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Children’s book illustrator visits regional Gifted and Talented students 0

April 29, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Because of a collaborative effort between Regional School Districts 9 and 10, children’s book illustrator Ralph Masiello held a workshop at Mallett School last week for students in the Gifted and Talented visual arts program. “It’s so hard to get good enrichment programs for kids in rural areas, so by combining our districts […]

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An evening with Newfoundland’s Matthew Byrne at Phillips Area Community Center (0)

PHILLIPS – New England Celtic Arts will present Newfoundland’s top rated balladeer, Matthew Byrne, at Phillips Area Community Center on Saturday May 6 at 7:00 p.m. Lead singer for the Dardanelles, Matthew Byrne starts an extended tour of the US and is in Maine for one show only in Phillips. Matthew Byrne was born into […]


OTIS Federal Credit Union presents local food pantries with donations (0)

Recently, OTIS Federal Credit Union made presentations to several local food pantries, as part of last year’s Ending Hunger Fundraising Campaign. A total of $8,004 was presented. Ben Roberts, Member Service Representative, and Darice Dubreuil, Vice President of Lending, presented checks to Farrah Poirier and Kevin Harrington of Spruce Mountain Primary School Food Pantry, Raymond […]


Mt. Blue High School honor roll for third quarter (0)

The third quarter Mt. Blue High School honor roll in the year 2016-17. Highest Honors- Benjamin Andrews, Ethan Andrews, Grace Andrews, Horisun Antunee, Mikahla August, Ethan Bachelder, Tucker Barber, Kasadie Barker, Ian Berry, Brooke Bolduc, Gavin Bridges, Katherine Brittain, Elizabeth Burke, Taylor Burke, Ashley Burnham, Johnny Burrows, Nicolas Cadima, Haley Caswell, Meghan Charles, Jillian Conant, […]


Relay for Life to take place downtown on May 19 (0)

FARMINGTON – The May 19 Franklin County Relay for Life is moving uptown this year, taking place largely on Front Street, as well as on Broadway and Main Street as it celebrates its 19th year in Farmington. “We sometimes feel a little hidden away at the Fairgrounds. We are looking forward to having everyone in […]


Celebration of Life for Phillip ‘Sonny’ Lopresti is May 11 (0)

PHILLIPS – A Celebration of Life with military honors for Phillip “Sonny” Lopresti of Phillips, who passed away on Aug. 22, 2016, will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Prescott-Fairbanks American Legion Hall, 15 Depot St, in Phillips. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s […]


Letter to the Editor: On Proposition 2 (12)

Education is the great equalizer; it enables our young people to get the skills and training they need to get to success. Our state has some serious problems with providing our kids with that education. Years ago, the citizens of Maine passed a resolution that the state should provide 55 percent of the cost of […]


First annual Best Dog on Earth Day event a success (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness are pleased to announce that the First Annual Best Dog on Earth Day event, a celebration of dogs and Earth Day, was a big success. The cold, damp weather could not dampen the spirits of the approximately 50 participants and their dogs, […]


UMF women’s rugby takes third place at Beast of the East (1)

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – University of Maine at Farmington women’s rugby squad ventured south for the Beast of the East annual rugby tournament. The tournament featured rugby teams throughout New England and New York making a claim for the coveted cup. Seventy-nine competitive colleges made the trip to Beast, 21 of them inhabiting the UMF ladies’ […]