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A fast glimpse at the Roaring 20s in Maine 6

April 25, 2019 • Category: Features

By Paul Mills We’re now on the cusp of a decade that just a century ago won fame and immortality as the “Roaring 20s.” It’s thus an occasion to take a good look at a few vignettes that make the decade stand out, even nearly a century after it made its debut. So, let’s go […]

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Mud Bowl improv comedy event is this Friday (0)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue High School will once again host the annual improv comedy Mud Bowl, a night of laughter from all over Maine and New England to support high school improv teams. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. in the Bjorn Auditorium. Co-hosted by the Mt. Blue High School Curtain Raisers and local […]


Spread the Love: Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive at Bangor Savings Bank in May (0)

BANGOR – It’s a sure sign of spring. Peanut butter and jelly jars piling up at Bangor Savings Bank branches. The 8th annual Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive begins May 1 and continues through May 31 at all branches in Maine and New Hampshire. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive began in […]


Pets of the Week: Luka and Gracie (0)

Pets of the Week features animals that are ready for adoption at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. The Franklin County Animal Shelter is located at 550 Industry Road in Farmington Call 778-2638 or visit for more information


Yellow Tulip Project returning to Rangeley (0)

RANGELEY – Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Lake Regional School student Leadership Group invite everyone to attend a reception and photo exhibit ‘I Am More: Facing Stigma’ at the Rangeley Lakeside Theater on Thursday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m. Organizers are grateful for the support of the RFA in providing this space and […]


Marylyn Beryl Raymond Bachelder (1930-2019) (5)

FARMINGTON – Marylyn Beryl Raymond Bachelder, 88, formerly of Avon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 20, 2019, with her loving family by her side, at Woodlands Senior Living in Farmington. She was born on May 15, 1930, in Avon, the daughter of Rex and Roberta (Wing) Raymond. Marylyn was […]


Letter to the Editor: Fossil Fuels deception (9)

According to journalists with the Portland Press Herald several Texas Fossil Fuels interests are the money behind most of the “No Corridor” misinformation campaign. They used tricks employed by LePage and Trump to draw attention away from the benefits of renewable energy by asking us to focus on the one time impact of transmission line […]


Program on growing blueberries to be held on May 1 (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 […]


Mt. Blue girls tennis takes on Lewiston (0)

LEWISTON – Mt. Blue High School girls’ tennis team played Lewiston’s team on April 24. Lewiston 5, Mt. Blue 0 1st singles: Julia Svor (L) d. Maeve Hickey 6-2, 6-1 2nd singles: Abby Svor (L) d. Hallie Pike 6-0, 6-1 3rd singles: Maddy Foster (L) d. Haley Walsh 6-0, 6-2 1st doubles: Molly Chicoine and […]