Fire Marshal Investigating Union Street Fire

 

By Jayna Smith

On Friday afternoon, May 24th, Calais Fire-EMS responded to a structure fire at 180 Union Street.  

According to Fire Chief Ken Clark, fire was coming out the second floor window when his department arrived at the scene.  “The fire was contained to that room, but heat and smoke damage was throughout the building,” he said.

Chief Clark said the cause of the fire “was deemed to have been caused by a human element, so the fire marshal’s office was called in to investigate.”  

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CRH Management and Union Rep Response to Proposal Inquiry

 

By Jayna Smith

With union member nurses of Calais Regional Hospital and management at Calais Regional Hospital still unable to agree on contract terms, The Calais Advertiser reviewed the documents recently put online on Calais Regional Hospital’s website.  

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Lest We Forget D-Day, June 6, 1944

 

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Local Schools See Troubling Trend of E-Cigarettes

 

By Jayna Smith

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, vape pens and mods, are battery-operated devices used to inhale--or “vape”--an aerosol, which typically contains nicotine, flavorings and other harmful chemicals.  Many may have heard the term “Juul,” a brand-name e-cigarette, or the term “juuling,” which is another word for vaping.  

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First National Bank Celebrates National EMS Week

 

First National Bank recently announced it has made donations totaling $2,200 to eleven Emergency Medical Service organizations in the bank’s market area in response to National EMS Week.

In 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed EMS Week to celebrate and recognize EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation. The 45th annual National EMS Week was held May 19th through May 25, 2019.

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ARTrageous Event at Kingsbrae Garden

 

By Jayna Smith

On Saturday, June 8th, Kingsbrae Garden, located at 220 King Street in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, is hosting ARTrageous, a special event like none other. 

 From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. US time, visitors can enjoy a fantastic family day at Kingsbrae Garden with free admission, music and art, and many fun activities. 

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Pratt Looks to Field a Calais-Woodland-Shead Football Team

 

By Jayna Smith

The once Silverados football team, made up of students from both Calais and Woodland High Schools, proved to be successful during its four seasons of varsity-level play.  One of its players, Cam Shorey, was even offered a full scholarship to play football at UNH, a division 1 school.  The team, coached by Ian Pratt and funded by the Pratt auto dealership, however, dissolved in 2012 after difficulties attracting interested kids to play.  

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Bear with Cubs Spotted on Riverfront Walkway

 

By Jayna Smith

Walking the Calais Riverfront Walkway is a great way to get some exercise.  It’s also great for a simple nature walk, with birds and deer frequently seen.  What one mom did not expect her children and their father to see, however, was a mother bear and her two cubs.

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Flea Market Open in Eastport

 

By Natalie Boomer

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St. Croix No. 1 Honors Smith Family of Border Electric

 

By Jayna Smith

At a luncheon last Thursday, June 6th, a group of members from the St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association, along with City Manager Mike Ellis, recognized Jack Smith and his sons, John and Sheridan, from Border Electric with a plaque of appreciation.

“Fifteen years ago, Jack made a commitment to rewire the firehouse as a donation and as of May 20th, 2019, Jack, his boys and his crews have honored that commitment,” Dick Barnard, President of the Association, stated to the group.

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