Princeton Man, Deer Rescued from Frigid Waters

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Water rescue training provides first responders with knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively respond to rescue and recovery events in, on, and around the water.  That type of training came in handy for members of Princeton Fire Department on Monday when they were called to an incident involving a man in the water.

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CHS All-Time Leading Scorer Lauren Cook Honored

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

Calais High School Athletic Director Randy Morrison recently caught up with former basketball standout Lauren Cook to present her with a special plaque that lists many of her high school accolades.  Among them, noted at the top of the long list, is “All-time leading scorer at CHS, 1,704 points.”  

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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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Eastport City Council Votes in Favor of Reinstating Fired Police Chief

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.news

On Monday night, Jan. 4, Eastport City Council met for “a hearing on a Request for a Notice of Appeal” to the council “by an Employee with Regard to Termination of Employment.”  After approximately two hours of discussion, the council voted in favor to reinstate Police Chief Peter Harris.

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Baileyville PD Kicks Off New Year with Free Hot Dogs

 

Jayna Smith

jayna@calais.com

Baileyville Police Department kicked off 2021 by bringing out the grill and treating folks with a New Year’s Day hot dog stand, all in an effort to bring the community together with much needed positivity and friendship.

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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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Head Start Offered Virtually

 

Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Downeast Community Partners is now offering a Head Start program online to help younger children learn and grow throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Teachers will be available to help parents learn and explore at home. 

“Head Start at home can be fun for your child and helpful for you,” said Trista Eaton, Enrollment Specialist at DCP. 

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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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Woodland Parks and Recreation Department Prepares for Ice Skating

 

Natalie Boomer 

natalie@calais.news

Snow has finally made its way into Washington County and many have been patiently waiting to start partaking in fun winter sports and activities. 

The Town of Baileyville usually has a skating rink for families in the area and this year will not be any different.

“Just waiting on some colder weather for the ice to thicken up. 

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King Grant Awarded to Lincoln Memorial Public Library

 

The Lincoln Memorial Public Library in Dennysville is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation for urgent repairs and future planning.  “We couldn’t be more grateful for this timely gift,” says the Chairman of the Library’s Board of Trustees, Colin Windhorst.  “We look forward to working with the community,” he adds, “to ensure the Library continues to serve the needs of the people well into the 21st  century.”

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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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Virtual Winter Camp Gives Kids Chance to Win a Lifetime Fishing License

 

Natalie Boomer

natalie@calais.news

The Maine Youth Fish and Game Association is hosting a virtual winter camp throughout the months of January and February.

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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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Chance Posting Reunites Man with Class Ring, 32 Years Later

 

Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Richard Skinner doesn’t know exactly when he lost his class ring, but guesses it was not long after he graduated from Baileyville’s Woodland High School in 1989.  

“I had lost it so long ago, I figured it was long gone,” said Skinner. “I wasn’t even looking for it.”

It turns out he did not have to. Now, thanks to an enthusiastic community effort on Facebook, Skinner will soon be reunited with his ring, and it all began when Mary White received a text from a total stranger.

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