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Hippach Field’s centennial year to be celebrated 1

February 10, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Plans are in the works to celebrate Hippach Field’s centennial year with an event to be held on June 18. On Tuesday, selectmen unanimously approved spending up to $1,000 from the town’s special projects account towards supporting the event. The Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club, a nonprofit living history organization which tours the […]

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Dance marathon fundraiser will support the arts (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is holding a Dance-A-Thon at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School beginning on Friday evening, March 18 at 6 p.m. and continuing through the night until 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Prizes and special awards for dancers, as well as great music, dancing and special events will […]


Western Mountain Chiropractic & Sports Injury raises funds for LEAP (0)

FARMINGTON – Western Mountain Chiropractic & Sports Injury recently held a fundraiser for LEAP, where they raised over $516 towards LEAP’s community wellness initiatives. “LEAP, Inc. was chosen as the beneficiary of this fundraiser because of the agency’s commitment to providing direct support for local residents who are in need of individualized resources,” said Tyler Barnes of Western Mountain […]


Benefit Dance for Sparrow’s Nest Theater featuring ESP and Motorboat Feb. 13 (0)

INDUSTRY – An evening of food, film and music to benefit Sparrow’s Nest Theater will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening features a dance floor and live music by ESP and Motorboat, MC Jodi Stebbins, a multi-media experience, a big screen showing of Merry Christmas, Strega Nona and […]


Roland J. Rodrigue (1940 – 2016) (0)

OAKLAND – Roland J. Rodrigue, 75, passed away peacefully at home following a recent illness on Feb. 3, 2016. He was born in Waterville on May 19, 1940, one of five sons of Wilfred and Malvina Bourgoin Rodrigue. Roland was educated in the Waterville school system. He married Rebecca Salsbury Stevens, Feb. 14, 1990 in […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Bombs not food (6)

What do terrorists want? According to the CIA or some other equally reliable but possibly fictional government agency, every dangerous fanatic – from Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof to Boston Marathon creepo Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – wanted exactly the same thing: Food stamps. Apparently, killing innocent people for hazy […]


DIFW: Take advantage of the upcoming free fishing weekend (0)

AUGUSTA – On Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14, any person may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, except those who have had their license suspended or revoked. All other rules and regulations, including bag and possession limits, apply. “Fishing during the winter is a wonderful way to get out of […]


Wilton team finishes second in CMYBL playoffs (1)

DIXFIELD – The Central Maine Youth Basketball League’s 3rd/4th grade boys basketball “B” bracket playoffs took place Saturday in Dixfield. The Wilton team took 2nd place in those playoffs.