Franklin Countys First News

Western Maine Market offering free delivery of fresh produce 0

May 23, 2017 • Category: Features

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP – With fresh produce season upon us, locals have an additional avenue for supporting local farmers aside from the weekly markets held in many towns throughout Franklin County. The Western Maine Market, operated by Deborah Chadbourne of Rasmussen Farm, is a website dedicated to providing residents with many different choices when it comes […]

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Local artists featured at Farmington Public Library (0)

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Public Library is featuring two artists for the months of June and July. The artists, Joyce Dubay and Marjorie Austin, are local, accomplished artists. For Dubay, painting and drawing have been a lifetime experience. She enjoys working in oil paint, watercolor and mixed media. Sometimes she paints on location, other times […]


Farmington police organizing fundraising barbecues for Travis Mills Foundation (0)

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department, along with assistance from Farmington Fire & Rescue, Walmart, Hannaford and the American Leigon would like to invite the public to fundraising barbecues held at the Farmington Fire Station to raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation. The Farmington Police Department had a goal of raising funds for two […]


Annual Healthcare Golf Classic taking place on July 10 (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Community Health Network’s (FCHN) annual Healthcare Golf Classic at the Sugarloaf Golf Club is taking place July 9-10. The beneficiaries are the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Both provide health services to people in need. Select festivities begin on Sunday for the […]


Daniel Raymond Morrell (1969-2017) (6)

FARMINGTON – Daniel Raymond Morrell, “Dan”, 48, of Farmington, died on Sunday May 21, 2017, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, following a year-long courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 28, 1969, in Lewiston, the first-born son of Raymond D. and Suzanne T. (Labrie) Morrell. He attended elementary schools […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Let the games begin (0)

The field for the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Maine is set. Independent incumbent Angus King will take on Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey and a Democrat whose name will be no more memorable after the election than it is right now. GOP Gov. Paul LePage had said on several occasions that he might challenge […]


Nature: Sunrise, sunset (12)

Warmer weather is finally here and Franklin County’s many talented photographers are here to bring readers the best shots of nature and those who live in it. The basis for the Sunday collections goes back to March 2011, when author and photographer Jane Naliboff of Chesterville began sending a few pictures each week. Other photographers […]


Mt. Blue Lacrosse: Bulldogs chase Cougars 11-7 (0)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue High School lacrosse (1-8) challenged Lawrence High School (3-3) at home on Saturday in front of a bustling crowd at the den. The Cougars have been improving their play through physicality despite their rough run in the record books. The Cougars kept the match close early with competitive physical play. The Bulldogs […]