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The In-Between Piece: Workforce development from the ground up 0

June 21, 2018 • Category: Features

Spruce Mountain Adult Education held its graduation ceremony on May 31. The event drew a crowd to the high school gymnasium; among those in attendance was Senator Angus King. Students sitting to the left of the podium wore green robes, celebrating receipt of their HiSET diplomas – the equivalent of the old GED program. Helping […]

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11th annual Stars and Stripes Concert in Rangeley is July 1 (0)

RANGELEY – Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley, Robert and Nancy Ludwig will present their Eleventh Annual Stars and Stripes Concert. These hour-long popular concerts feature the Ludwigs performing a varied program of classical and popular music on the church’s Allen organ and Mason and Hamlin […]


FMH hosting June Business After Hours (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital welcomes Franklin County Chamber of Commerce members to its Business After Hours on Thursday, June 21, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bass Room. The Healthy Community Coalition will have its Mobile Health Unit near the hospital’s main entrance, where visitors can have a body composition analysis performed […]


Farmington Falls Fire Company sets date for annual Yard Sale and Chicken BBQ (0)

FARMINGTON – According to Ben Butler’s book, The Falls: Where Farmington Maine began in 1776, the Farmington Falls Fire Department was originally built in 1888. It was alive and well until interest was lost around 1916. The building was then used for storage. The Farmington Falls Volunteer Fire Department restarted in 1945 with Dana Butterfield […]


The Longest Day fundraiser is today at Woodlands (1)

Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington will be raising funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association through today’s ‘The Longest Day’ event.


Marilyn L. Jordan (1940-2018) (0)

Marilyn L. Jordan, 77, passed away on June 14, 2018 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, surrounded in love by her children. She was born on July 6, 1940 in Lewiston, the daughter of John K. Lawton and Hattie (White) Currier. Marilyn was the loving mother of six children, always willing to offer help or […]


Letter to the Editor: Children placed in centers (7)

Where is the outrage against American concentration camps for children? Infants, preschoolers, adolescence and teens are being forcefully taken away from their parents by ICE agents and placed in children concentration camps (calling them detention centers and saying how well the children are being treated doesn’t make it humane.) Children are placed in cages, like […]


Lupine Festival Art & Antique Show is this Saturday at Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum (0)

OQUOSSOC – The Rangeley Chamber of Commerce and the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society are teaming up to present the Lupine Festival Art & Antique Show on the grounds of Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thirty-four vendor booths will fill the grounds of the museum with vintage […]