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Cows get political at the Farmington Fair 0

September 18, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Local politicians were thrown into the ring Monday night to battle it out Farmington Fair style- with cows in tow. The ‘Politically Cow-rect’ competition paired up local candidates for various seats in the upcoming elections with a member of 4-H for a friendly livestock show. The Worthley Arena was quiet as the politicians […]

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SRP announces auditions for “A Christmas Carol – The Musical” (0)

FARMINGTON – The Sandy River Players are pleased to announce auditions for their Winter production of “A Christmas Carol – The Musical” based on the story by Charles Dickens with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens,and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. The auditions will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church […]


SeniorsPlus announces promotion of new Community Services Supervisor (4)

LEWISTON – SeniorsPlus announces the promotion of Laure Johnson to Community Services Supervisor. SeniorsPlus is the western Maine designated Agency on Aging and is headquartered in Lewiston. Laure was the Community Services Outreach Specialist in Franklin County for SeniorsPlus. She joined the agency in 2012 and is a licensed social worker. In her new position, […]


‘The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State’ to be presented at Ski Museum on Oct. 7 (0)

KINGFIELD – The Ski Museum of Maine will be installing their exhibit: “The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State” in the Jean Picker Room, (Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden Maine) for the month of October. The opening reception will be held on Oct. 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. This exhibit […]


Youth Mental Health First Aid course at FMH on Sept. 19 (0)

FARMINGTON – On Wednesday, Sept. 19, NAMI Western Mountains Maine is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass Room from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is for anyone who works, lives or interacts with youth ages 12-18 to learn about mental health and substance abuse issues, to […]


Don ‘Seagull’ Ellis Gullicksen, 67 (0)

HARRISON – Don “Seagull” Ellis Gullicksen, 67, peacefully passed at his home in Harrison on Sept. 16, 2018, after his battle with ALS. He was born in Boston, Mass., grew up in Wollaston Beach, Quincy, Mass., and spent summers on Porter Lake in New Vineyard. In 1976, he married the love of his life, Joanne […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: LePage’s *%+# up (2)

I thought I was reasonably familiar with most of the dirty words in the English language. Apparently not, because I never knew “socialization” and “socializing” were among them. Now, thanks to the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Gov. Paul LePage, my trove of swear words has been expanded to include these swell new additions. […]


UMF wins convincing victory against UNH (0)

By Matt Bigelow

DURHAM, N.H. – On Saturday, Sept. 15, the men from University of Maine at Farmington traveled down to Durham, N.H. to face the ruggers from University of New Hampshire. The UMF men are coming off of a supremely successful 2017-2018 campaign: going 17-1, winning the NERFU Championship, Beast of The East and another Maine Cup.