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Rangeley school hits the slopes to unwind from state tests 0

April 17, 2015 • Category: Features

RANGELEY – It wasn’t class as usual last Friday at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Instead, at 8:30 a.m., students at RSU 78 loaded back onto school buses and headed up the road for a totally unplugged day at Saddleback. It was the first UNPLUGGED day of its kind, according to RSU 78 Superintendent Susan […]

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Enjoy a Splendid evening of family theater (0)

INDUSTRY – Sparrow’s Nest Theater presents “Henry & Ramona” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30; Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 and a matinee performance on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Journey back to the simplicity of the 1950’s and life on Klickitat Street. Actors young and not so young bring to […]


Farmington Radio Shack will remain open for business (2)

FARMINGTON – Despite the news that Radio Shack Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing approximately 2,000 stores nationwide, the owners say that it will be business as usual at the local store. Co-owners Homer Ambrose and Linda Walter said that their store, which is an independently-owned and operated franchise, will […]


17th annual March for Violence-Free Communities (1)

FARMINGTON – Franklin County’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services is holding the 17th annual March for Violence-Free Communities on Wednesday, April 29. Participants will gather outside of the University of Maine at Farmington’s Student Center building on South Street at 5:30 p.m. Marchers are invited to carry signs to raise awareness, make noise, and […]


FMH Physical Rehabilitation Department hosts two running clinics (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin Memorial Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department recently hosted two running clinics for high school track teams that are provided FMH athletic training services: Spruce Mountain, Mt. Blue, and Mt. Abram. The clinics provided screening for flexibility, core strength, footwear choices, diet, and running gait. The running analysis is provided through a slow […]


Joyce S. (Stevens) Ladd (1939 – 2015) (0)

AUGUSTA – Joyce S. (Stevens) Ladd, 76, passed away March 28, 2015 at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation, surrounded by family. She was born February 14, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Leland G. Stevens and Marcia (Carl) Stevens Alexander. She attended school in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Farmington High School […]


Letter to the Editor: In opposition to LD 1340 (1)

[Editor’s Note: LD 1340 has been withdrawn by Maine Sen. David Burns (R – Whiting).] Some people would be more comfortable with Maine’s Religious Freedom Act (LD 1340). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ says nothing about GLBT or sexual orientation. It can be very difficult, and maybe sometimes uncomfortable, to follow what Jesus […]


CVA Athletes shine at USASA National Championships (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – A trio of athletes from Carrabassett Valley Academy have returned from successful USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain, Colorado. CVA senior Maddi Chamberlin placed 3rd in the Rail Jam Open category for women. She is the daughter of Eric Chamberlin of Carrabassett Valley and Doreen Chamberlin of Boothbay Harbor. Emma Downing, a […]