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Local mothers and daughters prepare for Women’s March on Washington 1

January 16, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A local group of mothers and their daughters have joined forces to participate in next weekend’s Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. More than 300,000 people are expected to march at an event described as intending to “…join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s […]

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Mt. Blue Regional School District Music student awards announced (0)

FARMINGTON –  Each fall auditions are held for a variety of music festivals sponsored by the Maine Music Educators Association and organizations supporting public school music programs. Students whose schools are members of these organizations are eligible to audition. All auditions require a prepared piece, scales, and sight-reading. Mt. Blue Middle School students  selected to […]


Riley welcomes Spruce Mountain Elementary fourth graders to Augusta (0)

AUGUSTA – Rep. Tina Riley, D-Jay, welcomed fourth graders from Spruce Mountain Elementary School to the State House recently. The tour was part of a field trip that also included the Maine State Museum next door.


Stephen J. Waite (1950-2017) (0)

ROCKLAND – Stephen Joseph Waite, 67, passed away at his home in Rockland on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Born in Farmington on Jan. 12, 1950, he was the son of Joseph Norbert and Glynnese Eve (Farrington) Waite. He attended local Farmington schools and graduated from Farmington High School in 1968. After graduating he enlisted in the […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Me and Paul (0)

I like Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s new budget. Really. No, I haven’t lost my mind, although that remains a possible excuse for future columns. And my newfound respect for LePage’s fiscal prowess isn’t the result of bad drugs, because the doctor assured me any side effects wouldn’t alter my political philosophy. I’m as clear-headed as […]


Snow, rain, snow, thaw: The cold returns (8)

By Jane Naliboff
Someone wasn’t expecting an up and down, wet and dry, January thaw on Minnehonk Lake.


Beavers run past Terriers (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington women beat Thomas College on Saturday afternoon in Dearborn Gymnasium during a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) showdown by a score of 63-55. UMF moves to 3-9 overall and 3-5 in the NAC while the Terriers fall to 5-10 overall and 2-6 in conference play. UMF’s Cheyenne Malloy […]