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Madison man indicted on sex charge 0

October 18, 2019 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A Madison man and former student of University of Maine at Farmington was indicted by the Franklin County grand jury Thursday on a felony charge of unlawful sexual contact. Ashton Heald, 19 of Madison, was indicted on one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class C felony. The charge relates to a University […]

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Satire and The Simpsons- next topic of UMF New Commons Project (1)

FARMINGTON – The next topic for the New Commons Project is “The Simpsons” — a television show that has been making people talk about important topics such as books, news, history and more for almost 30 years. In that time, the animated series has been awarded 32 Emmy Awards and 34 Annie Awards. The show […]


Teachers Lounge Mafia at Wilton Free Public Library on Nov. 9 (0)

WILTON – Come to the Wilton Free Public Library on Saturday evening, Nov. 9, for a fun and family-friendly night of laughs. Doors will open for a Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m. The Teachers Lounge Mafia improv group will perform a hilarious, all-ages show at 7 p.m. The silent auction includes items donated from local […]


Blood drive at FMH on Oct. 18 (0)

The Farmington Emblem Club #460 is sponsoring a blood drive this Friday at the Franklin Memorial Hospital.


Barbara Peary Keirstead (1)

Barbara Peary Keirstead, 82, born in Strong to the late Maurice and Marion Peary, died peacefully at home Oct. 13 surrounded by her loving family after a brave battle with cancer. Barbara graduated valedictorian of her H.S. class and attended Westbrook Junior College. Employed for the last 40 years as a dental assistant, most recently […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks Sen. Collins for supporting National Scenic Byway Program (3)

As the Coordinator of the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, I am very grateful to Senator Collins and her colleagues in Washington for creating and passing, by an overwhelming margin in both houses, a bill reopening nominations for the National Scenic Byway Program. I can speak for all the Maine Byways of State and […]


Volunteers sought for Hatchery Brook Preserve upgrades Saturday (0)

RANGELEY – Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust will be hosting a Trail Day at their Hatchery Brook Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 to 3 p.m. Hatchery Brook is the most popular and centrally located trail in Rangeley, located on Manor Road, across from Moose Alley. Because of its popularity, this trail is at risk […]


Farmington area travel basketball team tryouts next week (0)

FARMINGTON – Tryouts for the Farmington Area Travel Basketball team will take place Oct. 28, 29 and 30. Tryouts will be held at the Mt. Blue Middle School Gym on Monday Oct. 28 and Tuesday Oct. 29. for third and fourth graders. Tryouts will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fifth and sixth graders […]