes, and 26 seconds - an 8.36 pace. This gave him the second fastest time of any runner, 77 or older, in the past 20 years.

    Read More
  9. Question One: None of the Above Please, and A Pox on All Your Houses

     

    Jon Reisman

    “Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014, to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?”- Question one on the November Ballot.

    Read More
  10. Charlotte Fire Department Hopes to Raise Money for Cold Water Rescue Gear

     

    Natalie Boomer
    [email protected]

    Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue is hosting a special fundraiser this fall. A “Hills and Furrows” log cabin scrappy quilt is being raffled off in hopes to raise money for cold-water rescue gear.
    The firefighters would like to purchase gear, suits, equipment, trainings, and other needs to fulfill this service for the community.

    Read More
  11. Pop-up Drive-in Theater in Baileyville Proves Successful

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Drive-in theaters seem to be a thing of the past, with very few still in operation across the nation and only a handful throughout the state.  In Baileyville, however, the holiday committee has come up with a way to revive the concept with a pop-up drive-in movie theater of sorts.

    Read More
  12. New State Record Set at Pumpkinfest

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    When most think of pumpkins, they think of round and orange, but pumpkins actually come in various shapes and colors.  They can be round, oval, tall, and squat and come grown with varying hues of orange.  As for size, one man’s pumpkin recently topped them all, setting a new state record.  

    Read More
  13. Dedication of the Military Women’s Memorial Grove at Wreaths Across America

     

    Submitted by Sherry Sivret

    Read More
  14. CHS Cross Country Continues to Make Strides

     

    Coach Ryan Furtek

    On September 21, CHS cross country, with the help of athletic director Randy Morrison, Calais EMS, and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge staged their home event.

    Shelby Cookson debuted in her first run for CHS and Bailey O'Rourke finished in fourth place out of 18 runners for the girls.   

    The boys took four of the top ten spots, with Tristan Seavey in third place, followed by Tyler Furtek, Keegan Trainor, and Logan Griffith.  

    The team wishes to thank all who made this a successful event.  

    Read More
  15. 'Honey Beer for Hospice' Benefits Down East Hospice Volunteers of WC

     

    Read More
  16. Baileyville Welcomes Octoberfest Crowd

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Baileyville was bustling on Saturday with the town’s annual Octoberfest.  The line-up of  fun drew many with kids’ activities, a craft fair, a parade, a car show, and much more.

    Read More
  17. Community Spirit Proves Strong for 17th Annual Turkey-a-Thon

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    In true Washington County-community fashion, hundreds came out last Friday, October 8, to donate to the annual Classic Hits Turkey-a-Thon.  The event helps lessen the burden associated with food insecurities during the holiday season.  

    Read More
  18. Former GOP Gov. LePage Rallies in Washington County for Third Term

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Read More
  19. This Week’s Outrages

     

    Jon Reisman

    There are usually a couple of stories every week that raise my blood pressure and result in dark thoughts and angry mumbles. Here is a recent sampling:

    Angus King votes to confirm eco-terrorist and tree spiking apologist Tracy Stone-Manning as the director of the Bureau of Land Management, charged with the stewardship of millions of acres of public land. Ms. Manning was approved 50-45, with nary a Republican vote, including Senator Collins, who can usually be counted on to support the environmental left.

    Read More
  20. Calais Junior High Volleyball Off to Strong Start

     

    The Calais Junior High School volleyball team has played three games so far this season and has come away with three victories.

    On September 21, Woodland Junior High’s volleyball team traveled to Calais, where they were handed a loss by the strong Calais team.

    Calais traveled to Machiasport on September 24 and faced the team from Jonesboro.  Calais was again victorious.

    Then, on September 30, Calais traveled to Lubec for another win.  

    The team is coached by Jessica Holmes.

    Read More
  21. Harvest Festival Vendor Fair and Concert in the Park Draw Hundreds

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Hundreds flocked to triangle park throughout the day on Saturday to check out the many vendors onsite during CDRC’s Harvest Festival.
    Shoppers were not disappointed with the array of merchandise available.  Crafters and artisans showcased everything from hand-carved signs and other handcrafted decor to jewelry and clothing items, along with canned goods and preserves.

