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Decorating downtown for Halloween 1

October 29, 2014 • Category: Features

By Scott Landry
The annual window painting, just in time for Halloween, was held in downtown Farmington on Wednesday. The Farmington Rotary Club sponsors the event each year.

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Native Oak at the Phillips Area Community Center on Nov. 8 (0)

PHILLIPS – Native Oak will play at the Phillips Area Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, as part of a bean supper evening that will benefit the Phillips American Legion’s maintenance fund. Native Oak is Randy Gauvin, guitar and 6 string banjo; Bill Colwell, mandolin; Mike Worthley, guitar and accordion, with a special guest appearance […]


UMF named ‘Great Affordable Eco-Friendly College’ by Best Choice Schools (0)

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington has been named a “Great Affordable Eco-Friendly College” by Best Choice Schools, an online educational resource. The site recognizes schools that feature “unique structures or lifestyle characteristics that make them leaders in sustainability,” while also costing less than the average of what one would expect to spend […]


Pet of the Week: Ludwig (0)

Pet of the Week is a regular feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Hello, I’m Ludwig! I’m about 5 years old, and I’m the King of Cool. People love my deep purr and handsome silky fur. The staff will be sad to see me go, but […]


Jeffrey Dana Smith (1948-2014) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Jeffrey Dana Smith, 66, of Skowhegan died unexpectedly at home on October 25, 2014 following a battle with illness. Jeff, as he was known to many, was born on Feb. 2, 1948 in Harrington, the son of Raymond E. and Julia A. (Strout) Smith. Jeff attended grammar school in Harrington and was a […]


Letter to the Editor: Is Maine becoming a police state (0)

It has recently been reported that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has acquired 16 new M4 military grade assault rifles, paid for through the sale of privately owned firearms seized by the LCSO. Reflecting on this, doesn’t one have to ask oneself, “Do we want or need our local police brandishing military weaponry against citizens?” […]


Nearing November (14)

By Tony Nazar
A pair of pileated woodpeckers outside my living room Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2014 in Wilton.

This week we feature the work of photographers Don Waterhouse, Jane Naliboff, Kelly Smith, Donovan Buck, Stu Mehlin, Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Steve Muise and Tony Nazar.


Scoreboard (2)

SKOWHEGAN – The Mt. Blue High School field hockey team lost a hard-fought playoff game, 4-0, against a tough Skowhegan side on Tuesday. “The team fought hard until the end,” said Coach Jody Harmon. “The score does not depict the game-we just couldn’t get the ball in the goal, she said. Mt. Blue ended a […]