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Selectboard reviews sidewalk project 1

May 25, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Selectmen reviewed a proposal to use federal grant funding to build sidewalks near Hippach Field at Tuesday evening’s meeting. The board accepted a $103,508 Federal Highway Administration grant, administered through the Maine Department of Transportation, back in 2013. Sarah Martin, a former University of Maine at Farmington adjunct professor in the Department of […]

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Mt. Blue RSD Music Department announces spring concerts (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Regional School District music department is pleased to announce the upcoming spring concerts. These concerts feature music students participating in the local schools’ bands, choruses and orchestras and are the culmination of the 2015-2016 academic school year. **Please note that the 7th and 8th grade band, chorus, and orchestra concert […]


Franklin Savings announces branch management promotions at Jay and Skowhegan locations (0)

JAY – Franklin Savings Bank has promoted its Jay branch manager and added an assistant branch manager to its Skowhegan Branch. Jay Branch Manager Diane L. Jackson has been elevated to the corporate title of vice president. Jackson, who celebrates 10 years with the bank this month, has done an excellent job managing the daily […]


Engraved stones offer opportunity to honor loved ones (0)

FARMINGTON – In coordination with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, Franklin Memorial Auxiliary is reminding residents of the opportunity to purchase an engraved stone for the hospital’s Memorial Stone Path in the Healing Garden. Each engraved stone becomes a permanent part of the healing garden as a lasting memorial to a loved one or friend. […]


Elizabeth A. Pike (1931-2016) (0)

NEW VINEYARD — Elizabeth A. Pike, 85, of New Vineyard, died at her home on May 18, 2016. Elizabeth was born Jan. 7, 1931, a daughter of William and Ida (Merry) Noonan. She graduated from Farmington High School and continued her education in Portland for business. Elizabeth worked at the Sun Journal for over 30 […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for making Relay for Life a success (0)

The Albert Smith family would like to everyone that supported us in memory of Albert in the Relay for Life walk. We raised over $1,300. As part of the Franklin Chamber team we raised more than $5,000. Albert walked with us in spirit. Look carefully and you can see my angels tossing water bottles back […]


MDIFW seeks nominations for 2016 Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award (0)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award. This award, which is presented by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, honors individuals who have been dedicated to the wise use of our natural resources and who are embedded in […]


Popular soccer camp comes to Wilton (0)

WILTON – An innovative camp curriculum developed by a team of professional coaches will bring the Challenger Sports “British Soccer Camps” to Wilton this July. Challenger Sports have teamed up with Wilton Recreation Department to host the week-long camp during the week of July 11-15 at Kineowatha Park. The camp will run Monday through Friday […]