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MDOT to improve troubled intersection this summer 0

March 31, 2015 • Category: Features

WILTON – Construction to improve the intersection of Routes 156 and 2 and 4 will begin in July, Maine Department of Transportation representatives told the Selectboard Tuesday evening. The goal is to make the intersection, which has seen eight, serious collisions in the past 3 years, safer for the approximately 12,000 vehicles that use it […]

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Hypnotist takes stage in Kingfield on April 11 (0)

KINGFIELD – “Get Hypnotized” featuring master hypnotist Peter Gross lands at Kingfield Elementary School on Saturday, April 11. This event is a fundraiser for the Kingfield Bicentennial. A spaghetti dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, beverages and coffee. The show begins at 7 p.m, bringing high-energy comedy and amazing stage […]


Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty agent earns associate broker designation (7)

FARMINGTON – A sale’s agent at Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty recently completed rigorous coursework to earn the designation of Associate Broker. Lisa Libby began her career in real estate in March 2013. After obtaining her sales agent’s license she immediately joined Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty. Libby has been a valuable asset to the […]


CMCC to host spring open house on April 11 (0)

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College will host its annual Spring Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its lakeside campus at 1250 Turner Street in Auburn. “We are excited to once again be hosting an open house,” said Director of Admissions Andrew […]


Arline R. McManus (1919-2015) (0)

CORNVILLE – Arline R. McManus, 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her daughter’s residence, Evonne and Chester Wright, on Saturday, March 28, 2105, after an extended battle with cancer. She was born on March 13, 1919, in Dover Foxcoft, the daughter of Alonzo and Lena (Dovoe) Hunt. She and her late husband, […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: The ballad of the Hulk (2)

In the comic-book world of Maine politics, the conservative think tank called the Maine Heritage Policy Center has often played the role of Dr. Bruce Banner, the tortured soul whose body harbors a gamma-ray-created monster called the Incredible Hulk. Portrayed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Banner is mild mannered and reflective. If he were asked […]


Beavers sweep Fisher doubleheader with comeback victories (0)

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – A pair of comeback victories for the University of Maine at Farmington baseball team (8-2, 0-2) secured a day-night doubleheader sweep over Fisher College on Friday at the New England Baseball Complex. In the nightcap of the doubleheader, the Beavers were down to their final nine outs and trailing, 2-0. Ethan Gouin […]