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Midwinter thaw 9

January 21, 2018 • Category: Features

The weather’s taken a turn these past few days, and Franklin County’s finest photographers have captured birds and other animals as they enjoy the warm weather. Here, bluejays engage in mid-air disagreement. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

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Try square dancing with free lessons on Jan. 22 & 29 (0)

WILTON – Friendship Squares Dancing Club is offering two free square dancing lessons on Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, offering a no-obligation, fun experience from a welcoming group. The free lessons will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Academy Hill School in Wilton. Everyone is invited, experience not necessary. The Friendship Squares Dancing Club […]


Wilton Lions assisting Special Olympics later this month (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – For many years, members of the Wilton Lions Club have gone to Sugarloaf USA at Sugarloaf to assist the Maine Special Olympics by providing food to the Special Olympians competing there. Last year, 12 members spent two days there for a total of approximately 186 hours and 1,080 cumulative miles, all on […]


SeniorsPlus now accepting referrals for Meals on Wheels (0)

LEWISTON – SeniorsPlus, Western Maine’s designated Agency on Aging, is currently accepting referrals for its Meals on Wheels program serving Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties. Homebound individuals 60 years of age and older and disabled adults under age 60, who are unable to shop, prepare or cook meals for themselves, are likely to qualify for […]


Glana Toothaker Roberts (1942-2018) (9)

PORTLAND – Glana Toothaker Roberts, 75, of Wilton, died early Friday evening at Maine Medical Center in Portland with her family by her side. She was born in Wilton, Feb. 13, 1942, a daughter of Gerald and Ruth Lillian (Kennedy) Toothaker and received her education in local schools. In 1988, she married Edgar W. Roberts. […]


Letter to the Editor: Action needed on domestic violence (1)

About 10 days ago there was a domestic violence murder/suicide in Temple (Michelle and Thomas Masse). Let me just clarify that I call it domestic violence because it was an act of violence between intimate partners in their home. I worked in the domestic violence field for over 20 years, and was familiar with the […]


Cougar boys basketball tops Hornets for first win (0)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue High School boys basketball (1-11) entered its home game with Leavitt High School (5-7) searching for its first victory on the season. The Hornets were seeking a win to join the playoff picture in the South. The Cougars didn’t give the Hornets a chance to find their footing. Using an up-tempo […]