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Cougars fall short against Indians, 26-21 0

October 25, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Skowhegan squad proved too much for the  Mt. Blue Cougars at Saturday night’s last game of the regular season with a score of 26-21. The game was postponed from Friday after a week’s worth of soggy weather. Mt. Blue and Skowhegan are now tied going into next week’s Eastern Class B quarterfinals […]

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Performance featuring acclaimed essayist to focus on Franco-American experience (0)

FARMINGTON – Acclaimed essayist and playwright Grégoire Chabot will be joined by fiddler Don Roy for a special performance on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington. The performance will draw upon series of monologues about the experience of Franco-Americans in Maine and New […]


Jay’s Jobs for Maine’s Graduates students attend leadership conference (0)

JAY – Jobs for Maine’s Graduates students in leadership positions from Spruce Mountain High School attended a Leadership Conference recently at Goodwill-Hinckley in Fairfield. During the day-long workshop they had opportunities to learn from business professionals and develop their leadership skills. Students attending were: Nick Billings, Oakley Stewart, Matt Dyke, Caela Butler, Lexie Chretien, Brianna […]


Veterans Day remembrance dinner program at Norlands Nov. 8 (0)

LIVERMORE – Looking for a nice evening out, with a delicious heritage dinner and entertaining living history programming in a one-of-a kind setting? The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore presents a special tribute honoring local Civil War veterans and highlights life on the home front from the perspective of local women. This special event […]


Lifestyle considerations for Breast Cancer (0)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month always unearths such a mixture of emotions. For some it unleashes a battle cry, on behalf of themselves or those they love, and in other cases, it is a reminder of a loss. In my practice, I see patients in different phases. In ideal situations, I see them before they ever […]


Janet Claire Dusoe (1931 – 2014) (1)

COOPERS MILLS – Janet Claire Dusoe, 82, died October 22, 2014 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills, Maine, after a brief illness. Born in Worcester, Mass. on November 26, 1931, she was the daughter of Bertwood and Josephine Hammond. Growing up in the Worcester area, Janet was educated in the local schools […]


Letter to the editor: Maine needs Medicaid expansion (1)

I’d like to commend Sen. Tom Saviello for his bipartisan efforts on MaineCare/Medicaid expansion. As good representatives should, he, and Sen. Katz, addressed the opposition’s objections and worked to provide healthcare to about 70,000 Mainers with LD 1487. Amazingly, some previous supporters in the House even changed their vote to sustain the Governor’s veto! Maine […]


UMF men’s soccer: Early lead slips away, 2-1 vs. UNC (0)

FARMINGTON – New England College scored two unanswered goals and topped the University of Maine at Farmington men’s soccer team (1-14-1), 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Prescott Field. Austin Dooley netted his second goal of the season in the 23rd minute to give the Beavers the early lead. Yusuf Yama fired a shot that deflected off […]