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School board discusses lack of bus drivers, substitute pay 0

December 12, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Regional School Unit 9 school board received an update from the Operations Committee Tuesday, discussing the district’s struggles in hiring bus drivers and custodians. Director Jeff Harris of New Sharon reported from the committee that RSU 9 was finding it difficult to keep driver and custodial positions filled. As a result, Harris […]

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Prince Edward Island duo kick off Old South series (0)

FARMINGTON – Old South Church Concert Series is excited to welcome internationally renowned fiddler and step dancer Richard Wood along with guitarist Gordon Belsher, Celtic musicians from Prince Edward Island, to the stage to kick off the 2019 season. Wood and Belsher will perform on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Acclaimed fiddler and step […]


Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington receives award (0)

FARMINGTON – Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington was presented the “Expansion” award by the Greater Franklin Development Council at the annual Investors Reception, which pays tribute to Franklin County businesses making noticeable, positive contributions to the county. The “Expansion” award recognizes “a company in the greater Franklin County area who has made a recent significant […]


Fit Girls named recipient of the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Grant (0)

WILTON – Fit Girls is pleased to announce that the organization has received a Lois Lenski Covey Foundation 2018 Bookmobile Grant to purchase books for the “Fit Lit rolling library” offered at each of the elementary schools in Regional School Unit 9. The purpose of The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is to advance literacy and […]


Let’s Go! recognizes 48 sites in Franklin County for increasing healthy choices (0)

FARMINGTON – Let’s Go! recently announced that 17 schools, 13 school cafeterias, 8 out-of-school programs, 16 child care programs, and 7 health care practices in Franklin County are being recognized for their positive impact on children’s health. A total of 48 sites are proactively implementing Let’s Go!’s evidence-based strategies with the goal of increasing daily […]


Yoland Pat Savage (Sprague) Martin (1937-2018) (0)

LINCOLN – Y. Pat Martin passed over into a sky of blue at her home in Lincoln on Nov. 9, 2018. Pat was born on Sept. 30, 1937 in Avon to Benjamin F. and Pearl L. (Ames) Savage. She graduated from Phillips High School in 1955, worked a short while at Franklin Memorial Hospital prior […]


Letter to the Editor: The environmental president (2)

Among the fond memories of President George H.W. Bush last week were those reminding us that the environment used to be an issue of top concern for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. Our 41st President campaigned in 1988 as an “environmental president.” He said, “Those who think we are powerless to do anything about […]


Wilton Recreation opens Kineowatha Park skating rink Sunday (0)

WILTON – The skating rink at Kineowatha Park will open Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. Skates are available for use in the warming shack. The warming shack’s hours of operation are 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; and noon through 6 p.m. […]


Wilton Recreation basketball sign ups announced (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Recreation Department will hold sign-ups for its Major league co-ed basketball program on Dec. 19 and 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wilton Academy gym. This program is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 who do not play on the school team. FMI email or […]