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Sky on fire 6

February 7, 2016 • Category: Features

By Lindsey Keenan
The sunset on Friday night in Kingfield was so beautiful!

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Doug Archer’s photography on exhibit at library (0)

NEW PORTLAND – Beginning this month, Doug Archer’s beautiful photography is on exhibit at the New Portland Community Library. An artist reception will take place on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show will run through the end of April. The library is open from 10 to noon on […]


New Do Or Dye salon opens in downtown Farmington (2)

FARMINGTON – Do Or Dye, a new salon, spa, and piercing studio opened its doors on Feb. 1, holding a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. Located at 141 Pleasant Street in Farmington in the former Granary building, it is conveniently located in downtown near other businesses and a short walk from the University of […]


Mt. Blue Middle School’s second quarter Honor Roll (3)

Mt. Blue Middle School’s second quarter Honor Roll: High Honors – Grade 6 Grace Bell, Taylor Brisard, Jenna Campbell, Emma Charles, Carrianne Crockett, Tomas Cundick, Leda Fletcher, Alex Hardy, Natalie Howard, Lauren Howatt, BriAnnah Imlay, Samuel Judkins, Denise Karkos, John Knapp, Shaylynn Koban, Calley McCourt, Maxwell Olmstead, Eryn Parlin, Daisy Quinn, Lilly Richards, Brynne Robbins, […]


Community Health Needs Assessment Forum is March 17 at SMMS (0)

JAY – All residents are urged to mark their calendars now to attend a community conversation initiative to make public health improvements in greater Franklin County. Growing concerns over poverty, obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, rising cardiovascular diseases, gaps in mental health services, and a range other health indicators will […]


Gale A. Waycott, Sr. (1953-2016) (0)

EAST WILTON — Gale A. Waycott, Sr., 62, of East Dixfield, died unexpectedly in a car accident on Feb. 3, 2016 in East Wilton. Gale was born March 10, 1953, a son of Norman and Lillian Waycott. He grew up in Calais and attended local schools. Gale, affectionately known to some as “Dilly,” was a […]


UMF’s Jacques places in the top 10 at Sunday River (0)

NEWRY – University of Maine at Farmington alpine skier Lindsey Jacques (Jay, Maine/Spruce Mountain) led the alpine ski team in Sunday’s United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Reynolds Division alpine race at Sunday River with a seventh place finish. Jacques earned her top 10 spot with a total time of 1:50.79 out of […]