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Stuck truck blocks road in New Sharon 0

February 28, 2020 • Category: Features

NEW SHARON – A tractor trailer truck blocked the Industry Road for more than four hours early Friday morning, after it failed to negotiate a turn and slid into a ditch. According to Sheriff Scott Nichols, Sgt. Matthew Brann responded at 4:26 a.m. Friday morning to a report of a truck blocking the intersection of […]

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Sparrows Nest Theater announces auditions for the 2020 season (0)

INDUSTRY – Sparrows Nest Theater is pleased to announce auditions for their eighth season. Auditions will take place at UMF Nordica Auditorium on March 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and on March 15 at the Starks Community Building from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Auditions can also be arranged by appointment by calling […]


UMF offering online degree completion program in Rehabilitation Services (0)

FARMINGTON – In response to Maine’s critical workforce need for fully-prepared professionals, the University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce it has designed a totally online degree completion program to help adult learners attain a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services. The program will be available fall 2020, pending approval by the […]


Franklin County Republicans to caucus on March 7 (0)

FARMINGTON – Susan A. Pratt, Chair of the Franklin County Republican Committee, has announced that the Franklin County Republicans will caucus on Saturday, March 7 at the Roberts Learning Center at 224 Main Street in Farmington, Maine. The Caucus to start sharply at 10 a.m. in Lincoln Auditorium with Registrars from municipalities available to register […]


Maine Legislature recognizes February 2020 as 211 Month (0)

AUGUSTA – Maine Legislature voted to recognize February 2020 as 211 Month with bipartisan support. Finding help for complex needs like shelter, substance use, mental health, or food access can be hard for many Mainers looking for themselves or someone they know. Fortunately, there is a resource here in Maine to help. “211 Maine is […]


David Charles Godin, Jr. (1933-2020) (0)

FARMINGTON – David Charles Godin, Jr., 87 of Livermore Falls (formerly of Farmington) died unexpectedly taking his last breath in the wee hours of Feb. 17, 2020 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. His devoted wife, Bessie, was at his side. David took his first breath on Jan. 15, 1933 in Rumford. He […]


Letter to the Editor: M.A.D. about W.M.D. (1)

At the end of World War II, perhaps fearing what would follow if the Soviet Union were allowed to invade Japan by land, the United States opted to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While this action brought about the swift end to fighting in the Pacific Theater it was meant to, it also […]


Scholarship fund benefits from fishing derby (0)

WILTON – Since 2016, thousands of dollars have been given out as scholarships from funds raised by the annual Michael J. Rowe Scholarship fundraiser that is part of the Wilton Fish & Game Michael J. Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby. This year’s event was held Feb. 15 on Wilson Lake and featured four raffles specifically […]


Farmington Rec. Junior Pro and Prep Basketball season sees significant growth (0)

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Parks & Recreation Department recently wrapped up it’s 2019-2020 Junior Pro and Prep Basketball programs for children grades 1 through 6. Junior Pro basketball had great numbers this year growing from last year to 99 players and consisted of nine teams with five in Division 1 and four in Division 2. […]