Franklin Countys First News

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May 24, 2015 • Category: Features

By Jim Knox
Must be a love song for sure: A rose-breasted grosbeak in Wilton.

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
In this troubled period of our history when humans face a multitude of challenges, Peter Harris of Waterville finds hope for us in the double-play he witnessed at a baseball game.


Three Franklin County officers graduate from Justice Academy (1)

VASSALBORO – Maine’s 60 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The new officers, who mostly come from the local and county ranks, spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training. Franklin County’s graduates are Troy E. Reed of the Carrabassett Valley Police, Derrick M. Doucette of the Farmington […]


Spruce Mountain High School upcoming events (0)

JAY – Here is listing of weekly events happening at Spruce Mountain High School for the week of May 24 to June 19, 2015: Memorial Day Parade – The Spruce Mtn. Marching Band will march in the Jay/Livermore Falls Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25th. 8th Grade Parent Night: Students currently in the 8th […]


Julia Marie Buschmann (1985-2015) (0)

FARMINGTON – Julia Marie Buschmann, born April 13, 1985, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep in the early hours of Friday, May 22, 2015, from complications of type 1 diabetes. Her joy and enthusiasm for life was infectious. She was a very caring, compassionate soul who greatly loved her friends, family, and co-workers. Julia graduated […]


Letter to the Editor: A big thank you (0)

Care And Share Food Closet Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the generosity of our great community with a big thank you for all the food donated through the America’s Letter Carriers Delivering Hope program. On May 9, the communities of Farmington, Chesterville, and Industry were asked to leave food out for the carriers […]


UMaine Extension offers free tick identification service (0)

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers a free tick identification service for Maine residents. The announcement of the service is timely: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and ticks are being reported statewide. In fact, the tick population in Maine has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s, along with the emergence of […]


Heat slides past Cougar Cubs, 15-13 (0)

FARMINGTON – Alaina Wilkins, Heat 1st baseman, waits for a throw from team mate Lexi Belanger in their win over the Cougar Cubs 15-13 on Tuesday at Mt. Blue Middle School.