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MSAD 58 directors discuss future of district 1

March 22, 2019 • Category: Features

KINGFIELD – School board directors discussed options that would allow Maine School Administrative District 58 to adapt to reduced student enrollment and rising local costs at Thursday’s meeting, following a series of workshops and public meetings on the subject. MSAD 58 administrators and school board directors have been discussing the future of the district for […]

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ArtsFarmington presenting a youth concert on March 26 (0)

FARMINGTON – ArtsFarmington will be presenting another Youth Concert on March 26 at 7 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall at the Univ. of Maine at Farmington. It will feature talented young musicians from the Farmington and Jay/Livermore Falls areas. Admission will be by donation. From the Farmington area will be Chelsea Seabold, violin; […]


Rangeley Adult Education seeking students and teachers (0)

RANGELEY – Franklin County Adult Education recently came out with their Spring 2019 listing of courses. However for many the classes offered may be inconveniently located for Rangeley area residents. This is where Rangeley Adult Ed comes in. The Rangeley area is filled with not only an abundance of creativity and talent but also a […]


Colonial Daughters DAR presents Good Citizens Award to Dixfield student (0)

DIXFIELD – Ethan Couture, a senior at Dirigo High School in Dixfield was recently presented the Daughters of the American Revolution 2019 Good Citizen Award. Donna Towle, a member of the Colonial Daughters Chapter of DAR in Farmington presented the award. Ethan received a Good Citizen pin, a monetary scholarship and a certificate authorized and […]


Maine CDC stresses the importance of screening for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (0)

AUGUSTA – As the nation recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention encourages Mainers to talk with a health care provider about being screened for the disease. Colorectal cancer remains the third-leading cause of new cancer cases and cancer-related deaths in Maine. “Over the last decade, the […]


Ellery G. Porter Sr. (1924-2019) (1)

RUMFORD – Ellery G. Porter Sr., 94, of Peru, passed peacefully at Rumford Community Hospital on March 17, 2019 with family by his side. He was born on June 22, 1924 to Arthur and Edith Young Porter at their home on Hartford Mountain in Hartford, Maine. His family moved to Peru when he was five […]


Letter to the Editor: Ain’t that odd? (0)

I was just reviewing the information relevant to the proposed Central Maine Power New England Clean Energy Connect corridor and, as I continued to peruse the facts, the thought that continued to haunt me was: “Ain’t that odd?” The Mills administration made it clear that one of its priorities was to address climate change. When […]


Volunteers sought for multi-day project in John J. McDevitt Woods (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is needs volunteers for a multi-day project on their recently acquired property in Wilsons Mills, the John J. McDevitt Woods. This overnight project will take place June 12 to June 15. “This 230-acre parcel on the New Hampshire border, has a few trails, a rustic cabin, and a […]