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Search warrants yield drug charges, arrests, possible overdose 0

July 30, 2015 • Category: Features

CARTHAGE – Local and state police executed search warrants at two residences Thursday morning, resulting in felony drug charges against a local man and his son. Later, the younger man was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital due to a possible drug overdose. According to Chief Deputy Steven Lowell, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel, along with […]

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Wesley McNair to read at New Vineyard Public Library (0)

NEW VINEYARD – On Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Vineyard Public Library, Wesley McNair, the Poet Laureate of Maine, will combine commentary with a reading of poems to tell the story of how he became a poet, from past to present. “People might be surprised that I didn’t have a literary […]


Reboot Computer Repair reopens on Main Street, offering more services (5)

FARMINGTON – After 8 years downtown Reboot Computer Repair reopened its shop a block away and added another employee to meet the growing demands for its electronic services. Reboot had operated out of a store space on Main Street until the building sold and they found themselves needing a new home, said Reboot owner Caleb […]


The Great Outdoors: Narrated nature photography slide show (0)

RANGELEY – Nature Photographer Gary Westerhoff will present an hour-long narrated slide show: The Great Outdoors, on the big movie screen at the Lakeside Theater on Main Street, Rangeley, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. Westerhoff is a professional environmental engineer, a nature photographer and a long time summer visitor to the Rangeley area. This event […]


Franklin Health Stress Reduction Program starting Sept. 3 (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital is once again offering its intensive nine-session stress reduction program that is designed to teach participants scientifically proven practical skills to reduce stress and improve overall health and happiness. This fall’s program instructor is Dr. Kathleen Hickey. “The course is designed for adults and the skills gained will help participants […]


Christal Ann Crockett Ericksen (1948 – 2015) (3)

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Christal Ann Crockett Ericksen, 67, died July 24 at her home in Port Townsend, Wash. She was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Skowhegan, to Leroy and Agnes (Fitzmaurice) Crockett. She attended schools in Wilton, graduating Valedictorian from Wilton Academy in 1967. Christal had a lifelong wanderlust and desire to experience other […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Popular opinion (1)

During the recently concluded legislative session, I kept hearing a lot of talk about some guy named Will O. DePeople. According to Democrats, Republican Gov. Paul LePage was trying to thwart Mr. DePeople by failing to authorize the sale of public-land bonds that had been approved by the voters. According to the GOP, Democratic legislators […]


Boys summer soccer play ends with Mt. Blue-Erskine 2-2 tie in OT (0)

FARMINGTON – In their final soccer game of the summer, the Mt. Blue High School boys soccer team held Erskine to a 2-2 tie in overtime. Mt. Blue’s goals were scored by Sam Smith and Andrew Haszko.