Edited from the Saint Croix Courier Week of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1988
ST. STEPHEN – After 14 years in business, the printing firm of Print ‘n Press will be closing its doors for good, putting five employees out of work. Owner Bill Garcelon told the Courier yesterday that he won’t be doing any more orders, and as soon as the ones he has now are done, the business will close. The company was the only full service printer in St. Stephen, with its own typesetting capabilities, full bindery services and the equipment to do colour printing. At one time, Print ‘n Press employed as many as 14 people. Its departure leaves Parsons Printing as the only commercial printer in St. Stephen.
NBHP moves into new mobile office
ST. STEPHEN – The New Brunswick Highway Patrol detachment in St. Stephen was moved from Hawthorne Street to the junction of Highways 1 and 3 last week. The move was made to make room for the newly-established St. Stephen unit of the Extra-Mural hospital. The Department of Transportation services NBHP vehicles, and patrol cars are refueled at DOT. A mobile office was set up on Highway 3 behind the Department of Transportation building to house the detachment on a temporary basis.
Big turn-out for Robbie Burns night
ST. ANDREWS – More than 150 residents and guests – all of them Scots for the night, if not forever – sat down to a Burns Supper at the Sir James Dunn Arena on Saturday night, sponsored and catered by Passamaquoddy Branch No. 8 of the Royal Canadian Legion. With the Venerable Archdeacon John F.N. Jones as master of ceremonies, the evening was really a multi-sided cultural feast that not only honoured “The Bard” but paid tribute to many traditional Scottish customs.
60 YEARS AGO – 1958
Council lacks quorum – can’t govern Milltown
Milltown now is without a municipal government, temporarily at least. An insufficient number of candidates for town council seats turned up Saturday – nomination day – to form a quorum and therefore the community is without an administration. A quorum demands a mayor and four aldermen. As matters now stand, Milltown is one alderman short. Mayor Ralph (Buffy) Eagan and three aldermen, all who filed nomination papers by the deadline Saturday, were returned to office by acclamation. The aldermen were Kenneth Williams and Alexander Baxter in ward two and Alfred Nixon in ward three, each remaining in the council for a second two-year term. Two council seats in ward one, plus one in ward three, are vacant. In an effort to fill them a second nomination day has been set for Saturday, Jan. 25. Should an election be necessary it would be conducted the following Tuesday, Jan. 28. For Mayor Eagan, his return to the top council post marks his third consecutive two-year term.
Baby, it’s cold inside
Workers at Ware Knitters took a quick look at the inside of the plant Monday morning, found the heat off and hustled back to the snug warmth of the blankets. Trouble-shooter Bun Donahue was called to do a faster repair job on the wiring of the heating plant and in a couple of hours the building was livable again.
Talk of the Town Youngster wins doll
A doll on which tickets were sold by members of Victoria Temple No. 2 Pythian Sisters was won by Audrey Christine, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Montgomery of Milltown, an official of the temple said this week.
90 YEARS AGO – 1928
Following the success of the Charlotte County Creamery the past year, together with the awakened interest in all dairy matters, a number of citizens have recently been suggesting the matter of a central creamery store together with more modern and efficient delivery of milk in the communities of St. Stephen and Milltown. A number of newly organized Trail Rangers of McColl United Church, under the leadership of Thomas Acheson, Jr., enjoyed a hike to Everett Hanson’s camp at Mayfield on Friday afternoon last, remaining over Saturday. The remainder of the group expect to take a hike this weekend.
120 YEARS AGO – 1898
CALAIS – Charles W. Young, president and principal owner of the New Brunswick Red Granite Company of Maine, has purchased from the estate of F.T.C. Burpee the shot works, located near the granite works. The works will be known hereafter as the Calais Shot Works. William Copeland, who has continued the business for the Burpee heirs, is to be retained by Mr. Young.
LEDGE – As Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Hannah and daughter were returning from Oak Bay, their sleigh upset, throwing the occupants out. Miss Hannah was slightly injured.