3 killed in Machias, Jonesboro shooting rampage

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Three people were killed and a fourth injured in a shooting rampage that took place at three locations in Machias and Jonesboro on the morning of Monday, Feb. 3. 

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Coach Clark to be Inducted to Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

 

~Former Players Cochran and Torrey Speak of Beloved Coach~

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Seventeen inductees will join the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame this year, with one of those being Coach Arnie Clark, who is being honored posthumously.  He passed away in August 2018.

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Feeding Corn to Deer Could be Fatal

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

As the ground freezes and snow starts to fall, the appearance of animals becomes more of a rare sight, and when people get a chance to see them they get excited. Oftentimes that excitement leads to people leaving food out for the animals, feeling they are helping.

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CHS Honor Society Helps PAWS and Calais Library

Calais High School National  Honor Society towel drive for PAWS brought in 145 rolls of paper towels and 75 old towels and small blankets during their Annual Winter Carnival drive. Their recent used book drive brought in over 600 books for the Calais Free Library’s Used Book Sale Room. (Submitted by Anne Scott)

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Hospital CEO Rod Boula Provides More Details on CRH Since Bankruptcy Protection

 

By Jayna Smith 

and Pierre Little

jayna@calais.news

After a recent update to the city council, Calais Regional Hospital’s CEO Rod Boula sat down with The Calais Advertiser, providing more specifics on the current state of the hospital.  

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Local Boys Help Team Win Championship

Colby Moholland, of Robbinston, and Noah White, of Calais, finished their travel basketball season on the undefeated Machias-based Downeast Pride team.  The two helped guide the team to the Eastern Maine Basketball Championship title in the 5/6 grade A division.  (Submitted photo)

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Calais Blue Devil basketball Team

Pictured is the Calais Blue Devil basketball team. Members include front l-r: Alex Richard, Jace Cook, JD Turner, Reece Sabattus, Tyler Furtek, and Kyle Richard. Back l-r: Matthew Dana, Tony Dana, Mason Ritchie, Jacob Sockabasin, Cameron Kelley, Dawson Critchley, Ryland Sabattus, Luke Furtek, and Coach Darrin Constant. (Photo by John Rogers)

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Dennysville News

 

Submitted by Ann Montgomery

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Police Officer Alleges WCCC President Denied Him His Education for Wearing Gun

 

Claims he was told, “Once you take the uniform off, you’re not really a police officer anymore.”

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

A local police officer has been told he’s not allowed to carry his department-issued handgun while attending classes at Washington County Community College (WCCC).

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Valentine Tea Held for Residents of Washington Place

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Since 2011, local pageant ladies have been hosting a Valentine Tea for residents of Washington Place.  The pageant queens and princesses are affiliated with the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant, and this event is just one of many community service projects the queens and princesses take part in.

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Love Everlasting: 57 Years Married and Living Their Best Life

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

It was the fall of 1959 when 15-year-old Rick first laid eyes on 13-year-old Barbara.  He saw her at a dance he attended with a couple of friends.  “I saw her dancing, and I said, ‘Geesh, I’ve gotta dance with that girl,’ and so I did, and I told my buddy, ‘I gotta see if I can go out with her,’ and I just fell in love with her right from the get-go,” Rick Roussel said of his now-wife, Barbara.

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Love Everlasting: 56 Years of Happiness Together

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Some say marriage isn’t easy, but for one local couple, it seems to have been a walk in the park.

Tom and Billie Parks, of Calais,  just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Dec. 9th.  They met as kids, and it was eight years after their first encounter when they had their first date.

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Machias Savings Donates to Quilters

 

When Machias Savings Bank learned that the St. Croix International Quilters were struggling to keep their “Quilts for Hospice” program afloat, they were quick to reach out with a most generous donation of $500 so that the program could continue.

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Wine ‘n Weave Workshop Helps Marine Environment

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

The Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium in St.  Andrews is hosting a unique event for anyone 19 and older.  On Thursday, Feb. 20th, a Wine ‘n Weave rope weaving workshop will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Canadian time.

