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New Sharon voters elect new selectman, appropriate assessor funds 0

April 18, 2015 • Category: Features

NEW SHARON – Voters turned out Saturday morning to elect Milton Sinclair to the fill a selectman, assessor, and overseer of the poor seat and to appropriate $10,000 to hire an assessors’ agent and $3,100 for a new heating system at the fire station. Sinclair, who was the only person nominated at the special town […]

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Enjoy a Splendid evening of family theater (0)

INDUSTRY – Sparrow’s Nest Theater presents “Henry & Ramona” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30; Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 and a matinee performance on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Journey back to the simplicity of the 1950’s and life on Klickitat Street. Actors young and not so young bring to […]


Franklin Savings names new head of commercial lending (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Savings Bank has named Derek Hayes to the management team as director of commercial lending. “We are thrilled to have Derek on the management team at Franklin Savings Bank. I am confident that his strong work ethic and enthusiasm for the business will contribute greatly to the continued success of the bank,” […]


Mt. Blue High School’s Roshan Luick awarded (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue High School junior Roshan Luick received an award for outstanding poster presentation from the Geological Society of Maine. Her presentation discussed the origin of sedimentary deposits adjacent to a section of the Pope Road in Chesterville. The annual meeting, which highlights earth and climate science from colleges all over the state […]


Physician joins Franklin Health Women’s Care (0)

FARMINGTON – James MacDonald, MD, has joined the medical staff of Franklin Health Women’s Care. Other providers in the practice include Connie Adler, MD; Tara Aumand, MD; Susan Kearing, DO; and Jennifer Zeliger, MD. Dr. MacDonald completed his residency in OB/GYN at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County, New York. As chief resident […]


Winifred F. (Farnham) Bailey (1928-2014) (0)

CORINNA – Winifred F. (Farnham) Bailey, 86, passed away on April 14, 2015 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born on June 22, 1928 in Dexter, the daughter of Elwin B. and Norma Ruth (Reynolds) Farnham. She was educated in the schools of Dexter. On May 17, 1948, she married Lionel Bailey in […]


Letter to the Editor: In opposition to LD 1340 (1)

[Editor’s Note: LD 1340 has been withdrawn by Maine Sen. David Burns (R – Whiting).] Some people would be more comfortable with Maine’s Religious Freedom Act (LD 1340). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ says nothing about GLBT or sexual orientation. It can be very difficult, and maybe sometimes uncomfortable, to follow what Jesus […]


Girls’ tennis: Mt. Blue 4 vs Skowhegan 1 (0)

Girls’ tennis, Mt. Blue vs Skowhegan at Skowhegan Mt. Blue 4, Skowhegan 1 1st Singles: Eryn Doiron (MB) d. Cailee Manzer 6-1, 6-4 2nd Singles: Vasilisa Mitskevich (S) d. Sophie Swain 6-1, 6-2 3rd Singles: Hannah LeClair (MB) d. Jayme Safford 6-2, 6-1 1st Doubles: Addie Schanz and Lilly Kendall (M.B.) d. Paige Witham and […]