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The final days of summer 0

September 24, 2017 • Category: Features

With fall settling in, Franklin County’s many talented photographers are here to bring readers the best shots of nature and those who live in it. The basis for the Sunday collections goes back to March 2011, when author and photographer Jane Naliboff of Chesterville began sending a few pictures each week. Other photographers have since […]

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Two celebrated artists to appear in Oquossoc Saturday (0)

RANGELEY – The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc will host two renowned artists on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fly-tier Selene Dumaine will be displaying her skills in a live fly-tying demonstration. Dumaine is a world-recognized tier known for her mastery of Carrie Stevens techniques and patterns as well as her […]


UMF to host roundtable discussion on “Statues, Memorials and Memory” (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington invites campus and community members to attend a UMF Roundtable discussion of the issues that arise around “Statues, Memorials and Memory.” This free and open-to-the-public dialogue will be held from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wed., Sept. 27, in Room 101, UMF Roberts Learning Center. Recently, the […]


Pets of the Week: Stormy & Alicia (0)

Pets of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Stormy 2 years, Female, DNA TESTED: American Staffordshire, Golden and Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Hi, I’m Stormy! I’m very discerning about my companions—I like to be Queen Bee, so I don’t enjoy […]


Preparedness Month: Get involved, be part of something larger (0)

Severe storms and floods account for most disasters in Maine, but there are some unexpected hazards that we face in the state as well. The threat of tropical storms and hurricanes impacting Maine may not be as great as southern New England States but they can and do still happen in here. Fortunately, Maine sits […]


Joseph Jacob Lawler Sr. (1960-2017) (0)

JAY – Joseph Jacob Lawler Sr., 56, passed away unexpectedly in Etna, on September 18, 2017, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born on December 6, 1960, in Camden, New Jersey, the son of William, Sr. and Margaret (McDermitt) Lawler. He graduated from North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA, in […]


Letter to the Editor: Dogs in public places (12)

My wife and I were eating at the Bakery a couple of days ago when a woman came in with a dog in her purse, sat at a booth, put the dog beside her and fed it off her plate. It is not fair for people to bring a dog to a restaurant and inflict […]