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Program puts books, bikes in hands of elementary students 0

May 4, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Students cheered and applauded their peers at Cascade Brook School and W.G. Mallett School Wednesday afternoon, as the participants of a popular reading program received new bikes courtesy of the local Maine Masonic Lodge. “I have a feeling you know why we’re here …” Mallett Principal Tracy Williams said. “Bikes for books!” a […]

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Maine’s official Children’s Book Week Celebration is in Farmington this Saturday (0)

FARMINGTON – Maine’s official Children’s Book Week event will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers. Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. The program is […]


Allied Physical Therapy welcomes new physical therapist (2)

FARMINGTON – Susan Davidson PT has joined the practice of Allied Physical Therapy. Davidson obtained her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1993. “I have lived and worked in Farmington for over 17 years” Davidson said, “and I am so excited to be able to continue practicing at Allied Physical Therapy”. […]


Spruce Mountain Adult and Community Education’s classes for May (0)

LIVERMORE FALLS – Spruce Mountain Adult and Community Education’s classes for May: Substitute Training                                                                                                       We’ll help you prepare to be a quality substitute instructor in our classrooms! We’ll cover enforcing policies, basic classroom management, and procedures and practices of the RSU #73 school district. Call today to get your foot in the door! Wednesday, […]


James R. Collins (1950-2016) (0)

LEWISTON — James Richard Collins, 65, of Dixfield, died at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston late on the evening of May 1, 2016; 24 hours before the unexpected and unrelated death of his older brother, Donald. James was born on July 12, 1950, to the parents of Donald and Leitha (Dougherty) Collins, Sr. He […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Eliminate the unnecessary (1)

There must be something positive to be said about Maine’s county governments, just like other obsolete entities such as vinyl records, dial telephones and polio. Think of all the good times you’ve had dealing with the county bureaucracy, like … well, I guess being thrown in jail can’t really be classified as a good time. […]


Mt. Blue Lacrosse tops Erskine Eagles (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue came away with a 7-6 victory over the Eagles of Erskine Academy to improve to 2-2 this season. Mt. Blue was led by Reed Wells, with 3 goals, Liam Welch, 2 goals and an assist, and Joe Bowering, 2 goals. Alex Gilbert had 13 saves. Mt. Blue’s next contest is against […]