Calais teams dominate

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) concluded its six-week high school summer basketball league on July 27, with Calais High School winning three out of the four titles.

In junior varsity girls basketball, Calais had a huge advantage because most of their varsity players were used due to a lack of numbers.

Calais finished on top of the regular season standings with an 8-0 record followed by Narraguagus 3-5, Woodland 2-6, and East Grand 2-8.

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Higher education initiative offers $100 toward WaCo college accounts

The children in our community truly are the future faces of Washington County; we can and should do all that we can to help them succeed. Future success is more possible – and children have more options open to them – when young people continue their education after high school. Several partners have come forward to help give the youth of Washington County a boost in planning for higher education – whether it be college, trade school or a certificate program.

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Cutler News

by  Dee Wheeler 

The students’ first day of school at Bay Ridge Elementary will be Tuesday, September 5.

School starts at 8:15 a.m. with dismissal at 2:45 p.m.  Students should bring a snack for recess.  Breakfast and lunch will be served starting on September 5th.  Registration packets will be given to each child on the first day of school.

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Washington County Retired Teachers news

by Mary McFadden

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Leo L Simmons

“Together Again” Leo L Simmons, 85, passed away peacefully, on August 3, 2017, at home with his daughter Norma and her husband Allen by his side. Born in Portland, ME to the late Newell and Edith Simmons, he resided in Addison. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, partner and friend of 39 years, Mary Simmons, in February, 2017.

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Court News

July 1-July 31, 2017

Burton G. Poole, of Calais, Maine: criminal mischief on October 2, 2015 in Calais. DISP

Jeffrey Morrison, of Eastport, Maine: 1-Arson, 2-Arson, 3-Criminal Conspiracy, 4-Theft by Insurance Deception on April 26, 2014 in Perry, Maine. DISP

Scott MacNichol of Perry, Maine: 1-Arson, 2-Arson, 3-Criminal Conspiracy on April 26, 2014 in Perry, Maine. DISP

Timothy Edward Watkins, of Harrington, Maine: Harassment by Telephone on February 5, 2016 in Harrington. DISE

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Land Transfers by deed July 28 through August 10, 2017

Joseph J. Abbott of Sanford to Tucker E. Hill of Lisbon a certain lot or parcel of land in Cherryfield (Lot 41 as shown on the plan entitled “Narraguagus North Half, survey of Lots 41-45, 48 and 49, Cherryfield, Maine”)

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Deer: the pre-baiting issue

by V. Paul Reynolds

Maine outdoor writer Steve Carpenteri, in a recent article in the Northwoods Sporting Journal, posed a number of questions related to the baiting of deer by hunters. He then answered those questions in an informative and useful way. While many states allow the hunting of deer over unnatural bait, including neighboring New Hampshire, Maine is not one of them. Here, hunting deer over unnatural bait is illegal.

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Sol Searching

Beals and Peabodys watching the solar eclipse from Beals Island on August 21. Photo by Nancy Beal.

Axiom organized an eclipse viewing picnic at Machias’ Middle River Park on Monday. Attendees were given appropriate eye gear to view the eclipse safety, and children stared skyward. Photo by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

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Grieving Camron

Our communities showed their colors last week in remembrance of Camron Roberts, 18, who lost his life in a car accident on Monday, Aug. 7. Thousands of white and yellow balloons, chosen to represent healing and remembrance, were seen tethered across Washington County in a show of support for Camron’s family.  Photo by Bill Kitchen 

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