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Public hearing on Forster Mill is Tuesday night 1

November 30, 2015 • Category: Features

WILTON – Having possession of the Forster Manufacturing Co. property on Depot Street and a Phase II environmental study in hand, the town hopes to apply for Environmental Protection Agency grants in December to bring the building down. A public hearing to discuss all of this has been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 […]

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East Wilton’s Wilson Grange hosting open mic nights (0)

EAST WILTON – The public is invited to come out for a free night of music at the Wilson Grange, located at 1338 Main Street. The Open Mic Night is held on the first and third Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and offers a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for musicians and music fans […]


Kingfield POPS: Give the gift of music (0)

KINGFIELD — The signature summer concert event of western Maine continues to be the Kingfield POPS and while this event is still months away, early bird tickets are available now for holiday gift giving. The outdoor festival will be held June 25, 2016 and will once again feature the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. The performance schedule […]


Prescriptions for Health: Holiday alcohol abuse can lead to emergency room visits (0)

The weekly Prescriptions for Health column is part of an ongoing community health education effort by Franklin Memorial Hospital to provide information on an important health topic by its medical staff, with support from intern Sam Bennett, a junior at the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in biology and creative writing. By Stephen Zanella, […]


Salvatore G. Yacono (1924-2015) (1)

FARMINGTON – Salvatore G. (Sam) Yacono, 91, of Farmington, Maine, formerly of Rochester, N.Y., died in the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2015. He was born on Jan. 2, 1924, in Rochester, N.Y. He received his education in Rochester schools and earned his bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from SUNY, Bridgeport; in elementary […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Intimidate me (1)

There’s no act of foolishness so trivial that some self-righteous dipwad won’t overreact and attempt to outlaw it. Conservatives have tried repeatedly to pass a constitutional amendment banning flag burning, a form of protest most Americans find so repulsive that no one with any interest in swaying public opinion in his or her direction would […]


Under November’s full moon (3)

By Donovan Buck
Two nights before the full Beaver Moon.

November’s full moon is called the Beaver Moon, which may refer to Native Americans setting their beaver traps before the swamps froze and/or from an increase in beaver activity as they build their winter dams, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.


Travel Basketball scores for 3/4 grade boys (0)

Travel Basketball Scores 3/4th Boys for Nov. 29, 2015: GAME Scores Top Scorers Oxford Hills -39 Pelletier (19) Hamm (6) River Valley- 16 Noah Carpenter (8) Grady Mayo (4) AYS- 44 Griffin Achorn & Ian York Auburn White- 17 Addison Blais & Jack Pepin Maranacook 55 Keagan McClure 16, Gabe Jacobs 10, Levi Draper 10, […]