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Farmington voters oppose NECEC project, support marijuana ordinance 10

March 25, 2019 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The annual town meeting drew a crowd of roughly 400 local and state-wide residents to the Community Center Monday night, primarily to participate in a discussion about the proposed New England Clean Energy Connect project. In the end, voters opted to oppose the proposed transmission line, telling selectmen to rescind a previously-issued letter […]

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Local author releases ‘My Neighbor’s Keeper’ (0)

WEST FARMINGTON – A local author has released the first of a series of books set in Farmington. My Neighbor’s Keeper is available locally at the University Store on Main Street, Edmunds Market in Phillips and on Amazon in both paperback and electronic editions. It is author Louy Castonguay’s first book, centered on retired paramedic […]


CMCC to host spring open house on Saturday, April 6 (0)

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College will host its annual Spring Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at its lakeside campus at 1250 Turner Street. In addition to having all academic programs, student organizations, and athletics represented, staff members and students will be ready […]


Fly Rod Crosby book talk at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – On Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m. the Carrabassett Valley Public Library will host “Cornelia ‘Fly Rod’ Crosby, Champion of Maine.” The illustrated book, appropriate for all ages, details the life of Maine’s first Guide, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby. Born in Phillips, this journalist wrote about fishing and hunting, helped to create […]


Maine CDC stresses the importance of screening for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (0)

AUGUSTA – As the nation recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention encourages Mainers to talk with a health care provider about being screened for the disease. Colorectal cancer remains the third-leading cause of new cancer cases and cancer-related deaths in Maine. “Over the last decade, the […]


Jeffery A. Nadeau (1951-2019) (5)

JAY – Jeffery A. Nadeau, 67, a resident of Jay, passed away, Friday, March 22 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 12, 1951, the son of Arris Nadeau and Eleanor (Trask) Nadeau. He was in the last class to graduate from Wilton Academy. He worked as a welder and fabricator […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Mills strikes out (22)

Manny Machado will receive $300 million over 10 years to play baseball for the San Diego Padres. Bryce Harper got a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for 13 years and $330 million. And Mike Trout is in line to receive $432 million from the Los Angeles Angels spread over a dozen years. In contrast, Central […]