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MAHS graduate, Strong native serving with Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 3

November 27, 2014 • Category: Features

by Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs OAK HARBOR, Wash. – A 2009 Mount Abram Regional High School graduate and Strong, Maine, native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130), also known as the”Zappers.” Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Tripp is an aviation electrician’s mate with VAQ-130, a Whidbey Island-based squadron that operates […]

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‘Heart and Soul’ storytelling program is Sunday, Nov. 30 at Fairbanks Union Church (0)

FARMINGTON – You are in for a real treat this Sunday. Come along to Fairbanks Union Church at 10 am and enjoy an hour of wonderful storytelling and music by storyteller Dr. Phyllis Blackstone. Blackstone retired last year after a 43-year career in education, including classroom teaching, administration, and university and graduate student teaching. Her preferred […]


New owner takes over Snipper’s Salon (2)

WILTON – Some exciting news from Snipper’s Salon! At the end of December, Becky Kennedy will be moving to New Hampshire and Kayte Rackliffe will be taking over the salon. As they prepare for the switch, Kennedy would like to say goodbye and “thank you” to all of her clients. She is honored to have […]


Mt. Blue Campus staff recognizes students for award (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Campus recognized the work of several students recently, with staff members nominating and voting all four students for the recognition. Jennesa Stevens, Ricky Chen, Brooklyn Winters and Darby Sabin were recognized as ‘Students of the Month’ for October and November. The Future Business Leaders of America coordinates the process and directs […]


Robert E. Whidden (1934 – 2014) (0)

BELFAST – Robert E. Whidden, 80, of Belfast, passed away at Waldo County General Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 23, following a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 18, 1934, in Dorchester, Mass., a son of William E. and Clara (Gabriel) Whidden. When in high school, he moved with his parents to Belfast, Maine where […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Taxed to the max (3)

Let’s hear it for Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s new tax-reform plan. It’s “another government bailout for the wealthy.” “It’s terrible public policy that gives liberals another way to take money from the working class.” “[T]his dangerous bill … expand[s] the sales tax to scores of new categories and thousands of small businesses.” Uh oh, it […]


Ice on the pond means it’s time to leave (13)

By Jane Naliboff
Getting the last of the sun’s warmth for the day, Flying Pond’s female loon chick gave me a sideways glance before diving once again. Ice has been forming on the pond, which means her departure is imminent.


Four Spruce Mountain High School students honored at Campbell Conference Football Banquet (1)

PORTLAND – The 31st annual Campbell Conference Football Banquet was recently held at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The Campbell Conference takes great pride in a rich tradition of honoring outstanding football student-athletes. The banquet consisted of over 400 people comprised of players, coaches, athletic administrators, parents and other family members. The coaches within […]