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New Sharon man arrested on possession charge 0

January 17, 2020 • Category: Features

NEW SHARON – A local man was arrested Monday after police allegedly found methamphetamine in his residence in a search conducted during a probation check. Robin Flagg Jr., 46 of New Sharon, has been charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, a Class C felony. The charge stems from more than 200 milligrams of […]

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UMF Emery Community Arts Center presents “VOYAGER: Migrational Narratives” (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center is proud to present “VOYAGER: Migrational Narratives,” an exhibition of more than a dozen artists and authors—all of whom have experienced migration firsthand. VOYAGER will be on view from Jan. 30 to March 6, 2020. An interactive opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 30, from […]


Registration open for Franklin County Animal Shelter benefit sale (1)

FARMINGTON – Registration is now open for the annual Maine’s MEGA Yard Sale scheduled for June 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is held at the Farmington Fairgrounds and includes handmade crafts, antiques and yard sale items. All registration fees benefit the Franklin County Animal Shelter and early bird fees are available […]


Maine Educational Opportunity Association recognizes two UMF alumni (6)

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington Upward Bound is proud to announce that two UMF alumni were recently recognized at the Maine Educational Opportunity Association’s 38th Annual Conference in Bar Harbor. Aimee Degroat, Upward Bound alumna from Carrabec High School, is the 2020 recipient of the MEEOA Rising Star Award. This award honors emerging […]


Lyme cases reported to Maine CDC in 2019 reach record high (0)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention received a record number of Lyme disease case reports from health providers in 2019, with 2,079 cases as of Jan. 16. This is the highest number of cases ever reported in the state, and the number may continue to rise as providers make additional case […]


Ava K. Reynolds (1938-2020) (1)

FARMINGTON – Ava K. Reynolds, 81, passed on peacefully to be with our Heavenly Father on Jan. 13, 2020, under the loving care of family and Androscoggin Hospice. She was born in Portland on March 25, 1938, the daughter of Robert W. And Azalia R. Browne. She was educated in the Portland school system, graduating […]


Letter to the Editor: Shame on CMP (10)

Central Maine Power is now spending millions of its rate payers’ dollars on a smear campaign, launching a new barrage of lies. They are accusing the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) of working with “Big Oil and Gas and Against Maine,” and that the “NRCM is selling out Maine’s future.” Nothing could be further […]