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Verso United Way campaign exceeds expectations 1

December 15, 2018 • Category: Features

JAY – United Way was on site for the big ‘reveal’ as several dozen Verso employees gathered in their conference room to announce the final number for this years United Way workplace Campaign. Each year Verso and its employees are avid supporters of United Way, with over 50 percent of the employees choosing to contribute […]

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Poet’s Corner: Resolutions (0)

Resolutions by Greg Zemlansky The Christmas holiday season has filled the air with joyful cheer. Now it’s time again to make my resolutions for the New Year! The biggest one would be to lose more than one pound! Not to be so over-weight and big around. I’ll try to limit my appetite for a big […]


Care and Share Food Closet hosts first intern (0)

FARMINGTON – Randy LaRue, a University of Maine at Farmington Senior, is the first intern at Care and Share Food Closet. Beginning with the fall semester of 2018, he has been working at the food closet 6 hours each week under the supervision of Co-Director Dana Bullen. The title of this collaborative effort between Care […]


Let’s Go! recognizes 48 sites in Franklin County for increasing healthy choices (0)

FARMINGTON – Let’s Go! recently announced that 17 schools, 13 school cafeterias, 8 out-of-school programs, 16 child care programs, and 7 health care practices in Franklin County are being recognized for their positive impact on children’s health. A total of 48 sites are proactively implementing Let’s Go!’s evidence-based strategies with the goal of increasing daily […]


Pamela Jeanne Davis (1953-2018) (0)

LIVERMORE FALLS – Pamela Jeanne Davis, 64, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away Wednesday morning, December 12 at her home, with her loving family at her side. She fought the good fight all the way, like everything she did in life. She was born in Farmington, December 16, 1953, the daughter of Emile and […]


Letter to the Editor: Not true socialists (12)

To The Editor: I happen to agree with “The New York Times” when they warn Nancy Pelosi not to give too much power to the newly-elected House Democrats who call themselves “Democratic Socialists.” They will be a minority of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. I don’t enjoy being unkind and insulting toward anyone, […]


Ski Museum of Maine presents Maine Olympians from the pine tree state to the world stage (0)

KINGFIELD – The Ski Museum of Maine was awarded a grant from the Maine Community Foundation to support the creation and installation of the newest exhibit in the museum: “Maine Olympians – From the Pine Tree State to the World Stage” at our gallery located in Kingfield. The official unveiling of this exhibit will take […]


Mt. Blue junior wins All American status (0)

FARMINGTON – Kahryn Cullenberg of Farmington, Me achieved All American status in cross country running by placing 6th at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National cross country championship held at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, Nevada on December 8. Cullenberg ran a strategic race on unfamiliar territory and conditions. The 5K […]