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May 27, 2018 • Category: Features

Beaver Crossing Flying Pond at Sunset on Saturday. (Steve Muise)

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“Extravaganza!” Exhibition at Mantor Library (0)

FARMINGTON – The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition, “Extravaganza!: Extravagant Books from Members’ Collections,” running from June 8 through August 26, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. Some remarkable books will be on display, each of them extravagant in some way. Some are […]


Franklin County Democrats support Home Care and Hospice (0)

FARMINGTON – On May 6, Franklin County Democratic Committee members participated in the Annual Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 5K Run & Remembrance Walk. At their monthly meeting that day, the FCDC heard a presentation about ranked choice voting. Attendees viewed sample ballots to be used in the June primary and learned more about Question […]


Pets of the Week: Thurston & Sage (0)

Pets of the Week features animals that are ready for adoption at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Thurston, 1 to 3 years, Male, Beagle Hi, I’m Thurston! I am a total beagle’s beagle, with a loud voice, and a nose for hunting. I have a strong chase drive, so I’d probably do best in a […]


NorthStar providers recognized at annual recognition (2)

FARMINGTON – NorthStar held its annual recognition and awards banquet during National EMS Week to honor its staff of emergency medical providers. NorthStar is the ambulance service of Franklin Memorial Hospital and operates throughout the Greater Franklin County. This year’s theme was “EMS Strong, Stronger Together” and this dedication was felt throughout the evening. State […]


Dennis Hiram Frost (1941-2018) (0)

PORTLAND – Dennis Hiram Frost, “Frosty”, “Denley”, 77, of Rangeley, died Saturday morning, May 26, in the emergency room at Maine Medical Center, with his loving family at his side. He was born May 10, 1941, in Farmington, a son of Cecil H. and Thelma (Mosher) Frost. He attended Wilton Academy and worked for many […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for making literacy festival, book sale a success (0)

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties extends their deepest gratitude to all their volunteers and the community for a successful literacy festival and book sale over the weekend. A total of $2,600 was raised to support the One to One Adult Tutoring program, now in its 40th year. Forty-eight volunteers shared their passion and […]


RLHT invites you to walk the woods each week (0)

OQUOSSOC – Do you want to learn more about the trails in your community? Are you curious about the natural world that surrounds our town? Do you just want to get out and take a walk in the woods? Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust invites you to join in their new weekly “Walk the Woods” series […]


Western Maine United player assessments for fall 2018 travel teams (0)

FARMINGTON – Western Maine United Soccer club provides opportunities for boys and girls living within the Franklin County area to play travel team soccer consistent with the guidelines of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) while fostering an enjoyable environment and promoting individual and team development. Friday June 1 at Mt. Blue Middle School U9/10/11* […]