Franklin Countys First News

Election Day is Nov. 4; candidates and ballot questions listed here 8

October 30, 2014 • Category: Features

Franklin County heads to the polls for the midterm elections Tuesday, with elections ranging from the state governor to the local district seats to appear alongside seven ballot questions. Six bond issues and one citizen initiative appear below, as do lists of candidates running in every election pertinent to Franklin County residents. Poll places and […]

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Native Oak at the Phillips Area Community Center on Nov. 8 (0)

PHILLIPS – Native Oak will play at the Phillips Area Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, as part of a bean supper evening that will benefit the Phillips American Legion’s maintenance fund. Native Oak is Randy Gauvin, guitar and 6 string banjo; Bill Colwell, mandolin; Mike Worthley, guitar and accordion, with a special guest appearance […]


UMF named ‘Great Affordable Eco-Friendly College’ by Best Choice Schools (0)

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington has been named a “Great Affordable Eco-Friendly College” by Best Choice Schools, an online educational resource. The site recognizes schools that feature “unique structures or lifestyle characteristics that make them leaders in sustainability,” while also costing less than the average of what one would expect to spend […]


MBMS holds mock election (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Middle School recently held a mock election, with students collecting and tabulating the ballot counts. The results have been provided below. Mt. Blue Middle School mock election results: Senator: Collins 269 Bellows 43 Congress: Cain 130 Poliquin 128 Richardson 54 Governor: LePage 180 MIchaud 95 Cutler 36 Question 1: No 234 […]


Katherine Clara (Hodsdon) Sirois (1920 – 2014) (2)

FARMINGTON – Katherine Clara (Hodsdon) Sirois, 94, died peacefully on October 27, 2014, at Franklin Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. After living for many years on the Knowlton Corner Road, and with her daughter, she had resided at the Sandy River Health & Rehabilitation Center in Farmington for the past six years. […]


Letter to the Editor: In support of Ed David (0)

We, one enrolled Republican and one enrolled Democrat, support Ed David to be our representative in the Maine House. Ed has strong ties in our community. His law practice has put him in touch with hundreds of people. And, his work in his church and in its mission to Honduras tells us a lot about […]


Nearing November (14)

By Tony Nazar
A pair of pileated woodpeckers outside my living room Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2014 in Wilton.

This week we feature the work of photographers Don Waterhouse, Jane Naliboff, Kelly Smith, Donovan Buck, Stu Mehlin, Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Steve Muise and Tony Nazar.


Scoreboard (2)

SKOWHEGAN – The Mt. Blue High School field hockey team lost a hard-fought playoff game, 4-0, against a tough Skowhegan side on Tuesday. “The team fought hard until the end,” said Coach Jody Harmon. “The score does not depict the game-we just couldn’t get the ball in the goal, she said. Mt. Blue ended a […]