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Washington County, Maine

Area Newspapers

Newspapers offer insights to those "from away" into local life and living.  If you have ties to Washington County or contemplate making ties, you should consider subscribing to a local paper.

Washington County, Maine, has six weekly/monthly newspapers.  They are published in Calais (2), Eastport, Lubec, Cutler, and Machias.  In addition, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, next to Calais, also has a weekly newspaper.  Information on the newspapers is provided below.

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The Machias Valley News Observer

31 Broadway, P.O. Box 357, Machias, ME 04654

tel: 207-255-6561; 800-464-6561 (in Maine); fax: 207-255-4058.

The newspaper is published weekly on Wednesdays.


The Downeast Coastal Press

Head of the Harbor, HCR 69 Box 287, Cutler, ME 04626

tel: 207-259-7751; fax: 207-259-2026;








The newspaper is published weekly on Tuesdays.


The Lubec Light

74 Washington Street, RR #2, Box 380, Lubec, ME 04652

tel/fax: 207-733-2939;

The newspaper is published monthly.


The Quoddy Tides

123 Water Street, P.O. Box 213, Eastport, ME 04631

tel: 207-853-4806; fax: 207-853-4095;

The newspaper is published on the 2d and 4th Fridays each month.


The Calais Advertiser

P.O. Box 660, Calais, ME 04619

tel: 207-454-3561; fax: 207-454-3458;

The newspaper is published weekly on Thursdays.


The St. Croix Courier (from St. Stephen)

P.O. Box 777, Calais, ME 04619

P.O. Box 250, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X2 Canada

tel: 506-466-3220; fax: 506-466-9950;

The newspaper is published weekly on Tuesdays.



Revised February 2007 by

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