Climate Crapola II

 

Jon Reisman

One front of the climate alarmist war on fossil fuels, freedom and prosperity is the effort to force companies to state the financial “risks” the climate “crisis” presents. This mischief has taken place not in rulemaking at the Environmental Protection Agency, but rather at the Securities and Exchange Commission and in political lawsuits filed by virtue signaling leftist Democratic State Attorneys General (like Janet Mills she was running for Governor) and green partisan warriors like the Sierra Club and 350.org.

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Healthy Acadia Launches Prosper Initiative for Mothers Living with Substance Use Disorder

 

Natalie Boomer
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“If you are or know a pregnant mother who uses substances that lives in Hancock or Washington county, the Prosper Initiative program through Healthy Acadia may be for you,” said Maine Recovery Core Intern Renee Mozeliak.

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Free Soccer Clinic for Area Youth

 

Jayna Smith
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A soccer camp held recently at Calais High School was a huge success, according to one of the coaches, Josh Smith.

Smith and coaches from area schools joined together to lead the clinic, all to help local youth learn new skills and improve their play.

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The Kids at the Grange

 

Excerpt from the Alexander news column by Cassie Oakes

The Kids at the Grange had a wonderful time at their last meeting on July 26th.  It was a busy day that included candle making, flower pressing, starting Christmas cards for the Troops Project, and learning old songs.  As always, there was perusing of the books that the Grange has on hand for the Free Little Library and popsicles to end the day.

 

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DECU Donates to Calais Legion

 

Downeast Credit Union's director of consumer lending Joanne Cushing and customer lending representative Randy Bowen recently presented a check to the Calais American Legion.  Accepting are Commander Jim Myers (second from left) and past commander Mike McLean (far right).  (Submitted photo)

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Small Town, Big Celebration: Robbinston Days Promises Fun for All

Jayna Smith
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There’s nothing like a hometown celebration, and that’s just what the Town of Robbinston will be doing on Saturday, August 13, thanks to the Robbinston Historical Society (RHS).

According to Jane Honeck, one of the organizers, Robbinston Days will be an annual event.  “Last year, we celebrated the 200th birthday for the State of Maine and The town of Robbinston.  Because it was such a huge success, we decided to make Robbinston Days an annual event.”

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The State of Our Healthcare

Ricky Cleghorn

On Monday, August 1, Calais Community Hospital (CCH) staff and leadership held a meet-and-greet with CCH board members and local officials from the greater-Calais area. This meeting took place on the hospital’s campus within the Zimmer Biomet Mobile Learning Center (MLC), an education bus that provides information about orthopedic topics and treatment options, and boasts a large display of surgical instruments and exhibits.

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Life Skills Learned Through School Trip to Grocery Store

 

Jayna Smith
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A trip to the grocery store is not typically fun for most, but when summer school students from Woodland Elementary School recently visited Calais IGA for a field trip, a good time was had, all while learning valuable life skills.

For the second consecutive year, students visited Calais IGA as part of their learning.  The 17 students who took the trip to the grocery store also each earned a sweet reward at the end.

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O’Brien Returns to Racing After 20 Years

 

Jayna Smith
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After leaving the racing scene two decades ago, Bobby O’Brien is back at the track, once again in the driver’s seat.  
O’Brien debuted his number 7 street stock car last Saturday at Hermon’s Speedway 95.

“I’ve missed it for a long time,” he said of the sport.  “I always thought it would be cool to get back into just a part-time gig when I retired.”

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Dystopia

 

Jon Reisman

A Few Choice Orwell Quotes:
“There is no swifter route to the corruption of thought than through the corruption of language.”
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

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2022 Elaine Brown Scholarship Recipient

 

From Dave McCullough's Grand Lake Stream news column: The Women to Women in Grand Lake Stream presented the 2022 Elaine Brown Scholarship to Delia Yates. Delia will be a sophomore at Husson University in Bangor.  She is majoring in Healthcare Administration and Public Health. She can often be found working at the Pine Tree Store in Grand Lake Stream.  Congratulations Delia!  She is seen in the photo with her proud parents, Angel and Scott Yates.

 

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Dancing in the Street - Downtown St. Stephen

 

Last Friday, August 5, as part of the International Homecoming Festival, Dancing in the Street was in downtown St. Stephen. Hayden and Friends played from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Boundry Street Blues Band played from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saving Sweet Polly played from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Pictured are Hayden and Friends. (Photos by Pierre Little)

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O’Brien’s Celebrates 40 Year Milestone

 

Jayna Smith
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O’Brien’s Quality Autocare celebrated 40 years in business last week during International Homecoming Festival.

Although the actual anniversary is not until September 1, owners Ron and Cindy O’Brien decided to celebrate the milestone during the festival, which drew many to their Main Street garage.  

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C&E Feeds Celebrates 40 Years of Business With “Clyde’s Classic Car Show”

What started as a small Blue Seal Feed outlet in 1982,  has now become a thriving family-owned farm supply business, the area’s largest Canadian package receiving hub, and a six-unit apartment complex. To celebrate the Eldridge family establishment, and to honor the muscle behind the business’ growth, the second “Clyde’s Classic Car Show” is being coordinated for September 11th.

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Overdose Awareness Community Vigil and Memorial Walk Set for this Month

 

Jayna Smith
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For the fourth consecutive year, Downeast Recovery Support Center at 311 Main Street will host an Overdose Awareness Day community vigil and memorial walk.  This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 6 p.m.
According to Amy Day of the center, photos of loved ones will be accepted right up until the event.  These will be displayed on the large windows of the center that face Main Street.  

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Calais Free Library Hosts First Annual Art Show for Youth

Natalie Boomer
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The Calais Free Library hosted its first ever Annual Art Show for Youth last week. Elementary, middle, and high school students were invited to bring their artwork to the library and put it on display on Thursday, August 4th, as part of an event for the International Homecoming Festival.

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Return of Chair Affair Proves Successful for CDRC

 

Jayna Smith
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Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) brought back its popular Chair Affair auction to this year's International Homecoming Festival.

Around 20 locally-made Adirondack chairs were sponsored by local businesses and individuals, then put up for auction as a fundraiser for CDRC.  

Jeff Demmons, auctioneer, kept the crowd in stitches as bids were placed among the attendees.

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International Homecoming Festival Called a Success

 

Jayna Smith
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Despite the missed international parade, this year’s International Homecoming Festival was hailed a success by its organizers, all in celebration of the friendship between Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

U.S. chairperson Theresa Porter said the attendance at the numerous events was high.  “It’s always hard to judge what kind of crowds to expect, but in spite of 90 plus degree heat, there were still a lot of people around enjoying the events.”

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Ferry Point Bridge Flags

 

A tradition of recent years marking the start of International Homecoming Festival is the displaying of the American and the Canadian flags at Ferry Point Bridge.  (Photo by Jayna Smith)

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