Calais City Council

 

Jayna Smith

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On October 26, 2023, the Calais City Council met for its regular meeting, with Mayor Artie Mingo presiding over Councilors Mike Sherrard, Marcia Rogers, Ellery Beal, and Mark Carr.   Councilors Kevin Niles and James Macdonald were absent from the meeting.

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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U.S. Postal Worker Chris Bernardini Honored for 33 Years of Service

 

Jayna Smith

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Last week, Chris Bernardini, a dedicated U.S. Postal Service worker with a remarkable 33 years of federal service, received well-deserved recognition.  Jim Myers, fellow postal worker, had the honor of presenting Bernardini with a Service Award Certificate on behalf of Assistant District Manager Scott Manier.  

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Community Invited to Celebrate at Chamber’s Annual Meeting, Awards Gala

 

Jayna Smith

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Plans are swiftly underway for the most anticipated event of the year in the St. Croix Valley, the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards event.  Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening set to take place on Friday, November 17, at the Calais Armory.

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Calais to Celebrate Shop Small, Community Tree Lighting on Nov. 25

 

Jayna Smith

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The City of Calais is gearing up for its second annual Community Tree Lighting event, set to take place on the evening of November 25. Organized by the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce, this holiday celebration is open to all, inviting residents and visitors to come together and embrace the festive spirit.

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Plans Underway for 26th Annual Lioness Christmas Parade

 

Jayna Smith

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The Calais Lioness Club is a powerhouse of community involvement, tirelessly working on various events to raise funds and support those in need within the greater Calais area.  Their most recent focus has been the grand preparation for the 26th Annual Lioness Christmas Parade, a beloved tradition in the town that brings the community together.

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Results of the Referendum Vote

84% of the vote reporting

Question 1: Citizen Initiative

Do you want to bar some quasi-governmental entities and all consumer-owned electric utilities from taking on more than $1 billion in debt unless they get statewide voter approval?

Question 1: Yes - (65%-35%)

Question 2: Citizen Initiative

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New Faces and Familiar Ones Emerge in Calais Election

 

Jayna Smith

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After last week’s municipal election, the City of Calais is set to welcome the return of Kevin Niles to his post as City Councilor.  Niles, with 441 votes, along with the newly-elected William Quinn, with 373 votes, won their seats over C. Edward Moreside, who had 302 votes. 

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Annual International Feztival of Trees Set to Shine Bright on Community

 

Jayna Smith

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The International Feztival of Trees, always a highlight of the Christmas season dating back to its inception in 2016, is set to return with a grand flourish this year.  As the holiday season approaches, residents and visitors of Washington and Charlotte counties eagerly anticipate this dazzling spectacle, which promises to captivate all who attend.

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Sewall Memorial Congregational Church

 

Bonnie Lyons

The new hour for church services is 3 p.m. with Pastors Ron and Colin Windhorst.

The front window is shining this month for all Veterans. If you like to shine the window of the church in memory of a loved one or celebrate or honor someone special, call or email me at 454-3252 or [email protected]

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Information Sought on Illegally Killed Moose

 

The Maine Warden Service is seeking information regarding two illegally killed moose, one in Washington County and the other in Aroostook County. Maine Operation Game Thief is offering a reward of $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the killing of either of these moose. These wildlife crimes are not related.

In Washington County in the town of Baileyville, Game Wardens received a report of a dead moose approximately 70 yards off the Grand Falls Road in Baileyville at mid-day on Friday, November 10. 

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