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Intensive outpatient programming for substance abuse now available 0

January 19, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – After a successful pilot year of patient care, Evergreen Behavioral Services is now offering specialized outpatient addiction recovery programming that offers more structure and intensity than standard weekly appointments. Intensive outpatient programming can be used for substance use disorders including alcohol and opiate drugs. It may be used as a primary form of […]

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Try square dancing with free lessons on Jan. 22 & 29 (0)

WILTON – Friendship Squares Dancing Club is offering two free square dancing lessons on Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, offering a no-obligation, fun experience from a welcoming group. The free lessons will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Academy Hill School in Wilton. Everyone is invited, experience not necessary. The Friendship Squares Dancing Club […]


UMF presents ‘Social Change and the Crisis of American Law’ on Jan. 30 (0)

FARMINGTON – Why, in America today, is there so much political discord? Why is there so much controversy over so many social issues? These questions will be examined by the University of Maine at Farmington Public Classroom series with “Social Change and the Crisis of American Law,” a presentation by Frank Underkuffler, Maine attorney and […]


SeniorsPlus now accepting referrals for Meals on Wheels (0)

LEWISTON – SeniorsPlus, Western Maine’s designated Agency on Aging, is currently accepting referrals for its Meals on Wheels program serving Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties. Homebound individuals 60 years of age and older and disabled adults under age 60, who are unable to shop, prepare or cook meals for themselves, are likely to qualify for […]


Robert A. ‘Bob’ Alexander (1929-2018) (4)

FARMINGTON – Robert A. “Bob” Alexander, 88, of West Farmington, died early Thursday morning at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Durham, April 18, 1929, a son of Guy and Marion (Grant) Alexander, Sr. He was a veteran on the United States Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He worked at […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the LifeFlight runway extension vote (0)

Thank you to all who made it out to vote on the important LifeFlight runway extension vote on Jan. 9 as well as those who voted absentee in advance. Thank you to all the people who spent countless hours working on this project so far from Dubois & King, LifeFlight, and MaineDOT to the many […]


Park Shark Challenge Series hits local slopes next month (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The legendary Park Shark Challenge Series terrain park snowboarding and freeride skiing series returns to three Maine ski areas starting Feb. 3 at Black Mountain in Rumford. Sponsored by The Riders Club, the Park Shark Series is full of progression, sick features, killer tunes and most importantly – fun. The series is […]