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Historical society project honors the Rangeley Boat 0

May 29, 2015 • Category: Features

OQUOSSOC – On June 6, the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society cordially invites the public to a celebration of our new monument and exhibit honoring the famous Rangeley Boat. The new monument is designed to be a tribute to the Rangeley Boat, which was developed in the late 19th century for use of lakes in […]

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Who is Kyle Knuppel? (0)

Who is Kyle Knuppel? Many of us asked ourselves that question a year ago when he performed at the Vienna Union Hall, and he will be returning to that venue on June 13. Knuppel used to make his living singing and song writing in New York City. While studying in a masters class at Julliard, […]


WMCA celebrates 50 years of service (0)

FARMINGTON – Western Maine Community Action began 50 years ago as a social service agency dedicated to the principal that poverty should not be a permanent condition of people’s lives. WMCA continues to work to advocate for, strengthen and coordinate all resources-private, local, state and federal-to promote the self-sufficiency of people. A belief in basic […]


Strong Public Library reading program explores the world of different heroes (0)

STRONG – Readers from ages 3 to 12 will explore the world of different heroes this summer as Strong Public Library presents “Every Hero Has a Story” during their summer library program. Children will read about fictional and real life heroes, complete crafts, create their own hero, and meet some of the heroes who live […]


Healthy Community Coalition announces Mobile Health Unit June schedule (0)

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County has announced its June schedule for Mobile Health Unit outreach events. Staff will be offering services such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks, cancer prevention, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco information, one-on-one health counseling and information, and assistance with referrals to the Maine Breast […]


Cynthia L. Dyke Osgood (1934 – 2015) (2)

PORTLAND – Cynthia L. Dyke Osgood, 80, of Farmington, died the afternoon of May 25, 2015 at Maine Medical Center. Her passing was the result of complications following heart surgery. She was born on June 29, 1934 in East Dixfield, the daughter of Milford and Thelma (Butterfield) Dyke. She received her education in The Wilton […]


Letter to the Editor: Poliquin on ObamaCare alternatives (12)

For several years, families and small businesses have suffered from the negative effects of ObamaCare. In Congress, I have supported several bills that will help repeal some of ObamaCare’s most penalizing mandates that are hurting Mainers the most – individual mandate, IPAB, Medical Device Excise Tax and restored the work-week to 40 hours instead of […]


Free fishing in Maine this weekend (0)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is encouraging everyone to get out on Maine’s waters this weekend to take advantage of free fishing days. Free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, when any person may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, […]


Mt. Blue softball comeback falls short in Skowhegan (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Skowhegan scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning for an early 6 to 0 lead and then held off Mt. Blue to pull out a 7 to 6 softball win at Skowhegan High School. The Indians put together 5 hits in the 2nd inning, highlighted by a Bonnie-Jane Aiken double and RBI singles […]