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May 20, 2018 • Category: Features

Prairie Warbler in Augusta. (Tom Oliver)

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Franklin County Fiddlers concert, May 21 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Fiddlers will share a brief and casual concert for the public on Monday evening, May 21. They will share tunes and laughter. The fiddlers have had another busy year, they performed at the Farmington Contradance, the School Spirit challenge, St. Joseph’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner, the MBHS Senior Rumble, the […]


Rangeley offers public workshop on town revitalization (0)

RANGELEY – On May 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Wright-Pierce Engineers and the Rangeley Region Economic Opportunity Committee will hold a public workshop to offer residents and business owners the opportunity to develop goals for revitalization of downtown areas of Rangeley and Oquossoc. Feedback will be solicited on […]


Pets of the Week: Dopey & Sonja (0)

Pets of the Week features animals that are ready for adoption at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Dopey, 1 to 3 years, Male, Hound Mix Heya, I’m Dopey! I’m your typical hound: lots of energy and noise, and a nose for smelling everything I can. I’d like to see if your dog and I would […]


FCHN annual Golf Classic (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Franklin Community Health Network’s annual Healthcare Golf Classic at the Sugarloaf Golf Club is taking place July 15 through 16. 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 […]


Jeanette M. (Perkins) Emery (1933-2018) (0)

HARTLAND – Jeanette M. (Perkins) Emery 85 of Hartland went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Monday May 14, 2018 in Skowhegan. Jeanette was born in Athens April 8, 1933 daughter of Vernon and Leora Perkins. She was the oldest of six children. Jeanette married Clyde Emery […]


Letter to the Editor: In regards to the PALS program (16)

Dear MBRSD voters, I am writing regarding the PALS program, what has been referred to as “Alt-Ed for Elementary.” At the bottom of this letter, you will find the sources I pulled data from. The only resource I didn’t include was the timeline of education in the U.S. At the meeting on May 7 at […]


Edible plant slideshow and walk to be held on May 19 (0)

On Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to about 11 a.m., Dave Fuller from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be offering a free slide show and talk about edible wild plants. After the slide-talk, Chris Knapp from Koviashuvik will lead an educational plant walk. All are welcome. Please meet at the Farmington Public Library and feel free to call 778-4312 with any questions​.


Mt. Blue Cheering offering summer session (0)

Mt. Blue Rec Cheering will be offering a Summer Team from July 23 through August 4 for boys and girls in pre-school through 8th grade. The team will practice at Cape Cod Hill School Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and conclude with a final performance at the Wilton Blueberry Festival on […]