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Slipping into fall 2

September 25, 2016 • Category: Features

By Jim Knox
A baby loon on Wilson Lake in Wilton. It won’t be long before its wings will take him off to the coast for the winter.

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Sandy Rivers Players holding auditions for musical production of 1776 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Sandy Rivers Players of Farmington and the surrounding communities is excited to announce auditions for its winter production of the musical “1776” which tells the story of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other founding fathers as they debate and vote upon their decision to approve the Declaration of Independence in […]


Rangeley’s Oktoberfest Weekend: Thursday-Sunday (0)

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