Washington County Goes for Republicans, Mostly

 

Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Only one other county (Somerset) supported President Trump more than Washington County, which tied with Aroostook, giving Trump 59.1 percent of its vote. Statewide, Vice President Joe Biden won 55.3 percent, or 428,232 votes to Trump’s 44.2 percent, or 356,673 votes.

Congressional District 2 (CD2), Maine’s more rural district and where Washington County is located, supported Trump to the tune of 52.4 percent, delivering him one of the state’s four electoral college votes. 

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Food Pantry Donations

Until Nov. 22, the Calais Visitor Information Center at 39 Union Street is collecting non-perishables for the Irene Chadbourn Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Anyone making a donation will receive a free Maine map.  Items can be dropped off at the center inside the Wabanaki Culture Center seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and contactless dropoff can be coordinated by calling (207) 454-2211.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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November Food Pantry Donations to be Matched up to $5,000 at Pratt

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Ian Pratt at Pratt Chevrolet is again matching donations made to the local food pantries, a fundraising campaign he has done at the car dealership for many years, all to decrease food insecurity in the area.  Throughout November, all donations brought or mailed in to Pratt Chevrolet will be matched up to $5,000.  

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Veteran Spotlight - Jerald “Butch” Garriott

 

Standing Guard While the Nation Mourned 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

It was 57 years ago this month when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas.  The date was Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.  

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Gavin Parks a 2020 Strater Scholarships Recipient

 

The Maine Community Foundation has announced the 2020 recipients of the Strater Downeast Scholarship Fund. The fund provides renewable scholarship support to high school graduates in Washington County and graduates of Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan pursuing post-secondary education in a degree program at the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Machias, Maine Maritime Academy, or Washington County Community College. 

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Guidelines Released for High School Winter Sports Teams

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) recently released what is hoped to be the beginning phase of getting athletes on the court this winter. 

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Lioness Club Names Calais Regional Hospital as Parade Grand Marshal

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

The Calais Lioness Club is always busy working on some type of great event, all to raise funds to help those in need in the greater Calais area.  For the past month, the club's major project has been preparing for the 23rd Annual Lioness Christmas Parade.  This one event draws hundreds to downtown Calais on the first Friday of each December, and this year promises to be no different.

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Thrift Store Offers Free Coats to Those in Need

 

Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

The Calais Community Thrift Store on Main Street has a rack with free coats for those in need during the upcoming cold winter months. 

In the past, the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry would distribute vouchers for free coats at the thrift store; however, now, anyone in need can go in and ask if their size is available.

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Local Knights of Columbus Council Receives International Recognition

 

The Knights of Columbus international headquarters located in New Haven, Connecticut, has recognized the local Knights of Columbus.  Jon Jozefowicz, District Deputy, from Bangor, presented the engraved plaque award to the council at a special ceremony held on Nov. 1. The Columbian Award is presented for excellence in the sponsorship of programs that serve families, church, youth and community, as well as council members. The Founders Award is given for outstanding promotion of the organization's fraternal insurance programs.

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Lions Club’s Santa’s Helpers Program Kicks Off 49th Year

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

The longest running Christmas assistance program in the county is the Calais Lions Club’s Santa’s Helpers Program.  This year is the club’s 49th year of helping local families in need have a happier Christmas.  

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