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Beautiful spring sightings 9

April 20, 2014 • Category: Features

By Steve Muise
FARMINGTON – Having never found a visible northern saw-whet owl in the wild (I’ve conversed with a few. . . ), I was lucky enough to be invited to the release of a bird rehabilitated by Dr. Jim Parker of Aerie East in Farmington. Dr. Parker said that releases are very unpredictable; many times the birds fly immediately away. This particular northern saw-whet owl left the enclosure, and luckily stopped to give some great looks (for about 3 or so minutes) before flying off into the sunset.

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
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Microsoft Security Fundamentals course offered at CMCC (0)

AUBURN – Corporate and Community Services at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) will offer Microsoft Security Fundamentals on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m., from May 20 to June 12. This 32-hour Microsoft IT Academy training course prepares for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Exam 98-367. Participants build an understanding of the following topics: […]


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Local agencies focus on April awareness (0)

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Alberta K. Carter (1935-2014) (2)

FARMINGTON – Alberta K. Carter, 79, of Jay, passed peacefully on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital, with family at her side. She was born on March of 1935, in Dixfield, the daughter of Bruce and Ethel (Fuller) Kittredge. She was a graduate of Jay High School and in October of 1954 […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for your support (0)

I would like to thank everyone who came out to the farewell show back on Jan. 4, and for supporting me with my move to Nashville. It was really great to see all the familiar faces there, as well as the number of people who came to see the show. I’ve been busy networking and […]


Baseball completes twinbill and series sweep of Colby-Sawyer (0)

University of Maine at Farmington designated hitter, Jimmy Neal, pounded out four hits and two RBI, Saturday helping the Beavers defeat Colby-Sawyer, 5-3 and 8-5. Neal is a Mt. Blue graduate. (Bulldog Sports photo)