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Five nominated for Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute 0

October 21, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – In 2012 when Olympia Snowe decided to retire from the U.S. Senate, she turned her attention to giving back to the people of her home state of Maine. She resolved to focus on helping young women develop the leadership skills that would not only allow them to reach their full potential, but also […]

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Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center welcomes new nurse manager (0)

FARMINGTON – Kim Letalien has joined the team at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center as nurse manager. Letalien brings a Master of Science in Nursing and 25 years of experience as a registered nurse to the team. She is currently furthering her education with a Master in Business Administration with a focus in Corporate […]


Empty Bowls Supper raises awareness on food insecurity (0)

LIVERMORE – To raise awareness about hunger and raise funds for their Hunger Prevention services, Rural Community Action Ministry is hosting its 3rd annual Empty Bowls Supper on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Livermore. Each year in Nov. Empty Bowls events are held across the country. Each has a different approach, but the goal is the […]


Free ‘Living Well for Better Health’ workshop runs from Nov. 2 through Dec. 14 at FMH (0)

FARMINGTON – Do you or someone you care for have diabetes, arthritis, heart trouble, depression or another long term health condition? Attending a Living Well for Better Health workshop can give you valuable information to help you to feel better and manage your health. You will learn how to make your daily tasks easier, relax […]


Constance ‘Connie’ Elaine (Turcotte) King (0)

EAST MADISON – Constance “Connie” Elaine (Turcotte) King, 89, passed away Oct. 16, 2017 at her home in Madison surrounded by her family. She was born April 21, 1928 in Skowhegan, the daughter of Lawrence and Merle (Laney) Turcotte. She was educated in the schools of Skowhegan and graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1948. […]


Letter to the Editor: Question 2 important for Franklin County (8)

Healthcare has rightly held a dominant place in our national debate for many years now, and for good reason. It makes up a sixth of our national economy, and few policy areas touch us as personally as the debate over how to provide all Americans with quality, affordable health care. And make no mistake, healthcare […]


Mt. Blue field hockey tops Bangor 8 – 0, advances through first round (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue High School hosted the opening round of the field hockey playoffs against Bangor High School. The Rams (7-7-1) traveled to the Den to face the Cougars (12-3) and their tenacious defense. Mt. Blue wasted no time in the contest, immediately piling shots and pressure on the visiting side. The Cougars were […]