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MSAD 58 board discusses aging schools, next steps 0

October 21, 2016 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – The MSAD 58 school board met Thursday night at the Phillips Elementary School to continue a discussion about the district’s aging buildings and the steps needed to bring them in line with safety standards. Superintendent Susan Pratt presented the option of applying for a predominantly state-funded program to build a new high school. […]

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Fiddle-icious to perform with The Franklin County Fiddlers, Joni Harms this evening (0)

FALMOUTH – Fiddle-icious, an open community fiddle-based orchestra, led by Maine’s Dean of Franco-American fiddling, Don Roy, to wow audiences with fun-filled shows including traditional tunes, arranged for 100+ musicians, step-dancing, singing, and special guests. Special guests include The Franklin County Fiddlers and Joni Harms. The event is this Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. […]


MBTV offering election coverage (0)

FARMINGTON – From now until Nov. 8, MBTV is presenting several programs to help voters better understand the ballot questions and the local candidates. Check out these programs: “Question 2 and 4 Forum,” “Meet the Candidates” and Tom Saviello’s “Talkin’ Maine with Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.” Learn more about the ballot questions and hear […]


Pets of the Week: Olive and Oliver (0)

Pet of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Hello, I’m Oliver, Oli, for short! I’m a sweet guy that enjoys the finer things in life like, car rides, walks in the woods, and taking a snooze. My eyesight and hearing are […]


Strong and Kingfield Health Centers to offer two flu shot clinics (0)

The Mt. Abram Regional Health Center and Strong Area Health Center will each offer free flu shot vaccines to kids age 18 and under on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form for kids wanting to receive a […]


Ernestine Gordon (Knight) Rosell (1921-2016) (0)

AUGUSTA – Ernestine Gordon (Knight) Rosell, “Dene”, 95, of Granite Hill, Hallowell, formerly of Saco, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016, at the Gray Birch (Maine General Rehab and Long Term Care Center). She was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Saco, a daughter and one of four children of […]


The Countryman: Peeping long distance (2)

Some say this has been the best season yet for autumn colors. We’ve checked it out with two leaf-peeping trips, a day trip to Pittston Farm and a five-day trip to Cape Breton. Yup, it has been a terrific year for foliage. ‘Bout done, though. The trip to Pittston Farm did not disappoint. Color was […]


Youth Deer Hunting Day is Oct. 22 (1)

AUGUSTA – On Saturday, Oct. 22, young hunters across the state get their own day to hunt deer. “Hunting is a wonderful way to learn about conservation, responsibility, patience and respect for our vast natural resources,” said Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, “And youth deer hunting day gives all hunters an […]


Pickleball at the Farmington Community Center (1)

FARMINGTON – Starting Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Farmington Recreation Department is opening up the Bjorn Gymnasium at the Community Center for pickleball. Tuesday sessions will be 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday sessions are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All existing players as well as anyone new who is interested in playing the game […]