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Saddleback in ‘serious negotiations’ with buyer 0

October 8, 2015 • Category: Features

RANGELEY – Saddleback ownership is in “serious negotiations” with a potential buyer for the ski resort and hopes the resort with be running for the 2015-16 season. The news was posted to the resort’s Facebook page, in a brief statement that indicated that the potential buyer had “plans to open for the winter.” An update […]

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Guitars sought for KES music program (0)

Guitars sought for KES music program KINGFIELD – Dedicated to supporting school programs in the arts, the Kingfield POPS is helping the Kingfield Elementary School 5th grade general music class locate instruments. Music teacher Graybert Beacham said he is specifically looking for 15 guitars. “I’m finding that, by 5th grade, the students are looking for […]


Residents invited to attend health network’s annual meeting (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Community Health Network invites interested members of the community to attend its annual meeting. FCHN is a locally controlled not-for-profit network of rural health care providers that includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Behavioral Services, Franklin Health, NorthStar, and the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County. The annual meeting will take place […]


UMF student receives prestigious Pioneer Scholar Award at Mitchell Institute Gala (0)

FARMINGTON — Veronica Manasco, a first-year student at the University of Maine at Farmington, was recently honored at the 2015 Mitchell Institute Fall Gala with the distinguished Paddy Frank Walsh Pioneer Scholar Award. Pioneer Scholars are specially selected Mitchell Scholars who show great promise in terms of citizenship, scholarship and perseverance and have overcome tremendous […]


Strong and Kingfield Health Centers to offer flu clinics for MSAD #58 students (0)

Adult community members are welcome to go to the clinics for their shots too. STRONG – This October, Strong Area Health Center and Mt. Abram Regional Health Center are partnering to offer flu shot vaccines to students of MSAD #58 and adult community members as well. Since the school system will not be able to […]


Graveside service scheduled for Tyyne Niemi Pillman (0)

KINGFIELD – Graveside Service for Tyyne Niemi Pillman, who died on July 17 2015, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield, with Pastor Connie Maginnis officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Stillborn ways (42)

To hear Maine Republicans tell it, all would be right with the world if they could just pass a bill in the next legislative session to defund Planned Parenthood. This simple act would result in the federal budget being balanced, the Islamic State being defeated, Russian President Vladimir Putin making obsequious concessions to the United […]


Wilton Fish & Game Association announces fall raffle winners (0)

WILTON – Farmington Fair has come to a close and the final tickets for the Wilton Fish & Game Association have been drawn. The first prize winner for the annual fund raiser raffle is Elvis Phair from Wilton. Phair had the choice of a 12 gauge shot gun or a wooden box collection of pink […]


UMF hires four new assistant coaches (0)

FARMINGTON – Director of Athletics, Fitness, and Recreation Julie Davis is pleased to announce the hiring of four assistant coaches to the University of Maine at Farmington coaching staff. David Yates joins the UMF men’s soccer coaching staff after assuming successful coaching positions with various college summer camps. He served as a camp assistant at […]