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Culvert replacement to close Front Street in September 0

August 16, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A project to add a retaining wall and a culvert to Front Street will get underway next month, closing the south end of street on Sept. 1. The $421,402 project will be undertaken by Ranger Contracting of Oakland, the lowest of three bidders. The project will replace a large culvert on the south […]

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Nick Moss Band at Blues in the Barn on Aug. 26 (0)

KINGFIELD – Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling will play at Blues in the Barn, 164 Main Street, Kingfield on Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. A star high school athelete sidelined by a serious kidney ailment, Nick Moss picked up the electric bass at the urging of his brother Joe, a budding blues […]


Office of the State Treasurer returns record amount of unclaimed property (0)

AUGUSTA – In fiscal year 2018, the State Treasury paid out more than $18.5 million to Mainers from the unclaimed property program. That figure represents more than 29,000 individual claims ranging from lower than $10 to as high as $766,000. The FY’18 total paid is 73 percent of the $25.4 million received from Maine businesses […]


Dead River Area Historical Society hosts ice cream social (0)

STRATTON – The Dead River Area Historical Society in Stratton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 2. An Ice Cream Social will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and along with your ice cream enjoy a Brownie Alamode made and served by volunteers. Charlie Bruce will entertain with […]


Red Cross offering back-to-school tips to keep students safe (0)

PORTLAND – Back-to-school tips from the American Red Cross can help make students’ return to the classrooms safer. There are special steps for parents of younger kids and those going to school for the first time: Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, […]


Gregory M. Kemp (1954-2018) (0)

STRATTON – Gregory M. Kemp age 64, died on Tuesday August 14, 2018 at his home in Stratton Maine. He was born in Chicago to Mary Louise and Gordon Kemp and was the youngest of 3 children. Greg was an avid skier and in his life he built 2 homes with the help of friends […]


Letter to the Editor: Best fireworks I’ve ever seen (1)

To the Editor, I have sent you some photos of the Wilton Blueberry Festival Fireworks display that was on Sunday August 5. The fireworks display was one of the best that I have see. We all would like to thank Shannon Smith and her helpers for putting on a great Wilton Blueberry Festival for everyone […]


Stalking through summer (9)

Here, Jim Knox captures a fox stalking a rodent in Wilton. Franklin County photographers capture some of the finest shots of birds, beasts, flowers and other natural scenes for this week’s photo round up.


Fifth annual Tainter Family Foundation golf tournament (0)

TURNER -The Tainter Family Foundation believes that every family deserves the hope of a miracle. They Provide families with the resources and support to relieve the stresses and financial burdens associated with cancer, terminal or long-standing health illnesses and end of life care. Our foundation is able to do this because of the unwavering support […]