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Career and technical education students recognized at Mt. Blue Campus 3

October 24, 2014 • Category: Features, News

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Campus’ Career and Technical Education programs recognized some of their best students Friday, at the Foster CTE ​Gold Day Program Recognition Assembly. The campus holds four such assemblies annually, one for Gold Day and one for Blue Day students at the end of each semester. It’s a chance to recognize the […]

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Performance featuring acclaimed essayist to focus on Franco-American experience (0)

FARMINGTON – Acclaimed essayist and playwright Grégoire Chabot will be joined by fiddler Don Roy for a special performance on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington. The performance will draw upon series of monologues about the experience of Franco-Americans in Maine and New […]


Update: ‘Getting Paid to Talk’ on Oct. 27 has been canceled (3)

Note: This program has been canceled. However, Voice Coaches wants to reschedule for the spring semester. Interested parties should still contact the Adult Education program. FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Regional School District Adult & Community Education will partner with Voice Coaches, a voice over training company, to bring “Getting Paid to Talk” to the Farmington […]


FBLA members march to raise awareness of child abuse (0)

By Mercedes Begin  FARMINGTON – On a cool but sunny Oct. 18 morning, 11 members of Future Business Leaders Of America and advisor Priscilla Conner joined approximately 125 community members in a 2.5 mile walk to raise awareness. Two former FBLA members, Riley and Drew Blanchet, joined this event. The walk was sponsored by Franklin […]


Lifestyle considerations for Breast Cancer (0)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month always unearths such a mixture of emotions. For some it unleashes a battle cry, on behalf of themselves or those they love, and in other cases, it is a reminder of a loss. In my practice, I see patients in different phases. In ideal situations, I see them before they ever […]


Janet Claire Dusoe (1931 – 2014) (1)

COOPERS MILLS – Janet Claire Dusoe, 82, died October 22, 2014 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills, Maine, after a brief illness. Born in Worcester, Mass. on November 26, 1931, she was the daughter of Bertwood and Josephine Hammond. Growing up in the Worcester area, Janet was educated in the local schools […]


Letter to the Editor: I support Ed David for District 113 (1)

It is critical that voters elect to office representatives who listen to all sides, do their homework and think for themselves but also know how to work together for the common good. In addition, they should be able to express their ideas in a clear, well-informed and common sense manner that all can understand. On […]


Rec Department offering pre-season basketball camp (0)

FARMINGTON – The local recreation department is now taking registrations for any Farmington area students in grades 2 through 6 who want to take part in our Pre-Season Basketball Camp. The deadline for registering is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Participants will meet Saturday mornings at either 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. in the […]