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Nature: New faces 7

June 25, 2017 • Category: Features

Warmer weather is finally here and Franklin County’s many talented photographers are here to bring readers the best shots of nature and those who live in it. The basis for the Sunday collections goes back to March 2011, when author and photographer Jane Naliboff of Chesterville began sending a few pictures each week. Other photographers […]

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Everyone’s Resource Depot to host July arts and crafts workshops (1)

FARMINGTON – Everyone’s Resource Depot announces the schedule for its July Arts and Crafts workshops. These programs are open to creative kids of all ages, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during July from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each workshop will feature a variety of craft projects using scrap materials. Children will […]


Mt. Blue Middle School honor roll (0)

FARMINGTON – The honor roll for Mt. Blue Middle School. High Honors – Grade 6 Rosabelle Armstrong, McKenzie Berry, Brooklyn Blodgett, Caitlyn Brown, Luke Brown, Emma Casavant, Sherilyn Chick, Katie Cilley, Delia Colello, Vivian Cormier, Katelyn Daggett, Mckella Ford, Taylor Gordon, Sophie Haley-Vigue, Emily Hammond, Abigail Hatch, Dustyn Hinkley, Connor Hufnagel, Nathaniel Hutchins, Alexis Hutchinson, […]


SeniorsPlus offers Tai Chi in Farmington (0)

FARMINGTON – Are you looking for an accessible low-impact exercise program? Are you interested in managing pain or improving your balance? If so, Tai Chi for Health is a program for you. Tai Chi provides a low-impact exercise that improves muscular strength, flexibility, and fitness. Increasing your muscular strength supports and projects your joints which […]


Milton Davis Weeks (1924-2017) (1)

LEWISTON – Milton Davis Weeks, 92, of The Pierce House, Farmington, died on Thursday June 22, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston. He was born Aug. 12, 1924 in East Wilton, a son of Robert D. and Fannie May (Priest) Weeks. He received his education at the McCrillis Corner Grammar School and was a […]


Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill (17)

The Republican Senate today released their draft of the American Health Care Act, which is intended to replace the the existing Affordable Care Act. Polls show that a majority of Americans are in opposition to the House version of this legislation, and with good reason. There is no guarantee of coverage for preexisting conditions; Medicaid […]


High Peaks Alliance seeks to expand mission, membership (0)

PHILLIPS – The High Peaks Alliance is a volunteer, grass roots, non-profit organization made up of local hunters, hikers, birders, loggers, fishermen, snowmobile and ATV riders, Maine Guides, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers, working together since 2007. Its mission says it all: To ensure and enhance public recreational access and opportunities in Maine’s High Peaks. […]


Wilton Bombers win championship game (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Recreation Departments U10 softball Bombers recently won the championship of the Franklin County Softball league. The league consists of teams from Kingfield, Strong, AYS, New Sharon, Farmington and Wilton. The Bombers finished the season with a record of 10-1 and won the championship game by the score of 19-16 over the […]