Princeton Daycare Stuffs the Turkey


By Kaileigh Deacon

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and for many to stuff themselves with turkey and a bunch of homemade goodies. There are some though, that because of various circumstances, don’t get the same opportunity for the big meal.

In 2003 Food and Medicine saw a need with the amount of mill worker layoffs across the state and thousands of Mainers without employment going into the holiday season. So they started the Solidarity Harvest, a way to give those in need a boost and provide them with a full Thanksgiving meal.

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Woodland High School National Honor Society Induction

Woodland High School chapter of the National Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony on October 11th.  New members Summer Woodruff, Sierra Bryant, and Abby Walker joined current members Maya Gallant and Emily Erskine.  Congratulations! (Submitted photo)

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Washington County Senior Companion Volunteers Honored


On Oct. 2, 2019, the Senior Companions of Washington County were honored for their many years of service to the clients in their communities that are homebound or isolated in some way. A total of 82 years experience is shared among 13 volunteers as well as countless hours of service helping others. They celebrated with a taco lunch and remarks given by State Director of SCP Don Lynch and Rep. Will Tuell about what is going on in Augusta. 

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Woodland Rec. Department Halloween Party

For over 30 years,  Woodland Recreation Director Mike Boies has headed up a Halloween party for area children.  The popular event saw over 200 kids who all enjoyed treats and games before they hit the streets for trick or treating. (Facebook photos)

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Down East Hospice Volunteers Attend Infant Loss Workshop


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Church Seeks Donations to Restore Broken Window


By Jayna Smith

As Ann Montgomery reported in the Oct. 24th edition of The Calais Advertiser, a window at the Sewall Memorial Congregational Church on Route 1 in Robbinston suffered severe damage recently. The broken stained glass window resulted from the Nor’easter that battered most of the state on Oct. 17th.  

The window, one of three south-facing windows, according to Montgomery, “was sucked out by the storm’s fierce winds.” Now, members of the congregation are seeking donations to help with the restoration and repair.

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WHS Hosts Veterans’ Day Assembly


By Natalie Boomer

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On Friday, November 8th, Woodland Jr-Sr High School held a Veterans Day Assembly for the students as well as the public. 

At 12:30 p.m. students were released from classes to honor those who have fought for our country. 

The assembly started off with an introduction by the class president, Drake Call. He followed by leading the National Anthem.

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Wesley FD Seeks Votes to Win Fire Truck


By Jayna Smith

Economy Motors in Hermon is giving away a fire truck to one lucky Maine town.

The truck was acquired by Economy Motors, and the family-owned business wanted to give back to one Maine town.  Those interested in having a chance of winning the truck for their town had to email a letter on department letterhead to be considered. 

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Local Historians Encouraged at Down East Heritage Day


Submitted by Colin Windhorst 

Over thirty local historians from across Washington and Charlotte Counties  participated in Down East Heritage Day on Saturday, November 2, hosted at Washington County Community College.

Participants showcased their collections, celebrated their accomplishments, and shared recent projects, research, and publications.  As one commented, “It was very interesting to see a bigger range of organizations that I was aware of . . .  It is great to see people’s work and artifacts.”

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Deputies Make Drug Arrests, K-9 Runa Treated for Suspected Heroin Exposure


On Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3:44 p.m. Deputies Matthew Carter and Toni Bridges of the Washington County Sheriff's Office were conducting a traffic stop on Water Street in Addison. The deputies requested the assistance of Deputy Ryan Allen and his K-9 Runa for a vehicle search. Runa is trained and certified to detect illegal drugs.

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