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Fundraising project seeks to keep time ticking in Phillips 0

August 31, 2015 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – This summer, a group of residents is seeking to provide the Phillips Community Church with a little more time. The clock on the Phillips Community Church was shut down late last year after those maintaining the building experienced persistent issues in keeping the 1928 Seth Thomas clock running. It would get jammed at […]

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Western Maine Music Week to host Juno Award winning Old Man Luedecke (0)

New England Celtic Arts will present Nova Scotia’s Old Man Luedecke as part of its Western Maine Music Week at Bethel Celtic Concerts with the Bethel United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 9; at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 10; at Phillips Community Center on Friday, Sept. 11 with […]


Phillips Public Library old book and art sale is Sept. 18, 19 (0)

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Public Library will be hosting its first-ever old book and art sale on Sept. 18 and 19. The collection of available books consists of a wide variety of vintage and rare works that have been recently donated. These include old nonfiction, fiction, children’s books and book sets. Non-fiction books include an […]


Prescriptions for Health: Electronic Medical Records (1)

The weekly Prescriptions for Health column is part of an ongoing community health education effort by Franklin Memorial Hospital to provide information on an important health topic by its medical staff, with support from intern Sam Bennett, a junior at the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in biology and creative writing. By Dr. Jay […]


Rodney W. Staples (1946-2015) (0)

LIVERMORE FALLS – Rodney W. Staples, 68, of Livermore Falls, died peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Rodney was born on Nov. 28, 1946, a son of Carlton and Christine (James) Staples. He spent his childhood growing up in Jay and graduated from Jay High School in 1965. […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Unfaithful (0)

Ranked-choice voting is sort of like a website for cheating spouses. It makes lurid promises it can’t deliver. According to news reports, Ashley Madison, a recently hacked site promoting extramarital affairs, faked many of its postings of females seeking illicit hook-ups. Apparently, wayward wedded women are too smart to fall for this scam. As the […]


Flower power (9)

By Natasha Erb
Summer kaleidoscope.

Today we feature the work of photographers Jim Knox, Tom Oliver, Stu Mehlin, Deelight Zitzelberger, Jane Knox, Marjorie Cormier and Natasha Erb.


Mt. Blue Youth Field Hockey season kicks off on Sept. 5 with signups and initial practice (0)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Youth Field Hockey will hold signups and its first practice on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Mt. Blue Middle School for grades 3-6 in Farmington and New Sharon from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Practice and game schedules will be provided at that time. The season extends through all of September and ends the […]