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Selectmen support proposal to have town acquire compost facility 0

April 22, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Selectmen indicated support for having the town gain ownership of the Sandy River Recycling Association’s composting facility and associated state license at Tuesday’s meeting, after reviewing a proposal which suggested bringing together a coalition of volunteers to reopen the site in the next two years. While in operation, the SRRA’s composting site accepted […]

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Cultural exchange between Maine and Maritimes fostered by sister festivals (0)

CARTHAGE – Crossroads International Celtic Festival in collaboration with the Festival of Small Halls will present a promotional tour in the region as part of a cultural exchange between Maine and the Maritimes at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Carthage on Wednesday, April 30, and at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips on Thursday, […]


Interactive Business After Hours Thursday at Kingfield Computers (0)

KINGFIELD – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is having its Business After Hours at Kingfield Computers at 241 Main Street on Thursday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited for an interactive and informative Business After Hours this Thursday. Kingfield Computers specializes in full service computer and laptop repair. They provide […]


UMF president, Senator George J. Mitchell honor UMF Mitchell Scholars (0)

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington President Kathryn A. Foster was recently joined by Senator George J. Mitchell, Mitchell Institute Scholarship Director Jared Cash and current and alumni UMF recipients of the Senator’s Mitchell Institute Scholarship at a dinner held in their honor on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. Since Senator George […]


Joseph D. Gould (1974-2014) (11)

WILTON – Joseph D. “BJ” “Bubba” Gould, 39, of Wilton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the comfort of his home in Wilton. He was born on May 16, 1974, in Farmington, a son of, David and JoAnn (Perry) Gould. Joe graduated from Mt. Blue High School in 1992 and went on to […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Dead can dance (10)

In case you missed it, Ed Muskie last month endorsed independent Eliot Cutler for governor. This is remarkable for a number of reasons. For one thing, Muskie – the former governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state – was one of the founders of the modern Democratic Party in Maine. His loyalty to its nominees […]


Beautiful spring sightings (19)

By Steve Muise
FARMINGTON – Having never found a visible northern saw-whet owl in the wild (I’ve conversed with a few. . . ), I was lucky enough to be invited to the release of a bird rehabilitated by Dr. Jim Parker of Aerie East in Farmington. Dr. Parker said that releases are very unpredictable; many times the birds fly immediately away. This particular northern saw-whet owl left the enclosure, and luckily stopped to give some great looks (for about 3 or so minutes) before flying off into the sunset.


Soule strikes out 12 to lead Beaver softball past Lyndon (0)

KENTS HILL – University of Maine at Farmington sophomore Emily Soule fanned a career high 12 batters to lead the Beavers to a 9-2 win over Lyndon State, in game one of the teams’ North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader Monday at Kents Hill School. Lyndon State’s bats came alive in the second game, and the […]