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Crews continue to battle Mt. Abram’s fire and now Mt. Blue’s fire 1

June 28, 2016 • Category: Features

KINGFIELD – Rangers with fire fighters from around the state are continuing to battle a fire on Mt. Abraham’s summit and another forest fire reported on Mt. Blue Tuesday. About 43 acres has burned at the top of Mt. Abraham, locally know as Mt. Abram, since a lightning strike last Wednesday, June 22, ignited a […]

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MSAD 58’s string ensemble among Kingfield Pops performers (0)

KINGFIELD – MSAD 58’s string ensemble performed the “Star Spangled Banner” as a concert opener with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for the 2016 Kingfield Pops concert on Saturday. The students played onstage, along with members of the symphony under the direction of Lucas Richman, director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. The students were prepared by […]


Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum’s special events set for Saturday (0)

OQUOSSOC- Three very interesting Maine-based talents will appear on Saturday, July 2 at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc in celebration of the Independence Day weekend. The day will be headlined by award-winning author, Paul Doiron who will greet museum visitors and sign his seven very poplar novels from 11-2 p.m. Doiron’s best-selling titles feature fictional […]


Healthy Community Coalition sponsoring free summer activities (0)

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is sponsoring summer activities for school-aged youth in Franklin County through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant. Programs are offered free of charge through grant funding for students in RSU 9, MSAD 58 and Stratton schools. Several area partners have been engaged to offer a variety […]


Richard J. Unger (1944-2016) (0)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida – Richard “Rick” John Unger, 72, of Port Charlotte, Florida died on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was born on Jan. 1, 1944 in Hartford, Conn. He was a retired command master chief of the submarine service of the U.S. Navy. After retirement, […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Poor loser (3)

Mark Holbrook has worse manners than Ted Cruz. (He refused to shake his opponent’s hand after a debate and mocked him online for being divorced and remarried.) Holbrook is less electable than Carly Fiorina. (He’s a right-wing extremist running in a congressional district that skews strongly to the left.) And Holbrook’s public persona makes Donald […]


Rumphius Foundation supports Run and Read into Summer Camp (1)

WILTON – Summer camp is a magical time that every child remembers. Fit Girls of Wilton is a running and reading non-profit that offers a week long summer camp at Kineowatha Park in July. Local fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade girls will have the opportunity to participate in “Run and Read into Summer,” thanks this year […]