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Maine Warden Service searching for missing woman at Flagstaff Lake Comments Off

September 20, 2020 • Category: Features

DEAD RIVER TOWNSHIP – A York woman is reportedly missing after falling into Flagstaff Lake at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. According to a press release form the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the woman was canoeing on the lake with two other men and a dog when the boat overturned. The […]

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ArtsFarmington presents video concert (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – On Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 7:30 p.m., ArtsFarmington along with Maine Mountain Chamber Music will present a virtual concert of well-known local pianists Steven Pane and Yuri Funahashi, along with their son, violinist Gianluca Pane. This special concert was recorded professionally in Nordica Auditorium to give the feel and high-quality sound of […]


Certification course in erosion control practices to be held on Oct. 22 (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – A certification course in erosion control practices, hosted by the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hippach Field. The field is located at 12884 Main St, Farmington, ME. Registration and introductions will occur at the grandstand. Social distancing […]


Free online Extension workshop on photographing beef cattle for market sale Sept. 30 (Comments Off)

DOVER-FOXCROFT – University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will offer a free online workshop about photographing beef cattle for virtual markets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Designed for youth and adults with experience using digital cameras or smartphones, topics include location selection, determining the best light, and positioning the animal. […]


Food distribution to take place at Rangeley Family Medicine (Comments Off)

RANGELEY – Rangeley Family Medicine will be distributing 75 pre-packaged boxes of fresh produce to individuals in the greater Rangeley area. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Rangeley and the surrounding areas is welcome to attend. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Rangeley Family Medicine […]


Joseph Addison Linscott III (1933-2020) (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, Joseph Addison Linscott III, loving father of three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, passed away peacefully at home with family members by his side. He was 86. Joe was born in Farmington, in 1933, the eldest of two sons to parents Joseph Addison Linscott II and Thais […]


Letter to the Editor: Commissioner’s election is a cross road for Franklin County (Comments Off)

Voters have a real and meaningful choice in the election for Franklin County Commissioner for Region 2 (Farmington, Chesterville, New Sharon). In my view this choice is between a forward vision for our community and the “glass half empty” positions taken in the past with the commission ignoring the input of the towns and the […]


Trains at Eagle Lake (0)

A train at Eagle Lake. The steam locomotives were never scrapped after the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad shut down. (Photo by Paige Plourde)


UMF athletics announces next Hall of Fame class (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington Athletics is proud to announce the candidates who will be inducted into the next cohort of the UMF Athletics Hall of Fame. Five alumnae and one former coach make up a historic all-female cohort. The alumnae include former roommates and teammates across four sports, as well as […]