    Read More
  22. Harvest Festival Kicks Off with Road Races

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Thanks to Calais High School cross country coach Ryan Furtek, along with his team members, the inaugural Kids’ Scarecrow Shuffle One-Mile Fun Run and the Harvest Festival 5K were both successful events.

    Read More
  23. Kids Enjoy Free Fun at CDRC’s Harvest Festival

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    There was plenty of fun for kids of all ages at this year’s Harvest Festival.  Kicking off the morning was a one-mile fun run, hosted by Calais High School’s cross country team.  At the waterfront, kids had fun touring a US Coast Guard boat, learning about marine science with Downeast Institute’s portable touch tank, and painting rocks at Calais Free Library.  

    Read More
  24. Skate Instruction During Harvest Festival

    Read More
  25. Baileyville Faith Formation Students Help Feed the Hungry

     

    The St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish’s faith formation program at St. James the Greater Church in Baileyville discovered that the most effective way to educate children on the corporal works of mercy is to live them out.

    On September 26, students of the program delivered the proceeds of a canned goods and food item collection to the Woodland Community Food Pantry on 55 Broadway in Baileyville.

    Read More
  26. Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Campaign

    A Program for the Handicapped

    Read More
  27. Richard, McIver Lead Calais Fall Baseball to the Win

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    In game one of the day on Sunday, the undefeated Old Town Bombers were too strong for the Calais 17U team in Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League action.

    Read More
  28. Calais High School Golf Earns DAC Title

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    At St. Croix Country Club last week, Calais High School golf earned the DAC Championship title for the second consecutive year.  The strong Calais team ended with a score of 403.  

    Machias High School reported a score of 480, followed by Narraguagus with 508.  
    Jace Cook shot an 88 for Calais, followed by Kobe Saunders with a 93, Zachary Wentworth 110, and Andrew Barnard 112.  

    Read More
  29. Harvest Dinner Provides Hometown Feel of Community

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Tickets to this year’s Community Harvest Dinner, a tradition of CDRC’s Harvest Festival, were limited to 100, and all were sold prior to Saturday’s event.  The dinner included a concert featuring musician Alan Cook.

    Read More
  30. Redistricting- The Gerry Meander

     

    Jon Reisman

    Read More
  31. MDOT Adds Safety Measures with Installation of Rumble Strips

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Read More
  32. COVID-19 Update

     

    Sarah Craighead Dedmon

    Read More
  33. Join Friends of Moosehorn on a Journey Through the Refuge

     

    Natalie Boomer
    [email protected]

    Read More
  34. Brylea Newman Wins State Pageant Title

     

    Read More
  35. CHS Golf Continues to Impress

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Read More
  36. Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk

     

    Read More
  37. Calais School Department Adopts Staff Vaccine Incentive

     

    Kaileigh Deacon

    Read More
  38. Local Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assemble Wins the State of Maine Patriots Award

     

    Maine State 4th Degree Master Duane Belanger (left) of Fort Kent presents the Maine State Patriots Award to Faithful Navigator Tom MacDonald of the St. Croix Assembly #342, Calais, Maine Assemble. The award was presented at a specific exemplification ceremony held in Madawaska, Maine. The 4th Degree is the Patriotic Degree and is the highest degree you can attain in the Knights of Columbus. (Submitted photo)

    Read More
  39. Local Pastor’s New Book Released

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Read More
  40. Jake Chambers Announces His Candidacy for House District 140

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Jake Chambers, of Calais, has announced his Republican bid for state representative.  The House seat, currently held by Anne Perry (D-Calais) will be up for election in 2022 and includes representation of Baileyville, Baring, Calais, Charlotte, Indian Township, Pembroke, Perry, Robbinston, and Pleasant Point. 

    Read More
  41. Impeach, Impede and Implode

     

    Jon Reisman

    Read More
  42. Couple Hopes to Find Missing Wedding Rings Before 50th Anniversary

     

    Natalie Boomer
    [email protected]

    Read More
  43. Mill Spokesperson Responds to Positive COVID Cases

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Read More
  44. POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony

     

    Submitted by Sherry Sivret

    Read More
  45. Calais One Step Closer to New Senior Housing

     

    Jayna Smith
    [email protected]

    Read More

Pages

Pages