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Jay municipal, RSU 73 budgets pass 3

April 23, 2019 • Category: Features

JAY – Residents approved $5.3 million in municipal expenditures and a $19.6 million budget for Regional School Unit 73 at the polls Tuesday, while narrowly rejecting authorization for marijuana establishments in town. Town elections resulted in Selectperson Judy Diaz winning another three-year term on the board in an uncontested vote. In the RSU 73 election, […]

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UMF Community Chorus presents spring concert of Coronation Music on April 28 (0)

FARMINGTON – On Sunday, April 28, the UMF Community Chorus under the direction of Bruce McInnes, with Patricia Hayden, accompanist, will present its annual Spring Concert in Nordica Auditorium at 3 p.m. This concert will be a program of Coronation Music. It will include Coronation Anthems #1 (“Zadok the Priest”) and #4 (“My Heart is […]


CMCC Foundation honors achievements at annual dinner (0)

LEWISTON – More than 300 people gathered at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston on April 17 for the Central Maine Commu­nity College Annual Dinner. The event, hosted by the college’s Education Foundation Board of Directors, marked the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation’s incorporation in 1989. After welcoming remarks from Foundation Board Chair Christine Bosse, CMCC […]


Third annual Best Dog on Earth Day held in Rangeley (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness are pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Best Dog on Earth Day event, a celebration of dogs and Earth Day, was a big success. Despite the dreary skies, participants and their dogs went out for a 1.5 mile walk and then […]


Safe Voices awarded Health Affiliates Maine donation (0)

AUBURN – Health Affiliates Maine presented a donation check in the amount of $1300 to Lewiston non-profit, Safe Voices. The donation was raised by employees of Health Affiliates Maine through various fundraising efforts, including a photoshoot and raffle. The donation was awarded to members of the Safe Voices team at Health Affiliates Maine’s Auburn headquarters […]


James O. Stinchfield (1947-2019) (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – After a sudden cancer diagnosis earlier this year, James Owen Stinchfield, 71, died peacefully on April 16, 2019, with his long time love by his side. Born on Aug. 2, 1947, the son of John and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Stinchfield, he grew up in Westbrook, attended local schools, and enjoyed his summers on […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Power siblings (23)

The Conservation Law Foundation, a respected environmental group based in Boston, is firmly in favor of Central Maine’s Power’s plan to build a 145-mile transmission line through western Maine to bring Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts. According to the CLF website, tapping Hydro-Quebec’s electricity “makes us reliant on big, carbon-emitting Canadian hydropower, undermining the market for […]


Program on growing blueberries to be held on June 12 (0)

Join Dave Fuller of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to learn about how to grow great highbush blueberries. The event will cover everything from plant choice to pruning. He will offer a one-hour program on growing blueberries at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Phillips Public Library. The presentation is part of […]


Results of Mt. Blue girls’ tennis versus Mt. Ararat (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue girls’ tennis team took on Mt. Ararat at Mt. Blue on April 23. Mt. Blue athletes won all five events. 1st singles: Maeve Hickey (MB) d. Carol Razera 6-0, 6-0 2nd singles: Hallie Pike (MB) d. Grace Trebilcock 6-2, 6-2 3rd singles: Haley Walsh (MB) d. Emily Davidson 6-0, 6-1 […]