Calais Fire-EMS Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Last Thursday, Dec. 31, Calais Fire-EMS began COVID-19 vaccinations of area first responders.  

 According to Calais Fire Chief Ken Clark, the department received enough of the Moderna vaccine for licensed EMS personnel in the area, not just those members of Calais Fire-EMS.  

Those receiving the first dose of the vaccine will be required to receive the second dose in 28 days.  

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New Restaurant to Open this Spring

 

Kaileigh Deacon 

The days are shorter and darker but are starting to get longer. We’ve finally left 2020 in the past, so despite the snow-covered ground, things are looking up. The start of a new year can mean changes and opportunities. The new year has resulted in a new restaurant for Main Street in Calais.

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CRH Begins Vaccinating Employees Against COVID-19

On Wednesday, Dec.

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Lace Up Your Skates: Downtown Rink is Ready

 

Some kids took advantage of the nice winter weather over the weekend and tried out the new ice rink on Main Street.  The rink was purchased by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) and put in place recently by Calais Recreation and Public Works Departments.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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Sustainable Community Million Dollar Homes on Howard Lake Can Be Reserved Now

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Plans to build 50 sustainably-designed homes at Howard Lake are in works for the development group Sustainable Community Partners (SCP), according to one of its four members, Randall Solomon, who lives in New Jersey.  

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City Crews Busy With Snow Removal

 

First thing Monday morning, city crews began the work of clearing snow.  When piled up, the snow causes issues with navigation, blocking sight lines, making storefront and driveway access difficult.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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Rep. Perry Suggests Maine Decriminalize Use or Possession of Hard Drugs

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

A bill that could come before Maine’s 130th legislature, one that would suggest decriminalizing use or possession of class W, X, Y and Z drugs, is being introduced by Rep. Anne Perry (D-Calais).  

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Fort McHenry or Fort Sumter?

 

Donald Trump incited a riot on January 6th. In doing so, he destroyed much of what he accomplished, validated the complaints about his narcissism, divisiveness and character flaws, and invalidated the legitimate grievances of his 75 million supporters about stolen elections, Black Lives Matter and Antifa “mostly peaceful” violence, arson and riots, media bias and leftist hypocrisy. He managed to legitimize the Biden crime family and provide aid and comfort to the very socialists and leftist tyranny he opposed. 

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Karen M. Polley

Karen M. Polley, 73, passed away peacefully in her home after a brief battle with ovarian cancer on December 16, 2020. She was born in Calais, Maine on May 15, 1947 to Leo L. and Ruth E. (Durling) Kneeland of Wesley, Maine. The second of three children, she is predeceased by her elder sister, Donna (Kneeland) Eagan, and younger brother, Leo L. Kneeland Jr. She attended Calais High School and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maine. Karen spent the last 30 years helping families in DownEast Maine as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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EMEC Assists Refuge with Eagle Nesting Platform Repairs

 

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge recently shared the following information to its Facebook page:  The original bald eagle nesting platform on the Magurrewock Marsh was erected in the late 1980s and was intended for use by ospreys as an alternative to potentially nesting on nearby electrical transmission line poles.  The platform was first used by ospreys in 1990, but in 1991 a pair of bald eagles re-established their territory and took over the platform.

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