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Phillips talks interest rates and closed articles at annual town meeting 0

June 22, 2017 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – Residents elected new school board directors, approved a mostly-unaltered town warrant and debated the merits of open versus closed articles at the annual town meeting Thursday. Approximately 50 or so residents voted in incumbent Selectman Ray Gaudette for another three-year term, after giving Evelyn Wilbur the nod to serve another year as town […]

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Sandy River Ramblers return for Stratton Concert on July 8 (0)

STRATTON – On Saturday, July 8, the Sandy River Ramblers will return to Stratton for a concert of Bluegrass music, featuring many original songs about Maine. The Ramblers’ 2016 show was very well- received, and they’re excited about going back. The band features the excellent banjo playing of Madrid’s Bud Godsoe, who learned to play […]


Bangor Savings Bank collects more than 12,000 jars of PB&J for food pantries (0)

BANGOR – The 2017 Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive recently piled up more than 12,000 jars of PB&J for food pantries throughout Maine. Peanut butter and jelly donations were collected during the month of May at all 54 Bangor Savings Bank branches. Bangor Savings contributed an additional two jars of peanut butter […]


United Way of the Tri-Valley Area receives AmeriCorps grant (0)

FARMINGTON – United Way of the Tri-Valley Area has received a $27,657 AmeriCorps grant from the Maine Commission for Community Service to support two AmeriCorps members who will work with area food pantries to increase the number of volunteers serving, train these volunteers to connect individuals to additional community resources, establish a food pantry network […]


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 […]


Roger Dale Prestridge (1950-2017) (0)

AUGUSTA – Roger Dale Prestridge, 67, of Wilton, passed away June 20, 2017 at Maine Veterans’ Homes in Augusta surrounded by family. He was born on Feb. 25, 1950 in Palestine, Texas, a son of William and Murtie Teel Prestridge. He attended Palestine High School. In 1968 he began his career in the Army. He […]


Letter to the Editor: Let’s support solar legislation in Augusta this year (1)

Last year our representatives in Augusta fell just short of passing a law that would have established a coherent policy to support the solar energy industry in Maine. For years Maine has been limping along at last place in New England for solar. But this year, the LePage-appointed Public Utilities Commission issued a ruling that […]


Mt. Blue field hockey kicks off summer with Hot Stix tourney championship (2)

WATERVILLE – Summer break for most high school or middle school students is the time to sleep in and relax. Not the case for Mt. Blue High School and Middle School field hockey players. The Cougars took 30 athletes to the “Hot Stix” tournament at Thomas College this past weekend for a bright and early […]