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University Credit Union opens drive-up lane, teller machine at Farmington location 0

July 23, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – University Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with branches across the state, opened an expanded parking lot and new drive-up lane at the 154 High Street, Farmington branch. The new drive-up lane features UCU’s first Interactive Teller Machine. The Farmington drive-up ITM allows UCU members to perform a variety of transactions traditionally done […]

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Wilton Blueberry Festival’s 4th Annual Juried Art Show Aug. 5 & 6 (0)

WILTON – Wilton Blueberry Festival’s 4th Annual Juried Art Show will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bass-Wilson Building, on the Main floor off Canal Street in Wilton An Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from […]


Award-winning chef returns to The Gingerbread House (0)

OQUOSSOC – The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc is pleased to announce that after 13 years as the executive chef at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Steve True has returned to The Gingerbread House. During his years as head chef, he enhanced his culinary skills and was awarded the Maine Restaurant Association’s coveted 2014 Chef of […]


Pet of the Week: Dottie (0)

Pet of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Come meet Dottie, a sweet senior cat at the shelter! She is shy at first, but once she warms up she is your girl forever. Dottie is between 8-9 years old. The Franklin […]


Kristen Grondin named association’s allied health professional of the year (4)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital employee Kristen Grondin was recently recognized for being the Maine Association of Healthcare Administrative Professional’s (MAHAP) allied health professional of the year for helping generate new interest and membership in the association, streamlining conference registrations, and sharing its professional passion. In receiving the award, Grondin was cited as being a […]


Jean M. Bergquist (1932-2016) (0)

FARMINGTON — Jean M. Bergquist, 83, of Jay, died peacefully on July 20, 2016 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center. Jean was born on Christmas day in 1932, a daughter of Donald M. and Marion K. (Gifford) Smith. She grew up in New London, Conn., where she graduated from Williams Memorial Institute. She later joined […]


Letter to the Editor: Governor AWOL when it come to state’s opiate addiction crisis (3)

Even as families, their communities, and health care providers struggle to keep up with the rapidly worsening opiate addiction crisis our governor and his staff are AWOL. The governor was one of only seven out of 50 governors who would not sign the recent National Governor’s Conference Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction on the importance […]


Mt. Blue Football Cougar Camp starts Monday morning (0)

FARMINGTON – The 2016 Mt. Blue Football Cougar Camp from players entering Mt. Blue High School, grades 9-12, will be held 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, July 25, Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27. Please arrive by 7:15 a.m. on Monday if you have not received your equipment yet.  Permission slips will […]