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Town-owned properties sold in Wilton 0

June 25, 2019 • Category: Features

WILTON – The Selectboard dispensed with three town-owned properties, approved a bid for new breathing apparatuses for the Wilton Fire Department and elected a new chair at Tuesday’s meeting. The board elected Selectperson Keith Swett as its chair for the next year; Selectperson David Leavitt will serve as vice chair. Both votes were unanimous, with […]

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Denny Breau at North Church on July 6 (0)

FARMINGTON – Guitarist Singer Songwriter Denny Breau will be the summer evening performer at the North Church on Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He first draws in an audience with a finely arranged melody and […]


MTA Python programming course offered at CMCC (0)

AUBURN – The Center for Workforce & Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is offering a certification course on MTA Python Programming that will meet on Fridays, July 12 to Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Python is among the most cited languages in programming skills wanted by employers. In this course, […]


Strawberry Shortcake: A berry good tradition (0)

FARMINGTON – Since the Pierce House, located at 208 Main St. in Farmington, celebrated its grand 100 year anniversary in 2005, it has been the tradition for Old South First Congregational Church to serve up strawberry shortcake on July 4th. Most years volunteers from Old South pick the berries fresh from David and Verna Pike’s […]


70 plus attend Business After Hours at Franklin Memorial Hospital (0)

FARMINGTON – A drenching rainstorm didn’t deter the more than 70 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce members to Franklin Memorial Hospital’s business-after-hours health fair on June 20. Inside were healthy snack samples with recipes, worksite wellness information, staff from the Let’s Go Small Steps Program with a […]


Richard Jesse White (1946-2019) (3)

FARMINGTON – Richard Jesse White, 72, passed away on June 15, 2019, at his home in Farmington. He was born on Aug. 20, 1946, in Farmington, the son of Jesse and Celia (Berry) White. He graduated from Wilton Academy, in the class of 1965. Dick served his country in the U.S. Navy from November 1965 […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Paying for praying (13)

Attention, religious conservatives: Be careful what you wish for. Because this week, I’m on your side. Sorta. Three Maine families have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force the state to pay tuition for their kids to attend church-sponsored schools. I think that’s perfectly OK. Here’s the catch. Current state law prohibits spending any public […]


Annual Healthcare Golf Classic taking place on July 15 (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital’s annual Healthcare Golf Classic at the Sugarloaf Golf Club is taking place July 14–15. The beneficiaries are the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Both provide health services to people in need. Select festivities begin on Sunday for the tournament’s major […]