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Board approves new teacher evaluation system for state review 0

May 27, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Regional School District school board voted unanimously to submit a new teacher evaluation system to the state for approval at Tuesday’s meeting. LD 1858, ‘An Act To Ensure Effective Teaching and School Leadership’ was enacted in April 2012, mandating the implementation of a “performance evaluation and professional growth system” for […]

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Westerhoff/RFA Music Camp staff grows (0)

RANGELEY – Emily Drexler and Michael Blythe have joined the staff of Westerhoff/Rangeley Friends of the Arts Music Camp to be held Aug. 8-12. Emily Drexler picked up a violin at age four and began the first chapter of a story she would write for the rest of her life. She has toured extensively throughout the United […]


In honor of direct support professionals at LEAP (3)

FARMINGTON – Direct support professionals provide functional and emotional support to individuals born with significant intellectual or developmental disabilities. There are millions of DSPs around the nation, and their jobs are to assist people of all abilities to lead a healthy life of inclusion within their communities. It has been said that quality starts and […]


Pet of the Week: Violet (0)

Pet of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. This is Violet! She is a super sweet 1-3 year old calico cat. She loves to play! Upcoming Event: Maine’s Mega Yard Sale will be held on June 18 at the Farmington Fairgrounds […]


Third annual Franklin County Senior Resource Fair is June 16 (1)

The community group Preventing, Recognizing and Responding to Abuse in At-Risk Populations is holding Franklin County’s 3rd annual Senior Resource Fair on Thursday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Wilton Public Safety Building. Residents are invited to gather insight and information, and find out about local resources. Speakers include Maine Attorney General, […]


Graveside services for Rosemarie Boyko on June 4 (0)

RANGELEY – Graveside services for Rosemarie Boyko, who died on April 6, 2016, will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for making Relay for Life a success (1)

The Albert Smith family would like to everyone that supported us in memory of Albert in the Relay for Life walk. We raised over $1,300. As part of the Franklin Chamber team we raised more than $5,000. Albert walked with us in spirit. Look carefully and you can see my angels tossing water bottles back […]


MDIFW seeks nominations for 2016 Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award (0)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award. This award, which is presented by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, honors individuals who have been dedicated to the wise use of our natural resources and who are embedded in […]