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Farmington Underground promises vexing riddles, puzzling escapes 2

February 21, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Those seeking an afternoon escape from the ordinary should consider visiting the Farmington Underground, with owner Joe Musumeci promising puzzles, riddles and headscratchers for children and adults alike. The popularity of escape rooms – adventure games in which groups of players solve puzzles to complete objectives – has increased over the past few […]

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Weld library hosting Robin Jordan on March 6 (1)

WELD – The Weld Free Public Library will be hosting Robin Jordan of Robin’s Flower Pot on Tuesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. Jordan will give an overview of her business, the services it provides, what’s new for plants and will answer any questions the audience might ask about their gardening dilemmas. Glorious photos of […]


Senator Angus King tours Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington (0)

FARMINGTON – On Friday, U.S Senator Angus King paid a special visit to Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington, a specialized assisted living community providing personal care, services, and programming exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Farmington community, which opened in fall of 2017, is the newest location owned and […]


UMF hosts Maine Law Dean Danielle Conway on ‘Why Law Matters More Than Ever’ on Feb. 28 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is honored to invite the public to join Danielle Conway, dean and professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, for a dynamic presentation on, “Why Law Matters More Than Ever.” Conway’s talk will take place at 11:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in […]


SeniorsPlus and Evergreen Subaru wrap up “Share the Love” food drive (0)

LEWISTON – SeniorsPlus, Western Maine’s designated agency on aging, collaborated with Evergreen Subaru of Auburn on a food drive as part of the national Subaru Share the Love program. The two organizations partnered together to hold a “Stuff the Subaru – Share the Love Food Drive” for seniors in need from Jan. 22 through Feb. […]


Connie Jean Ryan (1960-2018) (12)

AUBURN – Connie Jean Ryan, 57, of Wilton, died peacefully on Feb. 19, 2018 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, with her family and friends by her side. She fought over a two year battle with that demon called cancer. She was born in Rumford on April 22, 1960, the daughter […]


Letter to the Editor: Beyond ‘Gestapo’ tactics (0)

Residents of Washington County have accused Governor Paul LePage of “Gestapo” tactics in the closure of Downeast Correctional Facility. In the rush to condemn the emptying of DCF, two crucial questions were overlooked: how does the closing effect outcomes for inmates throughout the system? And, how does the closing effect community safety? Essential background information […]


Winter, still (6)

A young deer in Weld looking for frozen apples. (Dennis York)


Wilton Rec team on top of the Western Maine Youth Basketball League (1)

WILTON – The Wilton Recreation girls’ 5th and 6th grade basketball team recently won the Silver bracket of the Western Maine Youth Basketball League. They defeated the North Franklin team 21-14 in the semi-finals and then beat Dixfield by a score of 29-23 in the championship game. In the first game Maia MacIsaac was high […]