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1,000th Career Point

Senior Captain Lady Blue Devil veteran guard Olivia Huckins is pictured with mother Jennifer Huckins, sister Logan Huckins, and father Dallas Huckins after scoring her 1,000th-career point against the Lady Knights in the regular season finale. (Photo by John Rogers)

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The First Donates to CHS

Calais High School Athletic Director Randy Morrison receiving a check in the amount of $2,200 from The First, monies donated by the local bank throughout the regular season for halftime foul shots made by local fans. (Photo by John Rogers)

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Celebrating 71 Years of Marriage!

Hollis Edward Beers, age 92, and Helen Marjorie (Short) Beers, age 90, married on February 16, 1949.  The couple live in Vanceboro and will be celebrating 71 years of happiness together!  Mr. and Mrs. Beers are parents to Linda Weymouth, David Beers, Danny Beers, and Michael Beers.  They also have six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Congratulations to them from everyone at The Calais Advertiser!  (Submitted photo)

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Tigerettes Win Quarter-Final Opener In Bangor

 

Defeat Wisdom In A 39-34 Thriller

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Area Teens Study Physical Comedy

 

Mark Macey, Eastport Arts Center and Stage East’s Island Institute Fellow, is presenting a series of workshops for high school drama clubs, focusing on physical comedy, a performance mode where movement is the primary method of storytelling. Calais High School and Shead High School groups’ workshops were held in January. Washington Academy and Cobscook Institute sessions are planned.

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VL Tammaro Delivers Extra Warmth & Savings on Valentine’s Day

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Some unsuspecting VL Tammaro Oil customers received a nice treat on Valentine’s Day when Mike Tammaro and his drivers showed up.  Their visit did not only bring the traditional Valentine’s Day treat of chocolate but also brought 100 gallons of fuel free of charge.  

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Calais High School Winter Carnival

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

For anyone that has attended Calais High School in the last 40 years, they are more than likely familiar with the week before February vacation, known as Winter Carnival. Since its inception, Winter Carnival has been a way to bring the school together and celebrate the upcoming vacation.

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Charting a Path Forward for Arts Education in Maine Rural Public Schools

 

ArtsEngageME, in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission, is working with six Washington County school districts to learn more about their current arts education programs and to prepare Arts Education Plans to increase student access to the arts over the next few years.  Input from parents and the greater community is also a key component.  

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Bear, Coyote, Raven Reading Coming to Machias

 

By Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Poet Jason Grundstrom-Whitney will be reading from his book, “Bear, Coyote, Raven”, at the University of Maine at Machias on Thursday, March 12th at 4 p.m.

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Listening for Right Whales in the Gulf of Maine

 

Two passive acoustic data collection efforts are underway in the Gulf of Maine to gather information on North Atlantic right whales. One will deploy fixed archival-acoustic recorders mounted on the ocean bottom for a specific period of time. The other will use autonomous underwater vehicles called gliders, equipped to record acoustic information and report it back in near real-time.

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Baileyville Thrift Store Changes Hands

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Thrift shops have been gaining in popularity, not only because of the extensive array of great items that can be found for cheap but because they allow buyers an opportunity to repurpose items, slowing down waste and keeping items out of landfills.  

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New Leader of Abbe Museum is Tribe Member, CHS Alumnus

 

By Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

1992 Calais High School graduate and Passamaquoddy member Christopher Newell has been chosen to lead Bar Harbor’s Abbe Museum as executive director and senior partner with Wabanaki Nations.  The museum was founded in 1926 and documents Wabanaki culture, history, and art.  

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Woodland Cheering Coach Steps Down After 25 Years

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

For most, coaching would seem a daunting task that was more of a hassle than it was worth. But for Woodland High School Coach Missy Campbell, coaching has been a way of life for the last 25 years.  

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St. Croix Regional Family Health Center Heart Healthy Drawing Winner

We have a winner in our Heart Healthy Weekly Drawing! Office manager Denise Harriman presented Cindy with her winnings: a scarf and pedometer. Her Healthy Habit is reducing her caloric intake and increasing her physical activity. Congratulations, Cindy! (Facebook photo)

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Irish HighTime to Play Calais Celtic Concerts Feb. 29

 

Calais Celtic Concerts is very excited to bring back the multi-award winning new group, from Connemara Ireland, HighTime, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Park St., Calais, on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m. US/ 7 p.m. Canadian time. The doors will open at 5 p.m. EST.

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Lady Blue Devils Finish A Fantastic 19-1 Season

Drop Semi-Final To The Top-Rated Stearns Minutemen

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