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School board disavows statements made by member 2

February 15, 2019 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Regional School Unit 9 school board approved a motion Tuesday evening to disavow statements made by one of its board members, as well as affirm that individual directors do not act for the whole board. The motion was made after the board left executive session Tuesday evening, “expressly disavow[ing] the following acts […]

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Alice James Books to receive $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (0)

FARMINGTON – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $35,000 to Alice James Books to support the publication, promotion and distribution of […]


Local physical therapist works with Chinese Olympians (0)

Last week was an exciting week for Justin Longhurst, DPT, ATC of Allied Physical Therapy. He spent the week in New York assisting the Chinese Aerial Skiing National Team. The team was in New York training for World Cup and World Championship competitions held this winter. Team China is historically one of the top aerial […]


Mt. Blue High School honor roll for second quarter (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue High School honor roll for the second quarter of 2018-19. Highest Honors Aliza Adams, Erina Akatsu, James Anderson, Lindsay Arsenault, Mikahla August, Katherine Brittain, Jenna Campbell, Michael Chalmers, Emma Charles, Andy Chen, Hope Chernesky, Amisha Choudhary, Autumn Conklin, Abigail Cramer, Kahryn Cullenberg, Tomas Cundick, Jacelyn Daggett, Eleanor DeCarolis, Isabelle Decker, […]


Cafeteria pizza gets an upgrade (3)

FARMINGTON – Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals have a lot on their plates. School districts all over Maine, while operating within very tight budgets, are working hard to include as much locally grown foods as possible into their […]


Shirley A. Turmel (1932-2019) (0)

LIVERMORE FALLS – Shirley Ann Margaret Forbes Turmel, 86, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019 at Pinnacle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Canton. She was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Rumford, the daughter of James and Frances (Lefebvre) Forbes. She was the second oldest of their eight children, Effie, James, William, Carol, Warren, Lelia […]


New electronic health record designed to benefit patients (4)

Over the past nine months, employees of Franklin Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with our colleagues at MaineHealth, have been working hard to prepare for the launch of our new electronic health record called the Shared Electronic Health Record (SeHR). On March 2, we will go live with SeHR at Franklin Memorial Hospital, all Franklin Health […]


Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust welcomes community into new space (0)

RANGELEY – Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is hosting an open house on March 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour their new space at 2424 Main Street in Rangeley Village. Refreshments will be served. “This is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in RLHT to come meet us and […]


Phillips students participates in Maine Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Competition (1)

BANGOR – A Phillips-area student participated in the statewide Maine Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Competition recently, placing third in her age group. Michaela Morgan represented Franklin County and the Farmington Elks Lodge at the event, which was held on Jan. 27 at Bangor High School. She took third place in the 11- to 13-year-old age […]