Franklin Countys First News

Updated: Wilton Selectboard talks drought, water distribution 6

October 24, 2016 • Category: Features

Tuesday, Oct. 25: This morning the Town of Wilton announced that water is available for Wilton residents only, who do not have water available in their wells. Water will be available at the Wilton Fire Station at 874 Main Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to […]

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UMF Art Gallery’s second annual Water Bear Confabulum arts festival, Oct 29 (0)

FARMINGTON – The UMF Art Gallery is inviting the public to its second annual Water Bear Confabulum, an alternative arts festival and series of events in downtown Farmington, that celebrate diverse artistic and community voices. This year’s collaborative arts festival will take place from 3-7 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the alleys between Broadway […]


Sign up for Career Expo, Job, Resource Fair (and more) Nov. 10 (0)

FARMINGTON – In partnership between Foster CTE Center, New Ventures of Maine, the Franklin County Network, and the Wilton Career Center, a four-event program will be offered to Franklin County residents on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Mt Blue Campus. This was a great event last year and is sure to be this year. Interested […]


Wilton Lions Club honors two long-term members (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Lions Club presented special pins for dedicated service to the club. Lion Calvin Sewall, at center, received his 55-year pin and Lion Harold Beisaw, at right received his 60-year pin.


Ruth N. Mitchell (1928-2016) (14)

PHILLIPS – Ruth Newell Mitchell, 88, passed away on Oct. 19, 2016, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born on Feb. 21, 1928, in Weld, the daughter of Chester, Sr. and Isabelle (Merchant) Newell. She attended North Anson Academy, graduating in the class of 1948. During her teenage years, she worked at Devereaux […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Time to leave (3)

If you think there’s a housing crisis in Portland, your idea of what constitutes a crisis is seriously warped. Compared to a real shortage of accommodations, Portland is a home-hunter’s paradise. For an example of a place where it’s almost impossible to find shelter, try visiting GOPville. Here are some nearly factual excerpts from Craigslist […]


Spectacular fall views (14)

By Stu Mehlin
Old maple at New Sharon Town Hall.

This week we feature the fine work of photographers Don Waterhouse, Jane Naliboff, Jim Dwinal, Jim Knox, Tom Oliver, Dawn Schanz, Deelight Zitzelberger, Darlene Power, Kelly Dilello and Stu Mehlin.


Pilgrims edge UMF women’s soccer team in overtime, 2-1 (0)

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington women’s soccer (7-10-0, 5-4-0) was edged in overtime by New England College (12-5-1, 8-0-1) in the regular season finale for both teams on Sunday. New England College senior forward Taylor Grant scored in the 35th minute to give the Pilgrims the 1-0 lead. Kiana Thompson (Industry, Maine/Mt. Blue) […]