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Ski patrol recognizes longstanding members 0

January 17, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Titcomb Mountain Ski Patrol recognized two longtime members Monday evening, with the outgoing patrollers combining for nearly 80 years of experience. Neil Foss, one of the founding members of the West Farmington all-volunteer ski slope’s patrol in the winter of 1968-69, and Jim Kidder, who has 30 years of experience with the […]

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True Stories & Tall Tales Set for Jan. 28 (0)

PHILLIPS – The second annual gathering of local story tellers will entertain folks at the Phillips Area Community Center (PACC) on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event includes a potluck supper beginning at 5 p.m. with the stories and tall tales beginning shortly after. Last year saw the first event of this kind at the PACC, […]


Get your tickets now: Heat Dance 6 set for Feb. 3 (0)

FARMINGTON – Heat Dance is back! Now in its sixth year, the dance will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 at the North Dining Hall on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. It will include all the events that have made it one of the best attended and more successful fundraisers in the region: […]


Stephen J. Waite (1950-2017) (8)

ROCKLAND – Stephen Joseph Waite, 67, passed away at his home in Rockland on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Born in Farmington on Jan. 12, 1950, he was the son of Joseph Norbert and Glynnese Eve (Farrington) Waite. He attended local Farmington schools and graduated from Farmington High School in 1968. After graduating he enlisted in the […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Me and Paul (0)

I like Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s new budget. Really. No, I haven’t lost my mind, although that remains a possible excuse for future columns. And my newfound respect for LePage’s fiscal prowess isn’t the result of bad drugs, because the doctor assured me any side effects wouldn’t alter my political philosophy. I’m as clear-headed as […]


Snow, rain, snow, thaw: The cold returns (8)

By Jane Naliboff
Someone wasn’t expecting an up and down, wet and dry, January thaw on Minnehonk Lake.


UMF ski and snowboard athletes of the week (0)

FARMINGTON – Three University of Maine at Farmington athletes gained skier and snowboarder of the week after this weekend’s events at Sugarloaf and Titcomb. In apline, Kyle Farrington finished in fourth overall and first for the division with times of 36.46 and 35.61 on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Titcomb. Farrington also finished in first place […]