Articles by Diana Graettinger
By Diana Graettinger on June 02, 2009, at 11:19 p.m.
Voters who go to the polls Tuesday will be asked to not only approve the 2009-10 school budget, but to vote on two changes to the city’s charter.
By Diana Graettinger on June 02, 2009, at 8:49 p.m.
MACHIAS | A Pleasant Point man will serve six months in jail in connection with a string of break-ins earlier this year.
By Diana Graettinger on June 02, 2009, at 8:10 p.m.
CALAIS | After 36 years in Maine public education, William H. Cassidy will retire as president of Washington County Community College effective at the end of this year, President John Fitzsimmons of the Maine Community College System announced Tuesday.
By Diana Graettinger on June 01, 2009, at 8:52 p.m.
CALAIS | Motorists who crossed the two bridges connecting Calais with St. Stephen, New Brunswick, faced few delays on Monday, the first day of the requirement to show government-approved …
By Diana Graettinger on May 31, 2009, at 7:57 p.m.
The city held the line on its 2009-10 municipal and school budgets, and so the mill rate is expected to remain the same as last year. The City Council approved the municipal …
By Diana Graettinger on May 30, 2009, at 2:41 p.m.
CALAIS | It poured rain off and on throughout the night Friday, but more than 100 participants were undaunted as they walked in support of people who have survived or lost their battles with …
By Diana Graettinger on May 29, 2009, at 8:57 p.m.
MACHIAS | Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith in a May 29 e-mail to the Bangor Daily News accused the District Attorney’s Office of allowing three felony suspects to walk out of jail this week without being arraigned in Machias District Court. Not so, says the district attorney. Michael Povich, …
By Diana Graettinger on May 29, 2009, at 12:23 a.m.
CALAIS | The area’s fifth annual Relay for Life to help raise money for the American Cancer Society begins tonight at the Washington County Community College.
By Diana Graettinger on May 22, 2009, at 8:56 p.m.
CALAIS | It is crunch time. Beginning June 1, U.S. citizens will have to present either a passport or passcard when entering the United States across land and sea borders from Canada, …
By Diana Graettinger on May 21, 2009, at 10:16 p.m.
A local resident found the body of a Jonesport man who was reported missing on Wednesday. The discovery came amid a multi-agency search spearheaded by the U.S. Coast Guard.
By Diana Graettinger on May 21, 2009, at 9:55 p.m.
CALAIS | The economy may be in a slump, but participants in the 10th annual Relay for Life are pumped now that the event is only a week away.
By Diana Graettinger on May 21, 2009, at 8:41 p.m.
Town officials are working with the Bureau of Labor Standards to unravel some violations that could lead to a hefty penalty.
By Diana Graettinger on May 21, 2009, at 11:29 a.m.
BEALS ISLAND | A multi-agency search spearheaded by the U.S. Coast Guard lead to the recovery of a Jonesport man who went missing on Wednesday. A local resident found the body of Roy …
By Diana Graettinger on May 20, 2009, at 11:59 p.m.
It is not usually something most people talk about right after dinner, but on Tuesday, colorectal cancer was the topic of an informational dinner with guest speaker Dr. Robert …
By Diana Graettinger on May 19, 2009, at 9:39 p.m.
CALAIS | Decals to commemorate the life of a young firefighter who died earlier this month are available for sale.
By Diana Graettinger on May 19, 2009, at 9:08 p.m.
ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick — About 30 protesters from both sides of the international border marched from the town square to the office of Greg Thompson, the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs, to present their demands for a public inquiry into the spraying of toxic defoliants at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in past decades.
By Diana Graettinger on May 19, 2009, at 8:08 p.m.
CALAIS | There will be lots of traffic stopped at the Dunkin’ Donuts on North Street Friday, but no arrests.
By Diana Graettinger on May 19, 2009, at 8:06 p.m.
The city’s police department has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver public safety and community event notifications by Internet, e-mail and cell phone.
By Diana Graettinger on May 18, 2009, at 8:32 p.m.
While other towns are groaning under the strain of trying to put together a municipal budget in the face of state revenue cuts, Eastport is in pretty good shape — for now.
By Diana Graettinger on May 14, 2009, at 9:06 p.m.
BAILEYILLE | Projected rate hikes of more than 84 percent had water users thunderstruck this week as they tried to figure out how they would pay their bills now that the town’s biggest employer has shut its doors. On May 5, Domtar Industries shut down its pulp mill indefinitely …