Letter for the Editor - Reisman supports Mason

Reisman supports Mason

Three reasons to support Garrett Mason for Governor

He’ll be an education governor, backing school choice, affordable higher education and workforce training.

He’ll be a freedom governor, backing first amendment guarantees of free speech and religious liberty.

He’ll be a unifying “one Maine” governor, opposing progressive interest groups who have abused the referendum process to promote class warfare and identity politics.

Jon Reisman

Cooper

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Letter for the Editor - Support Ranked Choice Voting

Support Ranked Choice Voting

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Ballads of Newfoundland to be shared at Calais Celtic Concert

 

by  Lura Jackson

As part of the award-winning Calais Celtic Concert Series, acclaimed solo singer Matthew Byrne of Newfoundland will be bringing his world-class act to Calais on Wednesday, June 13. Byrne, who comes from a family embedded in traditional music, has performed in locations all around the globe.

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Calais senior accepted to Air Force Academy

 

by  Lura Jackson

One of the most selective military programs in the country – the United States Air Force Academy – is about to receive a graduate from Calais Middle High School [CMHS]. Haley “Boosta” Donovan will be among the cadets at the elite academy when classes start at the end of June. After four years, if she is among the approximately 1,000 students that successfully graduate each year, she will be awarded with a Bachelor of Science and an officer position in the Air Force.

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WA co-Valedictorians urge facing future with ‘hope and promise,’ offer thanks

 Editor’s note: On Monday, June 4 Washington Academy’s class of 2018 received their diplomas. This year WA had two valedictorians, and below are excerpts from the speeches they made at the ceremony. 

Cameryn Farnsworth

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Lottiemae Margaret (Durrett) Mattes - Cutler

Lottiemae Margaret (Durrett) Mattes, 82, passed away May 8, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 11, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Capt. Alfred William Durrett, Sr. and Dolores Mae (Schock) Durrett.

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The deer numbers

by V. Paul  Reynolds

“Hey, Paul, you’ve got to be kidding me! It’s March and you guys still don’t have the tally on last fall’s deer kill?” asked the New England outdoor editor of a national sporting magazine. That scolding took place more than 20 years ago, when I was press officer for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

During my three-year tenure with IF&W, it never changed. Blame was placed on the deer tagging stations.

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Maine Veterans’ salutes lost loved ones at annual remembrance ceremony

 

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Maine Veterans’ Homes (MVH) in Machias hosted its ninth Annual Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, this year in honor of U.S. Navy veterans Roland Cheney, Marjorie Morrison and David Phaneuf. All three passed away in the last year.

The Presentation of the Colors was done by the American Legion Post #65 and bagpipes were played by the Anah Highlanders. 

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Candidates race to preserve legacy, promote rural focus

by Ruth Leubecker

The race to the Blaine House, while gaining steam, remains multi-directional, offering few specifics and even fewer individual plans of any contender.

The field so far is crowded, with Republicans appearing to be wary of deviating too far from Gov. Paul LePage’s actions on the issues. On some level there even appears an effort to preserve his legacy. By all accounts bombastic and controversial, Maine’s governor has nonetheless achieved results in lowering taxes and making things happen.

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In service to veterans

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