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Carrabassett Valley Public Library volunteerism yields books, food 0

October 17, 2017 • Category: Features

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Staff of the local library are thanking the community for the strong turnout at its book and bake sales last week, enabling the purchase of a number of new books. The sales, held in conjunction with Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend, were sponsored by the Carrabassett Valley Public Library and the Sugarloaf Area Christian […]

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Everyone’s Resource Depot hosting Halloween mask making (1)

FARMINGTON – Everyone’s Resource Depot will hold Halloween mask making workshops on Monday Oct. 23 through Friday Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Many creative ideas for masks, costumes and party decorations made from ERD’s wonderful assortment of reusable materials will be shared with workshop participants. Materials in good supply for mask making […]


United Way of the Tri-Valley Area Announces Participation in Emergency Food and Shelter Program (1)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is a federal program administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is designed to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for the nation’s hungry, homeless, and people in economic crisis. On behalf of Franklin County, the […]


UMF Public Classroom talk explores what motivates a student to be successful (0)

FARMINGTON — What motivates a student to be successful? The University of Maine at Farmington Public Classroom Series will explore this question with “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name,” a presentation by Rhonda Jamison, UMF assistant professor of psychology. This talk takes place at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments at 6 p.m., […]


Red Cross helping family affected by Farmington fire (0)

FARMINGTON – A Disaster Action Team from the American Red Cross of Maine was working with three individuals Saturday to ensure that they have food, a safe place to sleep and other essentials following a single-family home fire. Over the next several days, the Red Cross will remain in contact with them to provide financial […]


Rodney D. Giroux (1956-2017) (0)

WINSLOW – Rodney D. Giroux, 61, passed away October 1, 2017 at his home in Winslow. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville. Arrangements by Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.


Politics & Other Mistakes: An excess of democracy? (5)

There’s nothing wrong with Maine’s referendum process. The same can’t be said for the idiots trying to change it. For more than a century, the state Constitution has permitted ordinary citizens to initiate legislation by collecting signatures equal to at least 10 percent of those who cast ballots in the most recent gubernatorial election. That […]


Cougars best Blue Devils, honor seniors (1)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue High School field hockey team finished the regular season off with a grand show of appreciation for their seniors as they hosted Lewiston High School on Wednesday. Family and friends lined a congratulatory tunnel and met each Senior with flowers and well wishes. The six seniors were greeted with well-earned […]