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Community group seeks to purchase Saddleback 3

October 27, 2016 • Category: Features

PORTLAND – A group proposing to reopen Saddleback Mountain held a press conference in Portland this morning, announcing its intention to raise $4 million as it seeks to purchase the state’s third largest ski mountain. Saddleback Mountain Community Resort, LLC is seeking to raise $4 million via fundraising to close the sale with the Berry […]

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UMF presents award-winning one-woman show “My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother” on Nov 3 (0)

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing program is proud to present the award-winning drama “My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” by Elizabeth Peavey. This one-woman show will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the performance space in the UMF Emery Community […]


FSB promotes, announces new hires (3)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Savings Bank has promoted its controller, loan processing manager and underwriter at its main office and added a consumer loan officer to its Skowhegan branch. Assistant Vice President & Controller Pamala Dixon has been elevated to the corporate title of Vice President and Treasurer. Dixon, who has served as the bank’s controller […]


Civil War veteran remembrance program at Norlands (0)

LIVERMORE – The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center presents a special tribute honoring local Civil War Veterans and highlighting Israel Washburn Jr., Maine’s Civil War Governor. This entertaining living history program takes place on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. There is limited seating available. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 10 and the cost per […]


Dorothy Worthley Cleaver (1925-2016) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Dorothy Viola Worthley Cleaver died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2016, in her home beside the Kennebec River with her family surrounding her. Dorothy was born in Sewickley, Penn. on Sept. 15, 1925, the daughter of Clifford and Marie Fahrny Worthley. The family moved back to the Worthley home in Strong when Dot was […]


The Countryman: It isn’t easy being (dollar) green (3)

Ivan Allen Jr., mayor of Atlanta half a century back, was reported to have said the important color in his city was green rather than black or white. The statement was remarkable for its time, amid the civil rights movement. Allen’s city became a model of relative racial harmony, for a while, and the economy […]


Spectacular fall views (18)

By Stu Mehlin
Old maple at New Sharon Town Hall.

This week we feature the fine work of photographers Don Waterhouse, Jane Naliboff, Jim Dwinal, Jim Knox, Tom Oliver, Dawn Schanz, Deelight Zitzelberger, Darlene Power, Kelly Dilello and Stu Mehlin.


Farmington recreation department wraps up soccer season (0)

FARMINGTON – The recreation department recently wrapped up its annual Farmington Youth Soccer Programs for children pre-K through 6th grade. The FRD registered 125 players in Division I, consisting of 1st through 3rd graders. In Division II, the league was made up of 58 players in grades 4th through 6th. The Kickers Club program registered […]