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Parking lot project approved for Jarden Plastic Solutions 2

October 18, 2018 • Category: Features

WILTON – The Planning Board unanimously approved a 98-spot parking lot and entryway at Jarden Plastic Solutions Thursday, following a public hearing. Jarden is the country’s largest producer of private label plastic cutlery, employing 220 people out of its factory at the end of Mill Street, off Main Street in East Wilton. The new lot […]

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Book talk, signing with Ruth McCleery Watson at CVPL is Nov. 2 (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – A book talk and signing with Ruth McCleery Watson, editor of The History of the Farmington Fire Department 1850-2000, will be held on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library. The 150-plus year chronicle of Farmington’s firefighting past was written by Robert […]


Farmington Underground holds grand opening with ribbon cutting (2)

FARMINGTON – The second escape room is done and Farmington Underground is fully operational. The escape room opened earlier this year with its first escape room. The Farmington Underground had an official ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at its Church Street location recently, with a number of directors from […]


UMF kicks off the holiday season with annual Arts and Crafts Show, Nov 3 (0)

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington holds its annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington. Artists and crafters from across Maine, including many new artisans, will exhibit their original and creative works at this open-to-the-public […]


Jerice ‘Jerie’ Anne Morgan (1929-2018) (0)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Jerice “Jerie” Anne Morgan went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at her home in Rochester, Minn., with her three children by her side. Born to Esmond and Madelyn Richardson in Monson, Maine, on Sept. 20, 1929, Jerie graduated from Monson High School in 1947. She went on […]


Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Questions 4 & 5 (0)

Educate Maine, a business-led education organization, supports both Questions 4 and 5 on the November ballot. We see these historic bonds for the University of Maine System (Question 4) and the Maine Community College System (Question 5) as much needed investment in our workforce and our economy. We need more people in the workforce and […]


Wilton Fish & Game Field Day is Oct. 21 (0)

WILTON – Members of the Wilton Fish & Game would like to invite the public, friends, members and guests to come enjoy the day with them on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. Members will be giving tours of the facility and ranges. Beginning at 10 a.m., Peter Wade of the Sebasticook Chapter of NAVHDA […]


UMF rugby tops Castine, looks ahead to home games (2)

By Matthew Bigelow CASTINE – On Friday night, with cold temperatures and a slight breeze, the University of Maine at Farmington’s men’s rugby team traveled to Castine to face Maine Maritime Academy. The UMF men had a convincing win against the young, and inexperienced Mariners. UMF ran in 15 tries on the night with the […]