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June 26, 2016 • Category: Features

By Jane Knox
Night shadow fishing in Rangeley.

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Updated: Thousands attend the 14th annual Kingfield Pops Saturday night (0)

This feature has been updated to include photos by Scott Landry. KINGFIELD – More than 2,000 people attended the 14th annual Kingfield Pops evening of music and fireworks. This year’s line up, featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, included Ghost of Paul Revere, The Fogcutters, The Mallett Brothers, and the Western Mountain Trash Can Band. Events […]


Mt. Blue Middle School’s fourth quarter honor roll (0)

FARMINGTON Mt. Blue Middle School’s fourth quarter honor roll for the 2015-16 school year: Grade 6 High Honors: Lindsay Arsenault, Ashton Beaudoin, Grace Bell, Noah Bogar, Taylor Brisard, Jenna Campbell, Emma Charles, Abigail Cramer, Carrianne Crockett, Tomas Cundick, Jacob Daku, Khloe Dean, Alex Hardy, Joshua Hebert, Henry Hilton, Emily Holmes, Natalie Howard, Lauren Howatt, BriAnnah […]


Tidbits from Tony: Resistance training, part 2 (0)

Previously, I had mentioned resistance training can lead to improvements in strength, an incredibly important aspect of health and wellness. Increased strength allows for higher levels of overall physical fitness, which I’ve previously commented on as being our ability to complete the tasks we desire without excessive fatigue. For instance, a stronger core (abs, hips, […]


David W. Capen, Jr. (1932-2016) (0)

SOUTH PARIS – David W. Capen, Jr., 84, died on June 23, 2016, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris following a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 12, 1932, in Livermore, to David W Sr. and Florence Capen.  He was educated in Livermore schools.  On Feb. 2, 1952, he married the former […]


Letter to the Editor: Scaled pay to play needed in the Mt. Blue school district? (0)

During this school budget debate I have heard people talk about making cuts to sports and other extracurricular activities. I believe these programs have a great value to those who participate and would hate to see them go. I have been thinking about how the district could possibly save money without actually cutting these programs. […]


Rumphius Foundation supports Run and Read into Summer Camp (1)

WILTON – Summer camp is a magical time that every child remembers. Fit Girls of Wilton is a running and reading non-profit that offers a week long summer camp at Kineowatha Park in July. Local fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade girls will have the opportunity to participate in “Run and Read into Summer,” thanks this year […]


Kat McKay hired as UMF’s head softball coach (0)

FARMINGTON – Director of Athletics, Fitness, and Recreation Julie Davis is pleased to announce the hiring of Kat McKay as University of Maine at Farmington’s head softball coach. “We are most excited about the leadership, network and experience Kat brings to our program. We are certain she has the skill set to guide our softball […]