Fire Sends Two Firefighters to Hospital, Causes Substantial Damage

Full video coverage of the fire can be viewed on our Facebook page at facebook.com/TheCalaisAdvertiser. Scroll down to April 27. (Photo by Wendy Little)

By Jayna Smith

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Future Uncertain for Former Chinese Restaurant Building

 

By Jayna Smith

After our story regarding the health inspector’s findings at Chen Garden was first published in the April 18, 2019 edition, we received many comments regarding concerns with the other Chinese restaurant in town.  We made several attempts to obtain copies of and information from inspections of that location but received no response from Emily Spencer, Public Information Officer of Maine’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or from Lisa Silva, Program Manager of that state department.

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Community Support of St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Continues

 

By Jayna Smith

It’s been 16 years since a small group of dedicated folks joined together to bring life back into St. Croix No. 1 Fire House, all in an effort to preserve the building’s rich history.  Through hundreds of fundraisers, including bake sales and raffles; thousands of dollars in donations from area merchants; many grants written; and too many hours to count put in by volunteers; the major project of restoring the fire house--built in 1874--is near completion of phase one.

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Calais PD Reminds People of Drop-Off Box for Unused Prescriptions

 

By Jayna Smith

Many understand that keeping unused or expired prescription medications that are no longer being used is a safety issue.  Accidental poisoning, misuse and even overdose can result when these medications get into the wrong hands. 

 Last Saturday was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  According to its website (www.takebackday.dea.gov), the day addresses an important public safety and public health issue. 

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CHS Hunger Games Helps Curb Hunger

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

For seven years the students at Calais High School have made it their mission to raise awareness about food insecurity in Washington County and have sought to support the food pantry in feeding families. 

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Good Friday Passamaquoddy Tradition

 

By Natalie Boomer

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Woodland Student Accepted into Princeton University

 

By Natalie Boomer

A student from Woodland Jr-Sr High School has been accepted into Princeton University. Senior Charles Newman will be a part of Princeton University’s Class of 2023. “I will be following a pre-health track, but haven’t decided on a major yet. Current major prospects are applied mathematics, computer science, economics, and operations research and financial engineering,” said Newman. 

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Calais Woman Off to Ms. World Competition

 

By Kaileigh Deacon

Pageants mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people; for some, it is a fun, exciting adventure and others it’s not something they want to have anything to do with. For Sherry Sivret, pageants have been something she has been participating in since high school and something she has found to be a meaningful part of her life. “It pushes me out of my comfort zone and pushes me to be a better person,” Sherry said.

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Richard Auletta of Calais Has Collected Over 300,000 Books

 

By Natalie Boomer

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Pembroke Accident Update

Troopers said the large pickup truck overturned and struck a tree.   Both men were not wearing seat belts and they were hauling a load of scrap metal on the trailer.  The crash took place about a mile and a half from the Route 1 intersection.

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