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Franklin County staff take Ice Bucket Challenge 3

August 20, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON -  Franklin County officials and staff joined other groups around the state in participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday, using a tractor to pour icy water for a good cause. The  challenge began as a grassroots effort to raise funds and awareness for the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and has since exploded in […]

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Freddy and Francine at Phillips Public Library on Aug. 26 (0)

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Public Library presents an intimate concert with Los Angeles’ Freddy and Francine on Tuesday, August 26. Freddy and Francine is comprised of Lee Ferris and Phillips native Bianca Caruso. Ferris and Caruso met while performing in the musical HaiR, Michael Butler’s (original Broadway producer) 40th anniversary revival. Recently, Lee Ferris toured […]


Free ‘Meet the Lenders’ workshop is Tuesday, Aug. 26 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Small Business Administration along with the Franklin County Chamber and CEI are presenting a “Meet the Lenders” workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the University of Maine, Farmington campus.  The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of Franklin Savings Bank. […]


Live-In History Experience available at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center (0)

LIVERMORE – Immerse yourself in 1870. Spend 24 hours on the farm. Join us for an exciting, hands-on learning experience. The next 24-hour live-in history experience at the Norlands is on Sept. 26 and 27. Sign up by Sept. 12. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. For more information or to register, […]


Practical issues for women during wilderness expeditions (0)

FARMINGTON – The Wilderness Medicine Collaborative is offering a free workshop for anyone interested in learning more about non-pregnant medical conditions encountered by women traveling in remote wilderness locations on Monday, Sept. 22 from 5:30−7:30 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The workshop will be an interactive discussion with the audience on […]


Wallace Elmore Weeks (1922 – 2014) (0)

FARMINGTON – Wallace Elmore Weeks, 91, of Wilton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 17, 2014 at the Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born on November 3, 1922 in Wilton, the son of Robert and Fannie (Priest) Weeks. He attended schools in Wilton. In 1941, he married Maxine Tuttle and she […]


Letter to the Editor: Missile Defense project a bad idea for Franklin County (6)

It is hard to imagine a worse idea for western Maine than the Missile Defense project proposed for the Redington Region of Franklin County. By any measure, economic, environmental, and strategic, this project does this make any sense and the concept should be nipped in the bud as quickly as possible. Strategic: Thus far we […]