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Dashing through the snow 0

January 21, 2019 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – In a one horse open sleigh, Charlene and Michael Cushing circled through town on Sunday, much to the delight of onlookers. The 100 plus year old sleigh was a gift to Charlene from her husband Michael, who completely refurbished the antique vehicle after finding it in an Uncle Henry’s. The seller had more […]

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Arts, Cultural and Heritage Plan survey (0)

FARMINGTON – Greater Franklin Development Council and Arts Farmington are embarking on an exciting effort to gather information on the creative resources in the Franklin Hills area of southern Franklin County and its surrounding towns in order to develop an Arts, Cultural, and Heritage Plan. Whether you are a resident or just enjoy the areas’ […]


Franklin County Extension Homemakers campaign benefits elementary schools (0)

FARMINGTON — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Franklin County Homemakers recently donated 300 boxes of facial tissues to local school districts. The volunteer group has been doing a facial tissue campaign for the last couple of years to benefit elementary schools in Franklin County. Support for the campaign included creation of a donation kiosk at […]


FCHN workplace campaign raises funds for United Way programs (1)

FARMINGTON – United Way is excited to announce a successful Franklin Community Health Network workplace campaign this year. Employees at the hospital once again demonstrated their compassion and caring for this community with employee contributions totaling $23,696. Overall, Franklin Community Health Network increased employee participation by 21 percent to a healthy 39 percent. Rebecca Wood, […]


Molly Mitchell earns two nursing certifications (8)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Molly Mitchell, RN, CLC, recently earned two nursing certifications: one in chemotherapy/biotherapy administration from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and the Certified Lactation Counselor credential from the Healthy Children Project. The purpose of the credentials is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice […]


Darlene F. (Williamson) Hallee (1939-2019) (0)

WATERVILLE – Darlene F. (Williamson) Hallee, 79, passed away January 15, 2019 at her home in Waterville surrounded by her family. She was born February 16, 1939 in Waterville, the daughter of Delmont and Barbara (Knowlton) Williamson. She was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1956. She participated […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Mills the monster (21)

Janet Mills is a liberal fiend. The newly inaugurated Democratic governor is raising taxes, seizing guns, importing illegal immigrants, providing welfare to lazy slobs, and legalizing publicly funded abortions for the entire nine months of pregnancy and even afterwards for kids who play violent video games or have the audacity to return home to live […]


Winter treats (5)

If you want to give your birds an extra treat, give them cranberries, small sliced oranges and popcorn on a string! The Chickadees really like it. (Jim Knox)