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Middle school students help community for Day of Caring 1

July 20, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Middle School grade 8 students were out in the community last month, as part of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s Day of Caring initiative. On June 15, approximately 160 students participated in a Cougars in the Community Day of Caring. There were 14 different community sites where students […]

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Local poet Peggy Yocom to read in Rangeley on Aug. 5 (0)

RANGELEY – On Sunday, Aug. 5, lovers of poetry will gather at 6 p.m. in Rangeley at the Ecopelagicon nature store, 7 Pond Street, to honor poet Hugh Ogden, formerly of Poets’ Island, Rangeley (1937-2006). Peggy Yocom of Rangeley and Farmington will read from her new book. Sponsored by Ecopelagicon, the event is free to […]


Cristi DeMarco Acupuncture welcomes new massage therapist (0)

KINGFIELD – Cristi DeMarco Acupuncture would like to announce that Lynn Reid, LMT, CPP has joined the team of holistic healthcare professionals. Reid offers massage on Tuesdays in the Farmington location, Mondays and Wednesdays in the Kingfield location. Reid recently moved to the area from the coast, after visiting for more than 30 years. She […]


Annual Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley is Aug. 7 (0)

RANGELEY – Tickets for the RFA’s annual Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley are now on sale at the RFA Lakeside Theater Box Office, Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and online at Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour at any of the home sites. Home Tour booklets may […]


Karen Sue Kangas (1953-2018) (1)

STRONG – Karen Sue Kangas, 65, of North Anson, died peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends at the home of one of her dearest friends in Strong on the evening of July 18, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 6, 1953 in Livermore, Calif., a daughter of Virgil and Helen […]


Letter to the Editor: CMP’s ‘Clean Energy Connect’ proposal is a bad idea (2)

CMP’s proposed transmission line is a bad idea for Franklin County and all of Maine. Sure, this plan will enrich CMP and Hydro-Quebec shareholders. But the benefits CMP alleges you and I will see – even if they were to manifest – don’t in any way counterbalance the negative impacts, environmental and otherwise, that this […]


The early bird gets the picture (10)

As we roll through summer, Franklin County’s finest photographers are out early and often to brings us pictures of the state’s diverse wildlife. Here, a robin has caught breakfast and photographer Jim Knox wonders if it’s maybe more than the bird can handle.


10th annual Western Mountain 7v7 Soccer Classic is July 27-29 (0)

SALEM – On July 27-29, the 10th annual Western Mountain 7v7 Soccer Classic will be held at Mt. Abram High School. During this event, Mt Abram will host 48 soccer teams representing every region of the state of Maine. Over the weekend, over 2000 people will be onsite playing soccer, watching soccer, camping, enjoying great […]