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Commissioners appoint webmaster, update proposed U.T. budget 0

December 6, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The county commissioners unanimously voted to hire a part-time employee at the Registry of Probate to serve as the webmaster for Franklin County’s website. Rachel Heseltine, who typically works two days a week at the Registry of Probate, was the commissioners’ unanimous choice following an executive session, according to Deputy Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Vickie […]

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Dave Rowe Holiday Special at Farmington’s North Church on Saturday (0)

  FARMINGTON- New England Celtic Arts and the Farmington Historical Society are presenting the Dave Rowe Holiday Special 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the North Church. Since the early ’90s, Dave Rowe and Phil House have been performing a holiday concert together at the First Universalist Church in Auburn. Through the years the […]


Kingfield Health Center gives thanks for Holiday Food Drive (0)

KINGFIELD – The staff of Mt. Abram Regional Health Center would like to say thank you to Kingfield Elementary, the people of Kingfield and surrounding communities, and Tranten’s Market, for supporting their Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Health Center’s goal was to provide five complete Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need. They easily surpassed that […]


Pets of the Week: Cappy & Munchkin (0)

Pet of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Cappy, 5 years old, Springer Spaniel Heya, I’m Cappy! I’m a very loving and lovable guy who’s great with kids and people and most other dogs. I love playing with toys, and I’m […]


Lori A. Belisle (1965-2016) (3)

DALLAS PLANTATION – Lori A. Belisle, 50, of Dallas Plt., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, with her family by her side. She fought a battle with cancer that took her from this life. She was born in Rangeley on Dec. 26, 1965, a daughter of Frank and Rose (Peavey) […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Beautiful losers (6)

Maine Democrats need to find some really lousy candidates for major offices. Otherwise, the Dems could end up helping to elect Republicans like Paul LePage to the U.S. Senate and Bruce Poliquin to the governorship in 2018. Fortunately, the donkey party is loaded with lame contenders. But before I pick through that sludge pile, let […]


First freeze and snow (5)

By Jane Naliboff
The sun sets by 4 at Parker Pond’s boat launch in Vienna. A lone adult loon, seen near the islands through my lens, seems to be staying until the first freeze. Surely, Parker is warmer than its winter home in Penobscot Bay.


Third annual Chester Greenwood 5k Walk/Run results (2)

FARMINGTON – Congratulations to the exuberant participants and volunteers of the third annual Chester Greenwood 5k Walk/Run that took place yesterday Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Folks in Farmington came out on a picture perfect (yet chilly and windy) morning and enjoyed the early morning 5K run and walk. In keeping with Farmington’s overall 40th celebration […]