Motorists Reminded of Move Over Law

 

Jayna Smith

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In light of last week’s storm, with more than 2,000 people, including 1,400 line and tree crews, on the job working to restore power, Maine State Police issued a reminder of Maine’s “Move Over” Law, urging motorists to exercise caution when encountering emergency vehicles or public service vehicles displaying flashing lights.  

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Barbara’s School of Dance Santa’s Helper Toys

This photo shows the huge assortment of toys acquired by Barbara’s International School of Dance from proceeds of the December 17th Christmas Santa’s Helper Program.  Behind the toys are Calais Elementary School representative Betsy Barnard, Felice Story, Barbara Lara, and Jose Lara.  (Submitted photo)

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Wind’s Fury Evident Across Maine and New Brunswick; Governor Declares State of Emergency

 

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CHS Alumnus Graduates from Maine Criminal Justice Academy

 

Submitted by Mary McFadden

Fort Fairfield Police Officer Cody Fenderson, a Charlotte native and 2007 Calais High School graduate, has graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Fenderson, the son of Alan and Valerie Fenderson, was a member of the 44th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program class.  He was pinned at the December 15th graduation by his sister Caela, who graduated in the 42nd Basic Law Enforcement Training Program class and who works for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 

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Local Veterans Honor Fallen Heroes in Wreaths Across America Ceremonies

 

Jayna Smith

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Wreaths Across America, a tribute to honor and remember veterans, took place on December 16 at Jonesboro’s Acadia National Cemetery and on December 17 at Baring Cemetery.  The events were led by Sgt. Bobby Oliver, Commander of VFW Post #9779.

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Sen. Collins Calls for Bipartisan Solutions to Address Border Security Crisis

 

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Maine Sees Surge in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations on the Rise

 

Jayna Smith

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In a recent update, data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a notable increase in COVID-19 cases within the state.

A late-last month report showed 96 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, marking an uptick from 85 hospitalizations in mid-December and 65 in mid-November.  Of those cases, 14 were classified as critical, and four required ventilator support.

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Dribbling Dragons (1st and 2nd grade)

 

The first and second graders who took part in the Dribbling Dragons program, shown here with their coaches from the boys’ varsity team, showed off their skills during halftime of the men’s alumni game last week. (WHS photo)

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Pratt Dealership’s Annual Donation-Match Campaign Raises Over $18,000 for Washington County Food Pantries

 

Jayna Smith

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In a great display of community spirit, the Pratt dealership in Calais recently concluded its annual donation-match campaign to support food pantries in Washington County.  Owner Ian Pratt, recognizing the increasing challenges faced by local food pantries, generously raised the stakes by offering to match all donations up to $10,000, a significant increase from last year’s cap of $7,500.

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Tom’s Portrait - Drawing by Paul Redding

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