Freedom Studies - On My Plate

 

Jon Reisman

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The National Popular Vote Scooby-Doo Mystery continued last week. The House Advanced Calendar included possible votes to “untable” or take some unspecified action, but none materialized. Rep. Laurel Libby (R-Auburn) reported that Speaker Ross chose not to bring it up when a full rostrum of potential opponents was present, but the Democrats appear to have the votes to do what they want- it may be that they don’t quite agree on what they want- or don’t want.

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Calais City Council

 

Jayna Smith

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On Thursday, March 14, 2024, the Calais City Council met for its regular meeting, with Mayor Artie Mingo presiding over Councilors Kevin Niles, Marcia Rogers, Elery Beale, Bill Quinn, and James Macdonald.  Councilor Mike Sherrard was absent from the meeting.

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Young Actors Shine in Princeton Elementary’s The Lorax

 

Under the direction of first-year director Mrs. Heather Bowles, the talented grades 4 through 8 students of Princeton Elementary School recently captivated audiences with their rendition of The Lorax. Continuing a cherished tradition, PES students have been delighting audiences with their theatrical performances for several years, and this year was no exception.  The much-anticipated production took place on March 22 and 24, showcasing the creativity and dedication of the young performers. (PES photo)

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Egg-cellent Time for All at Calais Fire’s Annual Easter Event

 

Jayna Smith

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The Calais Fire Association continued its cherished tradition of hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the fire station on Saturday, March 30.

Excited children eagerly took part in the fun, getting a chance to meet with the beloved Easter Bunny and participate in a unique egg hunt right within the station.

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Calais Embraces Community Egg Hunt Tradition for Fourth Year Straight

 

Jayna Smith

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In an annual tradition that continues to captivate residents and businesses alike, Calais once again celebrated the joy of Easter egg hunts for the fourth consecutive year.  The city witnessed an array of treats scattered across lawns and nestled in baskets, eagerly awaiting the arrival of children on the hunt for these surprises.

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Shopping Spree Winner

 

Sheila Huckins and family were this year's winner of the Dennysville Snowmobile & ATV Club’s $1,000 5-minute shopping spree.  Shown are WQDY's Jeremy Pottle, club representative Derick Brown, Sheila Huckins and family, and IGA owner Bob Craft.  

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Five Generations

 

Mrs. Helen Brooks stands flanked by her granddaughter Jessica Gower and great-grandson Zachary Gower.  Standing with them is her daughter Mary Crossman. Adding to the generational bond, Zachary holds Mrs. Brooks' great-great-granddaughter McKenna Gower.  (Submitted photo)

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Washington County to Receive $50 Million in Federal Spending

 

Will Tuell

Washington County is in line for upwards of $50 million in federal spending, according to Maine’s Congressional delegation, following the passage of a second round of budget bills approved late last month. Earlier in March, the delegation had secured an estimated $20 million for Washington County projects, a figure which more than doubled with the most recent round of budget bills designed to avert a partial government shutdown. 

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St. Croix Christian Academy Offers New Educational Opportunity for Greater-Calais Area

 

Jayna Smith

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Families in the greater Calais area now have a new educational alternative for their children with the introduction of St. Croix Christian Academy.  In its inaugural year, the academy aims to provide parents with greater control over their child’s educational journey, offering an alternative to the public school system.

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Complete Overhaul of St. Croix Apartments Begins to Reopen Doors to Senior Living

 

Jayna Smith

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A significant transformation is in progress for the St. Croix Apartments building in Calais, heralding a resurgence in senior housing.  Tom Michaud, the executive director of Sunrise Opportunities, confirmed that upon completion, the building will accommodate 26 units exclusively for senior citizens.

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Woke NGO gets $541K from Collins for DEI

 

Jon Reisman

I take my blood pressure medication every day. I exercise and watch my weight. I practice yoga and mindfulness. But there is no protecting my blood pressure from Senator Collins using her Senate Appropriations Vice-Chairmanship to earmark and proudly announce more than half a million dollars for a woke Down East Non-Government Organization (NGO) allegedly committed to job creation and economic development to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI, also stands for “Didn’t Earn It”).

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Calais Woman Named to All-Maine Academic Team

 

Nineteen Maine community college students, including Calais’s Elizabeth Sivret and WCCC student Kayla Taylor, of Raymond, have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service, the Maine Community College System said in a media release April 2. 

The 19 students will each receive the award and a $500 scholarship from the MCCS Board of Trustees.

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What's Up, Calais?

 

Jayna Smith

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Special Tribute to Feature Eastport Service Dog

 

Eastport Arts Center’s Open Mic Night on Friday, April 12, will be dedicated to Sadi, the Eastport service dog, who is undergoing treatment for liver cancer. Sadi’s owner, Jeanne Katkavich, will bring Sadi for an appearance at the event and share the pair’s tale. Performers and event emcee Dave Grieco, a confirmed 'dog person,' are preparing to offer anecdotes and songs about canines they’ve known and loved.   

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Wentworth One of Only Two County Students Inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently inducted Marc Michaud, of Machiasport, and Zachary Wentworth, of Calais, into its ranks. Michaud and Wentworth attend the University of Maine. 

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Kristin Crowley Named WCCC Student of the Year

 

Washington County Community College is proud to announce that Kristin Crowley, a student in the Human Services program, has been named the 2024 Student of the Year.

“Kristin chose WCCC because she could take courses as a resident of Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center through the Second Chance Pell program and wanted to earn a degree to help others who struggle with substance use disorder,” WCCC said in a press release last week. 

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Dinoman Visits Perry Elementary

 

Dinoman visited Perry Elementary School last week, and Perry invited Charlotte Elementary School to join in on the fun and educational experience. (PES photo)

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Winter’s Last Stand: April Nor’Easter Wreaks Havoc Across Maine

 

Jayna Smith

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Spring's arrival and the flip of the calendar to April did little to deter the grasp of winter as heavy snowfall and fierce winds swept through the state late Wednesday, April 3, leaving Calais in its icy grip by dawn Thursday morning.

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Perry Students View Eclipse in Houlton

 

Grades 5-8 students from Perry Elementary School had to opportunity to travel to Houlton on Monday to view the total eclipse. (PES photo) 

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Clear Skies and Mild Temps Set Stage for Memorable Eclipse Viewing Experience

 

Jayna Smith

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The highly-anticipated total eclipse of the Sun was witnessed across the state on Monday, April 8, 2024, an event that will not occur again until 2044. 

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