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Earmuffs on Chester Greenwood Day; parade and contest results 1

December 5, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Photographer Scott Landry of Farmington captured the many, many varieties of earmuffs worn on Chester Greenwood Day this year. The annual celebration honors the Farmington native credited with inventing the earmuffs.

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Stale Milk & Sour Cookies 9: Improv comedy benefit for local United Way Friday & Saturday (0)

FARMINGTON – We have it on good authority that Mother Nature is looking to make a Winter 2016 comeback the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the ’04 Sox. That’s why western Maine improv comedians Teachers Lounge Mafia want to prepare audiences to laugh their way through the snowfall and the mixed precip with […]


FMH Remembrance Tree decorations honor loved ones (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is once again having a Remembrance Tree with tree decorations that can be purchased “in memory of” or “in honor of” one or more individuals for a nominal fee. This tree in the hospital lobby shows the names of the dedications, as well as the donors who made […]


Suzanne M. Morants (1939-2016) (2)

JAY – Suzanne Marie Morants, 77, of Jay passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Dec. 1, 2016. She was born Aug. 31, 1939 in Torrington, Conn., the daughter of Leo and Agnes Patricia Aucoin. She worked most of her life as a ballet and ballroom dance teacher. In her later life, she enjoyed […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Beautiful losers (0)

Maine Democrats need to find some really lousy candidates for major offices. Otherwise, the Dems could end up helping to elect Republicans like Paul LePage to the U.S. Senate and Bruce Poliquin to the governorship in 2018. Fortunately, the donkey party is loaded with lame contenders. But before I pick through that sludge pile, let […]


First freeze and snow (3)

By Jane Naliboff
The sun sets by 4 at Parker Pond’s boat launch in Vienna. A lone adult loon, seen near the islands through my lens, seems to be staying until the first freeze. Surely, Parker is warmer than its winter home in Penobscot Bay.


Third annual Chester Greenwood 5k Walk/Run results (2)

FARMINGTON – Congratulations to the exuberant participants and volunteers of the third annual Chester Greenwood 5k Walk/Run that took place yesterday Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Folks in Farmington came out on a picture perfect (yet chilly and windy) morning and enjoyed the early morning 5K run and walk. In keeping with Farmington’s overall 40th celebration […]