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Franklin Community Health Network announces staffing, operational reductions 0

April 28, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – After citing more than $15 million in losses dating back four years, Franklin Community Health Network announced on Wednesday it is cutting about 40 positions, reducing the number of hours for some employees and other operational cuts.  Also approved was a wage and salary freeze for FCHN employees through this year. The Franklin […]

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Sign up: Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp (0)

FARMINGTON – Summer is on its way and it’s time to prepare for Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp. This year’s production is “The Lion King, Jr.,” a Music Theatre International Broadway Junior production. SRP’s Summer Youth Music Camp is a three-week theater camp for children ages 8 – 14. The camp runs Monday […]


University Credit Union awards Mallett School $1000 (0)

FARMINGTON – University Credit Union was pleased to present W.G. Mallett School with a check for $1,000 as part of their annual Adopt-A-School Program which supports a local school each year. “UCU has a mission to support education in Maine and this program was designed to assist our local school systems with goals and missions […]


Mt. Abram High School announces third quarter Honor Roll (0)

Mt. Abram High School’s Honor Roll for the third quarter: High Honors: 93 or above in ALL full credit academic subjects ​ Grade 12:​ Caitlin Arms, Jerusha Caldwell, Bailey DeBiase, Keely Marble, Makayla Martin, Riley McLaughlin, Courtland Talmage; Grade 11: Abigayle Brackley, Brianna Hinkley, Alora Ross, Olivia Scott, Mason Strunk, Avery Taylor, Tiernan Tooker; Grade […]


Raymond L. Lane, Sr. (1937-2016) (3)

JAY — Raymond L. Lane, Sr., 78, of Jay, died at his home in Jay on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Raymond was born on May 13, 1937, a son of Wesley and Laura (Savage) Lane Sr. He grew up on a farm in Chesterville and graduated from Wilton Academy in the class of 1956. He […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Fight for the throne (2)

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he’s “seriously, seriously giving [running against independent U.S. Sen. Angus King] some very serious thought.” When a politician says some variation of “serious” that many times in one sentence, he’s probably suffering from a vocabulary deficit – of the serious sort. But he could also be sort of serious. Which […]


UMF’s Mainely Outdoors launches 6th annual Fun Paddle, May 1 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is hosting the 6th annual Canoe/Kayak Race and Fun Paddle on Sunday, May 1, on the Sandy River. Sponsored by the FRC Mainely Outdoors recreation program, the pre-race meeting is at 12:30 p.m. with the paddle event beginning at 1 p.m. The Canoe/Kayak […]


Girls’ tennis: Mt. Blue 5, Mt. Ararat 0 (0)

Girls’ tennis Mt. Ararat vs Mt. Blue at Mt.Blue, April 27 Mt. Blue 5, Mt. Ararat 0 1st singles: Eryn Doiron (MB) d. Molly Huey 6-0, 6-0 2nd singles: Sophie Swain (MB) d. Erin Venard 6-0, 6-0 3rd singles: Sierra Hoes (MB) d. Meri Stockford 6-1, 6-1 1st doubles: Hannah LeClair and Britlin Karkos (MB) […]