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Wilton Free Public Library celebrates ten years of Christmas train village 0

December 14, 2019 • Category: Features

WILTON – A wintertime favorite is now on display at the Wilton Free Public Library, drawing spectators from throughout the area to the lobby of the Main Street location. The annual miniature Christmas village and train track display have attracted visitors for roughly 10 years according to builder Bruce Ibarguen. “It’s one of those things […]

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“When You Find My Body” book signing at DDG (1)

FARMINGTON – Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers will host a book signing of the book “When You Find My Body” by D. Dauphinee on Saturday Dec. 21 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. “When You Find My Body” tells the story of events preceding Geraldine Largay’s vanishing in July 2013, while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine, […]


Chester Greenwood Day a “resounding success” (0)

FAMRINGTON – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce proclaims that again, Chester Greenwood Day Dec. 7, was a resounding success. The community came out in force to celebrate and show the love they have for Franklin County. The parade had a theme of “A Story Book Scene” and there were many wonderful floats designed by […]


UMF FRC offers Tai Chi for Healthy Aging beginning January 2020 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites ambulatory adults aged 60 years and older to attend Tai Chi for Healthy Aging & Better Balance. The class meets on Mondays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 27 to May 8, 2020, in The Landing, in the UMF Olsen Student Center. Interested […]


Lincoln H. ‘Linck’ Grush (1922-2019) (4)

CHESTERVILLE – Lincoln Grush, 96, passed peacefully at his home on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Linck was born in Somerville, Mass. on Dec. 20, 1922, the son of Lincoln C. Grush and Anna Hall Grush. He spent his youth in Lexington, Mass. with his parents and younger sister […]


Letter to the Editor: An update from the North Pole (1)

Western Maine Community Action’s annual Operation Santa Claus is in full swing, and our elves are working hard to make certain that children in Franklin County have gifts to open on Christmas, who may otherwise go without. This program has been successful entirely on support from our community. We would like to send out a […]


Franklin County Farm Service Agency announces County Committee election results (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced that Judy Smith of East Dixfield was elected to represent her local administrative area during the recent county committee election. “County Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA,” County Executive Director Gary Raymond said. “They help deliver programs […]