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Shiffrin earns third national slalom title at Sugarloaf 0

March 28, 2015 • Category: Features

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With a crowd of hundreds waiting at the finish line, Olympic gold medalist, Mikaela Shiffrin, earned her third national slalom title in the U.S. Alpine Championship race Saturday at Sugarloaf. Shiffrin crushed the rest of the field today, finishing her second run more four seconds ahead of teammate and runner-up Paula Moltzan. […]

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Fiddle Jam Concert Monday at Mt. Blue (0)

FARMINGTON – In preparation for their own tour during April vacation, the Franklin County Fiddlers will host the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, from the Hudson River Valley in New York who are on a tour of their own, and the newly-formed Waterville acoustic ensemble, founded by Sam Lyons, former student teacher at Mt. Blue, on Monday, […]


Titcomb Mountain open this weekend (0)

WEST FARMINGTON – Titcomb Mountain will be open for another weekend, with lifts operating from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, each day. Although the rain will takes away some of the snow, it should still be good skiing and riding, especially if the area gets the predicted snow. […]


Free high efficiency water heaters available to qualified participants (0)

EAST WILTON – Western Maine Community Action, partnering with Efficiency Maine to provide new electric hot water tanks with no cost to qualifying participants. This program serves all areas of Franklin County. Those interested should call 860-4452 for more information.


Free seminar: What is a bad back? (0)

WILTON – SmartCare Physical Therapy in Wilton is offering a free public seminar; teaching you how to take care of your back. This class will teach you how to become an expert on your back, how it works mechanically and how it breaks down mechanically. It will cover the various types of back problems and […]


Ruth Stebbins Mudge (1921-2015) (0)

WALPOLE – Ruth Stebbins Mudge, 93, a long-time resident of Farmington, passed away on March 25,  2015, peacefully in her sleep. She had been living with her eldest daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jim Wade in Walpole for the past several years. Ruth was born on Nov. 20, 1921, to Hugh and Vera Stebbins in […]


Letter from the Editor: Poliquin on ObamaCare (5)

As I have repeatedly said, too many of our hard-working families and small businesses continue to be hurt by the negative impacts of ObamaCare. Maine taxpayers deserve a government that works for them, not against them. Last week, I became an original cosponsor of a bill that will help repeal ObamaCare’s overreaching Independent Payment Advisory […]


Husson cools off UMF’s hot start (0)

BANGOR, Maine – After starting the season off with six straight victories, Husson University put the first two blemishes on an undefeated season with two North Atlantic Conference victories over the University of Maine at Farmington (6-2, 1-3) on Friday afternoon. The Eagles claimed the afternoon with a, 3-2, win and a, 4-1, showing. UMF […]