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UCU renews sponsorship of UMF programs 0

January 30, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington Director of Athletics Julie Davis and Fitness and Recreation Director Jim Toner are pleased to announce the renewed sponsorship with University Credit Union. This marks the third, three-year sponsorship agreement that the credit union has extended to UMF Athletics and the first time the agreement has included the […]

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FullSet in Farmington on Feb. 19 (0)

FARMINGTON – New England Celtic Arts will present Ireland’s highly-rated, award-winning, FullSet at the North Church for the Farmington Historical Society on Thursday, Feb. 19 and at the Mexico Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 21. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. A jam session begins at 6:15 p.m. in both locations. Audience members are encouraged […]


Patriots fans enjoy discounted skiing, chance to earn free lift tickets at Sugarloaf on Super Bowl Sunday (1)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Super Bowl Sunday can pose a conundrum for skiers and snowboarders. Forego a day on the snow for pregame hype, or split the day between the mountain and the sofa? With the New England Patriots headed to the big game this year, Sugarloaf is adding some incentive for the latter. Any skier […]


The Owls of Maine at Carabassett Valley Public Library on Feb. 17 (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – An hour-long presentation about Maine’s native owls will be presented at the public library on Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m. by the Chewonki Foundation. “Owls of Maine: Habits and Adaptations of Maine’s Native Owls” is highlighted by three, live owls, used to introduce participants to the owls native to Maine and New […]


Paul Carl Murphy (1961-2015) (6)

AUGUSTA – Paul Carl Murphy, 53, of Farmington, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, of leukemia at the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born on March 18, 1961, in Farmington, the son of Carl Gerald Murphy and Betty Thompson Murphy. He was educated in the schools of Strong and graduated from […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Last of the true believers (5)

There was a time when the crowd running Maine government wasn’t entirely composed of wingnuts, egomaniacs and dunderheads. In that not-so-distant past, the folks in charge were neither starry-eyed idealists nor mouth-frothing reformers. They were practical and only as ideologically rigid as they had to be to negotiate a reasonable compromise. They’d run for elected […]


Mt. Blue girls roll to 10th win (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue High School girls basketball team won its 10th game Thursday evening, toppling an 11-4 Edward Little team on the back of another excellent offensive effort. Leading scorer for MBHS was Caitlin Kane with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, with Eryn Doiron adding 10 points, 6 assists and 4 […]