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UMF student elected president of statewide association 0

August 21, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington student Olivia Brown has recently been voted in as the first elected president of the Student Education Association of Maine. An affiliate of the Maine Education Association, SEAM supports pre-professional educators with professional development, networking opportunities, outreach projects and access to member benefits. “I feel so fortunate to […]

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SHOUT! The Mod Musical will be at RFA Theater on Aug. 30, 31 (0)

RANGELEY – A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging Sixties takes to the stage at the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater for an encore performance of SHOUT! The Mod Musical. This popular show will return to Rangeley for two evenings on Labor Day weekend. In May, this amazing show entertained sell-out crowds. The encore […]


Free ‘Meet the Lenders’ workshop is Tuesday, Aug. 26 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Small Business Administration along with the Franklin County Chamber and CEI are presenting a “Meet the Lenders” workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the University of Maine, Farmington campus.  The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of Franklin Savings Bank. […]


Teal Ribbon Run is Sept. 13 (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin County’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPARS) will be holding its first annual Teal Ribbon Run, a 5K event for runners or walkers, on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Teal Ribbon Run, so named because teal is the color of sexual assault awareness, originated in Oxford County and has been successful there […]


Practical issues for women during wilderness expeditions (0)

FARMINGTON – The Wilderness Medicine Collaborative is offering a free workshop for anyone interested in learning more about non-pregnant medical conditions encountered by women traveling in remote wilderness locations on Monday, Sept. 22 from 5:30−7:30 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The workshop will be an interactive discussion with the audience on […]


Wallace Elmore Weeks (1922 – 2014) (2)

FARMINGTON – Wallace Elmore Weeks, 91, of Wilton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 17, 2014 at the Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born on November 3, 1922 in Wilton, the son of Robert and Fannie (Priest) Weeks. He attended schools in Wilton. In 1941, he married Maxine Tuttle and she […]


Letter to the Editor: Missile Defense project a bad idea for Franklin County (9)

It is hard to imagine a worse idea for western Maine than the Missile Defense project proposed for the Redington Region of Franklin County. By any measure, economic, environmental, and strategic, this project does this make any sense and the concept should be nipped in the bud as quickly as possible. Strategic: Thus far we […]


Pang and McDaugald lead AJGA Coca Cola Junior Championship after Round 2 (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With favorable weather and friendly course-conditions, low-scores were in ready-supply during today’s second round of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. In the Junior Championships, Nelson Pang moved into the lead for in the boys’ division, following a second-round 79, while Brooke McDaugald took […]