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Bicyclist receives minor injuries in collision with pickup 0

September 1, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A 17-year-old bicyclist received minor injuries in a collision with a pick-up truck on Wilton Road Monday morning. According to Officer Derrick Doucette of the Farmington Police Department, a 17-year-old Wilton girl was riding west on Wilton Road when the bicycle suddenly veered into the left westbound lane as a pick-up truck was […]

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate

Poet Henry Braun lives in a wilderness far from neighbors in the middle of Mount Blue State Park. These two excerpts from his longer poem “Under Mount Blue” describe his life there.


Strong Area Health Center receives highest level certification (1)

STRONG – Strong Area Health Center has been certified as a Level-Three Patient-Centered Medical Home, a widely recognized symbol of quality that is only earned by successfully passing a rigorous and thorough review. The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports […]


Franklin County Homemakers Extension programs this month (0)

WILTON – The Franklin County Homemakers Extension is starting its 2014 and 2015 year. The programs for the month of September have been scheduled. The public is more than welcome to join as at any of our meetings or community service projects. Weld: Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Town Office Meeting Room for program […]


Walter T. McHugh, Jr. (1954-2014) (41)

PORTLAND – Walter “Wally” T. McHugh, Jr., 60, of Jay, died unexpectedly on Friday at Maine Medical Center. He was born in Skowhegan on July 24, 1954, a son of Walter T. and Olive (Searles) McHugh, Sr. and received his education in New Sharon schools, graduating from Mt. Blue High School in 1973. On June […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Pimping and pandering (0)

And so, the excitement of the fall political campaigns begins. Although, “excitement” might not be the right word to characterize events more precisely described as turgid with occasional interludes of venomous, petty and inaccurate. Sort of like golf – without the fresh air. Oh wait, I forgot self-serving. Still sounds like golf. If my enhanced […]


Sunrise, sunset and August comes to an end (8)

By Jim Knox
Sunrise over Wilson Lake, Wilton.

The photography work of Scott Landry, Tony Nazar, Jim Dwinal, Darlene Power, Kelly Smith, Jane Knox, Steve Muise, Tom Oliver, Stu Mehlin, Roderick Small, Jane Naliboff and Jim Knox are featured in this Sunday’s line up.


WMYSA Fall Program: Sign up by Sept. 6 (0)

Activities take place at Mt Abram HS Registration Deadline: Sept. 6, 2014 Register at Kindergarten Prep Program Saturday Mornings, September 6th – October 18th 10:30 am – 11:30 am Program focuses on fun games and soccer skills Recreational Program for Grades 1-7 Saturday Mornings, September 6th – October 18th Championship Games will be Tuesday, […]