Northern Light Health Compromised by Hackers, Patient Data Secured

By Will Tuell

Northern Light Health announced on Feb. 2 that an unspecified number of its computer servers were compromised by hackers earlier in the day, adding that patient information is safe and that care would not be disrupted across Northern Light’s sprawling network of care providers. 

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Good Grief

 

Jon Reisman

It has been a month since Ernie, blessed be her memory, passed. I am in a state of grief, a distressed state of mind. The sea of sad tasks invokes memories, reflection, love, and tears but also actions and interactions that my maternal grandfather would have called “mitzvahs”- good deeds. Good grief, or so it seems.

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Braided Rug Class

 

Instructor Arlene Wren, Lucy Zwigard, and Tammy Corn show their completed braided rugs.  Wren will be teaching another braided rug class at Cobscook Institute in Trescott on Saturday, March 2nd.  (Photo by Susan Bolles)

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Early Spring Forecasted by Punxsutawney Phil

 

Jayna Smith

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February 2 marks a significant day for Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned “meteorologist” of the animal kingdom. Since 1887, this groundhog has been making weather predictions, with only ten years missing from the records. In the near-140 years of his tenure, Phil has seen his shadow just over 100 times, indicating six more weeks of winter.

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MSP Investigating Tractor Trailer Rollover in Brewer that Injured Sheriff’s Deputy

 

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approximately 8 a.m., a tractor-trailer unit driven by 41-year-old Kristofer Higgins of Baileyville was traveling on the westbound on-ramp of I-395 in Brewer when Higgins failed to negotiate the turn. 

His vehicle rolled over, taking out the center portion of the guardrail and striking a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office cruiser, which was traveling eastbound at the time. 

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Calais, Woodland Make State Cheering Competition

 

Will Tuell

While many local high school sports fans are focused on basketball this time of year, it is also crunch time -- pun intended -- coaches, players, parents, and fans of the area’s high school cheering squads. 

And on Feb. 3, two Downeast cheerleading teams -- Woodland and Calais -- qualified for the state championship meet in Augusta this weekend. . 

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Calais Lady Blue Devils End Week with a Win

 

Jayna Smith

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The Calais Lady Blue Devils traveled to Machias to take on the Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday, Jan. 31, only to suffer a setback with a score of 50-36.  

Junior Kate McPhee emerged as a standout for Calais, leading the charge with an impressive 13 points and securing 15 rebounds. 

Senior Brenna Critchley also made her mark with 10 points, while freshman Kaci Small contributed eight points to the effort.

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Beth C. Wright Center, Baileyville Community Connections Expand Resources for Area Residents

 

Learn More about Services and Resources at Upcoming Open House Event

Jayna Smith

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Moores Receives 32-Year Sentence for the 2022 Shooting Death of Pembroke Woman

 

Paul Sylvain

Rebecca Moores, the 43-year-old Robbinston woman who in December pled guilty to murdering her former lover and principal drug supplier in 2022, was sentenced Monday in Washington County Superior Court in Machias to serve 32 years in prison.

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February Follies

 

Jon Reisman

To paraphrase Don McLean in American Pie, “February makes me shiver.” February has Groundhog Day (the rodent predicted at least six more years of relentless climate catastrophe propaganda following every storm), Valentine’s Day (the legacy media is embarrassing itself with its slobbering embrace and protection of Joe Biden), and President’s Day, (which will probably be celebrating mandated electric vehicle sales).

Here are a few other items that are giving me chills:

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Calais Blue Devils End Regular Season Ranked No. 1

 

Calais Blue Devils junior Kaeson Dana and senior Kaden Small apply pressure on a Woodland Dragon at their last regular season game on Tuesday, Feb. 6.  The Blue Devils secured a decisive victory with a final score of 91-54, upping their record to 15-3 and claiming the top spot in Class C North. (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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What's Up, Calais?

 

Jayna Smith

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It’s a fun week for the local schools as they are leading up to February vacation.  The Blizzard Bash is taking place all week at CES, with fun and activities planned, including various dress-up days.  At CMHS, the students are in the midst of Winter Carnival with contests among the grades. 

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Woodland Lady Dragons Triumph with a Team of Six

 

Jayna Smith

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In a match held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Woodland Lady Dragons, with a team of just six players and a first-year varsity coach–Kieve Leeman, secured a 42-25 win against the visiting Shead Tigerettes.

Sophomore Kaylin Hamilton led all with 12 points, coupled with a tally of eight rebounds.

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New Rules to Change How Lobstermen Measure Catch

 

Fishermen Skeptical of ‘Ropeless Gear’ Study at Zone A Council Meeting

Will Tuell

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Chamber Announces Loyal to Local Cash Prize Winner

 

Jayna Smith

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Starting with Small Business Saturday in November and through the first week of January, all were encouraged to shop locally for a chance to win a cash prize with the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Loyal to Local program.

In its second year, the Chamber’s initiative witnessed great success, with widespread community engagement and enthusiastic participation from local businesses.

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City Looks to Pay Tribute to First Indigenous Recordings

 

Jayna Smith

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Flat Iron Park in downtown Calais is poised to see a significant addition: an exhibit of sorts to recognize its historical importance as the site where Passamaquoddy Tribal members were recorded in 1890.  What’s most significant is that the recordings mark the first recording of any indigenous people in the world.

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Calais Junior High Basketball Earns Washington County Championship Win

 

Jayna Smith

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The Calais Blue Devils' junior high girls team, under the expert guidance of coaches Ed Leeman, Maddy McVicar, and Joey Craig, concluded a remarkable regular season, boasting an impressive record of nine wins and just one loss.

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Calais City Council

 

Jayna Smith

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On Thursday, February 8, 2024, the Calais City Council met for its regular meeting, with Councilor Mike Sherrard filling in for Mayor Artie Mingo, presiding over Councilors Kevin Niles (remotely via Zoom), Marcia Rogers, Elery Beale, Bill Quinn, and James Macdonald.

What follows is a brief summary of the meeting, with the full meeting available for viewing on the City of Calais’s Facebook page.

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