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Selectmen approve new sign for West Farmington improvement project 1

December 15, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – After a month-long project to improve the sidewalks and Village Improvement Society Memorial Park in West Farmington, selectmen approved a new sign Tuesday evening. The idea was presented by Town Manager Richard Davis, who brought to the board a handful of visuals for potential signs provided by Signworks. The current sign was constructed […]

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Wilton library to host fiction workshop on Jan. 6 (0)

WILTON – Calling all writers! The Wilton Free Public Library will host a fiction writing workshop with local author and English professor, Pat O’Donnell. The workshop will take place at the library on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee payable to the Wilton Free Public Library. […]


UMF president to serve on higher education accrediting agency (1)

AUGUSTA – University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page announced today that University of Maine at Farmington President Kathryn A. Foster and former University of Maine System Trustee and Maine Business Leader Eleanor Baker have been elected for three-year terms to serve on the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England […]


Service of compassion and hope on Dec. 20 (0)

FARMINGTON – The annual Service of Compassion and Hope at Christmas will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at 7 p.m., at Fairbanks Union Church. The service is sponsored by the Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry and is offered for persons who may find the Christmas Season to be a difficult time because of a […]


Orin L. Knowles (1935-2017) (7)

AUBURN – On Dec. 13, 2017, Orin L. Knowles, 82, of North Chesterville gained his wings at the Hospice House with the love of his life, Melissa sitting beside him. He was born in Perkins Plantation Aug. 26, 1935, the son of George and Albina Knowles. He attended school in Weld, Wilton, Dryden and then […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: ‘Tis the season (5)

Ho, ho, yech, it’s time to come up with some snarky Christmas gifts to give to Maine’s most annoying politicians. I admit this whole idea is clichéd to the extreme, but according to the Big Book of Insipid Rules for Journalists, it’s mandatory. I apologize with all the sincerity of a Hollywood mogul accused of […]


Mount Abram girls bested by Boothbay, player scores 1000th point (1)

  By Cathy Fast SALEM – Mt. Abram girls varsity, coached by Larry Donald and assisted by Scott Ross and trainer Jeremy Starbird, hosted Boothbay last night, losing by a score of 45 to 65. High scorers for MTA were Summer Ross, No. 23, with 20 points; Megan Sorel, No. 22, with 10 points; and […]