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Broadway pine tree hollowing out, may need to come down 3

November 26, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A staple of the downtown may need to come down in the near future, after an arborist expressed concern about internal damage to the white pine tree on Broadway. The town recently had the tree limbed. During that process, Town Manager Richard Davis said, the arborist noticed a large hole midway up the […]

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Còig in Maine on Christmas CD release tour (0)

FARMINGTON – New England Celtic Arts, will present Còig at the Green Church in Mexico on Wednesday, Dec. 9 and at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington on Thursday, Dec. 10 as a benefit for the annual ECU HEAT program. Curtain is at 6 p.m. Còig will return to Central Maine to release their new […]


AG reminds Maine shoppers that larger stores must remain closed on Thanksgiving (0)

AUGUSTA – With many stores advertising early “Black Friday” shopping deals, Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is reminding Maine shoppers that Maine law differs from other states and does not allow stores over 5,000 square feet to be open on certain holidays, including Thanksgiving so that employees may spend time with their families. “Some […]


Spruce Mountain High School inducts new NHS members (0)

JAY – On the evening on Thursday, Nov. 19, Spruce Mountain High School inducted nine new members into their chapter of the National Honor Society. New members include Camryn Berry, Rylee Delaney, Gunnar Higgins, Mikala Holt, Rylee Moore, Alexa Perkins, Gabrielle Richards, Bryan Riley, and Rylee Saunders. These students are Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who […]


Sandra L. Hebert (1941 – 2015) (0)

JAY — Sandra L. Hebert, 74, of Jay, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at her home in Jay. Sandra was born Feb. 24, 1941, a daughter of Lester and Katherine (McCourt) Cook. She attended local schools, graduating from Jay High School in the class of 1959. On Sept. 24, 1960, she married Frederick […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Keep out (3)

I applaud Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts to prevent Syrian refugees from being relocated to Maine. It’s not that I have anything against these people personally, but if they came here, half of them would be opening restaurants, and I hate Syrian food. “The safety of Maine citizens comes first,” LePage said in a statement […]


Sunrises, sunsets highlight November (15)

By Jane Naliboff
From the looks of this struggle, Chipmunk hadn’t thought about trying to fit its stuffed cheek pouches through the exit. But with some pushing he made it through and ran off to hide the seeds for winter.