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Update: Balloon launch provides Jay and Farmington science classes plenty of experimentation 0

October 21, 2014 • Category: Features

Update 8:43 p.m. Tuesday from Doug Hodum: “We did retrieve the payloads from two 40+ foot trees outside Lincoln, not far from where the model predicted they would go. I have the student experiment samples, so they will be able to commence work with them tomorrow. From what I can tell, the balloon went to […]

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Anni Clark live in Kingfield on Oct. 24 (0)

KINGFIELD – In June of 2013 the skies darkened, claps of thunder were heard in the distance and the continuation of another magical Kingfield POPS outdoor concert was seriously threatened. Challenged organizers postponed the show and tightened down the staging. After a short wait, singer-songwriter Anni Clark took the stage under a warming sun and […]


Zombie car wash to benefit Spruce Mountain Area Robotics team (3)

JAY – A Zombie Car Wash will benefit the Spruce Mountain Area Robotics Team 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The events will be held at the Jay and Livermore Falls Fire Departments on Main Street. Rain date is Nov. 1.


Free household lead tests for families with young children (0)

FARMINGTON – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 19-25. To mark the week, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is partnering with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MeCDC) to offer parents of young children who live in older homes a free home lead dust test kit. Offers for free tests come with an […]


Leslie Anne (Soule) Miller (1965 – 2014) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Leslie Anne (Soule) Miller, 49, of Skowhegan, left us after a valiant battle with breast cancer on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. She was born February 10, 1965, in Framingham, Mass., the daughter of Leon A. Soule and the late Marcia E. (Harnish) Soule Hall. She graduated from Taunton High School, class of 1983. […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Reason hidden (11)

Here’s the brutal truth. If Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud loses the gubernatorial election on Nov. 4, it won’t be because of his congressional record (or lack thereof). It won’t be because of the policies he’s proposed (or not) to fix the state’s problems. It won’t even be because one or the other of his […]


Still plenty of color here (9)

By Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin

A radiant beauty in New Sharon.

The work of photographers Jane Naliboff, Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Donovan Buck, Stu Mehlin, Jim Knox, Jim Dwinal, Scott Landry, Holly LaPointe and Gil Riley are featured today.


Fit Girls Benefit 5K Run/Walk is Oct. 25 (0)

WILTON – The Fit Girls after school program will be holding their second annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Lake. Last year more than 100 runners and walkers participated in the event which directly supported the program. Under the direction of Deb Aseltine of Wilton, the mission of Fit […]