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The In-Between Piece: Workforce development from the ground up 0

June 21, 2018 • Category: Features

Spruce Mountain Adult Education held its graduation ceremony on May 31. The event drew a crowd to the high school gymnasium; among those in attendance was Senator Angus King. Students sitting to the left of the podium wore green robes, celebrating receipt of their HiSET diplomas – the equivalent of the old GED program. Helping […]

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State Theatre Summer Camp auditions to be held June 28 & 29 (0)

FARMINGTON – A free professional program for dance, singing, acting, sabre fencing and art will be held for the 15th year this summer. The State Theatre Summer Camp: City Lights North runs daily at the State Theatre from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 30 to July 14. Tryouts will be held on June […]


FMH hosting June Business After Hours (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital welcomes Franklin County Chamber of Commerce members to its Business After Hours on Thursday, June 21, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bass Room. The Healthy Community Coalition will have its Mobile Health Unit near the hospital’s main entrance, where visitors can have a body composition analysis performed […]


Farmington Falls Fire Company sets date for annual Yard Sale and Chicken BBQ (0)

FARMINGTON – According to Ben Butler’s book, The Falls: Where Farmington Maine began in 1776, the Farmington Falls Fire Department was originally built in 1888. It was alive and well until interest was lost around 1916. The building was then used for storage. The Farmington Falls Volunteer Fire Department restarted in 1945 with Dana Butterfield […]


The Longest Day fundraiser is today at Woodlands (1)

Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington will be raising funds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association through today’s ‘The Longest Day’ event.


Randy Evan Burnell, 57 (0)

LIVERMORE FALLS – Randy Evan Burnell, 57, of Livermore Falls, died Saturday afternoon at his home surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer. Randy was a hard working man who had a love of fishing, hunting, and spending free time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 40 […]


Letter to the Editor: Children placed in centers (11)

Where is the outrage against American concentration camps for children? Infants, preschoolers, adolescence and teens are being forcefully taken away from their parents by ICE agents and placed in children concentration camps (calling them detention centers and saying how well the children are being treated doesn’t make it humane.) Children are placed in cages, like […]


Lupine Festival Art & Antique Show is this Saturday at Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum (0)

OQUOSSOC – The Rangeley Chamber of Commerce and the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society are teaming up to present the Lupine Festival Art & Antique Show on the grounds of Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thirty-four vendor booths will fill the grounds of the museum with vintage […]