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Public hearing on new parking lot hours Tuesday 0

September 26, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Selectmen are holding a public hearing at their meeting on Tuesday on proposed changes to the town’s traffic ordinance that would add the new Church Street parking lot and include its hours of operation. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmington Municipal Building. The town’s Parking Committee made recommendations last month […]

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American Pickers filming in Maine this fall (2)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team will be filming episodes of the History Channel series American Pickers throughout Maine this fall. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz, billed as “two of the most skilled pickers in […]


Rangeley’s Oktoberfest Weekend: Thursday-Sunday (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 2, include activities that range from a Brat & Strudel contest to Stein Hoisting competitions to special menus at many restaurants in Rangeley and Oquossoc to the Maine Forestry Museum’s 23rd Annual Apple Festival. Rangeley Oktoberfest weekend kicks off with […]


United Way launches Community Energy Challenge (0)

FARMINGTON – The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is launching a Community Energy Challenge for this heating season. Volunteers are needed to build interior storm windows to help our neighbors stay warm and save money and qualifying homeowners or renters who want free window panels are also needed to sign up. The Community Energy […]


Patsy M. Morgan (1940-2016) (0)

HARTLAND – Patsy Mae (Bickford) Morgan, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2016, at Eastern Maine Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born on June 14, 1940 in Pittsfield, the daughter of Kenneth Lincoln and Mary Muriel (Carvel) Bickford. She was educated in the schools of Pittsfield and […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: When bad choices happen to good people (1)

Here’s why you should vote Democratic this election: 1. Republican 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin hates campers. “These are not my kind of people,” Poliquin allegedly told the owner of a proposed campground in Phippsburg 15 years ago in justifying his opposition to licensing what he called “a trailer park” next to a high-end […]


Slipping into fall (6)

By Jim Knox
A baby loon on Wilson Lake in Wilton. It won’t be long before its wings will take him off to the coast for the winter.


Boys soccer: Lawrence edges Mt. Blue, 3-2 (0)

FARMINGTON – Despite numerous shots on goal, the Mt. Blue High School boys soccer team failed to rally against Lawrence and lost 3-2. Scoring for Mt. Blue was Christopher Marshall with assists from Joe Crandall and Alden Thompson Vought. Scoring for Lawerence was Zoli Nagy with an assist from Parker Towne. Mt. Blue had 19 […]