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New ownership breathes new life into Phillips plant 3

July 27, 2017 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – For seven years, the plant sat empty alongside the Rangeley Road, its building shuttered and trucks parked in place. Then, in May, the newly-christened North Country Concrete shipped its first load of concrete, utilizing its two operational trucks. Since then, North Country Concrete has brought six trucks online, and is in the process […]

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Blues in the Barn in Kingfield on Aug. 13 (0)

KINGFIELD – Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter will be performing at Blues in the Barn at the Mountain Village Farm B&B in Kingfield on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. Boston-based blues guitarist Monster Mike Welch is a seasoned veteran of the international blues scene who has carved out a successful living […]


Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice welcomes new Chief Clinical Officer (0)

LEWISTON – Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Albert recently announced that Patricia Zabell has joined the organization as its Chief Clinical Officer. Zabell has more than 24 years of diverse healthcare experience, most recently providing interim leadership for integrated health systems with a focus on home health in her […]


Local Dairy Project members participate in state show (0)

WINDSOR – Franklin County Dairy Project members participated at State Dairy Show at the Windsor Fairgrounds this past weekend, July 22 and 23. On Saturday, Jason Bagley of the Franklin County Dairy Club participated in the fitting competition as a junior member. Sunday, members showed off their showmanship skills all day with the help of […]


Thank you from the family of Ruel Baxter “Rudy” Orff, Jr. (0)

The Family of Ruel Baxter “Rudy” Orff, Jr., Jan. 4, 1931 – May 23, 2017, would like to thank Franklin Memorial Hospital for the care received. We also would like to thank family and friends who sent cards, flowers, food, offered a remembrance gift to a charity and who have been supportive of our family’s […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Dirty rotten past (12)

Let’s say you wanted to liven up your next party by featuring a Donald Trump impersonator. Your budget doesn’t allow for hiring the likes of Alec Baldwin. Johnny Depp would drink all your booze and punch out your guests. Donald Jr. might do, but he probably has a scheduling conflict due to an appointment with […]


Wilton Fish & Game Association to hold open house on Aug. 5 (0)

WILTON – The members of the Wilton Fish & Game Assoc would like to welcome young and old to their annual open house, Saturday, Aug. 5 during the Wilton Blueberry Festival Weekend. Archery will be available with a certified instructor on site from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to instruct the use of equipment, safety […]


Results from the Spandits! Summer Fest races (0)

FARMINGTON – Results for the Spandits! race on July 22 can be found below, organized into the 5K, 1 Mile fun run and 1 Mile kids’ run categories. An asterisk (*) denotes a female racer.