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High Peaks Arts & Heritage loop map kiosks celebrated 0

November 22, 2014 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – On a chilly mid-20s Saturday morning, a small group gathered here first on what would be a loop of five celebrations through the day around northern Franklin County. The reason for the celebrations is the installation of the Maine High Peaks Art & Heritage Loop kiosks, part of a larger effort to bring […]

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Listen Local youth concert auditions accepted now (0)

FARMINGTON – The Arts Institute of Western Maine (AIWM) is inviting area youths (ages 12-19) to audition for its Listen Local Recital Series. Specifically, there will be a Listen Local Youth concert on March 15 at 3 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. Any interested young musician […]


Thanksgiving Cornucopia: Farmington Winter Farmers’ Market (0)

WEST FARMINGTON – An abundance of fresh, locally-produced food just in time for Thanksgiving will be offered at the Winter Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Farmington Grange Hall on Bridge Street. Eleven vendors with tables laden full of vegetables, meats and homemade pies, along with locally produced honey, jams, craft […]


Mt. Blue High School’s first quarter honor roll (1)

Mt. Blue High School Honor Roll for first quarter 2014-2015: Highest Honors Brooke Adams, Grace Andrews, Ethan Bachelder, Tucker Barber, Remington Barden, Rachelle Bator, Gregory Baxter, Haley Bickford, Shane Billingslea, Maxwell Blais, Abdullah Bostaji, Patricia Brady, Adrianna Brinkman, Taylor Burke, Ashley Burnham, Sydney Caldwell, Kayla Chapman, Meghan Charles, Miriam Cohen, Joseph Crandall, Sarah Cummings, Nichole […]


November is Diabetes Awareness Month (0)

FARMINGTON – Are you overweight, tired, thirsty, or experiencing frequent trips to the bathroom? Are you always hungry, yet showing signs of sudden weight loss? Do your fingers and toes tingle or go numb? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, Nancy Thomas, RN, CDE, a certified diabetes educator at Franklin Memorial Hospital […]


John E. Martin (1949-2014) (0)

WELD — John E. Martin, 65, of Weld, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at his home in Weld. John was born on Sept. 17, 1949, a son of Louis and Joan (Tardy) Martin. He attended Dirigo High School, graduating in the class of 1970. After graduation, John […]


Letter to the Editor: King, not Collins, correct on pipeline vote (12)

Senator Collins, in spite of her folksie political advertisements about her love for the environment, voted yesterday with corporate interests over the interests of the people of Maine and its coast line in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator King being more true to Maine’s interests voted against the pipeline and for that I […]