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Mt. Blue kicks off season with home win, dedication ceremony 0

September 4, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – After a week of unusually intense heat, Friday evening cooled down and became fall-like just in time for the Mt. Blue Cougar’s first football game of the year. Mt. Blue would go on to win the game against Cony by a score of 20 to 6.   The event began with a ceremony […]

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Words on Words: First day of school, with wolves (0)

Given that Alice Cooper’s pronouncement that “school’s out for summer, school’s out forever” is only true for a month or so it is past time for Back to School table displays to be up now. Our display is highly curated because if First Day of School books all attended the same classroom it would present […]


Peace Moving Forward seeks to open holistic wellness center in downtown Wilton (3)

WILTON – A holistic wellness center in the downtown will open its doors to fellow providers this month, from its location above the hardware store. Marylena Chaisson, the owner of Peace Moving Forward, is a clinical mental health counselor who has been in practice in the Rumford area for several years. She recently moved her […]


Pet of the Week: Caroline (0)

Pet of the Week is for those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. “Hi, I’m Caroline! I am a sweet and shy tortoiseshell cat between 1 and 3 years old. I would love a kind, quiet, and patient home who can help me come out of my shell.” The Franklin […]


Hospital nurse’s article published in national journal (5)

FARMINGTON – Nancy Walters, RN, a nurse on the medical-surgical unit at Franklin Memorial Hospital and a Wilton resident, has had an article she submitted to the American Journal of Nursing accepted and published in the journal’s September 2015 issue. The article called “Coming Home to Nursing” reflects upon nursing in a small rural area […]


Norman E. Bryant (1922 – 2015) (1)

JAY — Norman E. Bryant, 92, of Jay, went peacefully to be with his Lord, his wife Natalie, and daughter Claudia, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at his home in Jay. He was cared for by his loving family and passed holding the hand of his great grandson Allen. Norman was the youngest of six, […]


In response to criticism of Question 1 (0)

By Hon. Ed Youngblood, formerly of the Maine Senate and a board member of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. The only people politicians should ever owe any favors to are their constituents. Not wealthy special interests. Not lobbyists. Not rich campaign contributors. That was always my belief when I served as a Republican State Senator […]


Recipients selected for annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award (0)

AUGUSTA – Hunting, fishing and trapping are an important part of the heritage of the State of Maine. In an effort to bring forth and recognize individuals who have been dedicated to the wide use and stewardship of our resources, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has selected two recipients for a Lifetime Outdoor […]


UMF Field Hockey looks to championship after advancing to finals last year (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington’s field hockey team enters 2015 with an eye for a North Atlantic Conference championship crown after advancing to the championship game last season and falling in double overtime to Husson. Head coach Cyndi Pratt guides the Beavers for her thirteenth season on the sidelines. The success from […]