Franklin Countys First News

Midwife joins Franklin Health Women’s Care 0

April 20, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Franklin Health Women’s Care and Franklin Memorial Hospital are now offering a more holistic option for childbirth with the addition of nurse midwife JennieLea Hanna, MSN, CNM to the team. This is not the first time FMH has offered midwifery services, though the hospital hasn’t had the option available for the last five […]

Full Story»


Scottish folk band to perform at PACC (0)

PHILLIPS – North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular and widely-known folk bands, is returning to Phillips. The band played at The Phillips Area Community Center in 2012 and will play there again on Saturday, April 28 as part of a 2018 American tour that includes Phillips as their only venue in Maine. The […]


Franklin County Chamber of Commerce scholarship applications now available (0)

FARMINGTON – The 2018 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce David Robie Memorial Scholarship applications are now available. The Scholarship is in memory of the late David Robie and is to encourage continuing or higher education for Franklin County residents through financial assistance. The Scholarships are open to individuals who have lived or gone to school […]


20th annual March for Violence-Free Communities (0)

FARMINGTON – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is holding its 20th annual March for Violence-Free Communities on Thursday, April 26. Participants will gather at the gazebo in Meeting House Park on Main Street in Farmington (across from the Superior Courthouse) at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to carry signs, make noise, and walk in solidarity […]


Robert Leroy Caton (1940-2018) (3)

AVON – Robert Leroy Caton, 77, died peacefully at his home, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Richard Eugene Caton Sr. and Edith Flora (Kimball) Caton on November 21, 1940, in Phillips. He grew up in Phillips and attended Phillips Elementary and Phillips High School. Graduating in […]


Letter to the Editor: Franklin County is the bees knees (1)

After a successful night of flappin’, swinging and fox trotting, Some Women Advancing Rural Maine is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Speakeasy raised a grand total of $7,955 for local food programs in Franklin County. They could not have done it without your full-on participation! From using the secret password at the door to […]


Editor of Appalachian Mountain Club journal to hold book reading at DDG (0)

FARMINGTON – Devaney, Doak and Garrett Booksellers will host an author presentation and book signing of the book Critical Hours by Sandy Stott on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. A perilous history of search and rescue in a changing landscape. A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns […]