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Fire guts mobile home in New Sharon 0

November 25, 2015 • Category: Features

NEW SHARON – A fire destroyed a small mobile home on Farmington Falls Road next to Tuttles Auto Sales Wednesday evening. The trailer had been abandoned but a person was found to have been living there. The state’s Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to investigate, according to New Sharon Assistant Fire Chief James Prescott. […]

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Award-winning poet UMF Professor Jeffrey Thomson celebrates launch of memoir “fragile” Dec. 4 (0)

FARMINGTON — Jeffrey Thomson, award-winning poet, author and UMF professor of creative writing, is celebrating the launch of his new memoir, “fragile” (Red Mountain Press, 2015) with an author’s reading and reception at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in the Performance Space in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. The event is free and open […]


Attorney General Janet Mills on MBTV’s Talkin’ Maine (0)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue TV produces “Talkin Maine” with Senator Tom Saviello every Friday morning. This week’s guest, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, discusses customer fraud and what consumers can do to protect themselves. Please visit Mt. Blue TV’s website and watch FREE on-demand local programming produced by MBTV. Bee Line Cable subscribers can […]


Titcomb Mountain Holiday Auction to be held Dec. 4 (0)

WILTON – The Titcomb Mountain Holiday Auction, sponsored by the Farmington Ski Club and the Titcomb Ski Club Education Foundation, is in its 20th year and will be held on Friday evening, Dec. 4 at Calzolaio Pasta Company in Wilton. Tom and Rocell Marcellino, Calzolaio Pasta Company owners, are great hosts of the event which […]


Celebration of Life for Leo Joseph Ouellette Jr., 69 (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Leo Joseph Ouellette Jr., age 69, died on Nov. 14, 2015 at his home. Husband of 11 years to Ruby Ouellette. A celebration of life will be held Dec. 2, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the VFW in Fairfield.  All are welcome.


Politics & Other Mistakes: Keep out (1)

I applaud Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts to prevent Syrian refugees from being relocated to Maine. It’s not that I have anything against these people personally, but if they came here, half of them would be opening restaurants, and I hate Syrian food. “The safety of Maine citizens comes first,” LePage said in a statement […]


Sunrises, sunsets highlight November (15)

By Jane Naliboff
From the looks of this struggle, Chipmunk hadn’t thought about trying to fit its stuffed cheek pouches through the exit. But with some pushing he made it through and ran off to hide the seeds for winter.