Calais Cheering Earns DAC Runner-Up

 

Some of Calais High School cheerleaders performing at the DAC Championship held this past Saturday.  The team, coached by Heidi Ryan, earned second place at the competition, just behind Sumner High School.  See more cheering photos on page 12 and 13 of this week's Advertiser. (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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What's Up, Calais?

 

Jayna Smith

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!  Through selling cookies, girls earn badges representing proficiency in skills ranging from financial management to business planning and more. They also learn the basic skills and acumen they need to be leaders in business and sales, manage their personal and family finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence handling money.  Be on the lookout for girls selling locally!

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Calais City Council

 

Jayna Smith

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On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the Calais City Council met for its regular meeting, with Mayor Artie Mingo presiding over Councilors Kevin Niles, Mike Sherrard, Marcia Rogers, Elery Beale, and Bill Quinn.  Councilor James Macdonald was 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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Beyond the Court: Pink Zone Game Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer Detection

 

Jayna Smith

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Get ready for the annual Pink Zone Game, marking the final showdown between Woodland and Calais basketball teams this regular season.  Hosted by the Lady Dragons, the game is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Parking Blunder Results in Vehicle Colliding with Dunkin’ Building

 

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In an unfortunate incident at Dunkin’ last week, a 65-year-old female inadvertently caused minor chaos when her 2021 Ford Expedition rolled into the exterior wall of Dunkin’. The woman, parking in front of the building, exited her vehicle but forgot to secure her vehicle in park, Calais Police reported, leading to the unexpected collision.

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Princeton Fire Chief Tony Ramsdell Joins Elite Ranks of MFSI State Fire Instructors

 

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The Maine Fire Service Institute, a department of Southern Maine Community College, recently held its fire instructor course.  Among those completing the course was Princeton Fire Chief Tony Ramsdell. 

Ramsdell, along with six others from fire departments across the state, was introduced to program curriculums, skills testing processes, and training opportunities offered through MFSI and its service partners.  

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Northern Light Health Compromised by Hackers, Patient Data Secured

By Will Tuell

Northern Light Health announced on Feb. 2 that an unspecified number of its computer servers were compromised by hackers earlier in the day, adding that patient information is safe and that care would not be disrupted across Northern Light’s sprawling network of care providers. 

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Early Spring Forecasted by Punxsutawney Phil

 

Jayna Smith

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February 2 marks a significant day for Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned “meteorologist” of the animal kingdom. Since 1887, this groundhog has been making weather predictions, with only ten years missing from the records. In the near-140 years of his tenure, Phil has seen his shadow just over 100 times, indicating six more weeks of winter.

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MSP Investigating Tractor Trailer Rollover in Brewer that Injured Sheriff’s Deputy

 

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approximately 8 a.m., a tractor-trailer unit driven by 41-year-old Kristofer Higgins of Baileyville was traveling on the westbound on-ramp of I-395 in Brewer when Higgins failed to negotiate the turn. 

His vehicle rolled over, taking out the center portion of the guardrail and striking a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office cruiser, which was traveling eastbound at the time. 

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Beth C. Wright Center, Baileyville Community Connections Expand Resources for Area Residents

 

Learn More about Services and Resources at Upcoming Open House Event

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