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Highway Dept. will continue flower care; message board policy updated 2

December 18, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – After finding out the actual cost for the Highway Department to water the summer flowers downtown, selectmen decided Tuesday night to continue the practice. Last spring the question came up after a summer when downtown’s merchants volunteered to water the hanging plants perched on 15 street light poles that the Farmington Downtown Association […]

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Fiddlers’ Home for the Holidays concert Dec. 21 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Fiddlers are continuing their reunion tradition of giving back to the community with a benefit concert 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at North Church. Each year, the Mt. Blue High School fiddlers, under the direction of Steve Muise, are joined by alumni, guests and friends for a reunion celebration […]


Celebrating Christmas on Front Street Saturday (0)

FARMINGTON – From one end of historic Front Street to the other on Saturday, many free family events will be going in celebration of Christmas. Narrow Gauge Cinemas will be showing family movies at no charge through the day. At noon to 3 p.m. families can visit with a live reindeer, take a wagon ride, […]


Pet of the Week: Arthur & special shelter benefit Saturday (0)

Pet of the Week features those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Hi! I’m Arthur! I’m a senior yellow Lab mix. When I first arrived at the shelter, I had a whole lot of fleas! I’ve been treated since then, but my skin is still pretty sore from the little […]


Warren F. Rollins (1930-2014) (0)

EAST DIXFIELD – Warren F. Rollins, 84, of East Dixfield died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at his home, with his daughters by his side. Born on Oct. 7, 1930, in Farmington, Warren was the eldest son of John and Theda (Packard) Rollins. He graduated from Wilton Academy in 1948 and served in the U.S. […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Nothing was delivered (3)

There are plenty of ideas for reforming the electoral process in Maine, nearly all of them confusing, expensive or stupid. Also, none of them produces a fairer result. Ranked-choice voting? It’s complicated (lots of people mark their ballots in ways they didn’t intend), costly (it requires new voting machines) and – in spite of proponents’ […]


Spectacular sunset on Saddleback (3)

On Tuesday night, an incredible weather inversion, which pulled the cloud cover to the ground, took place from the top of Saddleback.


Boys Basketball: Edward Little 60, Mt. Blue 39 (0)

FARMINGTON – Edward Little’s leading scorers Ian Mikeikis and Kaleb Main gave Mt. Blue tough time of it all game long and ending with a score of 60 to 39 on Tuesday. EL’s Mikeikis had 27 points by game’s end and Main has 23 during the Tuesday night matchup. EL’s Thomas Cedre added 4 points […]