Cigarette Causes Fire on Apartment Building Deck

 

By Jayna Smith

A Sunday morning fire was caused by “improperly disposed of cigarette butts,” according to Calais Fire Chief Ken Clark.  The department received the alarm to an apartment house at 91 North Street around 9 a.m. Sunday morning.  

“The cigarette butts were placed in a plastic cup outside the apartment on the deck next to the entrance door,” Chief Clark explained.  

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Food Drive Brings in Nearly a Ton and a Half of Food Donations

 

By Jayna Smith

Always the second Saturday in May, the annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive took place across the United States last weekend.  It is the largest one-day food drive in the country and is hosted by National Association of Letter Carriers.

In the past 25 years, the food drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food to local food pantries and shelters.  Helping the Calais letter carriers with the food drive collection were girls from Girl Scout Troops 1365 and 2253.  

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National Guard Rallies Around Topsfield Family

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

Benefits have been a way to help families in need and bring communities together in a way that continually astounds and amazes everyone. There is no support system like small communities, which is shown time and time again with the resounding turnout for each benefit.

For the benefit for Pheobe Lloyd and her family to help with the medical costs, not only was the turnout incredible but the support was above and beyond what anyone could ever have imagined.

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Calais Police Department Receive Updates to Gear

 

By Jayna Smith

The three full-time and two part-time officers of Calais Police Department have recently been outfitted with load-bearing vests, a transition from regular duty belts that many departments are making.  As well, the officers have recently begun using body cameras and will see tasers in the near future.

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Paddlefest 2019

 

By Natalie Boomer

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Marine Discovery at the Bay of Fundy

 

By Natalie Boomer

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CHS Lady Blue Devil Softball Team

 

Pictured is the Calais High School Lady Blue Devil softball team. Members include front l-r: Sophie McVicar, Madyson Parks, Grace Duplisea, Kelsey LaCoote, Mackenzie LaPointe, Ivy McLellan, and Trinity Jones. Back l-r: Assistant Coach Kari Cole, Haley Calder, Brynne Lander, Hannah Gadway, Haley-Ann Way, Alexis Donahue, Sage Phillips, Allison Yost, and Coach Toby Cole. (Photo by John Rogers)

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Meet Millie, the Cat with No Eyes

 

By Jayna Smith

May is National Pet Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives--and vice versa.  One feline friend showing lots of love and affection to her owner is Millie, a cat who has never seen her owner, Greg Williams, because she has no eyes.

About 12 years ago, Greg saw Millie’s picture in The Machias Valley News Observer.  Millie was the featured cat that week by The Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield.  

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City of Calais Looks at Leasing Space for a Cell Tower

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

At the council meeting on Thursday night, the Calais City Council heard a proposal from Wireless Partners regarding placement of a cell tower in the center of Calais. Todd Rich of Wireless Partners and Rising Tide Towers came before the council to present the proposal to build a cell tower in the Meridian Park on the hill by the recreation department parking lot.

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Truck Stuck in Soft Shoulder Causes Temporary Closure of Route 191

 

By Jayna Smith

On Wednesday evening, May 8th, traffic on Route 191 in Cathance Township was at a standstill caused by a tractor trailer.  

There were many reports on social media of an 18-wheeler involved in an accident.  According to Chief Deputy Michael Crabtree of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the truck had pulled to the side of the road.  When the wheels got into the soft shoulder, however, it caused the truck to get stuck.  No accident and no injuries occurred.  

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