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Phillips man issued summonses after couple injured, dog killed in dog attack Comments Off

October 27, 2020 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – A local man has been issued 10 summonses for keeping dangerous dogs and allowing them at large, after two people were injured and a small dog was killed Saturday on Park Street. According to Sheriff Scott Nichols, two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Park Street at approximately 4:19 p.m. Saturday after […]

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Rotary presents first virtual Halloween art contest (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – For many years Farmington Rotary has sponsored a window painting contest for area youth in downtown Farmington. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year Rotary invites youth to participate in a virtual Halloween art contest Here’s how it will work: Create your masterpiece at home – however you choose. It could be a […]


Septic system installation course offered by Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation (Comments Off)

NEW SHARON – The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Basic On-Site Wastewater System Installation Course for contractors, code enforcement officers, licensed plumbing inspectors, and site evaluators. This course will be held on Nov. 17 at The New Sharon Masonic Hall, 46 Mercer Rd/Rte 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 […]


Hair Designs raises money for breast cancer awareness (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – Stylists at Hair Designs have raised over $2,800 in selling raffle tickets and doing pink hair extensions this month; proceeds will be delivered to the Harold Alfond Center at the end of the month. The early goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month was to educate women about breast cancer and early detection tests […]


MaineHealth’s Access to Care team connects Mainers with coverage during 2021 open enrollment (Comments Off)

PORTLAND – Starting November 1, a six-week window opens for Mainers to explore affordable health care options through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace. MaineHealth’s Access to Care team is prepared to assist and educate Mainers in shopping for health insurance plans during the Open Enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 15. This is […]


Robert A. Ferry (1956 – 2020) (0)

EAST WILTON – SR AMN Robert A. Ferry ‘Bob,’ 64, of East Wilton passed away on Oct. 18, 2020, at Togus VA hospital, with his family by his side. He was born and raised in Mesopotamia, Ohio, graduating from high school in 1971. He enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War as a […]


Letter to the Editor: Support second referendum on CMP corridor (Comments Off)

Last winter, hundreds of volunteer signature collectors, like me, worked tirelessly to put the CMP corridor issue on the November ballot. Unfortunately after CMP sued their own customers, Maine’s highest court ruled that our original referendum couldn’t direct the Executive branch to take action. So, I’m proud to join forces once again to collect signatures […]


Starting native seeds with UMaine Extension, MOFGA Nov. 18 (Comments Off)

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer a webinar about starting native plants from seed noon–1 p.m. Nov. 18. “Native Seed Starting,” led by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits, will discuss how to successfully start native plants indoors in late fall and winter, […]


UMF grad hired as assistant alpine coach (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – University at Maine of Farmington head alpine coach, Andrew Willihan, has announced the hiring of Erin Guilmet as the assistant. Guilmet, a two-year skier for the Beavers, graduated from Farmington in 2020 and has come back to help lead the Beavers to another Reynolds Division Championship. During Guilmet’s career as a Beaver, she […]