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The fall show 3

October 21, 2018 • Category: Features

With fall here, Franklin County’s many talented photographers are here to bring readers the best shots of nature and those who live in it. The basis for the Sunday collections goes back to March 2011, when author and photographer Jane Naliboff of Chesterville began sending a few pictures each week. Other photographers have since joined […]

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Poet’s Corner: The Flakes (0)

The Flakes by Greg Zemlansky Dark clouds make their sneaky appearance. The sun makes a sudden quick disappearance. The flakes are waiting for their chance to descend. Waiting quietly for their whiteness to transcend. The cold north breeze is kissing my skin. The flakes blown by the wind are distorted within. The flakes have wings […]


LEAP begins office expansion (0)

FARMINGTON – Life Enrichment Advancing People begins Central Office Expansion Project on Farmington Falls Road in October. LEAP employs nearly 200 people in west-central Maine and provides services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most of LEAP’s residential programs are in small, homelike settings located throughout Franklin County. All of LEAP’s programs, including case […]


Pets of the Week: Fiona & Bo (1)

Pets of the Week features animals that are ready for adoption at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Fiona, 4 years, Female, Staffy Mix Heya, I’m Fiona! I’m a big girl, but I have a heart of gold. I love to be outside, but “chase me” is one of my favorite games, so I’d be best […]


Fred L. Barker, Jr. (1931-2018) (4)

WILTON – Fred L. Barker, Jr. 87, of Wilton, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2018 in a tragic accident at home. He was born in Farmington, April 25, 1931 the son of F. Leavitt, Sr. and Margaret (Chandler) Barker and attended Wilton schools. He served as a military policeman in the United States Army during […]


Letter to the Editor: In Janet’s hands (1)

Great leaders have empathy, vision, talent, good judgement, determination, and humility. Anyone earning my vote must embody those qualities, defend my rights, and guide us to a brighter future. Although it’s clear Janet Mills is most qualified, people ask “Is she personable enough? Progressive enough?” Here’s the Janet I know: My grandmother-in-law, Nelda, resided in […]


Wilton Fish & Game Field Day is Oct. 21 (0)

WILTON – Members of the Wilton Fish & Game would like to invite the public, friends, members and guests to come enjoy the day with them on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. Members will be giving tours of the facility and ranges. Beginning at 10 a.m., Peter Wade of the Sebasticook Chapter of NAVHDA […]


Wilton rec. department basketball try outs (0)

WILTON – Signups will be held for co-ed 2nd and 3rd grade “in house” basketball program on Oct. 22 and 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Once rosters have been made up, practices will start up in early Nov. with games played on Mondays and Thursdays. Tryouts for our boys 3rd and 4th grade […]