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Farmington Fair goes out with a bang, a crash…a derby 0

September 25, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – In the heat of an 85 degree fall day, contestants for the 27th annual Demolition Derby began to line up in preparation for the evening’s event. The rough skeletons of trucks, cars and even some mini vans revved their dramatic engines, kicking up the dust of the dry fairgrounds, excited and impatient for […]

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Two celebrated artists to appear in Oquossoc Saturday (0)

RANGELEY – The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc will host two renowned artists on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fly-tier Selene Dumaine will be displaying her skills in a live fly-tying demonstration. Dumaine is a world-recognized tier known for her mastery of Carrie Stevens techniques and patterns as well as her […]


Libertarian Party of Maine hosts first annual Liberty Picnic (0)

DIXFIELD – The Western Foothills Chapter of the Libertarian Party of Maine will host an informal potluck picnic in eastern Dixfield from 11 a.m. on Sept. 30. Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senate (Chris Lyons) and Maine Governor (Richard Light) are expected to attend the event, which is open to anyone interested in learning more about […]


Pets of the Week: Stormy & Alicia (0)

Pets of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Stormy 2 years, Female, DNA TESTED: American Staffordshire, Golden and Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Hi, I’m Stormy! I’m very discerning about my companions—I like to be Queen Bee, so I don’t enjoy […]


Central Maine Orthopaedics opens new Farmington clinic (0)

FARMINGTON – Central Maine Orthopaedics – Spectrum Healthcare Partners, is opening a new clinic in the Farmington community. CMO’s newest satellite clinic is located at 176 Livermore Falls Road. Drs. Bush, Cain, Regan and Timoney will see patients at the Farmington clinic beginning on September 18th. Matthew Bush, MD, specializes in surgery of the hand […]


Beth Ann McCarty (1969-2017) (0)

SOLON – Beth Ann McCarty, 48, passed away September 21, 2017 at a friend’s home in Skowhegan. She was born August 3, 1969 in Skowhegan, the daughter of Leroy A. and Donna L. (Huff) McCarty. She attended Carrabec High School and was employed by Backyard Farms from 2006 to 2017, New Balance from 2011 to […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: The mysterious Mr. Quinn (0)

“What is your opinion of the performance of Representative Paul Quinn?” asked the recorded voice on the phone. “Press 1 if you approve. Press 2 if you disapprove.” Press 3 if you’re confused. Who’s Paul Quinn? After a few more questions, I realized this sloppy survey from some out-of-state polling firm I’d never heard of […]