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Farmington woman pleads guilty to falsifying prescriptions 0

December 22, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A local woman pleaded guilty to two felony counts in Franklin County Superior Court today, after admitting to utilizing her position at a local doctor’s office to make up patients, falsify prescriptions and unlawfully acquire more than 4,000 pills. Rhonda Lynn Drake, 43, of Farmington, pleaded guilty to acquiring drugs by deception and […]

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Break into winter with Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Tuesday (0)

FARMINGTON – Take a break from the typical holiday hubbub and spend your Tuesday evening – yes, your Tuesday evening – with the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy troupe on Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Blue Campus Forum. The Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers perform unscripted, audience interactive comedy, built on the […]


Poland Spring’s holiday gift giving (0)

KINGFIELD – During this season of giving, Poland Spring is providing assistance to needy families in its host communities through employee and company contributions of time, gifts, food and funds. At the Kingfield bottling plant, employees are working with staff at Kingfield Elementary School to provide eight students with gifts for Christmas through the plant’s […]


Pet of the Week: Sierra (0)

Pet of the Week features those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Hi, I’m Sierra! I’m a 7-8 year old Chihuahua mix and I’ve had a long journey! I came to Maine from Tennessee recently, and now I can’t wait to arrive at my final stop, a home! I’m sweet […]


Cynthia Stinchfield MacMaster (1978-2014) (0)

DRESDEN – Cynthia Stinchfield MacMaster, 36, passed away on Dec. 19, 2014, with her husband Scott at her side after a courageous second battle with cancer. Cyndi was born on June 30, 1978, the daughter of James and Brenda Jarrell Stinchfield. She grew up in Anson and graduated from Carrabec High School. She went on […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Time to go (1)

Now that Mike Michaud’s political career is coming to an end, let’s review the highlights of his long tenure in office. Roll the highlights, please. Uh … highlights? We appear to be experiencing technical difficulties. Whenever we enter the words “Mike Michaud” and “highlights” in the computer, it keeps replying, “No items found matching your […]


Maine 2015 hunting and fishing licenses now available (0)

AUGUSTA – Just in time for holiday gift giving! Maine 2015 hunting and fishing licenses are now available for purchase online or at any of the more than 800 licensing agents statewide. “Buying a license is an easy and effective way to support Maine’s fish and wildlife management efforts,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Especially […]


WMYBL girls 5th & 6th grade travel team game results (0)

WMYBL girls 5th & 6th grade travel team game results for Dec. 21: River Valley:28 Farmington:26 Top Scorers: River Valley: Jayden Carpenter 11 points, Katie Blouin 4 points Farmington: Rylee Keaton 13 points, Kaylee Knight & Kiely Reynolds 4 points each Oxford Hills A: 45 Lewiston: 12 Top Scorers: Oxford Hills A: Cassidy Dumont 12 […]