Franklin Countys First News

The early bird gets the picture 5

July 15, 2018 • Category: Features

As we roll through summer, Franklin County’s finest photographers are out early and often to brings us pictures of the state’s diverse wildlife. Here, a robin has caught breakfast and photographer Jim Knox wonders if it’s maybe more than the bird can handle.

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Ann and Denny Breau at North Church on July 20 (0)

FARMINGTON – Husband and wife Guitarist Denny Breau and Flautist Ann Breau, will be the summer evening performers at the North Church on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Denny’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He first draws in an audience with […]


SeniorsPlus gets new board chair (0)

LEWISTON – The Board of Directors at SeniorsPlus elected a new slate of Officers at the June board meeting. The 2019 board officers include: Chair Patricia McCluskey, Vice Chair Patricia Vampatella, Treasurer Larry Morin and Secretary Dennis Gray. Richard Theriault termed out and stepped down as Chair of the Board of Directors, a position he […]


‘Little Free Library’ operating near Phillips Public Library (0)

PHILLIPS – Going to Camp? Resting by the River? Children bored in the back seat? Stop by the Phillips Public Library and snap up a book! No need to check the open hours, the library now have a “Little Free Library” on location. Just stop by and take a book; return it if you can […]


Nurse practitioner joins Franklin Health Internal Medicine (1)

FARMINGTON – Nurse practitioner Vanessa Smith, APRN-FNP, has joined the Franklin Memorial Hospital medical staff as a provider at Franklin Health Internal Medicine. NPs evaluate patients, diagnose, write prescriptions, and guide their patients on maintaining healthy lifestyles. Smith completed her master’s degree in family nurse practitioner studies at St. Joseph’s University in Standish. Prior to […]


John Peter Iannucci (1956-2018) (4)

FARMINGTON – John Peter Iannucci, 61, of Jay, died Tuesday evening, July 10 in the emergency room at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington. He was born Aug. 1, 1956 in Glens Falls, New York. A beloved son of Jeremiah and Caroline (Parker) Iannucci. He was a 1974 graduate of Jay High School where he was a […]


Maine and the Supreme Court Contest (8)

Writing about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Brookings Institute scholars Maya Sen and William Spaniel point out that “a like-minded Senate and president can benefit from keeping the nominee’s preferences opaque, as it makes it harder for the nominee to be exposed as sharing the president’s views?” Americans who assume that presidents choose […]


Invasive upland plant identification workshop with field session (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in conjunction with the Maine Forest Service has rescheduled an invasive plants workshop with field session for Aug. 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room C-23, downstairs in Robert’s Learning Center on the University of Maine of Farmington campus. This training will […]


Details announced for 25th annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce details of its upcoming 25th Annual Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. The event will be held on Aug. 15 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start (rain date Aug. 16, 1 p.m. shotgun start) at Mingo Springs Golf Course. This year’s event […]